Lots and Lots and Lots of Thoughts: Weight Loss and Weight Gain

The other day I was talking with a sales rep and asked her if she had a dress in my regular size. She paused and said, “Are you sure you wouldn’t like to size up? You might be more comfortable.” (Note: not a hint of sarcasm or fat shaming in her voice, just a recommendation)…

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Lots and Lots and Lots of Thoughts: Weight Neutral Language

WEIGHT NEUTRAL LANGUAGE: Pregnancy edition. When I was pregnant with the twins, my body became the focus of every single conversation. It became increasingly apparent (your mom’s a parent) to me that I was gaining weight faster than most of my friends did when they were pregnant. Not only was I aware of this… but…

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Lots and Lots and Lots of Thoughts: Diet Culture and Body Neutrality

I’ve got some more real talk for you today: Most of the time I am body neutral. This means that I go throughout my day without really thinking about my body too much. I don’t obsess about how I look, I don’t obsess about food, I don’t have to actively try to love my body……

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Lots and Lots and Lots of Thoughts: Diet Culture… I’m Fat

I’m fat. It’s a fact. This isn’t me being degrading towards myself. This isn’t me hoping you will comment below and say, “You’re not fat… you’re beautiful!” Let me tell you why. “You’re not fat… you’re beautiful!” is a fat-phobic message that says fat = ugly between the lines. Being fat is a fact. I…

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