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The Girdle Chronicles

The Girdle Chronicles: Summer Sob Story


It happened again. It's nearly June and the 15 pounds I've been trying to lose since my son was born (he is now nine), is still attached to my thighs, hips and posterior and now I'm headed into the most self conscious time of the year...summer.

Posted on 05/30/2011 | Continue Reading

Girdle Chronicles: Let the Dieting begin!

I know - I shouldn't say I'm dieting again. Instead, I'm eating what I want but less of it. Either way, it's January and that it means it's time to focus on downsizing. Which is why I love this video from The Today Show featuring inspirational weight loss stories from real people - not celebrities who only seem to look slightly plump if they're pregnant and then slim down to the size of a spaghetti strand.

Posted on 01/03/2011 | Continue Reading

3 Tips for Avoiding Weight Gain Over the Holidays


The holidays are a difficult time for those of us who both enjoy eating and worry about our waistlines. Chances are good that if you overindulged a bit at Thanksgiving, you are now looking ahead to the month of December with a wary eye - - only too aware of the minefield of cookie platters, holiday parties, family dinners, and gift baskets that you will have to somehow navigate.

Posted on 12/16/2010 | Continue Reading

The Girdle Chronicles: D-Day


It's been a while since I poured my heart out and I guess it's because I've been so busy working, I haven't had a chance to rant. Well, this weekend finally gave me the drive to get back to storytelling - especially since I pretty much lost it in a car ride home from Manhattan.

Posted on 12/06/2010 | Continue Reading

I Wish I Were an Apple Instead of a Pear


It's officially July 1st which means I can now no longer avoid shorts season. While my favorite months of the year are now behind me, summer has snuck up on me and as I walk the streets of New York City, all I can see for blocks on end are legs. Long legs, firm legs, scrawny legs, tan legs, sculpted calves, toned thighs and then, for a split second, I look down at my knees and want to throw on a burka.

Posted on 07/02/2010 | Continue Reading

Five Ways to Work Out without Working Out

Lately, I've been avoiding my gym. And let me tell you - that doesn't bode well for my thighs, butt and mid-section. But I've decided, rather than do the same thing I do all the time at my local gym (elliptical, stationery bike and treadmill), I'm going to do five things that will hopefully melt the fat from my lower half without me realize I'm actually working out. So here's my fave five workout strategies that don't feel like I'm actually working out...

Posted on 03/18/2010 | Continue Reading

The Skinny on my Princess Cruise


I had been looking forward to this vacation for months. One week away, on a cruise, hitting some of the most beautiful islands in the caribbean. And then I caught a cold. Which meant the food that I was going to be enjoying on the high seas was going to be tasteless. And the strawberry margaritas I was dreaming of...again...nothing.

Posted on 02/21/2010 | Continue Reading

Inside the Ladies Locker Room

I don't like working out. There, I've said it. I hate everything about it. I don't get a rush when I'm running on the treadmill (instead I get shooting pains in my side), I don't like waiting for the elliptical machine for more than 5 minutes at a time and I hate, I repeat, hate taking workout classes with women who mark their territory like they're a pack of rabid coyotes.

Posted on 02/01/2010 | Continue Reading

40 Pounds Ago


The other day I spent a harrowing afternoon with my daughter at the doctor's office (twice) and at two hospitals. While she was doubled over in excruciating pain, she did not have an appendicitis or a twisted ovary (which our pediatrician was worried about). The diagnosis was much less severe, but nonetheless, she received treatment and is now as good as new. Thank goodness!

Posted on 10/28/2009 | Continue Reading

Role Mommy Recipes...Weight Watchers Style!


So it's been 10 days since I kicked off Weight Watchers and I am happy to report that I am down five pounds!!! Woo hoo. Let's do the happy dance. Snaps all around.

Posted on 09/20/2009 | Continue Reading

Lose for Good...Here I Come


Well, it's September and that can only mean one thing. I finally made the decision to head back to Weight Watchers. My reason was simple. None of my clothes are fitting properly, I can see the reflection of my very round posterior in store windows and when I've posed for photos with my family, my double chin is rearing it's ugly head (or should I say chin).

Posted on 09/10/2009 | Continue Reading

Did I Really Eat All That?


