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The Plight Of The Picky Eater On A Diet

I’ve always been a picky eater. When I was a kid I didn’t like most foods. It didn’t help that I was raised vegetarian, because that cut out several huge categories right at the beginning. I was scared of new foods and instead preferred to eat what I knew and loved. Why risk it? Any […]


#CarbBreak2015 Update: It’s Not That Hard (That’s What She Said)

I was in Buffalo over the weekend for Easter visiting my mom, so I couldn’t weigh myself on Saturday like I did the week before. There’s just no point in weighing myself on a different scale under different circumstances. So, this update has an extra three days in it, and next week’s update will have […]


One Week (And Almost Five Pounds) Down

Last week I announced that I was giving up carbs for six weeks. Some people who know me well were shocked. Some people who don’t know me well skimmed the post, totally missed why I was doing this, and gave me lots of dieting advice, so I also wrote this. Now that my first week […]


I’m Giving Up Bread, Pasta, And Potatoes

  No, it’s not April Fool’s Day, although I can imagine some of you think this is a joke headline. I am actually giving up bread, pasta, and potatoes for six weeks. Also gone are butternut squash, peas, corn, milk, yogurt, chickpeas, every bean except for green beans, and chocolate. Well, all desserts I guess […]

First day of training done! Only 57 more training sessions to go.

Speed, Intervals, and the Tower of Terror

After four years of “Holy shit it’s freezing!!!” winter training for the end-of-February Princess Half Marathon at Disney World, today was my first day of “OMG it’s so HOT!” training for the Tower of Terror Ten Miler in October. This is a race I’ve never done before. The good news is, I don’t have to […]


FitBit Flex Review

Yesterday I wrote about whether or not wearing a FitBit Flex actually changed how much I moved around each day (short answer: yes, most days, but not when I was such a slug that my goal was out of reach). This post is more specific to the FitBit Flex and the website. How I […]


Will A FitBit Change Your Life?

I bought a FitBit Flex about a month ago. I seemed to be the only person I knew who wasn’t walking around with some kind of tracker on, so now I’ve joined the club. I’m not doing the FastDiet right now and not training for any races until the end of the  month, so I […]

Why I Don’t Do New Year’s Resolutions

As awesome as I am, this is not a post about how I don’t need to change anything in my life. There are many things I wish I did better, or more consistently, or more, or less, or…or…or… But January 1st is a shitty time to try to make those changes. For one thing, I […]

My Kids Eat Homemade Bread–What’s Your Excuse?

Last night my husband asked me what I thought about the “hot mom controversy.” I stared at him blankly. And after lording it over me for a few minutes that he knew about something that happened online before I did, he told me about Maria Kang, who put a picture up on her Facebook page […]

Another Pound Gone; Why Is The FastDiet So Easy?

So I’ve lost another pound on the FastDiet. Well, 8/10 of a pound to be precise, but I’ll just call it a pound. I promise if I lose 1.2 pounds next week I’ll call that a pound to even things out. That’s seven pounds overall in three weeks! It’s almost 2:30pm and today is another […]