This whole Paula Deen diabetes thing is really weird

I’m from Tulsa, so I can ask it like this: Did any of y’all happen to catch Paula Deen on Doctor Oz a while back? The episode in which she revealed her deepest, darkest health secret, which was that she smokes like an effing chimney? Not that she had diabetes, which she’s known about for…

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The Wee Lass thinks I eat too much pumpkin pie

I think I must have been a lot chubbier last year at this time, or at least not in the state of denial I am right now, because I blogged about the calorie count in a single slice of pumpkin pie, and how a rigorous half-hour on the elliptical doesn’t do jack to mitigate that….

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I gleaned fresh intel at FITiST’s FIT MOM event

Before anyone gets their knickers in a twist and starts going all Occupy Wall Street on me, let me just state upfront that this blog post is mostly aimed at preggos and new moms who have a bit of disposable income at their….disposal. Maybe not Petra Ecclestone-level dough, but definitely a bit of pocket change….

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Clap your hands for Daina, giveaway winner + supermama

Okay, so staging the first and only Momover giveaway – in conjunction with my Mama Guru slash fitness goddess LaReine Chabut – five seconds before A) Labor Day and B) Really Horrible Tropical Storm Irene probably wasn’t the best idea I’ve ever had in my life. But my decision to make it a “show us…

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Avocado, Part Deux: Kim Snyder’s “Beauty Guacamole”

Man, that Mercury retrograde is so over. How else to explain this: I file a blog post yesterday about which fruits and veggies you should freak out about not being organic, and I use an image of a lovely avocado as a happy example of a fruit (wait, is it a fruit, right?) that you…

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When you should (and don’t need to) buy organic

I think I told you that I’m taking a home study course with organizing whiz Sue Rasmussen, right? With the intention of excavating my office? Well, the re-org isn’t going well, and it certainly isn’t Sue’s fault. Turns out that the spendy wood Kathy Ireland filing cabinets I bought didn’t fit, and had to be…

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Little kids are super-freaky paranoid about soda*

*As well they should be. But we’ll get to that in uno momento. On our kitchen counter, in a Tupperware container sans lid, we have this really scary stash of “treats” the Wee Lass has collected in her travels. I just did a quick inventory, and here’s what’s in there: 1. AirHeads Xtremes, which she…

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Fruit-only before noon is ultra de-chubbifying

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been eating like shite this summer. Come to think of it, I ate like shite last summer too. Detecting a bit of a pattern here. Summer = eating like shite. Anyway, I’ve decided to wrest control over the situation (and my not-especially-svelte thighs) by doing something that worked…

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