Walking is king: Step It Up!
Bathing suit, I hate you. I mean, my hate for you is quasi-terminal. You’re cute and flowered and have a ruffle – and, somehow, you’re a size 16 (a far cry from you of yesteryear who was a 26/28) – but I still want to take a pair of scissors to you. Tonight, you reminded… Read More Bathing Suit
“Hubba hubba”- I promise you, this is what a drunken man said to me recently just off Venice Boulevard as I walked home from the post office. I didn’t even know people still said things like that outside of Happy Days reruns. Do I think he’s saying things like that *only* to me? No. Do… Read More Age Before Beauty
Well, here it is. At least, the biggest “reveal” thus far. I’ve been overweight my entire life and lost weight before, but all of this is different. For the last year and a half, I have been working toward a different outcome. This time, I feel differently. This time, it feels like, “I” am different.… Read More Revealing
Things I Can (easily) Do – Now: Slide between cars or in/out of some small space (much more 2D as opposed to 3D now) Fit in an airplane seat without a seat belt extender – and be able to actually fold the table down to use/eat on Walk 2-3 miles without even thinking about how… Read More Can and Can’t Do
Note: this post was inspired by a Facebook comment by one of my best friends in life about the fat shaming her child/ren have been forced to deal with at the hands of other kids. Kids aren’t simply cruel. They’re the very best and very worst of whatever any human could ever be. No, this… Read More Fat Shaming
I am amazingly imperfect: My thumbs are miniature I have a vampire tooth (just one) My face is crooked My body is crooked (right side = larger) I have my dad’s temper I am obese (still) by society’s standards There are disturbing, crazy hairs (whiskers) that only appear on one side of my face (tweezers =… Read More Perfection
This article about plastic surgery in Brazil surfaced on my Facebook feed (I ❤ NPR): http://apps.npr.org/lookatthis/posts/plastic/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=2036 Reading it, I felt immediately enraged. Being from Miami, no one has to tell me the price women (and even girls) are willing to pay to “perfect” themselves. Miami is a plastic surgery Mecca. Years ago, a student of… Read More The Price of Plastic