weight loss
Remarking on someone’s weight loss is a bad conversation starter, period.
weight watchers
My coach was always checking in, which was nice. But I couldn’t help but think in the back of my mind that we just might be numbers to her.
crystal meth
I didn’t think of it as “crystal meth.” This was just speed -- a higher-strength Dexatrim than I could buy at the store.
maria menounos
In college I was 40 pounds heavier. But it was when I was skinny that I had the most serious health crisis of my life.
weight
I never used to be a big fan of weighing myself. Now it motivates me.
weddings
I unsubscribed to The Knot's wedding planner app when it alerted me that I had not "started a fitness routine to get in shape for the wedding."
fat
All of the risks, combined with the fact that I could just end up fat again, have completely taken weight loss surgery off the table for me. And don’t think I haven’t strongly considered it before.
weight gain
the biggest loser
“The Biggest Loser” is just one of the constant commercial reminders of what our bodies are and what they’re expected to be.
fat
I feel certain that my doctor did not prescribe me Topamax for its possible weight loss side effects, but that small mention stuck with me as the hardest to process, because it comes with the most baggage.
in

Mar 13, 2014 at 3:00pm | 230 comments

weight loss
I'm not talking a handful of nuts here or there, I'm talking 6-rounds-of toast-type snacking.
healthy
I filmed myself and put the videos on YouTube in a series called “A Fat Girl Dancing.” Suddenly, one of my videos went viral and my inbox exploded.
open thread
corsets
weight loss
fat
A recent article out of the Mayo Clinic has found that obese teenagers are at “significant risk” of eating disorders, but their symptoms are likely to be ignored by doctors. WHY IS ANYONE SURPRISED?
fat
No one ever said to me, "Hey, I’m sorry I contributed to the development of a powerful self-loathing for basically all of your most formative years, which you would then have to spend the next decade unpacking!" No one ever acknowledged that this was a bad idea.
married life
I suddenly realized that the thinner my man got, the worse I felt about myself.
online dating
I recall standing at the door of the bar waiting for my date to arrive. Ten minutes passed, then twenty. An hour later, after crying to myself in the back of a cab, I came home to an email from him. “Sorry. Not for me.”
weight loss
There was something so insidious, so darkly threatening about those words: “the biggest."
diets
Wrap yourself in rubber, bring a clean change of underpants and get ready to VIBRATE!
in

Jun 13, 2013 at 1:00pm | 271 comments

dieting
I went to buy Spanx, but since they won’t allow you to try Spanx on in the dressing rooms I had to buy three different sizes to ensure I would create the maximum amount of stomach suckage.
in

Jun 7, 2013 at 3:30pm | 181 comments