Spanx You Very Much!

Yesterday I had a funny post on the facebook page for this blog. Kari said  "So, I've decided that getting into Spanx right after a shower should count towards my daily workout. :)" It got me thinking about some of the Spanx incidents in my life. After I had my first C-section and had to go back to work every day, I purchased some high waisted granny-panty control-type thingies. I wore them every day over my underwear. Then one day I stopped wearing them. I live in Florida. I was in sales, and it's really fucking hot to wear a non-breathable nylon tourniquet thingy. Plus, they started to roll down and I would be pulling up these things all the time. Since I became heavy, I stopped … [Read more...]

Well-Meaning Family and Friends

They love you. They care about you. They want you to be happy. They want you to be healthy. So they remind you all the time how big you are and ways you can change it. Or they tell you what to eat, or scold you when you eat. Or they hear about a new diet and call to tell you about it....daily. Or they just say something stupid, like "why don't you just eat less". My parents are AWESOME. They have been great parents my whole life. But they are perfect. My sisters are perfect too. Then there is me. I don't fit into the perfect mold. They don't get it. How come I'm not a size 6? What did they do wrong? THEY exercised and kept active their whole life. They watch what they eat (well, actually, … [Read more...]

How Your Body Image Can Change You

It's amazing how different I am since I became heavy. I used to be a figure skater, a dancer, I sang in a band, I was in every play. I was an attention whore. As I got older, I sold advertising, and was confident and flirted my way to be the best salesperson in the company. Now? Total opposite. I had a crazy weekend that I was in charge of this past weekend. As a blogger under an assumed name, I liked being anonymous, where nobody knew who I was and I can hide behind my computer. But to be out there and having to be at the center of things when I'm heavier than ever wasn't as easy as it may have appeared. This may sound awful, but we are all friends here. Since I was ordering shirts … [Read more...]

My Valentine’s Guest Post and Giveaway!

I am so grateful that I was invited to the Fools for Luv blog to do a guest post. It's all about body image, sexiness and how hot and sexy books can help. One of may favorite authors, Cherise Sinclair, has also graciously offered to give away one of her hot novels that feature a curvy heroine with body issues, Master of the Mountain, part of the Mountain Masters Series by Cherise Sinclair. Please pop on over there and leave a comment, and enter to win! … [Read more...]

New Year’s Resolution Failure

I have a big weekend away that I can't wait for next weekend. I am meeting my idols--14 amazing authors, and 80 other women, many who are fans of my other blog, Ana's Attic Book Blog. I really wanted to look my best. Especially after I just came back from an all inclusive gorge-my-faceathon vacation over New Year's. If I REALLY wanted to, I could have easily lost 20 pounds in the 5 weeks by going on the Smart for Life Cookie diet. It is the one diet that always works for me, because, well, I like cookies! These are pretty good too. I went, paid my money, did the Doctor visit. Then that same day, I strangely lost hearing in one of my ears. (Totally unrelated). The ear doctor put me on large … [Read more...]

How Was I Supposed to Resist This?

I was treated for dinner tonight and she insisted on dessert. Yes...I'm trying to lose weight, can you tell?   I took home half of the Reese's pie, and I had a salad for dinner and lunch. Does that count? … [Read more...]

Hangin’ at the BK Lounge

I'm never out in the morning. I tend to be up till around 2:30 am get up at 6:30 with the kids, then sleep from 8:30-11. This morning I had a doctors appointment at 9:30. I passed a Burger King. I haven't had a Burger King breakfast in years. What did I get? Not just the Croissan'wich, but the cheesy tots as well. I came to my senses a bit and threw out a few tots and most of the top bun of the Croissan'wich, but still...Subway, Dunkin Donuts, even McDonalds has better breakfast choices. When I went through the drive through, I was hoping for an egg white sandwich, I thought they had a new, healthier menu. When they didn't, did I drive away? Nope! Stuffed my face with bacon egg and … [Read more...]