Showing posts from April, 2013

How I figured out I had to go on a diet from my diet

My midriff was expanding as my will power seemed to be shrinking when I was in my late 30s. I couldn't figure it out. I was eating healthily, after all, but I had no system of accountability.  I naively believed at the time that if I was eating the right foods everything else would fall into pretty places instead of spilling over the sides of my jeans.

I decided that I would attack the problem the American way: I'd go on a diet which meant eating lots of highly processed diet foods and "treats." I'll never forget the moment, so evil in retrospect but seemed like magic at the time, that I believed that it would be GOOD for me to start eating sugar and other ingredients I had shunned for so long. After all, I had gained weight eating "right," so how could I go wrong? I would be eating diet foods in low-cal portions! Piece of cake!
That was the beginning of very big bottom that started with small little packages, particularly frozen treats. They seemed s…

"Feminists" outraged over "World's Best Mom" who made "Mean Beef Stroganoff" obit

Hello, everyone! Just when I thought I was safe to continue my time away from blogging for a few more days, I came across multiple headlines that spoke of the "sexist" and "1950s" (as in "Neanderthal") obituary of a very loved mother. The criticisms show me what's wrong with America today: "Feminists" assuming that some women couldn't possibly place a higher value on the personal relationships to family in their lives over their professional achievements, and if they or others do, they deserve to be bullied and picked apart online to teach 'em a lesson.

The crime committed against women? The NY Times obit "Yvonne Brill, a Pioneering Rocket Scientist, Dies at 88," was written by a man who opened  with: She made a mean beef stroganoff, followed her husband from job to job and took eight years off from work to raise three children. "The world's best mom," her son Matthew said. Mind you the headline is that she …