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Give Haiti a Break

It’s unbelievably, unspeakably tragic. First the earthquake in January that wiped out 200,000 people in Haiti. Now the outbreak of cholera in Central Haiti and worries that it could spread to the quake-ravaged Port-au-Prince, where a vulnerable 1.3 million quake survivors are housed in tents.

250 people have already died. The images are heartrending.

We can help. Please go to Partners in Health and donate what you can.

http://www.standwithhaiti.org/haiti

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The Eternal Dieter

I climbed onto my PreCor this morning. Did the requisite 300 calories. Ate two slices of whole wheat toast for breakfast. Am contemplating skipping lunch. The prospect depresses me enormously but the scales depress me more.

I’ve been on a diet for a nine years now, ever since I became a mommy. I’ve tried it all – Atkins, South Beach, WeightWatchers, Nutrisystem, Cabbage Soup. I lose a few pounds. Celebrate with chocolate. Gain them back. And the years roll by.

I am the Eternal Dieter. Not fat, just chasing the pipe-dream of getting back to my pre-mommy size. Every couple of months, I sneak into the fitting-rooms at Ann Taylor or Macy’s with Size 4 outfits. They emphasize the soft band of blubber around my waist. Sadly, I return them to their hangers.

In theory, I know what I should do. Change my eating habits. Ensure that the Calories in are less than the Calories out. Keep a food diary. I do all of this. Most of the time. But the exceptions ensure the soft band at my waist stays.

So I’ll just keep dieting. Forever.

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