Thursday, January 28, 2021

Weighing In: The Yay! Scale

Weighing ourselves.  It’s an activity fraught with anxiety for many (most?) women.  That’s understandable as we’ve been raised to measure our worth by what we weigh.  So when we get on the scale,  if it doesn’t tell us what we want, whatever mood we were in is destined to head downhill. Knowing our weight can […]

If I Don’t Like Me, Can I Take Care of Me?

Originally posted October, 2009 when Marsha Hudnall, RD, MS first joined the WeAreTheRealDeal site. Marsha has taught hundreds of women how to live the HAES (Health At Any Size) lifestyle through her decades of work at Green Mountain at Fox Run, a women’s retreat where she serves as owner and director. Read Marsha’s blog at […]

Just Sit Back and Allow the Universe to Hold You Awhile

December 9, 2011 by  
Filed under Healthy Coping, Yoga

Borrowed from Robyn Hussa’s Recovery Yoga blog. I recently met Jodi Rubin at an outing for eating disorders clinicians in New York City.  Aside from being a clinician, Jodi creates the curricululm for eating disorders programming at NYU’s Silver School of Social work and is a frequent lecturer.  Below is a guest blog post – something […]

Pregnancy and Satisfied Eating

December 17, 2009 by  
Filed under Pregnancy

When I first found out I was pregnant, I stood in the bathroom, braced myself on the wall, and took a few deep breaths.  This was a planned pregnancy, but that didn’t make the moment any less of a surprise somehow.  I walked out to tell my husband and my hand was shaking so much […]

Musings of an “obese” doctor

November 20, 2009 by  
Filed under Fat Acceptance

Our guest post today is from Dr. Rebekah Adams who sent in this piece with the following comment; I just wish I had a big bottle of self-love I could prescribe for my patients and my bet would be their weight issues would suddenly start to resolve themselves. I believe the fat acceptance activists here will […]

When Being Fat Doesn’t Count As Fat

November 11, 2009 by  
Filed under Fat Acceptance, HAES

This guest post is from a hip and trendy young blogger named Candice from Bookish Penguin. Candice and I have been chatting via email for a while now, and I am really impressed with her writing.  Plus, she is just one creative kid with a super cool logo (she’s 20-something, I’m 40 so I can say that 😉 This is […]

Newsflash! “Obese” Means “Fat”

October 30, 2009 by  
Filed under Fat Acceptance

I didn’t realize until last night how uneven-handed some size acceptance advocates are about stripping fat vocabulary of its unflattering undertones.

Last night, I broadcast two posts through an e-mail service called Help A Reporter Out (“HARO”), seeking interview subjects for articles I’m writing related to fatness and fitness. In both posts, I used the word “obese”.

And I caught shit for it.

Fat is NOT a Dirty Word but Maybe it’s the Wrong One?

August 10, 2009 by  
Filed under Fat Acceptance

I wrote this over a year and a half ago before meeting Kate (Shapely Prose) and being a part of We Are The Real Deal. A few people sent me a link from the NY Times entitled In the Fatosphere, Big Is In, or at Least Accepted and wanted to know what I thought. Why […]

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