Wednesday, February 16, 2011

When the Commentary Isn't So Precious...

Weight loss is difficult enough without the commentary of others.  I have this annoying colleague (who I have never had the displeasure of working directly with), who feels much too comfortable saying inappropriate things to me concerning my weight.

She says certain things and then hides behind the veil of "cultural difference."  I almost cussed her out.  I know I probably should not be affected by people who mean less than zero, but damn it if I don't have feelings.  I think what made things worse is that my co-workers found it amusing.  I personally found it degrading.  She pretended as though she was complementing me by saying I look like "Precious."  Yeah, right.  Big I maybe, but I look nothing like Gabourney. (For the record, I think she's beautiful, but we look nothing alike.)

Enough already.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Weighty Issue...

I have stopped the hocus pocus and have gone to an ACTUAL doctor.  Dr. Gauvin has been informed that I have poly cycstic ovarian syndrome.  I am hoping that when we concur with my OB/GYN they will prescibe METAPHORMIN or GLUCOPHAGE.  These are diabetic medications that are regularly administered to women with PCOS to help lower their blood sugar.  Wish me luck?



1 (1 ounce) package dry onion soup mix

4 bone-in chicken breast halves, skinless

1 (.6 ounce) package cream of chicken

soup mix

2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 cloves crushed garlic

1 cup apple juice

1 cup orange juice

salt and pepper to taste


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

2. Place the chicken pieces in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish.

3. In a medium bowl combine the onion soup mix, cream of chicken soup mix, soy sauce, garlic, apple and orange juice, salt and pepper. Mix together and pour mixture over chicken. Cover and bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour, then remove cover/lid and bake for another 1/2 hour to brown the chicken.