The DietBet

So a while back I heard about this app where you could make money by losing weight. DietBet allows you to join a “game” of losing a certain percentage of your body weight in a certain amount of time.  You ante up your “bet” and then if you meet the goal weight within the timeframe … More The DietBet

Mean Girls

So I had this weird dream a while back. I dreamed of this lady I know who has recently lost a lot of weight using this fad diet product. We were at some fair or something sitting on bleachers made of feather mattresses. And she was laughing at me–smugly–because she wasn’t making the feather mattress … More Mean Girls

Deserving It

A few weeks ago I had this week where I worked super hard. I was extremely careful about what I ate and I worked out every day–some days twice. That week I lost ten pounds.  Last week I only lost around a pound or so. A few days ago I bought some of those Easter … More Deserving It

No Quit

Have you ever noticed that all the “experts” advocate finding some sort of exercise or work-out routine that’s “fun” to do, claiming that you are more likely to stick with it if it’s something that you enjoy? Sometimes I want to strangle those experts. Because, really, how is sweating fun? How is that feeling, where … More No Quit


So for years and years I’ve barely dated.  I felt way too horrible about myself to even think about trying to make someone else happy.  I tried dating around Thanksgiving time of 2015.  I went on a few dates with a guy who totally didn’t have it together himself.  He was constantly saying he was going … More Shallow


People read all kinds of books that discuss weight loss and wellness. I, myself, have definitely read my fair share.   One thing most of these books will say is that before any sort of change takes place, you should identify your goals. These books tell you to get specific about your goals. Don’t just … More Canyons


So I have had a rough week this week, fitness-wise. I just feel really down, unmotivated, and kind of depressed. As I write this it is Tuesday, and I haven’t done any exercise since Friday. I ate like crap every day since Friday as well. Yesterday morning I honestly had a splitting headache so I … More Bandaids

My Best Friend

So about a year ago I was browsing the online classifieds and I came across this ad. It was a “Puppies For Sale” ad. Usually I blow past those as quickly as possible but for some reason, this ad, on this day, made me pause.   Or maybe it was this face. I don’t know … More My Best Friend