You’re still you

I wrote a post recently about how different life is before and after a six-month reset. But some things stay with you. I’m still me. You’ll still be you. I don’t view them as weaknesses per se, because I don’t like that connotation, but I can see in retrospect how some of my innate qualities…

It’s a beautiful day to start a journey

It’s June. The sixth month. The halfway point. How’s the year going? Good? Okay? Off the rails? It’s the perfect time to check in with yourself about food and body issues — what’s working for you, what isn’t, what deserves more time, and what doesn’t deserve another second. Has a well-intentioned effort to “eat healthy”…

If you’re not hungry enough to eat an apple…

…maybe you’re just in the mood for something else. Jeez. You know that old diet trope “If you’re not hungry enough to eat an apple, you’re not hungry”? I used to live by that — or tried to, anyway. But man oh man, I just never ever ever wanted an apple. And that provided me…

Numbers drive me nuts

Dieting is like a little prison built out of numbers. For people like me, counting, tracking, and measuring are not harmless ways to track your “progress.” They are sneaky little judgment weapons. Applying numerical ideals to your hunger or the size of your body is an invitation for obsession. You might as well walk outside and shout at…

On loving yourself through other people’s eyes

Yes, there’s a lot of dumb body-shaming bullshit in this world. You better believe I am ALL. OVER. THAT. But sometimes I see a little light that reminds me that body love, actually, is all around us. Hey-o! Lately, that light came from this beautiful essay by Ashley Ford about a woman finding her way…

I don’t slip up

I eat beyond fullness sometimes, sure. But “slipping up”? Nah. That’s the guilt-trip language of diet culture, trying to pull me back into its orbit. Slipping up goes hand in hand with getting back on track, and I already know how this story goes for me — restrict, binge, restrict, binge, forever and forever amen. A slip-up…