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Copyediting: Get your red pencil out! by Jennette F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss The UPS man handed me a typical UPS shipping box last week with a surprise inside—the copyedited manuscript for my upcoming book, CHOCOLATE & VICODIN (in stores February 2 ... Read on »
Plus Up Your Gym Bag Giveaway with Kellogg’s FiberPlus by Jennette F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Disclosure: The cost of the “Plus Up” Your Gym Bag makeover for me and the upcoming winner was covered by Kellogg’s FiberPlus. As I teased yesterday , I recently ... Read on »
The before photo: Kellogg’s “Plus Up Your Gym Bag” makeover by Jennette F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I have never been on a makeover show, and I probably never will be, but my gym bag recently leaped at the opportunity to be made over (or would have if it weren’t an inani ... Read on »
Book review and interview: I’M WITH FATTY by Edward Ugel by Jennette F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss The title of this book made me wary at first, but I decided to give it a chance because I’d heard a segment on This American Life with the author a few years ago th ... Read on »
Grocery bill blues by Jennette F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Photo by rsadler / by NCND 2.0 CC Ever since I started freelancing full-time, I’ve been tracking all my expenses. I like to make sure the money going out isn’t g ... Read on »
Life in the slow lane by Jennette F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss This morning on the freeway I was passed by a house. Technically, it’s a trailer, but it scared the reptile part of my brain as it passed me in the right lane. I ... Read on »
Things never happen the same way twice by Jennette F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Photo by thingsarebetterwithaparrott / by NCND 2.0 CC My neurologist told me to lose weight and I thought, “So, it has come to this, has it?” The last time a doc ... Read on »
I love TV, and I’m not ashamed! by Jennette F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Photo by 7-how-7 / by NCND 2.0 CC Back in the year 2000, I started watching a TV show called The West Wing and loved it. That was the good. The bad? I started wa ... Read on »
So, why did you move to North Carolina? by Jennette F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Photo by juniperberry / by NCND 2.0 CC “So, why did you move to North Carolina?” This is a question I’ve gotten a lot since I moved to Chapel Hill six weeks ... Read on »
The Chapel Hill Chronicles: Catch a Tiger by its tail by Jennette F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss This is Tiger: Tiger is the neighborhood cuddle whore. Tiger does not care who you are or what you’re doing, he just wants to cuddle. Now. CUDDLE HIM, NOW! He doe ... Read on »
A really hard break-up by Jennette F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss This is the last Diet Dr. Pepper I had. The photo is date-stamped for August 5th, which means I’ve been off of sodas for…hmmm…let’s see…FAR TOO LONG! I’ve had an ... Read on »
Visiting the farmers market for I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter by Jennette F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Disclosure: I received ICBINB coupons, a Flip cam, and a gift card to create this video and pay for groceries. I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter contacted me r ... Read on »
Billy the bookcase’s long short lost twin by Jennette F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss The universe loves to toy with me. Evidence? Object #1: The brown/black BILLY bookcase I bought on impulse at IKEA last month for $59.99 (plus tax). Obje ... Read on »
Assembling the IKEA Expedit workstation…expediently? by Jennette F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss There are several things you’ll need when assembling IKEA furniture. A big cup of coffee (or your caffeinated beverage of choice). Tools! I purchased thi ... Read on »
I see an IKEA by Jennette F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss For too long, I had heard tales of the Swedish superstore—the IKEA—without ever setting my eyes upon this big box monument to sleek, flat-packed, affordable furniture. Tru ... Read on »
Review and Giveaway: Omron GOsmart Pace/Distance Tracker by Jennette F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Disclosure: I received a free Omron GOsmart Pace/Distance tracker for this review, as well as a free t-shirt, water bottle and ear buds. I figured if I walked up ... Read on »
Slow blogging by Jennette F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Photo by nolarisingproject / by NCND 2.0 CC I haven’t posted a new entry for over a week now, which might be a record for me. There were moments in the past week ... Read on »
17 observations about my move to Chapel Hill, North Carolina by Jennette F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss 1) Indiana has The Flying Cupcake . Chapel Hill has The Flying Burrito . I’m glad my relocation hasn’t led to a lack of airborne edible objects in my vicinity. 2) Ther ... Read on »
My one-year freelancing anniversary! by Jennette F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Photo by happy via / by NCND 2.0 CC One year ago was the last time I got up at 7:00am to drive to the full-time job I enjoyed so much that it made me want to fre ... Read on »
Moving Diary: Settling in. BEEP! by Jennette F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Friday, July 2, 2010 9:30am – Sleep in because I can. Eventually get up. Pour the cat food and the coffee. Try not to consume the wrong one. 10:00am – Call the wat ... Read on »