Category Archive: Weight Management

Sep 16 2011

I have my archives!

I have my archives from my old blog! They’re here! With comments and everything! They’re even in the right categories! Images and videos didn’t make it over, and there are a handful of posts that didn’t make it and that I’ll have to put in by hand. (For some reason, it didn’t like my posts …

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Jan 31 2011

Why Is It Hard To Lose Weight?

Most fat people who try to lose weight aren’t successful. Does it make more sense to blame fat people for lacking self- control… or to change public policy about food and health? “Fat people are just lazy. The only reason they’re fat is that they have no self-control, no willpower. If they want to lose …

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Jan 25 2011

Why Is It So Hard To Lose Weight?

Most fat people who try to lose weight aren’t successful. Does it make more sense to blame fat people for lacking self- control… or to change public policy about food and health? You’ve almost certainly heard the chorus of offensive myths and falsehoods about overweight people. Every time I write about weight management and food …

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Jan 17 2011

How This Weight-Loss Skeptic Lost 60 Pounds and Kept it Off

AlterNet has just published a revised, updated version of my “here’s how I’m doing it” piece on weight management, “The Fat-Positive Feminist Skeptical Diet,” which they’ve re-titled How This Weight-Loss Skeptic Lost 60 Pounds and Kept it Off. Here’s how it begins: How, exactly, do you lose weight while maintaining progressive ideals about body image? …

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Dec 21 2010

New Browsing Category: Weight Management

Hi, all. I’m back from my trip, and will be ready to start blogging again soon. In the meantime, I’ve made a slight change to my blog that I wanted to let you know about. As regular readers know, I’ve been doing a lot of blogging lately about weight management. For a while, I was …

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Dec 15 2010

Caught Between Fat and Thin: When a Fat Acceptance Advocate Takes Off the Pounds

This piece was originally published on AlterNet. I’m always going to be a fat woman. Don’t get me wrong. At five foot three and 135 pounds, I am not, by any useful definition of the word, fat. But I have been fat. I was fat for many, many years. And for years, I was an …

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Dec 08 2010

Caught Between Fat and Thin: The Pounds Come Off, But the Label Stays

I’m always going to be a fat woman. Don’t get me wrong. At five foot three and 135 pounds, I am not, by any useful definition of the word, fat. But I have been fat. I was fat for many, many years. And for years, I was an ardent advocate of the fat acceptance movement. …

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Nov 17 2010

The Fat Positive Feminist Skeptical Diet, Phase 2, Part 2: How Do You Know When Enough Is Enough?

This is Part 2 of a two-part post. In yesterday’s piece, I talked about the process of switching from weight loss to weight maintenance… including the strange attraction of the process of losing weight, and the challenges of letting go of that process and embracing lifelong weight management. Today, I talk about how you even …

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Nov 16 2010

The Fat Positive Feminist Skeptical Diet, Phase 2: Switching from Loss to Maintenance

I’m done. I am officially done losing weight. I’ve reached my target weight. Or, to be more accurate: I have reached the bottom of my target weight range. Or, to be even more accurate than that: I have made a final decision as to what my target weight range should even be (something I wasn’t …

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Sep 24 2010

Don’t Feed the Stars!: Celebrity Bodies and Gossip’s New Schizophrenia

“It’s sort of awful. Yesterday for lunch? Spinach… and some seeds.” “I swear by almost nothing for breakfast. Mugs of hot water!” “The other day I realized as long as I’m in this business, I’m going to be hungry.” “I hate dieting… I’m hungry all the time.” These quotes aren’t from a medical journal. They’re …

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