Happy Whatever! See ya in 2 weeks!

Good morning, everyone! Given that my readers include wonderful people from all major, minor, or no religions, let me be the first to wish you a wonderful and blessed Easter, Passover, Ostara, Ramadan, Rama Navami, and/or Spring Break 2021! Being somewhat of the Xtian persuasion myself, aka Byzantine Catholic, I'll most likely be checking my … Continue reading Happy Whatever! See ya in 2 weeks!

Shivery Ash Wednesday!

Good morning, friends and family -- and brr, what a cold, shivery morning it is for a lot of you! Sorry to read about all your trials and travails, trying to keep warm out there in Missouri and Kansas and Texas and, you know, basically everywhere except, uh, where *I* happen to be located this … Continue reading Shivery Ash Wednesday!

Oreos are vegan, and other reasons why veganism sucks as a weight-loss plan

Hey everyone! First of all, let's get this out of the way (or "weigh," if I may -- hee hee!) -- 200.6 Yeah, up a pound, down a pound -- hey, just like British currency! And in case anyone remembers, a few weeks ago I made the announcement that I'd gone vegan. The thing is, … Continue reading Oreos are vegan, and other reasons why veganism sucks as a weight-loss plan

The easiest Overnight Oats recipe you’ll ever find!

Hey, everyone! Without further adieux, I'm thrilled to report that the needle has finally moved! Drum roll please -- today's weigh-in: 196.0 Now that's pretty cool, right? Three whoppin' pounds down since last week's near-200 squeaker! Yes, in addition to (and perhaps even related to) my weight loss, I've also made a major life decision! … Continue reading The easiest Overnight Oats recipe you’ll ever find!

It’s fine to say it sucks!!

Good morning, everyone! Well, in spite of the title of this post, I'm happy to say my weigh-in doesn't suck (at least it's down a skoche!): 199.4 Whew, back a teensy beensy bit from that over-200-pounds-eek-eek-eek cliff! I won't breathe (or eat) easy till I get back under 195, but I hereby vow that I … Continue reading It’s fine to say it sucks!!

Pollyanna meets the Apocalypse (the unauthorized sequel)

If you're tired of all those cheerful Facebook videos, Twitter posts, and other messages of hope and optimism from our suddenly shuttered world -- well, you'll probably want to pass this one by as well. Yeah, I'm one of those relentlessly "glass is half full" types who refuse to let you wallow in unmitigated misery! … Continue reading Pollyanna meets the Apocalypse (the unauthorized sequel)

Repost for Ash Wednesday, ’cause I’m preoccupied, dagnabit!

Hi, everyone! Oops -- just realized I'd forgotten to do a blog post this morning! Dare I say I made an "ash" of myself? (Get it? 'Cause it's Ash Wednesday?) Oh well, sorry! Anyhoo, no weigh-in today, but please enjoy this blast from the past (last year, to be exact) and I'll see ya next … Continue reading Repost for Ash Wednesday, ’cause I’m preoccupied, dagnabit!

“Good morning, I’m fat! How are you?”

"I’m fat; how are you?" Great line, isn't it? Sure wish I'd come up with it! But no, I have to give proper credit: it's from Simcha Fischer's "What's for Supper? Vol. 201, Potatoes and Other Tornadoes?" post last week. Well, there's something to be said for celebrating, rather than denigrating, your fatness sometimes -- … Continue reading “Good morning, I’m fat! How are you?”

Whether dieting or “Jesus-ing,” stick with the basics!

Welp, yet another small but HISTORICALLY significant gain this week -- but some theological AND diet wisdom to go along with it! First, the annoying news: 190.4 Yep, that's right, as of today's weigh-in, I'm no longer 50 pounds down!! Thus, I'll either have to rename the blog ("50 by 61?" "50 by 62?") OR … Continue reading Whether dieting or “Jesus-ing,” stick with the basics!

Another week fighting the fat (and patriarchy)!

Good morning, and happy Tuesday, everyone! First of all, I wanted to express my sympathies to all the victims of gun violence over the past few days. It's heart-wrenching and happens all too often. Let's see if we can do anything useful about it *this* time, ok? Anyway, my weight remains steady: 186.0 in spite … Continue reading Another week fighting the fat (and patriarchy)!