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Starting Something Big – Preparing for my Oprah Moment

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As some of you know, my husband and I have been working our fingers to the bone on a start-up company that will change the world. Except, in real life, I wish my fingers were bonier, because then my wedding ring I got 16 years ago would fit better. Right now my fingers are chubby, […]

On December 30, 2008, in 1, by juliejulie

Uncle Billy Takes Off – Pink and Gold Memories

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Here’s a new work by my friend Patricia Freeman Martin, from her new book: “The Diary of Uncle Billy.” This chapter is about the pink walls in the basement bedroom. I love this painting. I don’t have an uncle Billy, nor a bedroom basement with pink walls, but I love pink. My first memory was […]

On December 9, 2008, in 1, by juliejulie

Tricks for Managing Treats: Chubby Mommy Weighs In (So to Speak)

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Ah, Halloween. Here at last. For those of you who are wondering about me and my secret boyfriend Mr. Peanut Butter Cup: we met in real life. I couldn’t resist him. And I don’t feel guilty. It is what it is. So today I got an email from those friendly South Beach Diet folks. They […]

On October 31, 2008, in 1, by juliejulie

Harrison Ford and my New Running Pants

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Finally, I feel better and I want to run. But first an adventure, an expedition. I need to find my pants. I have to dig, dig, dig through my closet to find my new running pants. It seems like it should be easy to fulfill my quest. if I am patient enough, clever enough, and […]

On October 26, 2008, in 1, by juliejulie

Action Jeans!

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Chuck Norris is a show off.

On September 28, 2008, in 1, by juliejulie

Constantina and Dara – The Ultimate Fit Mommies

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Constantina Tomescu-Dita of Romania crosses the finish line of the Olympic Women’s Marathon first in 2 hours 26 minutes 44 seconds. The headline? “Romanian Mother, 38, Takes Gold in Marathon.” Constantina is not a Chubby Mommy. Neither is 41 year old Dara Torres, but they are both “middle aged” moms and inspiring. They actually work […]

On August 17, 2008, in 1, by juliejulie

Body Image: I really am Chubby

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Here’s me, in all my chubby glory, skipping up Pilot Butte. I am vain, always have been. So posting a less-than-flattering picture of myself is harder for me than it might seem. I have pictures of me from 5 years ago, 40 pounds lighter, that actually look pretty good, and reflect a more positive self-image. […]

On August 9, 2008, in 1, by juliejulie

Best Name Tag

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On March 8, 2008, in 1, by juliejulie

"Art Stops Time"

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“Art Stops Time.” This is my new favorite quote. Bob Dylan said it. Bob Dylan rocks. When I first listened to him, I mean, really sat down and listened with an open mind when I was about 26, I didn’t “get” him. I thought he couldn’t hold a tune much, and his songs seemed sort […]

On March 1, 2008, in 1, by juliejulie

OR Trade Show

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OR stands for the “Outdoor Retailer” trade show I attended last week in Salt Lake City. I always thought OR stood for “Oregon,” since I grew up here and learned how to write my return address on the top of envelopes in 3rd grade. But now that I work at Ruff Wear, who sells dog […]

On January 28, 2008, in 1, by juliejulie
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