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Getting a Better Body

[Note for discussion of diet and weight loss.] It’s that time of year again, when the New Year’s resolution weight loss ads outnumber even the regularly scheduled weight loss ads. I don’t watch standard TV, so I’m safe there. But

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It’s hard to turn down food.

Discusses food choices, eating habits, diet talk. Socially hard, I mean. One of my students’ common elective classes had a potluck/party one day this past week. (I don’t know more than that — e.g., reasons why — but I do

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Extra Weight

Dear print, radio, and Internet advertisements (thank the Flying Spaghetti Monster I have stopped watching TV) that keep trying to convince me to shed my “extra weight,” I have tried so many of your programs. They failed miserably, all of

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It’s Just Me

Note: This post contains weight loss talk and references to disordered eating patterns. I was talking recently to someone close to me, someone with whom I have a little trouble enforcing boundaries. In the course of our conversation, I mentioned

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Saying Goodbye to Skinny Jeans

When I was younger, I would occasionally watch my mom clear out her closet. Some of the clothes were ones I’d never seen before and that clearly dated from the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s (before I was born). Some, on

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Wellness Oops

Remember the work wellness challenge I posted about a couple of weeks ago? If you’ve forgotten, it basically goes like this: Challenge consists of some food and exercise mini-challenge as well as an overall weight loss challenge. I contacted the

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Fat & Food

Briefly, for the people who are clueless and need to read it. Fatness and disordered eating are not mutually exclusive. No, not just for compulsive overeating or binge eating disorders. No, not only for bulimia and other binge-purge related cycles.

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