Worshiper

Everybody worships something. What is the thing you can’t stop thinking about? What is the subject you won’t stop talking about? For some seasons of life, it is natural to focus all our attention on new and exciting blessings such as a wedding or a baby! These things are all-encompassing for a time. They take…

Glass Backwards

Do you ever see pictures of yourself and think “Well, poop.”? Ben and I both have mirrors over our dressers and of course over the sink in the bathroom, but the woman I see in family photos recently looks more like a “before” picture than an “after”. It’s easy to forget and think it’s not…

Gut Check

I had finally, finally, worked up the courage to have a diagnostic procedure done to determine the viability of my remaining tube. In a cold, sterile room, pantsless, I was bracing myself for impending unpleasantness when the doctor casually mentioned I’d have to take an antibiotic if they found a blockage because the liquid they…

Friday

Have you ever been the chunky girl trying to create a business in the health and wellness industry? The only one happily spreading butter thick on a warm baguette while your team spritzes lemon wedges over their quinoa and beet superfood salads? The one who just wants to drink a fruity glass of red and…

Healthy (ish) Recipes and Meal Planning

Does anyone else get excited to plan a dinner menu for the week? No, just me? Alright then. It has been a month. Stratas and barbecue and burgers, oh thighs. It is time. Healthy eating time, that is. If I lose ten pounds a week from now until June I can still hit my goal….

Mrs.Who?

Did anyone else have an identity crisis when they tied the knot? I can no longer identify as “single plump waitress living in friend’s attic with constipated cat”. No wonder I didn’t get much action on E-Harmony. Just kidding. Mostly. The truth is, I spent many years not quite fitting in with the people around…

New Year, Same Me

Angela, December 31- Up a few pounds because, well, cheese. Wondering when things will finally come together because life hasn’t progressed by standards of the “American Dream”. Also, I live in an attic with my constipated cat and rang in New Years on the couch wearing teddy bear pajamas and commenting on how good people…

A Weighty Dilemma

I feel like a drug dealer. I work in a restaurant known for it’s 1,000+ calorie desserts. Most menu choices are over the daily recommended calorie intake..for one meal or one piece of cake! Gravy, cream sauce, extra cheese..you want it, we got it. As I learn more about the obvious link between nutrition and…

Choosing Health

“My name is Angela, and I’m here for the muffins.” That was my opening line. I don’t even like muffins. I was sitting uncomfortably in a room full of smiling strangers. Mostly women. We all had little plates of snacks, although this wasn’t the cheesy goodness I was used to from my Pampered Chef days….

Sparky

I stepped on my cat while shaking my tailfeather this morning. He’s fine. Probably. I am in a great mood today because I am officially ON THE WAGON. The vegetable wagon, that is. I was veggan ( vegan+eggs) for the first three weeks of January, but I didn’t feel of look any different by the…