The Fiber Follies

The Fiber Follies

A few years ago, when adding fiber to packaged foods apparently was a way to get them added to customers’ shopping carts, I had an incident I will forever remember as The Day I Needed To Find a New Yoga Studio. It started off with fiber-added muffin ...
Greetings from Mrs. Crankypants

Greetings from Mrs. Crankypants

You know who’s got a case of the Mondays? Me, 7 days a week. I love my job, but being at my desk at the crack of dawn is beginning to wear me down and make me irritable. So are my neighbors, who insist on blasting mosh pit tunes from dusk till done. ...
DIY Flip-Flop Foot Cure

DIY Flip-Flop Foot Cure

Living in Florida, I wear sandals or flip-flops pretty much every day of the year. Which means two things: I don’t own very many pairs of socks…and I suffer from an acute case of Flip-Flop Foot (aka “ugly foot.”) The skin on my heels in particular ju ...
Pass (On) The Popcorn, Please

Pass (On) The Popcorn, Please

Confession: I used to chow down on of those mini bags of microwavable popcorn every.single.day. at 3 p.m. on the dot, like clockwork, at my desk at work. My poor colleagues didn’t even have to look at a watch to know what time it was, once those butt ...
Cellulite. It Just Isn’t Right.

Cellulite. It Just Isn’t Right.

Do you know what just isn’t fair? Losing 90 lbs. and still having cellulite. While my weight-loss journey has brought me to the happy destination I like to call lifelong maintenance, I haven’t even started working on cellulite…mainly because I always ...
Is Butter Really That Bad For You?

Is Butter Really That Bad For You?

I never ate margarine, even when it was popular. I worried a little about the saturated fat, but I reasoned a teeny little pat of the real stuff likely would not lead to my doom…unlike whatever on earth a “buttery spread” might happen to be. But now ...
All the White Moves

All the White Moves

These days, I don’t play games when it comes to sun exposure. I won’t leave home without my big, floppy hat and absurdly oversized sunglasses, not to mention practically bathing in broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen.  Living in South Florida, I worry a ...