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The Reunion! (Week 16)

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The Reunion! (Week 16)

Yesterday, my little sister got married. I suppose I also officially became an old maid. At the reception my sister said, “I never thought I’d be getting married first.” “Neither did I,” I said. It was a small wedding- only ten guests (I was happy to make the list!) on the lawn of the Ventura …

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Sketch of My Face (Week 15)

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Sketch of My Face (Week 15)

She-ra in my backyard, a weekend biking on Catalina, pool party in Palm Desert, and Universal Studios for a tour of where Pretty Woman was filmed- my birthdays used to be all about elaborate parties. At thirty-two, which I turned last Thursday, things were different. Birthdays were now a day when your life is put …

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How to Survive a Cleanse (Week 14)

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How to Survive a Cleanse (Week 14)

In the last three weeks I have done a cleanse with Nutritious American and have lost… drum roll… ten pounds! I am literally half a pound away from my goal weight and have two-and-a-half weeks until the reunion to lose it! For all of you who are interested in trying it, I highly recommend it, …

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She’s Out of Control (Week 13)

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She's Out of Control (Week 13)

Ten years ago, I was hit by a car. It was night, and I was in England studying abroad at Oxford University, and had just stepped off a curb to give a passing car directions. As I turned back towards the sidewalk I was suddenly struck by a large, black, old-fashioned taxi. In a second, …

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“Is It Hot In Here or Is It Me?” (Week 12)

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"Is It Hot In Here or Is It Me?" (Week 12)

This week I have mastered the art of sitting in a steam room. My first day, after setting the steam timer for 30 minutes, I made it to two and a half minutes. Ironically, my pitch to spas in the Del Mar area had been that I would “only use the steam room for 30 …

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