I don't know about you but now that every restaurant on the east coast shares the calorie counts of my favorite foods, going out to eat has become really depressing. Especially since it's September and once again I'm bigger than I was back in June when I vowed that this time I was going to lose 10 pounds. Wishful thinking. Perhaps if I actually read those calorie counts and then didn't ignore the fact that pancakes and an omelet at IHOP is over 1000 calories, I would have been fitting back into my skinny jeans.

Posted on 09/08/2009 | Continue Reading

The Girdle Chronicles


I don't know why, but every time I visit my parents in Southampton, I immediately come to the conclusion that it's time to suck it up and visit the nearest Weight Watchers center stat. Today's incident du jour involved a stroll down Job's lane and an unintentionally rude comment about my body shape by a tactless shop girl.

Posted on 08/08/2009 | Continue Reading

Weight Watchers I Hear You Calling...


It's funny. Every time the weekend rolls around and I indulge in one too many things that wind up adding a few more lbs. on my digital scale, I find myself back to square one. The only thing that's ever going to really get my butt in gear is my old faithful - Weight Watchers. Lucky for me, they're actually one of the sponsors of this Thursday's Swiffer SocialLuxe Lounge so maybe I'll get the inside scoop on their latest program and hopefully, they'll have a few of those smart ones desserts on hand so I don't partake in the delicacies Jenn at Hostess with Mostess has ordered for the blogger partay of the year!

Posted on 07/20/2009 | Continue Reading

Get in Shape with The Mojo Coach!

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In our never ending quest to lose "the last 10 pounds" we're pleased to announce a brand new contributor to Role Mommy, dietician, fitness guru, best-selling author and whole health coach, Debi Silber...better known as The Mojo Coach!

Posted on 06/26/2009 | Continue Reading

Weight Loss Tips du Jour


We just learned an exciting piece of information that may help us tackle the last 10 pounds we've been trying to lose this year. In a study that will be published next month in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers in Australia found that drinking fat free milk in the morning helped increase a feeling of fullness, and led to decreased calorie intake at the next meal, as compared with a fruit drink.

Posted on 06/17/2009 | Continue Reading

The Girdle Chronicles


The Memorial Day barbecue and dessert fest is now behind us and that only means one thing. It's time to diet...again! Every summer I experience the same thing - I see my butt in a store window in Southampton and think to myself, crap, I really need to get in shape.

Posted on 05/27/2009 | Continue Reading

I'm Joining the Weight Watchers Walk-It Challenge!


Since the weather has been absolutely gorgeous this weekend, the only thing I've realized is that despite the fact that I've been hitting the gym I need to kick up my fitness routine several notches if I'm going to...

Posted on 04/19/2009 | Continue Reading

I Was a Chubby Bubbie

I am proud to introduce a guest post on Role Mommy from none other than my mom. And as we get closer to Mother's Day, it's only fitting that she shares her personal story of how she pursued the goal that's she's been going after for years - but this time, she stuck with it and has a big success story to share!

Posted on 04/11/2009 | Continue Reading

A Woman's World...Latest Episode

Yet another topic that I can so relate to compliments of Frito Lay's new healthy snacks for women and their web series, A Woman's World. I have actually vowed that this summer, I'm going to lose the obligatory 8 pounds I put on every year so that I can strap on a Valerie Bertinelli sized bikini and parade around in Grand Central Terminal with my girlfriends. And if you believe that one, I have a bridge to sell you on Amazon.com.

Posted on 04/07/2009 | Continue Reading

Older Entries

04/02/2009: Does this Remind You of You?

03/08/2009: Why Can't My Arms Be More Like Michelle's?

02/04/2009: New Fitness Program from Weight Watchers!

01/31/2009: Check out Wii Fit Mommies Julie Maloney!

01/19/2009: I Have a Dream...With a Twist

01/12/2009: Mango Salsa Swordfish for Dummies

01/06/2009: 13 Ways to Transform Your Life

01/06/2009: Are Your Friends Making You Fat?

01/05/2009: Shedding LBS. With My Weight Loss Coach

01/04/2009: Day 3 - The Girdle Chronicles

01/03/2009: The Girdle Chronicles

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