About Me, as Healthy Lass
“In August 2011, I turned 60. Even though I don’t feel or act like it, I have to admit that I was looking my age. Or rather, I was looking significantly older than I was ready to admit or be comfortable with.
“Stress, chronic pain, sedentary lifestyle, fibromyalgia, and congestive heart failure were all chiming in via the lines on my face and the flab around my middle. I didn’t have a muffin top… I had a whole bakery.
“In the twenty years since my back injury, my weight ballooned. My stamina tanked. My skin sagged. My toes vanished, obscured by a Buddha belly. My formerly all-auburn hair had turned half mouse-brown, half gray.
“I decided to do something about it.
- I quit smoking, on Halloween 2011.
- I left my hair in a natural half gray, half mouse state. Heck, I earned these silver stripes!
- I quit agonizing over every little decision.
- And, in January 2015, I bought a Garmin vivofit, and decided to not go on a diet.
“So far, things were definitely looking up…
“… and then I got cancer. Woohoo!”
Little Bit More Bio
Although not a direct descendant of Dorothy Parker, she’s been known to claim a chair at whatever substitutes for the Algonquin Club these days.
Casey also writes at Garden Lass, and owns the other 26 Lass Group sites, as well as the now-dormant Mizz Snarkity Snark, written more for her own amusement than anyone else’s. She is known to
lurk around frequent long comment threads and Facebook feeds, grammar correction tools in hand, to no avail.
Casey lives in Southern California with her wonderful husband Erik and their fur-daughter Annie ‘Godzilla’ Wingnut, who is attending Cerro Coso Community College on a full scholarship with a major in Reiki and a minor in ribbon origami.