Monthly Archives: May 2011

A Letter

The following is a draft of a theoretical “coming out as fat” letter I might send to people who know me. “Hi Family and Friends! I’m fat!  In case you haven’t seen me in a while and are still picturing … Continue reading

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The Doctor

**Trigger Warning for discussion of weight losses and gains and bmi, binge eating disorder, and gynecological examinations** I went to the gynecologist today for the first time in two years (I’d been busy and just kind of lost track of … Continue reading

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Ellyn Satter’s relevance for me

“The feeding relationship is characteristic of the overall parent-child relationship.  Distortions that show up in feeding are likely to appear in other aspects of the interactions.” (Ellyn Satter, “The Feeding Relationship”) Today it occurred to me that I might understand … Continue reading

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Family stuff

An honest talk about my (not so positive) Mother’s Day reflections: I’m not a mom and I don’t live near my family, so I didn’t spend Mother’s Day with them or anyone else.  I did call my mother, who turned … Continue reading

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