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?
This is the second in a series of posts I am publishing that have been written by friends at my request. If you listen to the narrative of the media and diet industry, weight loss is simple: lose weight, live happily ever after, the end. However, this is rarely the something that actually happens. My… Continue reading This is Not Your Typical Weight Loss Story – Part 2, “Susan”
Since shifting my focus away from weight, I’ve been contemplating the multitude of “Before and After” pictures I have shared and what to do going forward. I have very mixed feelings about those pictures, to be honest. On one hand, I want to take them all down. This isn’t about what I look like, it’s… Continue reading Before and After and…
I’ve been a larger person for the great majority of my life. I’ve never experienced being someone who has teeny little invisible-to-others flaws they pick apart in the mirror. In fact, for most of my adult life I thought it would just be fantastic to wear a size 14 so I could shop somewhere that… Continue reading The Media Diet
How can we, as a society, help reduce the incidence of eating disorders and help people suffering from them when we, as a society condone eating disordered behavior and body-dissatisfaction at every turn? How can we teach young women, and increasingly men, that they should love their bodies and respect their health when the messaging… Continue reading How Can We?
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
If you follow this blog, you are probably aware that I use the scale as a tool by which I keep track of my progress and check in with myself daily to make sure the weight isn’t creeping back on. I think I have a pretty good grip on what those numbers mean and what… Continue reading April Challenge: No Weigh In