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Weight loss has been an adjustment

February 9, 2015 Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines the word “encouraged” as someone determined, hopeful or confident. If there could be a picture next to the definition, that would be me. more »»

Baby Steps: It’s a new year and a new you, right?

December 29, 2014 The gifts are strewn throughout the house, there are half-eaten cookies all over the kitchen and you look at the remnants of another Christmas gone by and sigh. Or maybe it’s just m. more »»

Tree-mendous good fun

August 28, 2014 “I think that I shall never see, A poem lovely as a tree,” begins the familiar work by Joyce Kilmer. more »»

A Weighty Issue: Looking forward to seeing a lot less of me

August 25, 2014 Sixty-plus days and counting since I’ve had my gastric bypass surgery. The time has been flying by rather quickly. With this in mind, as I stood one day in front of my bathroom mirror. more »»

Gastric bypass surgery the right move for some

July 14, 2014 I’m going to open this column with a dirty, little limerick: There once was a girl named Casi, some viewed her as fat and lazy, she struggled with obesity most of her life, which caused much strife,... more »»

The little things can add up to a healthier life

June 4, 2014 When you just don’t feel like working out, do you ... more »»

Countdown to surgery fuels anxiety and renewed dedication

May 19, 2014 “ANXIETY.” We’ve all experienced it in some form or another. I’m anxious about heights, sharp-fanged clowns, hairy, yucky spiders ... and well, I’ll be honest — this surgery. more »»

‘I’m excited;’ Surgery time is near

April 14, 2014 March Madness came and went with the hustle and bustle of preparation for my gastric bypass surgery in May. Yes, that’s right — it is in May! Well, it is going as scheduled ... more »»

The promise of spring can be seen in blooming flowers

April 7, 2014 The promise of warm, sun-filled days are poking their tender shoots through the remnants of a challenging winter. more »»

Y Get Fit: Keep up with your exercise during wintry weather

March 5, 2014 My husband and I moved to Marietta last January. Before we made the decision, everyone told us how little it snowed in Mariett. more »»

A Weighty Issue: Experiencing ‘ah-ha’ and ‘uh-oh’ moments

January 27, 2014 Happy New Year, everyone!!!!! Ahh, a New Year and new beginnings. more »»

A Weighty Issue: A tale of truth, struggle

December 23, 2013 This is a tale about a woman by the name of Eaterita Food — “Casi” for short. She was a gluttonous individual who enjoyed the finer foods in life; however, her health was in jeopardy. more »»

Y Get Fit: No more excuses: Time to make exercise a priority

October 16, 2013 Have you ever had a day when you wanted to work out, but you came up with an excuse not to? Have you ever said to yourself that you will start eating healthier “tomorrow”? Have you felt so tired... more »»

Local review: ‘Gravity’ well done on many levels

October 11, 2013 Space can be a terrifying place even without alien invaders and Sith lords, as director Alfonso Cuaron brilliantly demonstrates in “Gravity.” Sandra Bullock stars as Dr. more »»

Movie review: ‘Prisoners’ thrills; strong cast does well

September 27, 2013 Part emotional drama, part mystery thriller and part morality tale, “Prisoners” grabs you by the guts and doesn’t let go for two-and-a-half hours. more »»

A Weighty Issue: Heading in the right direction

August 26, 2013 Wow! Holy snicker doodles! A lot has been happening these days. Yes, I’m still struggling with discoloration and some swelling in both leg. more »»

Local Review: ‘Wolverine’ better what he does in sequel

August 2, 2013 Much like his healing factor allows him to recover from virtually any wound, Wolverine’s popularity let him survive a lackluster standalone film and return in a better vehicle. more »»

Local review: ‘Godzilla’ plus ‘Cloverfield’ times del Toro equals awesome

July 19, 2013 Combining the oversized action of a Godzilla monster mash (with better special effects) and the street-level anxiety of “Cloverfield” (with steadier cameras), director Guillermo del Toro builds on... more »»

A Weighty Issue: Here’s my new weight management plan

July 8, 2013 Four score and seven large pans of lasagna ago, I set out upon a new nation called total gluttony. However, this sounds really, really bad ... more »»

A weighty issue:

May 6, 2013 As I walked down the corridor of the hospital on one particular day, my legs felt like concrete. Every step felt like I was competing for an Olympic event. more »»



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