Tag Archives: Guilt

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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Holidays and Family

So I survived Thanksgiving with my family, and am actually feeling quite good about the time spent and experience I had, although I was admittedly only with family for just under 24 hours, when usually I stay at least two … 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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YOU don’t want to pay for the health of a “morbidly obese” person? and how to talk about being fat

I was discussing national health care with my cousin, and both of us were pretty much saying that we don’t know enough about how these things (the economy, government, etc.) work to be able to say what the best type … 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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