Portia de Rossi, born Amanda Rogers, recounts her struggle with her weight, self-image, eating disorder, and coming to terms with her homosexuality in her memoir, Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain. The writing is clear, honest, and infinitely relate-able. She proves that feelings of self-loathing and dissatisfaction with one’s appearance have nothing whatsoever… Continue reading Book: Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain, Portia de Rossi
I’m on to the part of my weight loss journey where I am searching for the end point. It’s around here somewhere! 180 pounds was my goal first goal weight, which I reached in August last year. Since then, I’ve been taking it in 5 pound increments. First 175, then 170 now 165 is my… Continue reading 169
Weight is the measure we are taught to use to judge our health first and foremost. This notion of weight as the ultimate indicator of healthiness is reinforced by our doctors, our television shows, our magazines, and even our friends and families. When someone says they have lost weight, we celebrate them. And when they… Continue reading More Than a Number on a Scale
One year ago today, I started this blog. (Happy Birthday, Blog!) One of my first posts summed up my prior weight struggles: I lost 100+ pounds and gained it all back Here I am, exactly one year later and I have undone the damage that I previously did and undid and did again. So today… Continue reading I lost 100+ pounds, gained it all back, lost it again, and I will never gain it back.
I have always liked the veggie tray at a party. Such a simple way to eat veggies, I like to make a “personal veggie plate” for myself as an afternoon snack, especially on weekends. It satisfies that snacky urge to eat something crunchy dipped in something flavorful. In the above photo take note the portion… Continue reading Simple Snack – Personal Veggie Plate
One challenge many of us have is finding the time in our busy lives for home cooking. It isn’t necessarily that we don’t have the time, it’s just that we aren’t used to devoting a portion of it to cooking. When I first started making an effort to cook more often, I would tell myself … Continue reading Finding Time for Cooking
Early in 2010, a few events changed my dietary habits drastically. In 2009, I lost 66 pounds by limiting my caloric intake and exercising. But I had not paid much attention to what I was eating, only how much. I had some vague notions about keeping down the fat and I leaned toward low… Continue reading 2010 – The Year in Food Photos