Weight Loss Category

In many tv shows and films, the voiceovers lend zero added value

I’m still watching, and loving, Gossip Girl, but I’m also really put off by the voiceovers by the mysterious “Gossip Girl”. Perhaps there are one or two situations in which the GG voiceovers say something revelatory or interesting, but in general they’re incredibly obvious. For instance, the show will cut to a picture of some girl […]

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Knee problems

For twenty-seven years, I didn’t do a lick of exercise. Then, about nine months ago, I started lifting weights on occasion. It was good, I suppose. I got a little bit swole. But my body was having none of it. Almost immediately, I started having knee trouble. I thought that maybe my knees would be […]

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There are two blog posts that I want to do my best to avoid, so I’m going to post about plastic surgery

I’m a longtime reader of blogs, and there are two surefire signs that a blog is done. The first is when the writer is constantly posting about how they’re sorry it’s been so long since they’ve posted. Notice, it’s not actually a problem to take a gap of weeks or even months between posts. What’s […]

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One of many secret weight-less fantasies

Okay, gonna begin here with a trigger warning for people who’re triggered by weight loss and diet and stuff. You all should not read any further.     Anyways, via Ampersand I found the following question posted to “Dear Polly.” It’s about a woman who wasn’t attracted a man because he was overweight, but then […]

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The real reason that we go to restaurants…

Had a realization recently while eating tortilla chips at a restaurant. They were unbelievably delicious. But halfway through the bowl, I realized that they were basically just a salt delivery system. All the time, I go to a restaurant and order something and it is delicious and then I wonder, “Why does home-cooked food never […]

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Even after losing a great deal of weight, it’s very difficult for me to actually _see_ the differences in my body

I have lost a lot of weight. As a result, I look very different from how I used to look. However, I don’t really perceive much, if any, of this difference. When I look in the mirror, I still see the same person as always. And I don’t mean that in some mystical way wherein […]

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After losing 106 pounds, I am finally (for the first time in my life) at a “healthy” weight

Fair warning: you shouldn’t read this post if you find discussions of dieting and weight loss to be upsetting. In fact, I know that plenty of my friends and my readers do have issues in that vein, so I considered not writing this post at all. However, given that I have dedicated a substantial amount of […]

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