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June 28, 2012
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It feels bittersweet to see the #iwillrockthis weight loss challenge come to a close but I’m sure there are a few who are happy to see the end in their near future.  It’s been awesome to be involved with a group of supportive women.  A day didn’t pass where we weren’t sharing ideas for meals […]

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Whispers | What Do They Mean?

June 27, 2012

I’m worried the universe is speaking to me in whispers and it has me worried.  Last Wednesday, I went in for a quarterly checkup with my oncologist.  I expected the appointment to play out as it usually does.  Well, you know what happens when you have too many expectations?  You get blindsided with news you […]

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#iwillrockthis Weight Loss Challenge | The Last Weigh-In is Here!

June 26, 2012
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It’s been almost 8 weeks since we kicked off the #iwillrockthis weight loss challenge.  Thirty-three women have had a few ups and some major downs over the course of eight weeks.  As a whole – to date – the group has lost a total of 227 pounds!  How amazing is that?  I had to double […]

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My Casting Picks for Fifty Shades of Grey | Updated

June 25, 2012
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I finally finished Fifty Shades of Grey and – in my opinion – the absolute best part of the book came at page 506. “Well, you are one fucked-up son of a bitch.” “Ana,” he pleads, shocked. “Don’t you dare ‘Ana’ me!  You need to sort your shit out, Grey!”  And with that, I turn […]

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New Breast Cancer Gene Study | Update

June 21, 2012
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Late last month I wrote about a new breast cancer gene study I was planning to participate in.  A few days ago, I finally received the blood collection kit in the mail.  All that’s left of me is to have my blood drawn, Fed-Ex it back to the University of Washington, and then wait…anywhere from […]

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Ice Cream Social | CA Milk Advisory Board

June 20, 2012
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Last week I was invited to attend a Not So Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social hosted by the CALIFORNIA MILK ADVISORY BOARD and I may have indulged just a little bit.  Or… a lot a bit.  I couldn’t pass up the Cannoli Gelato Sandwiches, Peanut Butter Brittle Ice Cream Pops, or Floating Blueberry California Cobblers!  The last […]

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Top Chef All Star Winner Richard Blais

June 19, 2012
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It’s quite possible I might have a fan-girl moment later today because – fingers crossed – I’m hoping to meet Top Chef All Star winner Richard Blais as he rolls into a nearby city with the Top Chef Tour!  And it gets better…he’ll be cooking with the lovable Italian, Fabio Viviani! Follow me on Twitter […]

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Southern Charm | Book Signing Party at Neiman Marcus

June 18, 2012
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I recently attended a private book signing party for Tinsley Mortimer’s debut novel SOUTHERN CHARM at Fashion Island’s Neiman Marcus.  Nothing beats being surrounded by Chanel and Jimmy Choo, a sparkly candy buffet by The Hollywood Candy Girls, and specialty cocktails created with HPNOTIQ Harmonie Liqueur.  You know, a typical Thursday night for this girl! […]

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#iwillrockthis | featured contributor | gorjana

June 7, 2012
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I can’t believe that we’re in the final push of the #iwillrockthis weight loss challenge!  We’re about 3 1/2 weeks out until the final weigh-ins on Sunday, July 1st.  Let me tell you, it might be a fight to the finish!  I only wish I was a contender!  It’s been the same three girls duking […]

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Sheryl Crow Diagnosed with Brain Tumor

June 6, 2012
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Did you read that Sheryl Crow was diagnosed with a brain tumor?  I saw the headline on Yahoo yesterday and I immediately thought she was diagnosed with metastatic cancer.  Thankfully, it’s not. Here’s your breast cancer lesson for today.  Once you are diagnosed with breast cancer there is always a chance that it can come […]

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