Weight Loss Culture

Off the Weight Wagon and on the Geek Wagon

Confession time! I have been really slacking on working out, making meals at home, and generally keeping up with the plan I had set for myself all those months ago. And the scales show it. And I feel like crap. And my knees hurt. And I’m irritated with myself for gaining 10 pounds back. But!…

The After-Workout Rush!

  I meant to write about this several days ago but I’ve been so swamped with work and life stuff that it has fallen to the back of the pile like so much other stuff on my “to do” list!   Needless to say, this is ME post-workout as I felt my thighs still jumping…

Weight Loss Television: A List of My Favorite Shows!

I just saw a commercial for “Extreme Makeover: The Weightloss Edition” and am kinda excited. Some of these shows have inherent political problems and some of them are actually quite sexist but I do love me a good before and after. Here is a list of some of my favorite shows dealing with weight loss,…

Jessica Simpson Stumping for Weight Watchers

I read this article about Jessica Simpson being the new spokesperson for Weight Watchers: http://money.cnn.com/2012/05/30/news/companies/jessica-simpson-weight-watchers/ Yanno, I think Weight Watchers is a great program but I’m kinda turned off lately with all the celebrities getting on diet plans and helping them rake in millions of dollars. I know that Nutrisystem was a huge fan of…

Weight Loss Blogs – The Good and The Awesome!

I love me a good blog on weight loss. Especially if it doens’t contain a bunch of self-hatred and loathing. I thought I’d list a few of the blogs that I personally like for diet, exercise, and overall health. Some of these deal more with excercise (and specifically the Insanity workout) but most of them…

Was Susan Powter Right?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode.cfm?id=eating-fat-makes-mice-brain-want-mo-12-05-24 This is an article about how eating fat makes mice crave more fat. Remember Susan Powter, diet guru from the 90s, kept saying “It’s fat that’s making you fat!”. I do think there is something to this though because it definitely works that way with sugar for me. The minute I gobble up something…

Fat Discrimination = Ignorance and Fatphobia

This is an article in Time magazine about why being fat could mean a lower salary for you at your job: http://moneyland.time.com/2012/05/02/why-being-overweight-could-earn-you-a-lower-salary/   I’ve read articles like this over and over that talk about how being fat gives people the perception that you are “lazy”, “sloppy”, or “stupid”. I mean, basically they are saying that…

Fuck Your Headpatting

Time for a negative post…because, let’s face it, every part of our weight loss toward health journey is not going to be puppies and rainbows. Sometimes it’s about facing really ugly shit and realigning what we want for ourselves with what we have to work with. Sometimes it’s about using your voice to stand up…