Category Archives: Health at Every Size

Why I Hate Weight Watchers

Over the past couple months, I’ve been in the interesting position of being faced with the news that a couple different friends are embarking on paths in pursuit of intentional weight loss. One joined Weight Watchers and one had bariatric … Continue reading

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The Shape I’m In

One of the main living-my-life endeavors that has occupied my time and energy during my “forgetting how to write” patch was doing a show. Yes, after all was said and done, I got a part in that Sondheim show I … Continue reading

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Handing Out Sticks

Famous blogger Matt Walsh has kicked off a bit of a tempest by writing¬†two posts about Robin Williams’ death. The first one, basically,¬†tried to draw a bright-line boundary between the concepts of depression and suicide. This interpretive framework (and Walsh’s … Continue reading

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Beyond the Filters of Human Decency

Back during JALC’s first lifespan, I took some small enjoyment from watching my WordPress dashboard to see what sorts of google searches brought readers to my posts. (I even used that as an excuse for a quick one-liner-type post way … Continue reading

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In Need of Eyebrow Pencil

You ever heard of trichotillomania? It’s a disorder where someone pulls out their own hair — sometimes a little, sometimes a lot, sometimes just eyebrows & eyelashes, sometimes from the scalp or other areas of the body. The Trichotillomania Learning … Continue reading

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A Distorted Shadow of the Truth

I’m very healthy, except for my weight. It all started because of the interactive at the science museum. It was in an exhibit promoting healthy nutrition and physical activity, and it used proportioned weights to help indicate what sorts and … Continue reading

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A Matter of Perspective

Back in college, I took one creative writing class. One of the exercises was to create a scene and tell it from two different perspectives. Being very much in a “write what you know” place, I concocted something about one … Continue reading

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