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January 5th, 2011

My Philosophy on Health

It amazes me how much doctors disagree about certain issues: 1. Butter vs. margarine 2. Vegetarianism vs. meat 3. Nutrasweet, Equal, Sweet n’ Low vs. sugar 4. Maple syrup, honey, blue agave syrup: good or bad? 5. Soy being a wonder food vs. soy being “poison” 6. First chocolate’s bad for you, then it’s an […]

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January 1st, 2011


On New Year’s Eve in our family, it is customary to make and eat oliebollen. This is a Dutch donut which literally translated means “oil balls.” In other words: “inches added to my waist with artery-clogging capabilities.”  

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November 22nd, 2010

Sugar Sponsor

I was going back through some of the comments on my blog and found a whole bunch of new ones. So, if you commented recently, I responded. Cathy volunteered to be my sugar sponsor way back on November 14. Boy-howdy, I sure could have used her this past weekend at a retreat… and during my […]

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November 21st, 2010

28 Days

There’s a movie with Sandra Bullock called 28 Days in which she tries to kick her alcohol habit in that time frame. I have not had sugar for 28 days and plan on breaking that streak on Thanksgiving Day since no one has stepped up to be my sugar sponsor. I must choose from the […]

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November 13th, 2010

Sugar & Cancer

I have not had any sweets for 20 days, 22 hours, and 18 minutes, not that I’m counting. I was told that “sugar makes cancer cells grow.” I also think sugar makes a person happy. Doesn’t that count for something?  

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November 5th, 2010

Wanted: Sugar Sponsor

  Hi, my name is Marie de Haan and it has been 12 days since I have had any sugar. I need to find a sugar sponsor. Any takers? This is what your life will be like: 5:00 p.m. “Yes, this is Marie de Haan and I’m sitting in front of a plate of cream […]

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August 3rd, 2010

My Oprah Dress

I’ve had this dress hanging in front of the clothes closet (in my way) for a month and a half and plan to wear it on Oprah whenever I lose enough weight to squeeze into it. My only problem is, she’ll retire before I accomplish that, especially when the oncologist wants me to begin Femara. […]

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July 30th, 2010


What I meant to say is, I need to choose between freshly-squeezed carrot juice and wheatgrass (never had it)… not gourmet chocolate bars and yummy caramel treats.  

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