I Am Not Ashamed

Hello, Internet! I’m Lex Chase! I always start my blog posts like that, don’t I? Perky. Happy. Usually do a few catchy sentences about whatever topic. If it’s Flash Fiction Friday here on my blog or if I’m on a blog tour. But today, I’m not here to sell you anything. Let’s start again. My…

Scale Tales: Don’t Forget to Track!

Hello, Internet! How we doin’? How we doin’? It’s another week of Scale Tales! Woot! Let’s get the bad news out of the way. I seem to be flipping trapped in a damned holding pattern about dropping weight. AUGH. The fantastic news I guess is I’m down 0.2 tenths of a pound? Yay? At least…

Scale Tales: Still Alive

Hello, Internet! Today….hahaha…well. Let’s talk about today. Today, I am the Sound and the Fury. And this is a good thing. Let me explain. Yesterday, after weigh-in (one pound down! Hurray!), I had an appointment that’s five hours round trip. Like. Guh. I could drive to Atlanta in that time. It started well enough. Upbeat. Happy. Good appointment….

Scale Tales: Bite it? Write it!

Hello, Internet! Welcome back to Scale Tales! Holy crap. I’ve really kept this up for a month. Thank you all for reading and commenting! I can be pretty self-conscious sometimes…okay…most of the time, but your kind words have really gotten me through some tough spots! When people comment this is what they needed to hear…

Scale Tales: Watch Life Bloom

Hello, Internet! Welcome to this week’s edition of Scale Tales! Quick. Stop what you’re doing. Hold the freaking phone. Last week I talked about the frustration of the scale not budging for three weeks of starting this adventure. I was at my breaking point yesterday that I was so irritated I wanted a burger in the worst…

Scale Tales: Frustration Is My Middle Name

Hello, Internet! I wish I could greet the world with a happy and perky hi! How do you do? But today on Scale Tales we’re going to get a little real. And that is with every struggle with weight comes The OMG Frustration! I’ve made an effort to track my weight for a solid month. Once a…

Scale Tales: Eggs-traordinary Adventures

Hello, Internet! And welcome back to this week’s Scale Tales. As I mentioned in passing, one of my goals is to better learn how to fry an egg. I can cook eggs just fine. But I can’t do them to the skill my mother, or my friends do. (Also my second goal is to learn…

Welcome to Scale Tales!

Hello, Internet! As a part of my New Year’s Resolution, I had said I was going to talk more about my very public battle of the bulge. So here I am, and here we go. Presenting Scale Tales (because it’s catchy, amirite?) and you’re all invited to the party. On my medical records I am…

My Extreme Makeover Anniversary!

Happy Devil’s Night, Internet! Today is a special day for me. As you can see by this lovely dollar that I shamelessly posted in McGuire’s Irish Pub for all eternity, I bid a fond farewell to what used to be my chest. No, I didn’t have breast cancer, and bless those strong ladies! And no,…

The Weight of Reality, The Reach for the Stars

If you had read my post The Human Garbage Dump where I got real on dealing with my weight, well here’s the sequel. I have always struggled with my weight. Who hasn’t? Everyone has at some point. Even Chris Pratt. In full transparency, Mr. Pratt has firmly become my new obsession besides the obvious reason….

[Guest Post] Kim Fielding’s Startling Realization of Adulthood

Hi there! This is Kim Fielding, invading Lex’s blog. Several months ago, I accompanied my husband to Home Depot. He goes there a lot. This is what a small portion of our garage–his domain–looks like: Not that I am in any position to complain, since this is what a small portion of the study–my domain–looks…

How GRL 2014 Sent Me To The Hospital

It’s the most wonderful time of the yeaaaaar! This was my second year at GRL and it was a fucking blast! Last year was good. Enough to make me want to come back. But this year was amazing. It is game on for 2015 in San Diego! Air hugs and elbows! There had been a…