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Kinds of Progress

Sunday, January 13, 2013      0 comments

In my dieting days, I used to measure progress by how many calories I ate, measurements, weight, and various other numbers. I measured all food down to the last tenth of a gram, and obsessed over whether to add onion slices to my evening salad. ... Read more

Finding my Set Point

Sunday, January 06, 2013      0 comments

In my first post, I talked a bit about HAES, which stands for Health at Every Size. This is basically my philosophy when it comes to my physical health, and by extension my mental health as it relates to my body. HAES means that no matter w... Read more

Exercise & Mental Health

Sunday, January 06, 2013      3 comments

Thanks to a severe leg injury that took a very long time to fully heal (and still gives me a lot of pain), my physical fitness is not only in the toilet, it's down the drain, past the treatment plant, and out to sea. It's been nearly three years... Read more

The Rules of the Game

Sunday, January 06, 2013      2 comments

I'm still in the process of figuring out how this is going to work for me. Here's what I've decided so far. * The nutrition tracker is counting calories, but I am not. It doesn't matter if I'm over or under my calories for the day, as long ... Read more

HAES, Calories, and Me

Sunday, January 06, 2013      2 comments

I discovered SparkPeople several years ago, when I was in a dieting phase. I spent several months exercising and calorie-counting ferociously, and lost some weight. I'm not one of the very few (less than 5%) for whom dieting is a permanent solut... Read more

Why I'm Here

Sunday, January 06, 2013      5 comments

I am a fat woman, and a fat acceptance activist. I don't believe I need to be thin to be healthy or happy. I am here to improve my health by focusing on nutrition and physical fitness, and as far as I'm concerned, if I lose weight that's a side-... Read more