Health and Wellness

Fat Woman on the Mountain – the Life, the Book, the Reality Show


I met Kara Richardson Whitely at the FitBloggin 10 conference last spring in Baltimore. She told me about how climbing mountains changed her life. In December of 1996, she weight 360 pounds. She dreamed of climbing mountains, she said, but she was lost in her own body. And then, she wrote down what she wanted […]

On September 23, 2010, in Fitness Adventures, Health and Wellness, by juliejulie

IronMom & @juliejulie in a swimsuit = Accidental Chubby Mommy Ironwoman?


I think I just got hijacked. My friend Scott, the Ironman, told me to meet him at the pool last night, where he introduced me to Robin, who’s a Triathlon coach, and writes the IronMom blog. And then she told me she loves my blog and wants to train me. For a triathlon. As in, […]

On September 21, 2010, in Fitness Adventures, Health and Wellness, Middle-aged Angst, by juliejulie

Should I Burn my Uterus?


“Should I let the doctor burn up my uterus?” I ask him. We are in bed. I am reading “Bitch.” “The Power of No” and “Going Gray” are stacked up beside me, waiting. He sighs heavily. I look over his shoulder. The lines of his code are a foreign language to me. He’s typing in […]

On August 19, 2010, in Health and Wellness, Middle-aged Angst, by juliejulie

My Pot Garden: Growing Good Stuff on the Porch


Now that we live in Eugene, Oregon again, it’s easy to grow stuff in pots. I’m talking about tomatoes. And cucumbers, and marigolds and a few assorted herbs. You know, the legal kind. We’re renting our house and we just moved in mid-June, and I didn’t want to spend a bunch of money making raised […]

On August 5, 2010, in Food, Health and Wellness, by juliejulie

What’s the Point of Raw, Gluten Free, Vegan Cheesecake? YUM.


One day, when I was minding my own business on Twitter, I noticed Earth Cafe started following me. So I followed them back. Then I got a personal, direct message from Craig Ahrens, the President, thanking me and letting me know their Raw, Gluten Free, Vegan cheesecake was available at Market of Choice, a store […]

On August 4, 2010, in Family, Food, Health and Wellness, by juliejulie

Why I like Naked Bellies at the Fairy Fair


We love fairies at our house, so we went to the FaerieWorlds Festival on Saturday in Eugene. There were good fairies and bad fairies, a few pirates, and lots and lots of lovely naked bellies. Remember when I wrote about Naked Breasts at the Oregon Country Fair? It was my most popular post ever! Not […]

On August 2, 2010, in Fashion, Health and Wellness, Travel, by juliejulie

Why I Gave a Homeless Man $5 Today


I was driving out of the parking lot when I saw him. My car was filled with orange marigolds, purple petunias, and all the stuff I need to make a lemon birthday cake for my 11 year old boy. He was about 20 years old, wearing dirty shorts, a t-shirt, and Teva-esq sandals. He had […]

On July 29, 2010, in Family, Health and Wellness, by juliejulie

When Feathers Float Away


Sometimes things are heavy and they hurt when they slam into me. If I were a football player I’d be prepared and wear pads and a helmet, but I’m just a mom with a rational fear of head injuries. I’d rather my troubles were light and feathery and would just float away on a cool breeze […]

On July 26, 2010, in Health and Wellness, Love and Marriage, Middle-aged Angst, by juliejulie

Naked Breasts: Does Size Really Matter?


Since we’ve been discussing middle-aged angst issues like naked bodies and gray hair this week, I think it’s high time we talk about boobs here at Chubby Mommy Running Club. I wrote about bras and appreciating my breasts in the light of a friend’s battle with breast cancer a while ago, but this time let’s talk about […]

On July 16, 2010, in Fashion, Health and Wellness, by juliejulie

Habitat for Humanity’s Pregnant Sophie Sings


My friend Sophie’s pregnant. She’s adorable, she exercises, and she sings. She’s also the Director of the Bend Area Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore, a fabulous place where you can donate and buy things for houses, knowing all the money goes to build more houses for those in need. It’s a good thing. The ReStore crew […]

On July 1, 2010, in Health and Wellness, Humor, by juliejulie
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