Who Am I and What Have I Done with Myself?

I've talked before about struggles with my weight. I was pudgy as a child — "pleasantly plump," if you will — and the mild teasing and occasional ostracism as a young person led to issues that I believe kept me from losing the weight for good because I felt like if I lost the weight I... Continue Reading →

Pleasantly Plump

"I think Carla is a good friend," Surrena said, patting my leg. I gave a timid smile at her thoughtfulness... and then she continued, "And she's not fat; she's pleasantly plump." My fourth-grade classmates giggled and guffawed at her unintentionally backhanded compliment. Mrs. Nesmith had meant well — sitting us all in a circle and... Continue Reading →

2012 in Review

A cold, rainy day here in Upstate SC provided the perfect opportunity for me to look back on my 2012. All in all, it wasn't as eventful as 2011 but not nearly as sucky as 2010 — or 2008 for that matter — but I find myself comparing years to 2002. For some reason I... Continue Reading →

One Foot in Front of the Other

This past Saturday I finished my last 5K for the year — my fourth one in as many months.  Even though I'm nowhere close to actually running in one of these events, it still feels satisfying to go pick up a packet, get a T-shirt (even if I don't fit in some of them just... Continue Reading →

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