Letting yourself go. Imagine for a moment that there was no baggage attached to this phrase. What would the words themselves mean? Perhaps they would mean something very much like “Setting yourself free.” I used to want to be a lot of things I was not, am not, and never will be. I used to try… Continue reading In Praise of Letting Yourself Go
I’ve been thinking about this blog and my Facebook page. I think pulling back from it all was one of the wisest moves I’ve made, because real life is not happening when I’m staring at my phone, it’s happening out there, in the world. With other people. Doing things. I sometimes think about deleting this… Continue reading What Do I Want to Say Now?
Disclaimer: This post is about me and my choices. It is up to each person to make his/her own choices. If you have had or want to have plastic surgery, that’s your choice. That is not what this post is about. I have always questioned society’s expectations of what I do with my body. For… Continue reading Plastic Surgery – I’m Not Having It
An unexpected benefit of my weight loss journey is that I have rediscovered the joy of writing. Keeping this blog has been inspiring for me and I love the online interaction I get. It’s so interesting and informative to read your responses, thoughts and comments. It has helped me immensely to share myself this way… Continue reading Look, I’m Writing about Something other than my Weight!
Let’s get one thing straight: I did not set out to lose weight because I thought it would make my life better to be thinner. Being fat never held me back from living my life. I never had trouble finding a date in my twenties, despite my weight. In fact, I would say I am… Continue reading More to Life than Thin and Pretty
So much of life as a woman revolves around appearance. We live in a time where imagery surrounds us and much of this visual stimulation is focused on the nude or nearly nude female body. The bodies we see on every magazine cover and in every television commercial are idealized to the point that they… Continue reading Weight Loss as a Feminist Act