Jul 242016
Woman holds cake cupcake in hand taking a huge bite out of dessert, eating unhealthy junk food. Sweetness indulging and fattening concept

CHAPTER 2 “My God, Girl, Have You Gotten FAT!”

Summer 1976

It was a beautiful summer day as I walked out of the unassuming 7-11 store in tiny, little Whitewater, Wisconsin where I’d spent the first 19 years of my life growing up. Whitewater boasts a population of 12,000 people, a small state university, and lots and lots of farming and milk cows. It was also so small that everyone knew everyone’s business.

Jul 202016


Are you the kind of person who has battled your weight at least once in your life, if not all of your life? Do you feel surrounded by thin people everywhere? You know the ones I’m talking about… the ones with the great figures who you always see eating anything they want and never gaining weight.

You hate those people, right? It seems like you just look at food and you gain weight, while they never gain an ounce yet still bring that large Starbucks Mocha Latte worth 190 calories and a couple of donuts worth about 800 calories to the office every day and nope – still never gain an inch around the middle… or anywhere else for that matter.

Mar 182016


So many see him as a savior: Someone who will make America great again. Someone who isn’t afraid to speak his mind. Someone who gallantly breaks all the rules. Someone who entertains his audiences as if running the most powerful country in the world is the same as running a very staged, drama-filled reality TV show.

Most voters love the fact that Donald Trump’s amazing wealth certainly gives him the power to do as he wishes, as he’s beholding to no one. I admit, that does have a certain appeal to many Americans who are sick of the political game-playing by traditional politicians who are in bed with financial backers who seem to call the shots, despite what might be right for the country.