Family Fitness Fun: We’re Going to the Y-M-C-A!

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I signed up the whole family for a YMCA membership the other day. Call it a preemptive post- Halloween fallout maneuver, if you must. I call it a practical rally for physical and mental sanity. The gray rain is starting to get me down already, and despite our best efforts, our family tends to sit around […]

On October 30, 2010, in Family, Fitness Adventures, by juliejulie

Is Your Baby too Chubby? Try Baby Spanx!

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I’ve been researching and writing about all the snarky, mean fat people stuff all week at Cafe Mom’s “The Stir” blog, in response to the Marie Claire fiasco. So, when Roxanne posted this funny Saturday Night Live spoof on Spanx, it made me laugh. Enjoy!

On October 30, 2010, in Family, Humor, by juliejulie

Why Marie Claire’s Maura Kelly is in Trouble

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In cased you missed it, a bunch of people are mad at Marie Claire Magazine, and one of their writers, Maura Kelly. She wrote an article about how watching fat people kiss on a TV show grosses her out, and compared the horrors of watching them do anything to watching a heroin addict or a […]

On October 27, 2010, in Middle-aged Angst, by juliejulie

Chubby Mommy Runner Joins University of Oregon’s Track Team

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Okay, so maybe I’m not officially on the team, and maybe I just saw them in the parking lot up at Hendrick’s Park in Eugene after my walk, and, I admit I can’t run quite as fast as any of them (since we all know U 0f O has one of the best track programs […]

On October 23, 2010, in Fitness Adventures, Humor, Running, by juliejulie

Go for a Quickie: from Desk to 4K in 25 minutes, or Less!

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Many things conspired to shut my running window today. As usual. But the cool autumn sunshine was streaming through the glass, onto my desk. It kept tickling my brain with promises and light. “Come outside with me,” it whispered. “Hurry, hurry, I’ll be gone before you know it…” You can’t argue with the sun. Right? […]

On October 19, 2010, in Francine the Mannequin, Running, by juliejulie

Swim Golf and Zen: How a Swim Coach Improved Me

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My new trainer, IronMom Robin, told me to meet her at the pool the other day. The outside pool. So I whined because it was about 58 degrees, which seems too cold for hanging out at the pool. But then she chirped “oh, you’ll be warm in the water, don’t worry!” So of course I […]

On October 18, 2010, in Fitness Adventures, by juliejulie

Pigs in a Blanket and the Day My Skirt Fell Down at Rockefeller Center

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We went to Ye Olde Pancake House for this week’s Sunday Morning Marriage and Breakfast Review. We haven’t been there since 1995. It looks exactly the same. A dated, but clean place trying to look Swedish. Sort of. As soon as we sat down in the periwinkle blue-backed booth and saw the white spinny stools […]

On October 18, 2010, in Fashion, Humor, Travel, by juliejulie

Shoes, Coffee, Yumm! Meeting Up In real life

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Two thumbs up for meeting in real life. Several moms, one teenager and a toddler showed up to our October Chubby Mommy Running Club Social last night. There was a lot of getting to know each other and running plan-making going on. There was also some orange throwing by a cute baby. And some knee pinching: […]

On October 14, 2010, in Club Meetups and News, by juliejulie

Proud to Hit Like a Girl! Boxing with IronMom Robin

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My new trainer Robin is an IronMom. Like, for real. She’s tough, and I wouldn’t want to meet her in a dark alley. But if I had to be in a dark alley, I’d want to have her with me, to beat up the bad guys. I’m scared to death of dark alleys, though, so […]

On October 13, 2010, in Fitness Adventures, by juliejulie

The Power of Sex, Joe Walsh and French Toast: Sunday Brunch and Marriage Review

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I’ve been “under the weather”  this week, and considered canceling my Sunday morning brunch date with my husband. The relentless pouring rain and dizzying side effects from some new massive vitamins my doctor prescribed tried to lull me back to bed and a nap. But I was in NYC last Sunday and missed our date, […]

On October 10, 2010, in Food, Love and Marriage, Middle-aged Angst, by juliejulie
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