Does losing weight count less if you weren’t fat enough before?

In the past six months I've lost 20 pounds. I'm pretty darn proud of myself. I've been eating less and exercising more. (The latter was easy since I barely exercised before.) I'm not only thinner; I'm fitter. I feel good about my body for the first time in years. But right now, at this moment, I'm … Continue reading Does losing weight count less if you weren’t fat enough before?

Everyone else in my house has been sick

It started with my boy. Nothing too disgusting. A high fever and achiness. When his fever remained high even while taking medication we consulted the pediatrician. The doctor said my son just needed to let the fever run its course. He also warned that this thing my boy had was going around and was highly contagious. … Continue reading Everyone else in my house has been sick

The Sugar Prism: Halloween as a diabetic

A guest post by Adam Irving You’d think being diabetic would make Halloween a problematic yearly ritual. And for many years, that’s the way it was. I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes on Halloween night when I was six. Yes, yes, the irony has never been lost on me. That was the end of … Continue reading The Sugar Prism: Halloween as a diabetic

8 healthy treats you should NOT hand out instead of Halloween candy

The Huffington Post recently published an article originally called "8 Healthy Halloween Treats That Won't Get Your House Egged." They have since changed the title to "8 Healthy Treats You Should Hand Out Instead of Halloween Candy." I'm guessing the change was made in part due to numerous people pointing out that the article's suggestions would most … Continue reading 8 healthy treats you should NOT hand out instead of Halloween candy

The Teal Pumpkin Project: Teal is the new orange this Halloween

A guest post by Emily Levenson When Kim reached out and asked if I wanted to write a Halloween-themed post, I excitedly said yes. I'm a big fan of Halloween — any holiday that encourages dressing up as a unicorn is a-okay in my book. Of course, I'm also a big fan of the candy. … Continue reading The Teal Pumpkin Project: Teal is the new orange this Halloween