A few weeks ago, the Arnold Classic took place. My boyfriend tuned in online and watched most of the events, as he usually does. This is how I came to see the bikini competition. Until recently, my experience with the world of bodybuilding has been limited. I had seen bodybuilding competitions on ESPN years ago. … Continue reading Breast Implants, Bikini Competitions, and Female Empowerment
I was just looking at my weight history and I realized that I have maintained my weight under 170 lb for exactly one year. That’s one whole year without a significant re-gain. I dipped down to 161 at one point and bounced back up to 174 at another, but for the most part, I have… Continue reading When is Enough Enough?
It is virtually impossible to have a public discussion about weight or weight loss without somebody making a statement like “No more excuses. Fat people are lazy and unmotivated, all they need to do is get off their fat lazy asses.” Many of the people who say things like this were once heavy themselves and… Continue reading The Weight of Judgment
VH1 has yet another new offering in the reality weight loss genre. Like its contemporaries, Bridal Bootcamp is a nonstop barrage of sweat, yelling, crying and the ever present, drawn out, and emotional “weigh in” segment. This is where the contestants step on a scale and are judged on their progress by the number that… Continue reading Bridal Bootcamp: Even Worse than The Biggest Loser
My current weight is 189 pounds. Some people reading this probably think I’m still pretty fat. There’s a huge misconception out there that any woman who weighs more than 120 pounds is a big fat fattie. I’m no waif. But I’m not fat either. I’m healthy. Would you consider Marylin Monroe fat? I look thinner… Continue reading Numerical Stereotypes: Is a 189 Pound Woman Fat?
I really do not like the bony look. I almost wrote “I really do not get the bony look” but I think I do get it. The fatter we get as a society the more we worship thinness. Our imagery features thinner and thinner women, as our reality features bigger and bigger ones. If we… Continue reading Stick Thin is In
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