Ann Hagman Cardinal is a freelance writer as well as the Director of Alumni Affairs for Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her first novel, Sister Chicas--co-authored with two other Latina writers—was released in 2006 by NAL/Penguin Books. Her column, Café Con Lupe, has appeared in several publications and she is a regular contributer to La Bloga. Ann lives in Northern Vermont with her husband Doug and son Carlos.
Ann Hagman Cardinal reflects on specific things about being obese that she is happy to be rid of.
Ann Cardinal thought she could get away without counting calories. She had to think again.
Ann Hagman Cardinal muses about and strategizes on the horror of the calorie-laden holidays.
Ann Hagman Cardinal reflects on the perils of photo avoidance for the weight-challenged.
Ann Hagman Cardinal examines the frustration and total suckage of weight loss plateaus.
A surprising Facebook message prompts Ann Hagman Cardinal to reflect on the often challenging journeys mothers take with their children.
Attending my first female bodybuilding competition, I'm dazzled by the smell of spray tan and the sheen of Lucite heels.
Ann Hagman Cardinal talks about facing the grief that she hid under 100 pounds of fat and how she got out from under.
Smart ways to cope with the trials and tribulations of eating healthy away from home.
Ann Hagman Cardinal reflects on the changes in the mirror since her weight loss.