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

loose skin
I wanted to show the process because, honestly, I love my stomach like this.
losing weight
When you deal with your weight loss issues, you suddenly trigger Other People’s Weight Loss Issues, which means that you suddenly have to deal with their shit as well as your own.
ihtm
Diet, Exercise and Gigolos -- 
8 different companions, 20 dates in 13 months
 98 pounds/42.5 inches/12 dress sizes lost.
ihtm contest
I knew that I hadn’t been taking care of myself, but this was the most unpleasant wake-up call of my life. I didn’t know if I could change my fate, but I vowed to try.
size
It felt like the ultimate betrayal when the 190-something pound body that I had come to love and feel beautiful in started to melt away.
in

Feb 1, 2013 at 11:00am | 76 comments

fat
FAT IS NOT MAKING YOU UNHAPPY. All our accumulated cultural crap around bodies and expectations are.
diets
My office has just launched a brand new weight loss incentive. While participation is not mandatory (thank god), its presence has made a discernible impact around the office.