The Weight of Losing You

Q. I’ve lost a lot of weight in the past year. I mean, basically the net weight of a couple of pre-schoolers. I’ve got a little ways to go to get to my goal (which is whatever weight I land on while I train for a couple of half marathons). As I am impressed with my ability to essentially leap tall buildings in a single bound, I am utterly miserable with how I look without my clothes on. Read More The Weight of Losing You

My Top 5 Fitness Sites

A large part of the impetus behind my recent foray into strength training is the great information and inspiration I found online, so I’m returning the favour. Here are my favourite fitness sites.

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Body Positive (Comic)

Regardless of the intricacies of the body positive movement, what it comes down to is respect. Respect for ourselves, yes. That’s the first hurdle, and arguable the hardest. But we can’t just stop there, we need to go even further into something that completely demolishes everything we’re taught by the media. Read More Body Positive (Comic)

Dear Michelle, It’s Me Again!

Just over two years ago, I wrote a piece about Michelle Obama’s “”Let’s Move”” Campaign. It challenged the First Lady’s use of the “obesity crisis,” fat shaming, and fat phobia as motivators to get kid’s moving in healthy ways and eating healthier diets. Read More Dear Michelle, It’s Me Again!

Score!!

Twenty Years. TWENTY Years. Two Decades. A Score. An infamous date in the life of Sgt. Pepper and his band. The amount of time I lived before College Graduation. (Your math is fine, I graduated early.) The amount of time my son has been alive. For those of us who are parents, we tend to find ambiguity in the time/space continuum. For most of us over 30, whether we have children or not, we have glimmers of the same paradox”¦does 20 years feel like a long time or just a blip? Or both at the same time? Read More Score!!

Editorial Masterbitch Theater: Is It Possible to Speak Rationally About Fat?

*Shakes magic eight ball.* “All signs point to no.”  Read More Editorial Masterbitch Theater: Is It Possible to Speak Rationally About Fat?