I Like a Lot of Things About Health at Every Size, But I’m Not Totally Convinced

A bunch of you lovely folks responded to my post about my weight loss struggles, some with hilarious fad-diet suggestions (holla, cabbage soup!) and some with heartfelt advice on shifting pounds. I thank you all for both. The fad diets were super funny, and the advice was genuine and thoughtful. Several people sent me links …

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The Scale and I Might Be Breaking up

So, in order for this whole experiment thing to work, I might have to stop weighing myself, at least for the month. I originally thought I'd be fine with my usual routine, which is weighing myself first thing every morning, after I take a pee, so as to be as light as humanly possible. But …

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This is an Experiment: A Better Body (Image) in 30 Days

I have decided to spend one month not saying anything negative about my body. No comments on my weight, no discussion of ankles or thighs or things that are too dimply or not dimply enough. (Which would be what? My cheeks? They're plenty dimply. But you see what I mean.) No more discussing parts of …

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It’s Not That Nobody Likes a Fat Girl. It’s That No One Believes Her.

I have a doctor's appointment today. Few people look forward to doctor's appointments, but those of us with ye olde hypothyroidism practically look backward, we hate it so much. My doctor, who is very nice and will at least prescribe something other than Synthroid for thyroid problems, is gradually driving me crazy through no fault …

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