I’d Like a Side of Lead With My Muscle Milk

Feeding me is not fun. I’m the first to admit it. I’m difficult. I only occasionally eat meat or dairy products that are conventionally farmed. I’ll eat conventional broccoli and cauliflower but neither lettuce nor apples. I just don’t want a side order of pesticides. I will recoil in horror if you offer me or my children a conventional soy or corn product and I’d rather starve than consume high fructose corn syrup. I accept that I’m a little different and I try to eat out without pushing my wackiness onto other …

Training With RA Update

It’s come to my attention that I’ve mentioned my training with Loren a few times, and I’ve even shared a video with you that will explain why I’m giving up on flip flops forever, but I haven’t really shared with you some of the wisdom that I’ve acquired over the last three weeks. Exercising with arthritis is like fast forwarding your joints about 40 years. The elliptical that used to be your BFF for low impact days actually hurts your hips. HIPS, like the thing my grandmother broke. Want to …

While Mr. G was at the Office I Brainwashed Our Son

“Mom doesn’t just sit and type you know. She types in the morning and then she makes us food and gets our clothes and buys us things and makes dinner and today she drove us everywhere.” He was petting the cat and smiling at me, like we won something.

“Mom doesn’t just sit and type you know. She types in the morning and then she makes us food and gets our clothes and buys us things and makes dinner and today she drove us everywhere.” He was petting the cat and smiling at me, like we won something.

One Week of Working Out Followed by Some Weekend Sabotage

Last week I worked out with Loren Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Loren is this mass of energy with a booming voice and the unique ability to get me through a circuit with tons of sweat and no tears. Monday was the first workout and although I’d thought of myself as being pretty active I was winded and even queasy at some points. Loren was patient. I was embarrassed. Then he told me about some of his other clients, two were more than 350 pounds when they started with him. I …

I Am Fat

I’m not like exploding my clothes fat, and you might not even look at me and be like, “there goes a fat chick.” But I’m fat. I’ve never been this big without having a baby in my belly and this is a problem that needs to be arrested before it can blossom into a bigger one. I’ve had this slowdown of exercise in the past year or so but I haven’t slowed down my eating. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see the problem here. I’ve thought about dieting …