Why I 86’d My Scale…

by shawne 24 September 2013

As a lifelong dieter, I had grown dependent on seeing those digitized numerals that appeared between my big toes. Same routine each time: first thing in the morning, upon rising, but only after eliminating. Always prior to eating breakfast and consistently wearing the lightest pair of underwear I had. The numbers on that scale could […]

Remembering Molly

by shawne 31 August 2013

I wrote this one year ago today; the day we lost our best friend Molly.  I miss her every day.  We have welcomed her niece Stella into our family with much love but there was and always will be one Miss Molly.  We will meet again someday at Rainbow Bridge.  Remembering her today and each […]

by shawne 19 August 2013

This piece captures my sentiments on women and the weight loss roller coaster.  As a “professional” dieter for most of my life, I can now safely tell you that I was brain washed.  Stay tuned for a future post on why I ditched my scale.  In the meantime, please take a look at this essay […]

My Unexpected Vacation Diet

by shawne 13 August 2013

Ahh, summer vacation!  We just returned from a family get away to sunny San Diego.  I have visited California many times before but this was the first time I have spent more than a day or two in lovely San Diego.  I can attest that it really is deserving of the title of “perfect weather”.  […]

Three Easy Steps to Cleaning Up Your Diet Today

by shawne 13 June 2013

  Despite all of the rain that we’ve been having, summer is quickly approaching.  But, thoughts of sundresses and swimsuits aren’t always greeted with warm thoughts. We don’t always feel “summer ready”. Our clothing becomes lighter, and our skin is revealed, and many of us stick with the old rules and wear white for the […]

Are You Ready to Feel Fab?

by shawne 1 April 2013

I am so excited to announce the launch of Olivefab’s Fab Detox programs!  I’m kicking it off this month with the “SPRING FORWARD DETOX”!  If you can relate to anything that is written here, then a Detox is right for you.  It’s the perfect time of year for some spring cleaning-not only for your home, […]


by shawne 17 March 2013

One week ago, we brought home our new friend and family member, Stella.  Stella is an eight week old yellow Labrador Retriever puppy that we retrieved from a breeder in northern Connecticut.  She has brought countless smiles to our family in the seven short days that she has been with us.  Stella is sort of […]