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Why the change?

Hi all,

Hopefully, you’ve “found” the new site OK. It was a little complicated to change, and I think I may have lost some of you in the process, but there weren’t many ways around it…I’m still looking for a 100% solution, but this is where we’re at so far.

So why the change? If you’ve been following the site closely, you’ve surely noticed that it’s taken a complete 180 from writing about diet books, my experiences on diets, and the constant battle to be thin to focus on being healthy and, more recently, actually getting to the root problem of why we overeat and trying to eventually make peace with food and enjoy it instead of always feeling conflicted when we eat that cookie we “know we’re not supposed to eat.”

The new site will continue to address issues related to health, the real-food movement, exercise, nutrition for children, and the like, but I felt like at this point I was misleading people at the very heart of my message — I’m NOT dieting anymore. It seems like eons ago that I was so obsessed with weight training, fitness magazines, and meal plans. There’s still that part of me that could so easily get sucked back in, but that, in a sense, is how I know that my journey isn’t complete when it comes to food and why I’m sure there are thousands of other women out there like me who, for example, enjoy reading Geneen Roth’s books and noticing the patterns and the reasons behind why I stuff my face with pita chips out of habit and how twisted my relationship with sugar has become. Yes, I have a relationship with sugar, and you do, too.

I have some upcoming posts planned already, so hopefully, I won’t leave you out in the cold too long. The bottom line is that it’s high time women stop putting so much energy into fighting against their natural desires, their healthy weight, their form, and function by trying to live up to the standards of women on TV or comparing themselves to their friends and family members and eventually drowning their sorrows in a tub of ice cream. Just think of all the other wonderful things you could be doing instead: I’ve started getting into interior design and DIY projects. This is the journey I’m on, and, with any luck, it will last for years to come.

I hope you’ll join me.

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By Tessa

My name is Tessa. I'm married and a mom of two grown children. I‘ve always been a working mom. This isn’t necessarily a mommy blog, although I plan to write about food, my life in general, the boring mundane parts, and the wonderful, precious moments and memories that the average every day is made of. I’ll share my DIY moments as a novice beginner

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