Category Archives: overweight

No Legover and Mounting Frustration

“Were you raised around here?” I asked, gesturing widely.  It is bad enough to know the beads you are buying were mined in Michael’s without learning that your roadside reservation jeweler is an art student from Park Slope. “My mom … Continue reading

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A moment of intimacy in the elevator

In common with most of the global female population, I have shunned intimate contact with Milhous Vile. That situation has dramatically shifted this weekend. We are in Paris, but the change of my status from untouched to despoiled is nothing … Continue reading

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Back with a Vengeance

My levels of self-loathing are at a new high and this is a hard post to write. I have put on most of the weight I lost last year and, as the anniversary of my respite at the (yes, madly … Continue reading

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Position Vacant: Marketer. Salary: 1000 calories a day and all the exercise you can handle

The Duke Diet and Fitness Center is cutting back on its weekend services, a victim, it says, of the economic downturn. It is expensive to be sure–about $10k for a month, not including accommodations when I was there enjoying the … Continue reading

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Diet dilemmas

Oh dear oh dear. I bought three size sixteen dresses today–and then came home and ate Hansel’s fried shrimp with honey hot sauce and some cheesecake that Gretel brought home from the bakery. I am now drinking a glass of … Continue reading

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Desperate Dieter in Search of Low Calorie Succour

The good news is that I have lost another 6 lbs, making my total 30lbs in all–not bad in 21/2 months. The bad news is that I have found this last week hard–and next week doesn’t promise to be any … Continue reading

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On losing 20lbs…

I have lost 20 lbs. Yippee. I have done this in 50 days, losing 7lbs in the three weeks since I returned home from Duke Diet and Fitness center. There are those of you who will scoff I know, saying … Continue reading

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Milhous, the Mission and Mexican Food

Perhaps the sun has warmed me, or maybe it’s just impossible to be other than mellow while at the Montage. It could be because P. Milhous Weil (pronounced Vile) bought me a massage, and picked up the tab for last night’s … Continue reading

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Letter Home

Dear Family and Friends, I leave Duke Diet and Fitness Center this weekend and it is good to know that I will have your understanding, encouragement and company as I strive to continue to look after myself back in the … Continue reading

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At least he knows his motivation…

Patrick is a nice looking man of a certain size. His manly frame could certainly show-off 300 lbs, but it is fair to say that he demands rather more of it than this. Patrick is full of fun, up for … Continue reading

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