I used to have a page on my blog that listed my weight at various times. I have since taken it down because I have changed my mind about the importance of the number on the scale. Instead, I present to you…
Posts about not dieting:
The Same But Different I know there’s nothing I can do to convince everyone that my lifestyle is “healthy enough” and my body is still not as small as “they” say it should be. But I don’t need to convince anyone. I know and trust myself.
Before and After and… I think these pictures will mean a lot to me when I am older and wiser. Even now, I like looking at them. No, they do not tell the whole story and they don’t tell a story everyone experiences. But they do tell a big part of my story. This is my personal truth.
Life After Numbers I don’t eat the way I do or exercise to keep my weight at a certain number. I do those things because they are part of my life. I like to do them. They benefit me. They keep me healthy and physically fit. Whether I weigh more or less, this will not change.
Book: Health at Every Size by Linda Bacon It may seem odd for someone whose claim to fame was losing over 100 pounds to be espousing these ideas, but I found my lifestyle journey did not end when I finished losing weight. I didn’t want to fall into the trap I saw so many other successful weight-losers falling into, the trap of a miserable relationship with food and weight.
Changes you Cannot See As time passes, I become more and more aware of the other changes that have taken place, the ones nobody can see. These changes are so much more meaningful and profound than my smaller size that I begin to find myself resenting the obsessive focus everyone has on weight. Whether it’s my weight or their weight or some celebrity’s weight, weight is very interesting to everyone. I get it.
Weight and Weight Loss, I’m Over It I don’t weigh myself anymore. It’s been about a month since I did. This may come to a surprise to people who have been following me and know I used to be a daily weigher.