Categories
Sex

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 […]

Categories
Sports

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.

Categories
Perspectives

Five New Year’s Resolutions Fit for This Fatty

This New Year I resolve to tell the diet industry to kiss my fat ass.

Categories
Bodies

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.

Categories
Bodies

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.

Categories
Bodies

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 […]

Categories
Bodies

The Cure or… Dr. Seuss meets Size Acceptance

Gather around! It’s story-time.

Categories
Bodies

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

*Shakes magic eight ball.* “All signs point to no.” 

Categories
Bodies

Dr. Deah’s Guilt-Free Diet (Not THAT Kind of Diet)

Yes, you read that correctly. I am promoting a restrictive diet and I am inviting you to join me in my Guilt Loss Program. One of the comments I hear frequently in my work is some version of:

Categories
Sex

The Swaths In Between: Sex, Weight Loss, And Reclaiming Your Terrain

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).

Categories
Persephone Birthday

Best of P-Mag: What I Gained When I Lost Weight, And What I Lost

One of my favorite things about Persephone is our dedication to body acceptance and Health at Every Size. I personally have benefited a great deal from these discussions, and I know I’m not the only one. There are a number of wonderful articles I could have chosen, but this one seemed to sum them all […]

Categories
Bodies

In Case You Missed It: My Top Ten Takeaways From the HAES® Master Class

Last week, fifteen amazing speakers joined me for the Health At Every Size® (HAES®) Master Class.

Categories
Life

Dr. Susan vs. Dr. Laura: Help, I am fat!

Okay, biiiig trigger warning for fat shaming, because I know you all might expect Dr. Laura to be not-an-asshole, but you’re wrong! This is one of her calls of the day, from her website.

Categories
Crossposts

Power Tripping

I recently wrote about American’s wait problem and the tendency many people have to put their lives on hold until they achieve what is frequently an unattainable goal of thinness, a magical number on the scale, or a specific jeans size. And lest I made it sound too easy, I know all too well that […]

Categories
Bodies

What I Gained When I Lost Weight, And What I Lost

I saw the ad, coincidentally, when I was on the elliptical machine at the gym. “What will you gain when you lose weight?” the commercial wanted to know. Jubilant women of all shapes and sizes were proclaiming that with just a little bit of movement on the scale, they would earn “confidence!” “pizzazz!” “self-belief!” Conviction, […]