Tag Archives: Exercise

Diet Culture. Also: Thin Friends

A grandmotherly figure in my life (not an actual grandmother) once said that people tend to make friends with people of the same height.  I was a teenager at the time, and super idealistic (I’m still idealistic, but perhaps more … Continue reading

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What I need yoga for right now

Yesterday I needed to starting working on a BIG PROJECT–my thesis project for grad school, in which I am attempting to relate body politics to architecture and eventually create a design.  It’s quite overwhelming, because I’m linking things that haven’t … Continue reading

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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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Changes I made (actively or naturally) following the decision not to try to lose weight ever again

– Instead of taking fat-hate-talk personally, I come home and browse the fatosphere for a sane perspective. – In fat acceptance, I have a new favorite topic to research or buy books about, a new “hobby” in fact. – I … Continue reading

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On being “in shape” and the pressure to cover my “out-of-control” body

Until encountering the fat acceptance community less than a year ago, I had never questioned the “rule” that fat or fatter people had to cover up more than thinner people.  It made sense that you would just WANT to dress … Continue reading

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Exercise as a trigger

Part of the reason it’s so hard to have a normal relationship with food when you have a history of food restriction is that food is involved both in dieting and in not-dieting.  For me, at least, exercise feels the … Continue reading

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