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Starting Over, Again

It’ll be just like starting over – starting over

John Lennon Starting over

After a year of stress and eating my way through it, once again I stand on the scale and am not happy with the number on it.  It’s time to start over.  Once more, into the healthy eating and exercise fray, my friends.  Once more!

Starting Over, Step One

In my usual fashion, I begin by scouring the net, looking at diet plans, reading advice, checking out possible magazines that could provide inspiration. Continue reading


Ditching the Diet Books

Ditching the Books

If you’re wise, exercise all the fat off – take it off , off of here off of there.

 Annie Lennox – Keep young and beautiful

I’m ditching all my diet books.  Why?  Because they depress me.  They mock me from my bookshelf, throwing my lack of success with the bulge in my face. Also, they don’t tell me anything I don’t already know.   Continue reading

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She Ain’t Heavy, She’s my Mother

A Child’s Perspective

“You’re not heavy, you’re my mom.”

With these simple words, my son put everything into perspective for me.

As I approached my half century mark, I guess I was lamenting, more than usual, about my weight.  Not that I was doing anything about it, mind you, but lament I did none-the-less. Continue reading