Guest Post by Rachel O’h-Uiginn

The Repairer: How I learned being overweight doesn’t mean I am broken   By: Rachel O’h-Uiginn, CEO & founder, Undercurrent Coaching for Curvy Gals Since the age of twelve, I’ve been overweight. All of my adult life I’ve been overweight. But since the age of twelve I’ve also thought something was wrong with me because I was overweight. I was then and still am a very physically active person, eat healthy meals, and could tell you in perfect detail about the Weight Watchers program (lost 50lbs once) and how best to train for a 5K race. Yet still, I’ve cried many times asking “what is wrong with me? Why can’t I actually lose/keep off weight?” and each time I do, I feel myself … [Read more...]

Wicked Girls GNO! Book Boyfriends

A weekly feature from Ana’s Attic and Starting on Monday Welcome to Wicked Girls GNO. My glass of sangria is next to me, and I'm ready to get buzzed and talk. It's been an interesting week for me. First of all, my husband almost passed out at my gynecologist appointment! (My hero!) Read about here. Then my little guy lost his tooth and now is all gums. Plus, he got the flu. :(  Older spawn was just given a condom by yours truly. Better to be safe than sorry, right? I think I may need a couple more glasses of this tonight.... I was going to write a separate post here vs. Ana's Attic, but frankly, the wine got to my head, so this is reprinted... Tonight's topic is book boyfriends. … [Read more...]

Fun Times at the Gyno

Woohoo for the Gynecologist! I've had enough issues over the years, that the gyno I have been going to for 9-10 years has a folder as thick as my head. The three times I tried to get pregnant, I got pregnant immediately (though one didn't make it). I had my last child at 38, and while I was on the table getting my second C-section, the Dr. asks me "Do  you want me to tie your tubes while I'm in there?" Silly me was thinking..."God forbid something happens to either of my kids, I may want another" even though I knew I was done. But when you are lying on an operating table with your guts hanging in the breeze, it's not the best time to make a life-changing decision like that. So here I am … [Read more...]

How am I Old? I Still Think Like a Kid!

Recently I went away for Wicked Girls Book Weekend, and found myself at the older end of the spectrum. What? When the fuck did I get OLD? I mean I found myself hanging out with a few girls that have MOTHERS younger than me! WTF? I'm in my mid 40s. I have a second grader and a teenager, so they keep me kind of young. Most people tell me I look way younger, but really, who is going to say I look my age? I think that having the extra fat just puffs out my wrinkles. But I'm sure my fair skin and my avoidance of sun have helped. My husband is significantly older than me, I think he looks pretty hot too, despite the hair loss. I consider us the "younger" group of the people my age. There … [Read more...]

Why Girl Scouts? Why?

And I have NEVER been able to understand WHY the Girl Scouts sell cookies starting in January. Hello? I just made my dieting resolution 3 days before those cookies went on sale! They get me when my will power is the strongest! Start selling those things in  April or May, or better yet September/October and I can guarantee I will grab a few boxes, but January? No. Maybe that is their money for the rest of the year? Maybe they need to change that. Because if I feel that way, I know I can't be the only one. … [Read more...]

Wicked Girls “GNO” Girls Night Out

A weekly feature from Ana's Attic and Starting on Monday This is a new weekly feature I am going to try out here. I will post on a weekend night. I may post similar or different from Ana's Attic, depending on my weekend. This is a place to chat about, men, books, sex, love, kids, shopping....whatever. We can "weigh in" and discuss successes and failures, play games, brag about your kids, and talk frankly. Nothing is off limits! Do you have a suggestion? E-mail me at ana@34i.31e.myftpupload.com. This week, I am just going to weigh in. I suck. I couldn't even get through a week of dieting! WTF? I walked one day, rode my recumbent bike one day, and drank a lot of water and ate right … [Read more...]

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...]