Tagged with Weight

The Same But Different

I think the weight loss, weight gain, yo-yo dieting cycle is kind of like that movie, Groundhog Day (1993), except that instead of 1 day repeating, years repeat.  And you don’t really know it’s happening.  Or if you do know, you don’t understand why. Plot summary, from IMDB: “A weather man is reluctantly sent to … Continue reading

The Media Diet

I’ve been a larger person for the great majority of my life.  I’ve never experienced being someone who has teeny little invisible-to-others flaws they pick apart in the mirror.  In fact, for most of my adult life I thought it would just be fantastic to wear a size 14 so I could shop somewhere that … Continue reading

Life After Numbers

It’s no secret I have changed my mind about some things.  I have moved away from numbers and data and onto a more holistic, experience-based approach.  If you read the posts I’ve written over the last few months, you know all about it.  If not, any of these posts will give you an idea of … Continue reading

Book: Health at Every Size by Linda Bacon

Before I review the book, let me tell you what “Health at Every Size” means to me in the context of my own lifestyle journey.  I think this phrase, “Health at Every Size” (HAES) can bring up some very conflicting feelings for people.  Some people hear this and think it’s an “excuse to be fat,” … Continue reading

Health and Weight

People like easy answers.  We prefer things to be black or white, right or wrong, and good or bad.  It either is or it isn’t.  We also like to extrapolate that because we had a certain experience, others must have had the same experience.  When someone has a contradictory experience, sometimes we find it threatening … Continue reading

Changes You Cannot See

I have a before and after picture.  I have quite a few of them, actually.  You can see them here if you have not already.  Pretty cool, eh?  Many people have told me I look like a completely different person.  They tell me I look younger.  I am unrecognizable.  100 pounds is a lot of … Continue reading

Health is not a Size

Let’s start with the basics.  What is “health”?  I rather like the World Health Organization’s definition: Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. In other words, health is a complicated concept.  It is a balance of many things.  Health cannot be reduced … Continue reading