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As you read in my Confessions post, I am a self proclaimed diet-a-holic. Why, you might wonder, after trying a variety of different diets, did I choose the Weight Watchers program?

First, a little history…

As I mentioned before, I have been over weight for as long as I can remember. I remember restricting my eating (aka dieting) for the first time when I was in seventh grade (13 years old). That year, I gave up sweets for Lent. I didn’t know I was going on a diet at the time. I was simply making a religious sacrifice for 40 days. At that age, I don’t remember ever weighing myself or being aware of my actual weight number. Keep Reading…


I have always considered myself to be an overweight person. I’m not sure when this identity trait infiltrated my thinking but I can not remember a time when who I am as a person was not closely aligned with what I weighed on the scale.

In college, I had a friend suffering from bulimia. In order to convince her to get professional help, I recommended that we both take advantage of the free counseling offered in our university health center. Knowing that she wouldn’t walk in the door unless I were going with her, I made an appointment for her and another for myself. What I didn’t know is that I would walk out of my own counseling session with a question I have yet to be able to answer for myself. Keep Reading…

Hot Sundae

Fictional girl singing group, Hot Sundae, sang "Put your mind to it, go for it, get down and break a sweat!"