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Obesity as an illness of metaphor by Jennette F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Photo by melliegrunt / by NCND 2.0 CC I’ve been reading The Pain Chronicles by Melanie Thernstrom, a well-researched and fascinating book about pain viewed throu ... Read on »
Chocolate & Vicodin: The galleys are here! by Jennette F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Last night there was a knocking at the door after sunset, so naturally I assumed it was a serial killer. I opened the door with the chain still on and discovered it wasn’t ... Read on »
Book review: Designated Fat Girl by Jennifer Joyner by Jennette F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss A few weeks ago I had lunch with Jennifer Joyner, author of the recently released Designated Fat Girl: A Memoir . It turns out she lives in Fayetteville and I live ... Read on »
Rally to Restore Sanity: It’s the journey, not the destination, literally by Jennette F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Last Saturday I attended the Rally to Restore Sanity in Washington DC. Correction: I spent most of my time at the satellite rally taking place on the orange line of the DC ... Read on »
Marketplace Money appearance and Twitter chat by Jennette F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss On the radio If you listen to public radio, you might have heard me this weekend as a call-in guest on Marketplace Money . Unlike any of my other media appearances in th ... Read on »
A chat with Jared the Subway guy and a $25 Subway gift card giveaway by Jennette F. Patient Expert 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Does Jared the Subway guy only eat Subway sandwiches? Where did he buy those cool geek specs? And is he allowed to chow down at McDonalds? Find out the answers to this and ... Read on »
Thanks and congrats and see ya’ later! by Jennette F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Thanks! Thank you to everyone who pre-ordered Chocolate & Vicodin: My Quest for Relief from the Headache that Wouldn’t Go Away the last few days! The Amazon book rank go ... Read on »
Happy birthday to me! Thirty trips around the sun and not done spinning yet by Jennette F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Photo by bicameral / by Attribution 2.0 Generic CC I dashed to the room where my smartphone was blaring a sitar ringtone, and pressed the red button, happy that ... Read on »
Chocolate & Vicodin: The book cover that’s good enough to eat by Jennette F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss The book cover for Chocolate & Vicodin: My Quest for Relief from the Headache that Wouldn’t Go Away appeared on Amazon.com yesterday, so I guess that’s a sign that it’s ti ... Read on »
Restoring sanity next Saturday by Jennette F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Being a sane person who now lives within a five-hour drive of Washington DC, I’ve decided to attend the Rally to Restore Sanity / March to Keep Fear Alive next Satu ... Read on »
Subway Commit to Fit Giveaway: iPod Shuffle and $10 iTunes gift card by Jennette F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss In the spirit of giving away other people’s loot, it’s time for another Subway Commit to Fit giveaway. As I mentioned before , the Commit to Fit program is encouraging peo ... Read on »
Chocolate & Vicodin: Page proofs by Jennette F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss When I was a kid, the UPS man used to bring me packages filled with Christmas gifts. Now he drops off my book proofs instead, but opening the manila envelopes they come in ... Read on »
Twenty Ten and a winner by Jennette F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I can’t get used to the year 2010 being pronounced as “twenty ten.” I’ve heard newscasters use it and radio announcers say it, and the new default WordPress theme is even ... Read on »
Some things were not meant to be pink by Jennette F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I want to say that I support breast cancer research and admire anyone who has had to deal with that disease. Cancer is bad. Fighting it is good. However, every time I driv ... Read on »
A quick note about ads by Jennette F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss A few people (well, two to be exact) have contacted me recently to complain about ads that have been appearing in my sidebar. One was a political ad and another looked lik ... Read on »
Subway Commit to Fit Giveaway: $50 Lulu Lemon gift card and a Gaiam gym bag and yoga mat by Jennette F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I was rather saddened by the comments on a recent giveaway post which revealed that many of you don’t have gym bags. Instead, you’re using plastic bags or stuffing items i ... Read on »
BEEP! by Jennette F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Remember when I moved into my new place and the smoke detector in the unit below me kept beeping once a minute because its battery was low? You don’t? Well, here’s the lin ... Read on »
The word recycler by Jennette F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Photo by sillygwailo / by NCND 2.0 CC “Sweeeeet!” I said, and before I’d struck the final syllable I thought, Dear Lord, when did the word “sweet” enter my vocab ... Read on »
Turn of the century athletic equipment. (Um, last century.) by Jennette F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I am in upstate North Carolina this week, though I didn’t know North Carolina had an upstate until they kept mentioning it on the local news. (Upstate weather, next! What’ ... Read on »
The “Plus Up” Your Gym Bag giveaway winner by Jennette F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Congratulations to Roberta Hutcheon who was the randomly selected winner of the “ Plus Up” Your Gym Bag giveaway ! Thanks to everyone who entered. I’m sorry to hear that s ... Read on »