Or so the song goes that children are formed by the world around them, and so be careful in what you teach. My dad called me this morning...

Talk about journalistic integrity..... (and yes, I'm trying to strut... much better than looking mortified )

Well it's not yellow or polka dots, but it is a bikini. Well let me take a step back and assuage your fears.  I bought a tankini and ...

If you want to know all that is good (and bad) with the world, ask a farmer. If you're lucky enough, he will share his ...

Okay, so I might be a little delusional when it comes to how I see myself, but I'd rather envision how I feel on the inside than admit a...

I remember having to do the mile run in elementary school every year as part of the Presidential Fitness Challenge .   Mile run, pull ups, s...

I'll make no bones about it, I love the show The Biggest Loser. One of my favorite moments was not a dramatic weigh in or an excited u...

Remember in science class (probably chemistry) when we are introduced to scientific scales that need to be re-zeroed before they can be used...

It is so nice when people notice that you look different (i.e. better ). For the most part I don't see the changes.  I guess that&#...

So I've been sick for almost a week.  My next step is crucial:  getting back on the horse. I haven't been logging my meals, reachi...

And.... in that one moment in time... I will feel.... I will feel..... **HORK** **SNIFFLE** eternity. Being sick SUCKS.  But seriously, fo...

I just wanted to plug two very important support systems I have in place: My softball team/softball girlfriends:  I've been playing so...

A few years ago I went to a new internist for my first physical in a very long time.  After the nurse did all the measurements and blood dra...

Today marks what would have been my mother's 60th birthday.  Unfortunately, she died at the young age of 44 from something that couldn&#...

So, part of The Plan is to take better care of myself.  That being said, I've made a bunch of doctors appointments.  I've already h...

Thanks to my dietitian for turning me on to this Web site (okay AP style guide... website is acceptable but it just doesn't feel right ...

Robby: Savor this moment and remember it always.  Stand in front of a mirror and look at yourself.  Keep on looking until you recognize ...

I love food.  I seriously love food. I will never apologize for loving food. That being said, I am very upset when I order food and it...

You know the scenario: A group of friends go out to a bar for no occasion in particular.  The intent is to have a few drinks.  By the end ...

Who knew I was full of such wisdom and insight?  Sometimes I just need to trust that deep down I know this stuff.   Okay, so I might have go...

I found this in my (other, private) blog -- and it spoke to me (I posted it August 26, 2006): A great quote from Megan Mullally in Self ...

Dear Roberta, aged 7 or so (as you won't be called Robby for many years to come): First of all, I want to assuage your fears -- there ...

I have a bumper sticker hanging from a magnet on my front door: When I first got it (at a Green Festival booth ) it so simply spoke to me...

Our bodies are pretty impressive machines -- full of bells, whistles, and alarms.  Sadly this machine doesn't come with an instruction m...

For many years I've advised friends who asked that it's never fair in a fight to throw the kitchen sink at someone.  In other words,...

Ever just forget a word?  I was searching for the word " totem " the other day and just couldn't think of it.  So yeah... fro...

I took some time today to pull out some photos to make a timeline of my body-- and I was/was not surprised to see how strongly they correlat...

I'm fascinated with this British tv show, SuperSize vs. SuperSkinny .  (Click here for some clips) People's brains are wired so d...

Morbid obesity is anything over a BMI of 40 (between 30 and 40 is just regular obesity). I have such great empathy for people who do thi...

For the record, I wear Saucony sneakers -- so this isn't about Nike sneakers. First, a tangent:  A few years I bought a book on a whim...

After my mother died, there was almost an immediate panic that all of the "junk" my father had been putting up with would just van...