Category Archives: Don't you want to be thin?

Why I Hate Weight Watchers

Over the past couple months, I’ve been in the interesting position of being faced with the news that a couple different friends are embarking on paths in pursuit of intentional weight loss. One joined Weight Watchers and one had bariatric … Continue reading

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Cruise Control

So one of the things that cruises are notorious for — Wait, did I ever mention that The Trip was a cruise? I can’t recall and I’m too damn lazy to go look it up. In case this is new … Continue reading

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Crowning Glory

Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown. ~~ Henry IV, Part II, 3.1 I was on the search for something quick and whimsical today, and I think I may have found it: Australian retailer BlackMilk just launched its Princess … Continue reading

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A Distorted Shadow of the Truth

I’m very healthy, except for my weight. It all started because of the interactive at the science museum. It was in an exhibit promoting healthy nutrition and physical activity, and it used proportioned weights to help indicate what sorts and … Continue reading

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Tempted by Convention

Mr. Mezzo and I spent the weekend up at the lake house with my Mom. One of the benefits of moving to Boston was the fact that we can have more regular weekend access to the place, so the promising … Continue reading

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A Dance of Appreciation and Avoidance

One of my other weekend activities was to get a somewhat-overdue haircut (and a color touch-up, though that was more on-time). I had a haircut scheduled two weeks ago, but my hairdresser got sick, and I just decided to grit … Continue reading

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Going Through the Motions

I’ve been feeling a bit of malaise during the past couple days. I’m not exactly sure the reason for it — one theory I have is PMS-type hormonal shifts. Unfortunately, as I get closer to the age of menopause, my … Continue reading

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