Despite her incredible weight loss, Joanna Pearson is plagued by the aftermath of her success. (Joanna Pearson/Caters News) A lawyer who lost nearly 200 pounds is desperate to have an op to remove her excess skin after being left with the "body of Frankenstein's monster". Joanna Pearson, from Tempe, Arizona, tipped the scales at nearly 420 pounds at her heaviest. Eating three fast-food meals a day, washed down with soda, her weight soon spiraled out of control. The 37-year-old said she endured embarrassing situations, needing to ask cabin crews on planes for seat belt extenders. The shame and embarrassment she felt was what encouraged Pearson to go on a diet and lose weight, for the sake of her health. She ditched fizzy drinks, and instead of ordering takeaways, learned how to cook healthier versions of her favorite meals. WOMAN WITH TANNING 'OBSESSION' CLAIMS PEOPLE ACCUSE HER OF TRYING TO SWITCH RACES Within three years, she lost half her body weight, and is now … [Read more...] about Lawyer who lost nearly 200 pounds says she’s now ‘haunted’ by loose skin: ‘It looks like the body of Frankenstein’s monster’
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A malevolent mistress moved in with me permanently more than two years ago. I call her Lady ALS because even some of the most avowed enemies treat each other respectfully. She has made her presence felt every day. She envelops and is entwined through every fiber of my body. She has wasted my muscles, leaving sacks of skin hanging loosely from my bones. She sleeps with me. She eats with me. She bathes with me. She dresses with me. She writes with me. She reads with me. She will die with me. The arrival of Lady ALS made me think of other challenges I’ve faced. The first time was competing on my high school football and lacrosse teams. In those early days, I had to challenge myself to keep up with my teammates, to run as hard and as fast as they did, and I discovered I loved doing that. College athletics did the same thing for me, pushing me further and further to my physical limits. More: Popular York College prof lives with ALS (column) Nothing, however, compared with my six … [Read more...] about ALS will soon kill me: A cruel mistress who’s teaching me to savor life (Phil Avillo)
Yes, Dry Brined-Fried Turkey without Oil is a mouthful, but what a delicious mouthful! Just in time for Thanksgiving, this recipe for fried turkey made without oil should go to the top of your "holiday menu meal planning" list. In the South, we are known for frying everything we can get our hands on, including Twinkies and Macaroni and Cheese...and, Thanksgiving turkeys are no exception. With crispy browned skin and moist and tender, melt-in-your-mouth meat, fried turkey is a true Southern delicacy! But there is a big problem. Frying a turkey can be dangerous. Turkeys have been known to explode, splashing hot oil everywhere and turkey fryers can turn over on uneven ground, spilling the oil. Not to mention, frying a turkey in oil is expensive. Peanut oil, which produces the best-fried turkey averages $13 a gallon, and it takes about five gallons of oil, which translates to at least $65 just for the oil! And, how in the world do you dispose of all that used oil? Enter the … [Read more...] about How to cook the turkey? Try a dry fry for a moist and tender Thanksgiving bird
About eight years ago, Nick Hughes was celebrating Thanksgiving with some friends. Two of them hadn’t been getting along. Then Hughes sliced them some homemade, pot-infused pecan pie, and their spirits lifted. “They put all of their differences behind them,” he said. In fact, with a little bit of “cannabutter,” cooks can make just about every part of their holiday dinners – whether Thanksgiving, Hannukkah, Christmas or New Year's – into a weed-forward treat. Hughes even bastes the turkey with it. “The most important thing is that it makes the whole table enjoy life, basically,” he said, “and not talk politics.” The Desert Sun asked cannabis event hosts, a chef and the founder of a cannabis food magazine what they would recommend for hosts looking to throw pot-centric holiday dinners – from how they prevent guests from getting too high, to what best complements the flavor of cannabis. Cook what you know If … [Read more...] about Holiday recipes: How to have a weed-infused dinner, without getting too high
ONCE UPON A time, artists had jobs. And not “advising the Library of Congress on its newest Verdi acquisition” jobs, but job jobs, the kind you hear about in stump speeches. Think of T.S. Eliot, conjuring “The Waste Land” (1922) by night and overseeing foreign accounts at Lloyds Bank during the day, or Wallace Stevens, scribbling lines of poetry on his two-mile walk to work, then handing them over to his secretary to transcribe at the insurance agency where he supervised real estate claims. The avant-garde composer Philip Glass shocked at least one music lover when he materialized, smock-clad and brandishing plumber’s tools, in a home with a malfunctioning appliance. “While working,” Glass recounted to The Guardian in 2001, “I suddenly heard a noise and looked up to find Robert Hughes, the art critic of Time magazine, staring at me in disbelief. ‘But you’re Philip Glass! What are you doing here?’ It was obvious that I … [Read more...] about Does Having a Day Job Mean Making Better Art?