weight loss

Please Don’t Compliment My Weight Loss

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I’m not exactly sure how to take this. Is being thin a consolation prize for being sick?

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Take The Cake: Why It’s Important to Preach To The Choir

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It takes a lot of ongoing effort, labor, and love to fight for justice and to question the culture. People in the “choir” opt out of fitting in or playing nice. We dedicate a lot of time to being conscientious citizens.

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We All Know What WW Stands For: Why The Weight Watchers Rebrand Is BS

If WW really wants to do something to increase health and wellness, they should just shut it down.

Weight Watchers announced on Monday that they are changing their name to WW to reflect their focus on wellness and health. This is BS.

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Take The Cake: 3 Tips For Normalizing How Your Fat Body Moves, Looks & Feels

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Bodies of all sizes do amazing stuff all the time. Don't let fatphobia hijack your body's right to exist in all its vast complexity.

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Take The Cake: Is Diet Recovery Harder For Codependents?

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The wound of codependency leaves a haunting question in its wake: Do I actually matter? Diet culture’s answer to fat people is: no.

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What Exactly IS The "Snake-Diet?" (And 7 Ways It's Harmful)

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The “Snake-Diet” is just another fad diet that claims to cure you of your fat — but it’s also different, it’s dangerous. I'm going to tell you why.

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I'm Happy In My Fat Body, But I Miss Being Thin

I remember what it was like to be thin.

You do not have to hate your body — but you don’t have to love it either. While I'm happy with my fat body, I miss being thin.

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I'm A Fat Camp Survivor ​

Fat camp would be a piece of cake — that I wouldn’t be allowed to eat.

I’m a survivor — of fat camp. How terrible could a weight-loss camp be? Well, it was bad enough that I’m still dealing with its after-effects decades later.

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Take the Cake: How To Kill The Dream Of Being Thin

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It took me a long time to bury the dream of being thin. For some people it doesn’t take much to let go, and for others it’s a slow series of awakenings.

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Take The Cake: (Re)Discovering My Love Of Food After Dieting

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Hi, my name is Virgie and I’m a fat girl who loves food. During my years of restricting I thought about food more than I thought about most things.

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