Is There Really Bad Food?

I’ll just go ahead and say “yes” to this one. I think there are bad foods. There are foods that I will not eat. When I was 305 pounds, I didn’t feel that any food was bad. If I wanted to eat an entire half gallon carton of full-fat ice cream with Oreos sprinkled in it   Continue Reading…

This! In a Hospital!

Chairs in a Hospital

I was in a new section of our hospital recently. While I was waiting, I noticed that the chair across from me was a strange size. It wasn’t like the regular sized chair I was sitting on and it wasn’t a traditional bench size that would easily fit two average sized adults. No, it looked like this. I took   Continue Reading…

Fashionable Changes

Gaining Weight

Tonight at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on CNBC there is a show called: One Nation, Overweight. Here’s a clip in case you are interested. It’s spring and here in the south the weather is getting hotter by the day. It’s the time of year when I do a lot of spring cleaning, which I dislike a lot! Necessary   Continue Reading…

Legacies of Health

I’ve been thinking about the legacies we will leave behind when we have passed from this world. There is an elderly couple in our church who had 5 children. Those 5 children gave them 25 grandchildren. Those 25 grandchildren have given them 23 great-grandchildren, with several more on the way. She and her husband may not have   Continue Reading…

Lessons From The Zoo

Lazy Hippos at Zoo

Last Friday my family and I took a trip to the zoo. I realized how sheltered my two year old is when during the entire one hour drive there he kept saying, “Animals – pantry – cookie?” Because, yes – we occasionally have animal cookies and he thought that’s where animals like giraffes and elephants   Continue Reading…

Let’s Stay Active!

Boys Playing Outside

As you know we’ve been blessed with a large family. I’ve got two girls and five boys. Like all parents, I worry about their health and fitness. I do my best to make healthy meals, offer filling snacks, and model good behavior. One day as I was out exercising I began thinking about the kinds   Continue Reading…

If the suit doesn’t fit. . .

People are generally kind.  and John is one of the kindest I know.   There was one time when his kindness turned into an embarrassing moment.  He used to love buying me clothes.  I wore a size 10 pretty consistently, so clothes shopping easy.  However, problems began during the 2nd year of our marriage.  Because we went out to eat   Continue Reading…

Thoughts on Airplane Seating

airplane seats are too small

I’ve flown on and off my whole life. I always enjoyed flying until I became an adult, and then all of a sudden it made me really, really nervous. I fly when I need to, but don’t love it like my husband does. Every time I fly I  grip the armrests willing the plane up   Continue Reading…

Should You Weigh Yourself Every Day?

Scale Stuck on a Plateau

Last week I wrote about, and you commented wonderfully on Fat Acceptance. I thought it would be interesting to see what your thoughts are on another frequently discussed topic, and a question I am frequently asked.  That question is:  ”Should you weigh everyday? I, of course, don’t have the correct answer for this question because   Continue Reading…

What About Fat Acceptance?

When I was overweight I struggled greatly with self-confidence and with self -esteem. Maybe they are one in the same. I never felt comfortable in my new bigger body and winced every single time I actually looked at myself in the mirror. I have given a lot of thought over the past months to the   Continue Reading…

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