From the category archives:

Diet & Fitness

How To Not Talk To Your Child About The Apple Juice/Arsenic Issue

November 30, 2011

This morning I was watching the Today Show, my morning guilty pleasure. Which is not to be confused with General Hospital, my afternoon guilty pleasure, and the Bravo network, my evening guilty pleasure. I was happy to see that Dr. Oz was coming up. I love Dr. Oz. What I love most about him is […]

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I Have Fantastic News. About My Ass

September 23, 2011

Last month I attended a Wacoal event in NYC and was fitted for a bra of my dreams and yours. I loved everything about this event– from the invitation that promised cocktails and small bites (we’ll see about that, I thought) to the fact that it was held on a top floor of a midtown […]

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It’s Spring! Let’s Lose Weight Together!

April 4, 2011

Hello, friends, and welcome to Spring! And now that we’re all here, how about we commit to a new healthier lifestyle? We will get in shape and lose weight, so that when we don our bikinis and head into the ocean in a few months, our fellow beach goers won’t fear a tsunami. The best […]

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November 10, 2010

There are several very disturbing thoughts pulsing through my very tiny brain. And I must unburden myself: 1. George W. Bush, our esteem former president, was interviewed by Matt Lauer on Monday and he shared that he is pro-life because his mother had a miscarriage when he was a teenager and showed him the fetus […]

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I’m Right, You’re Wrong!

November 9, 2010

Welcome to another edition of I’m Right, You’re Wrong, where I present a mini-dispute that I’ve been having and ask you to weigh in. You don’t have to agree with me! (But it doesn’t hurt!) This week’s dilemma: How do you eat a Kit Kat bar? Disagreers: Marinka and Insane People Position One: You break […]

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Please Don’t Make Me Look at Fat People

October 27, 2010

Yesterday the internet exploded. Maura Kelly wrote an article for Marie Claire, Should “Fatties” Get a Room (Even on TV?) and received over 900 comments. The idea was to assess the comfort level of watching the CBS sitcom Mike & Molly, about two people of size who met at Overeaters Anonymous. I call bullshit on […]

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South Beach, The Beginning

October 21, 2010

I have to apologize in advance to you for telling this story out of order. Because last week, Husbandrinka made me so insane that I had to tell you about the South Beach diet, instead of introducing you to it gradually. That’s his fault. Many things are. Earlier this month in West Virginia, I was […]

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Trial Separation

October 13, 2010

I’m not happy today. Partly because I don’t have a naturally sunny personality but mostly because Husbandrinka has me so fuming. And to make matters worse, I have to tell you this whole story out of order. I was going to start with a fun and exciting tale about how I decided to go on […]

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