I’m going to be 47 and I need to lose 30 pounds. Now I’m 47 and need to lose 20 pounds so I’m trending in the right direction.
I started this blog to document my weight loss journey but as it turns out, dieting isn’t that interesting. I think it would be if I had 100 lbs to lose and I had been abandoned by my husband who left me for his trainer or some other tragic side story but nope. I’ve had a pretty comfortable, generally happy life. Not that it’s over, just so far so good.
Characters in my life:
Annie – 14-year-old daughter. Very dramatic and very kind and funny. Couldn’t find her way out of a paper bag with a map.
Brigid – 12 -year-old daughter. Dancer, needs to be right almost as much as her mother does.
Ex-husband – Mitch, my ex-husband. Good guy even though the cat hates him.
Derwood – Deren, once and future and current love of my life.
Mudd – Canine love of my life.
Stevie Wonder the Garbage Toddler — 4-year-old nephew living with us for a few months. Also goes by Matt.
Molly – Stevie’s mom and my sister who is also living with us. My 14s of readers may know her as my social conscience and life coach who let me have Diet Coke even though I said I gave it up for Lent.
Pavlov — Husband of Molly, scarily handsome and a crazy man who makes sure I can lock my doors. Also known as Sebastian
Katie – Molly’s twin who lives in Denver. She lived with me last year and she was more of my butter and cheese coach.
John – our brother, no one’s twin. He plays golf sometimes. He didn’t like being last on the list but he has never lived with me (aside from those first blissful 17 years) so I forgot about him.
I live in Portland, Oregon where I am one of 7 registered republicans. I have a B.A. in French from Colgate University which is going to come in handy when I help my children with their French homework.
Life is good and happy but it turns out I’m a little chunky which brings us back to where we started…Someone Fat Happened.