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When I met my husband I weighed 123 pounds. At 5’8″ tall with a medium frame, I was almost too thin. As I gained knowledge and mental clarity, my weight settled into a healthy 129 to 134 range. Although I still complained about my weight, I was mostly happy with it. So much so that […]

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The past few Sundays — as her sister naps — Big Girl and I have been going for bike rides. We travel a half mile east, another half mile north, and then head east, north, and east again until we get to a local park. Inside, we slip onto the bike-only track. I won’t lie: […]

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My mother-in-law surprised me tonight by coming to take Big Girl out to dinner and sticking around afterward so I could go to yoga. I was thrilled. More than thrilled. I nearly danced to my car. It’s been a month since I’ve gone to a regular class at Little Yoga House, my favorite yoga studio. […]

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Tonight I sat and watched my child come in last place three times. I couldn’t have been prouder. Big Girl has always had an issue with water. Even as a baby she would cry when bathtub water splashed on her face. She would scream like we were beating her when we tried to bring her […]

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I was so excited when I saw the sign go up: a hot yoga place open only a mile or so from my house. I kept meaning to try it out, but I kept putting it off until I could take full advantage of the 10 days for $20 deal they were offering. I was […]

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The Spin Bike Mafia

I watch Community, NBC’s Thursday night 8 p.m. offering starring Joel McHale. (Learned to love him on E!’s The Soup.) Anyway, a few weeks ago there was an episode called Contemporary American Poultry. It was a send up of every mafia movie ever made. Hysterical, really. In this episode, the cast of misfits take over […]

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