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...]

Horizontal Stripes. Yay or Nay?

I was going through my mail today and came across the newest Lane Bryant catalog. I shop there a lot, even though I have some trouble fitting into their clothes correctly (my boobs are too small, but the rest of me fits fine). More than 50% of the catalog had horizontal stripes. I don't know about you, but I was brought up thinking horizontal stripes are a major no-no for anyone with a few pounds to lose. But this summer, I figured, since they are all the rage, I will buy some. I bought a pretty striped shirt, then I saw a photo of myself in it. Granted, I hate most photos of myself, but this one was worse. WAY WORSE. I never wore the shirt again. Obviously people are buying these … [Read more...]

Cheese….

This is half of my problem....   If it doesn't come with cheese on it, I add it. Guess who doesn't get cheese on his burger? My skinny-ass husband. … [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...]

Welcome to Starting on Monday!

Starting on Monday will be a place for all the women out there who know they are too curvy, but have too little time, motivation or willpower to do anything about it. Or for those that try to diet every Monday, only to eat a cookie after dinner. Or for those of you that have tried every diet under the sun only to gain it back, plus a few extra pounds. It's for those women who know they need to make changes, whether it's eating, exercising, or anything else. But continue saying...."I'll start it on Monday", or "I'll do it tomorrow". This will be a place to talk about fashion, both for the curvy girl and regular size. We will talk about family, sex, marriage and kids. We will talk about … [Read more...]