The idea of a following a particular diet always seemed stupid to me so I didn’t try them. This isn’t to say I’ve never been on diets. I have. But I always just did that practical plan that every Diet Skeptic knows, and that’s to eat less and move more. I’ve done that with and without calorie counting.… Continue reading Losing My Dietary Skepticism
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?
There was a distinct moment in 2012 when everything changed for me. It happened the day after I fell and hit my head and got a concussion. I was sitting around feeling weird (concussions will do that to you) and it suddenly occurred to me that I spent an inordinate amount of time thinking about… Continue reading What I Did in 2013 Instead of Obsessing Over My Weight
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
I am going to be publishing a series of posts written by people I have met who have a variety of experiences with their weight and weight loss. If you listen to the narrative of the diet industry, weight loss stories are simple: lose weight, live happily ever after. the end. However, this is rarely… Continue reading This is Not Your Typical Weight Loss Story – Part 1, Leah
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…