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Sagging Towards My Last F***able Day: On Aging and Invisibility

Sagging Towards My Last F***able Day: On Aging and Invisibility

My birthday is coming up really soon. It means a lovely dinner with my family. Probably a separate lovely dinner with a dear friend. And as I anticipate blowing out the candles on my birthday cake, I will be reminded that I am sagging towards obscurity. Truthfully,...
Yeah, but I Lost Weight

Yeah, but I Lost Weight

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series When Weight Loss Is Celebrated, Even for the Wrong ReasonsWhen Weight Loss Is Celebrated, Even for the Wrong Reasons As I waited to check out at the grocery store, a conversation popped up between the cashier and the customers...
When You Break up with Your Diet

When You Break up with Your Diet

A letter for when it’s time to walk away. Dear Diet, I know this is not the most personal way to do this, but it’s hard for me to face you without getting sucked back in to your insanity. You have been such an important part of my life that I am not entirely...
If It Looks Like a Duck, and Waddles Like a Duck…

If It Looks Like a Duck, and Waddles Like a Duck…

Wander around the weight loss section of your local bookstore. Here are some samples from a recent visit: Eat lots of carbohydrates, but no fat. Sugar is the problem. Eat low carbohydrates, but lots of protein and fat. Coconut oil is the secret. Dairy is the problem....
The Façade of Perfectionism

The Façade of Perfectionism

In how many job interviews have you offered, “I’m a perfectionist?” It’s a common answer to the dreaded interview question, “What’s your greatest weakness?” I’m sure I’ve said it, because a long time ago, I read somewhere that that would be an appropriate answer....