Fat. I am going to use that word repeatedly in this post and other similar words. I know the word cuts some people like a knife. I used to be like that. I didn’t want to ever hear this word, let alone spend time thinking about it or possibly even applying it to myself, even… Continue reading Making Peace with the “F” Word
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”
I think the weight loss, weight gain, yo-yo dieting cycle is kind of like that movie, Groundhog Day (1993), except that instead of 1 day repeating, years repeat. And you don’t really know it’s happening. Or if you do know, you don’t understand why. Plot summary, from IMDB: “A weather man is reluctantly sent to… Continue reading The Same But Different
There is a Facebook page called “Curvy Girls are Better than Skinny Girls”. Several of my friends and acquaintances “like” this page. Even though I consider myself “curvy” I do not like the page. Here’s why. I know people think they are just celebrating themselves when they follow this page, but celebrating yourself does not… Continue reading Curvy Girls are NOT Better than Skinny Girls
Today is April 30 and that means it’s the last day of the No Weigh In April challenge. The last time I stepped on the scale it was March 31 and I weighed 169 pounds. Tomorrow I plan to weigh myself. I decided it was important to write this post before I then so I… Continue reading After 30 Days Scale-Free…
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
The human body is an amazing and perplexing thing. It can be made to do many things that at first thought may seem impossible from acrobatics and athletic achievements to surviving seemingly deadly accidents and recovering from supposedly lethal diseases. But there are some things it cannot do. The body needs certain inputs to survive. … Continue reading Just Stop Breathing.