Complimenting Fat People at the Gym (RANT FRIDAY!)

Welcome to RANT FRIDAY! Today’s rant is thanks to Leanne, of Weigh to Health, and her friend Becca, of Between Wander and Wonder, who wrote a beautiful post titled “I Am Guilty of Gymming While Fat.” Their posts spurred my own conversation today, and I think this type of discussion does best when as many … More Complimenting Fat People at the Gym (RANT FRIDAY!)

My Only Backslide Will be on a Slip ‘n Slide (Fitness Friday)

No going back. No backslide. No relapse. Ha. No way. Of course I’ll have times I slip up, gain a pound when I’m not paying attention. But I’m talking about the “big stuff.” As I reach a smaller size, I am eliminating ALL the previous size clothes from my wardrobe. Most are being donated. Favorites … More My Only Backslide Will be on a Slip ‘n Slide (Fitness Friday)

Manuscript Monday: The Great Divorce

“D. I. V. O. R. C. E.” Can you hear Tammy Wynette singing that country song in your head? As I work on this section of the manuscript about the death of my father, I’ve been considering the word “divorce”: both the divorce of my parents; and the book titled The Great Divorce, which is … More Manuscript Monday: The Great Divorce

“Protein Makes Me Gag!” (is What She Said)

Come on. Seriously? Quit being so juvenile. This is a FITNESS post. I had absolutely no intention of suckering you into yet another nonsexual post with a sneakily-titled innuendo. According to my trainer and my online coach, I need a LOT more protein and water. It’s not the first time I’ve been told to eat … More “Protein Makes Me Gag!” (is What She Said)

Drop Sets, Sex Swings, S&M Gyms and Surprise Packages

Okay, to be clear, it wasn’t a sex swing. And I never really thought it was, but seeing it hanging there by the window of the gym on a day last week when Kurt and I were working out together did spark my imagination in a few exciting ways, one of which was a gym … More Drop Sets, Sex Swings, S&M Gyms and Surprise Packages

A Voldemort, by Any Other Name, Would Still Smell Like Fear?

Today is the 3rd and final part of these posts about success, failure and the 21 Day Sugar Detox. I PROMISE that tomorrow and Friday will be SHORT and SWEET!! I’m also sharing some photos of a few little successes in my life to go with today’s post. Some of you recognize my posts for … More A Voldemort, by Any Other Name, Would Still Smell Like Fear?