Around The World

I love to travel. I haven’t done a great deal of traveling and most of my travels have been small journeys within the United States. Very little exotic adventure has made its way into my life as of yet, but whatever the case I love to travel. Even just the short journey to my family…

Planning to Gain

One of our favorite authors, Anne Lamott, posted this as her Facebook status today, and we wanted to share it with you… We need to talk. I know you are planning to start a diet on Thursday, January 1st, I used to start diets, too. I hated to mention this to my then-therapist. She would…

Small Victories

I fully endorse only five things: The Mac n’ cheese at S’MAC in N.Y.C. Lane Bryant’s “T-Shirt Bra” (Or really any of their bras. I might owe the entirety of my self-esteem to Lane Bryant). Bath and Body Works candles. The movie Belle by Misan Sagay, directed by Amma Asante, with music by Rachel Portman, and staring Gugu Mbatha-Raw. Seriously stop reading this and…

A Little Luck

It’s Christmas Eve and I am in Colorado. For anyone who has never been in Colorado for Christmas, it is pretty magical. There is snow on the ground and your breath floats through the air like wisp of smoke. It only takes a moment being outside before your nose starts to turn a cherry pink…

Begin at the Chocolate Eclaire

I have been dieting since I was about ten years old. I have been on Cabbage Soup, Special K, Atkins, South Beach, 17 Day, Weight Waters, and Slim Fast. It is always the same cycle… Step 1: Get really excited and start cutting out pictures from magazines of all the clothes I am going to…

More Than Fuel

Some people don’t struggle with their weight. These good, kind people frustrate me. Some people have a difficult time understanding why food is a struggle for anyone at all. There is a part of me that can understand these people. If it wasn’t such a battle for me I might be one of them. It…

Fear of Not Failing

My greatest fear in this blog is succeeding in it. I am afraid of losing weight. I’ve been told I was overweight since I was eight years old. Whether or not those claims were true, “fat” has been a part of my identity for twenty years. It’s been my crutch. My curse. My security blanket. My excuse–“I…

The Kindness Diet

From the Article “The Kindness Diet” in the Atlantic published January 5th 2015. A new study found that women whose friends and romantic partners were accepting of their size lost more weight than those whose loved ones were critical. The greatest aphrodisiac, according to pop culture, is to be told never to change. Everyone from Bobby…

The Struggle Is Real

Well kids, it’s not going well. Remember when last we spoke and I was so inspiring? Remember how I talked about how all that mattered was sticking to the plan and trying my best? Well, it seems that I have decided to try something else instead. I decided to not try at all actually and…

The History of Beauty

Someone gave us this video and we thought it was very powerful. It’s fascinating to see how ideal beauty changes depending on the century, culture, or decade. Also we really hope the Italian Renaissance circles back very soon, because we would have rocked that century.

I must sto–Oh look, Cheetos!

I don’t just love to eat, I live to eat. I think about food all of the time. Here is a glimpse of my usual day: I wake up in the morning and dream about what I want to eat for breakfast. Usually I want a sausage breakfast sandwich from Starbucks, which I can’t afford monetarily…

Getting Bigger

There are parts of me that are big. I have big hair and I have a big laugh (you’ll hear me a mile away). I like big books and big hugs. I have big thoughts and big hopes…Of course, I also have big thighs, big boobs, and what I have semi-affectionately dubbed my “birthing hips.”…