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
The September issue of Glamour magazine has a story about Jess Weiner, prominent body acceptance proponent and author of Life Doesn’t Begin 5 Pounds From Now, and her realization that her weight was negatively impacting her health. I gave a speech I’d given before, telling the audience that it was important for every woman of… Continue reading Does Body Acceptance Lead to Obesity?
If you said “curves,” you’re on the same page as quite a few advertisers and body activists these days. But what exactly makes a woman “real?” As far as I know, we are not living in some Matrix-Inception-esque world of illusions and fake people. Therefore, it stands to reason that all women are “real women.”… Continue reading Real Women Have…
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
One year ago today, I started this blog. (Happy Birthday, Blog!) One of my first posts summed up my prior weight struggles: I lost 100+ pounds and gained it all back Here I am, exactly one year later and I have undone the damage that I previously did and undid and did again. So today… Continue reading I lost 100+ pounds, gained it all back, lost it again, and I will never gain it back.
As 2010 comes to an end, I find myself thinking about changes I’ve made in my life in the last two years. Lost 114 pounds, went from size 22/24 to size 10. Quit smoking cigarettes Cut way back on drinking Made exercise a priority and a habit Went back to being vegetarian Stopped eating out… Continue reading Proof Positive, People Can Change