Who’s To Blame?

I could blame ‘that-time-of-the-month.’ Blame it for its intense cravings, for its water retention, for its malaise. Maybe that’s why I’m only down half a pound this week. I could also blame my grumpiness on my kids, my anger on my husband, my forgetfulness on too many responsibilities, my lack of sympathy on my personality.…

The ‘Q’ Word and The ‘E’ Word

I woke in the dark of early morning, forced down a small breakfast, and shimmied into the requisite layers of a Pacific Northwest runner. As the sun sent its light giving rays, I waited, crammed into a mass of humanity, for the starting shot. Bang! The gathered crowds cheered, the lurch of adrenaline propelled me…

Tame the Crave – Trading Cravings?

Today was weigh-in day. It’s the end of week two on my Tame the Crave journey. As I shared before, I started out at 164 pounds. At the end of week one I was feeling empowered when I weighed in at 161 pounds – three pounds down in one week – hooray! Today was different. I…

Tame the Crave

“Mom,” my daughter questioned me, “where is your sweet tooth?” Oh, boy. There’s no doubt my kids know I have a sweet tooth. It’s my most unrelenting food craving. For the past ten years it’s been convenient to blame all my unhealthy cravings on pregnancy and nursing (5 kids in 6&1/2 years will do that…