Category Archive: Weight Management

Jun 28 2010

Some Evolving Thoughts About Weight and Sex

Please note: This piece discusses my personal sexuality in a fair amount of detail. Family members and others who don’t want to read about that, you probably don’t want to read this. This piece was originally published on the Blowfish Blog. I want to start by saying this: I am just talking about myself here, …

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Mar 17 2010

Some Evolving Thoughts About Weight and Sex

I swear: This is the last I’ll be writing on this topic for a while. But I promised that I’d write a piece about the effects of weight loss on my sexuality… so here it is.) I want to start by saying this: I am just talking about myself here, and what’s true for me. …

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Mar 10 2010

The Fat-Positive Feminist Skeptical Diet, Part 3: The Actual Diet

(This is Part 3 of a three-part series. You don’t have to read Part 1 or Part 2 to get this, but it doesn’t hurt.) So how, exactly, have I been going about losing weight? In the last 10 months, I’ve lost 50 pounds. And in the last couple of days, I’ve been writing about …

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Mar 09 2010

Weight Loss and Strange Emotional Stuff: The Fat-Positive Feminist Skeptical Diet, Part 2

(This is Part 2 of a three-part series. You don’t have to read Part 1 to get this, but it helps.) When I first announced that I was losing weight, I got a series of comments and private emails from people in the fat positive movement, either chiding me for betraying the fat positive vision, …

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Mar 08 2010

The Fat-Positive Feminist Skeptical Diet: An Update

I promised I wouldn’t turn this into a diet blog, and I meant it. The thought of turning my beautiful atheist sex blog into a tedious daily update on what I’m eating and how much I weigh fills me with existential horror. It’s not going to happen. But when I wrote my series a few …

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Aug 11 2009

An Open Letter to the Fat-Positive Movement

Dear Fat-Positive Movement: Here is a fat-positive manifesto I could live with. We need to make major changes in how our society views weight, fatness, and fat people. Our society has an excessively narrow definition of what constitutes an acceptable body type, and it’s a definition that is unattainable for the overwhelming majority of people. …

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Jul 29 2009

The Fat-Positive Skeptic (Part 2 of 2)

So how do you be a fat-positive skeptic? Yesterday, I wrote about being a fat-positive feminist who’s losing weight. Today, I’m finishing up with a look at one of the trickiest and most loaded balancing acts in this struggle: being both fat-positive and a skeptic. See, here’s the thing. As you may or may not …

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Jul 28 2009

The Fat-Positive Diet

How do you be a fat-positive feminist who’s losing weight? Don’t worry. This isn’t going to turn into a diet blog. I’d rather hit myself on the hand with hammers. But this thing has been happening with me: it’s kind of a big effing deal for me, and I think it may be of interest …

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