The Fitbit Diaries: Day 11

I’ve hit a fitness plateau, where healthy eating and my typical levels of belligerent self-motivation don’t seem to be cutting it any longer. Maybe it’s turning the corner out of my twenties. Who knows? All I can say is that for some reason, the bright glowing numbers on an elliptical machine display at the gym motivate me … Continue reading The Fitbit Diaries: Day 11

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Lady Parts: Weight Obsession and Levels of Unhealthy, Part 1

My mother was a dieter, predisposed to being large-breasted and having a larger bottom to balance. In a firm, toned woman this is pleasingly referred to as 'hourglass' and calls to mind Christina Hendricks in Mad Men, with curves so precise even a Lamborghini couldn't navigate them. In my mother and I, though, the shape wore … Continue reading Lady Parts: Weight Obsession and Levels of Unhealthy, Part 1