Monthly Archives: December 2014

Stop “Watching” Your Weight

Posted on December 22, 2014

I am a Weight Watchers refugee. I think WW was the first official commercial diet that I went on. I was in my early 20s, and graduate school was not kind to my behind. “Enough is enough!”, I exclaimed one day, and signed up for Weight Watchers Online. It was time to take a more

How To Become More Awesome

Posted on May 8, 2014

“Joy and comfort are awkward, and make me want to die”. [Marc Maron] I heard this quote on the radio the other day, and it made me squeal inside. Like “ohmygawd, this is perfect” kind of squeal. In Precision Nutrition, we talk about difficult-easy (D-E), and difficult-difficult (D-D). It’s a metaphor borrowed from coach Alwyn

[…] I have a special relationship with the word “awesome”. I love that word. I overuse that word. I am that word. […]

Fat Days, Or What To Do When You Feel Like A Pregnant Whale

Posted on April 14, 2014

You wake up with a distant feeling of doom, which is only confirmed by your quick glance in the bathroom mirror. Jabba the Hutt stares back at you, with a smug smile. This ain’t a bad hair day. You didn’t get the flu. It’s a fat day. It’s going to be a long one. You

Too Muscular, Not Muscular Enough, And How Women Can’t Win

Posted on November 21, 2012

I came across a link on one of the blogs I follow, and was ticked off enough to rant. Celebrities are now being airbrushed and Photoshopped to look bigger. Umm… seriously? Shape posts a slideshow of examples – arm definition gone, back muscles disappear, emaciated faces are filled out, bust enlarged. For God’s sake, you



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