Entries Tagged as 'diets'

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

#137: Don’t Bake Dangerous

Either I’m the last person on earth to learn how to bake a chocolate cake in a coffee mug in just five minutes, or the first — well, the second — over 40 to get in on a “secret” that seems to be all over youtube, with cooking instructions by bespectacled hipsters and nine-year-old boys. […]

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

#130: Don’t Try To Be Thin As Twiggy

At 13, I aspired have a figure like Twiggy’s — and I wasn’t far off, either. Twiggy and I were both built like, well, twigs, and keeping that thin was disgustingly effortless. Well, things have changed, and even Twiggy isn’t immune from middle-aged spread. She limits her diet to one chocolate square at a time, […]

Monday, June 30th, 2008

#51: Don’t Go Thinking This Is Normal

Do you remember the first time you saw a naked old person? There you were, all young and smooth-skinned and tight-bodied, thinking that was normal because you looked like everybody on TV. And then there was the shock of how different the old person looked: big gut, droopy boobs, wobbly butt, ewwww. Except now that […]

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

#29: Get Off the Eternal Diet

I hate to say it, but I tend to be like this: perennially on a diet. Rarely at the weight I want to stay. Tedious, frustrating, and old old old. Why old? Because it lacks the can-do spirit evidenced by the younger generation of women. That Better-Body-After-Baby ideal, that Biggest Loser mentality. It was our […]

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