An Open Letter to Time Magazine and Dr. Oz.

As a simple home cook struggling to figure out how best to feed my family, the December 3rd issue of Time immediately drew my attention. Nested among a checkerboard of dynamic frozen food photos lay the promise of an “Anti-Food-Snob Diet” by the famed Dr. Oz. Preceding the article is a striking two full page plea that readers, “Give (frozen)…

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Gluten Free? Me?

For the past couple weeks I have been eating gluten free. I have been wrestling with when to share this new development in my health journey. The thing is I don’t know yet if it is permanent, or if this experiment will show that I can go back to my normal varied diet. I hope at this point my position…

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Slideshow! Weight Watchers Photo Shoot and NYC Snapshots

IT’S HERE! FINALLY Our New York pictures are finally ready for viewing.  I don’t know why getting this post ready became such a struggle for me.  Some projects are just overwhelming. I thought it would be fun to assemble them into a slideshow so I could include a few more images than I would have posting them individually. It was…

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The Dirty Thirty 5k

Readers in the Seattle area I hope you will come out for this event!  Readers outside of the area mark your calendars to spend the day being active along with us.  Send pictures of your activity to ourladyof2nds@yahoo.com.  I’ll try to feature everyone’s images on the blog the week after the event. Invitation! My thirtieth birthday is fast approaching! The…

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Ready, Set, Start! What happens when you reach your weight loss goal

I have been so wrapped up in a sugary haze I let a major milestone pass quietly – I reached my personal goal weight. Whoops, hang on…*tap, tap*  [clears throat] I HAVE REACHED MY PERSONAL GOAL WEIGHT!!!! As of two weeks ago, I am 51.4 % lighter than I was at my first Weight Watchers meeting in August 2008.  Not only…

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