10 Unhelpful Things People Said To Me When I Regained Lost Weight

My heavier (but still healthy) body has left some people flabbergasted.Content notice: disordered eating, fatphobia, mentions of weight in pounds.Several years ago, I lost 70 pounds and managed to keep it off.Until now.I’ve gained back about 15-20 pounds.For some people, that’s enough to send them running for the nearest batch of diet pills or set of the latest “tiny tush” infomercial DVDs....more

The Summer I Got Fat: A Love Story

How do you learn to love yourself all over again? My wife and I got engaged in the winter of 2013, and pretty much immediately started planning a wedding for the next fall. (There’s a joke in there somewhere about how we moved somewhat quickly, but we actually went pretty slowly, for dykes!) As winter faded into spring and spring faded into summer, despite the wedding planning stress, I had never been so happy in my entire life. But something wasn’t quite right....more

I've Gained Weight. SO WHAT?

Real Talk: My body is going to keep changing for the rest of my life. So, I've gained weight. I know it. My partner knows it. My family knows it. My friends know it. The jerks who spend too much time on Reddit know it.And if you've followed me along my journey for the last couple years, I'm sure you know it too.This experience isn't unique. In fact, it is entirely possible you have gained weight at some point in your life — maybe even recently!...more
As I transition into the menopausal realm my body is changing in ways I have no control over. ...more

3 Reasons Why Gaining Weight Is Not The End Of The World

If you’re going through disordered eating recovery, I implore you to not focus on the weight.“Now it’s time to do the one thing I know you want to do the least,” she told me, looking me square in the eye. “You’re going to have to eat the food.”My heart started to race....more

My 40-something Battle with my Butt

I should have a road sign on my 40something forehead that says "I’m over 40. Adjustments are ahead".This is really how a lot of women over 40 feel. Changes. Adjustments. Acceptance and, sometimes, tears.I'm an African-American woman over 40 and it's a journey in self-exploration, acceptance and even lifestyle changes....more

The Idea of Beautiful: A Brown Girl's Struggle with Beauty and Health

My favorite emcee, Rapsody, stated the perfect quote on her idea of beauty and struggle with her self-image due to being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease....more

Winter Weight Gain, Summer Struggles

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My Love/Hate Weight Story

So this post is a long time coming. For years, I have been meaning to do a post and/or video about how I got to where I am and why....more

Crazy Thyroid Issues on the Rise

Thyroid related diseases have so many symptoms that seem like something else, it’s easy to begin to wonder if that’s your issue. When someone thinks they may be dealing with a thyroid issue they make the mistake of googling the symptoms.  The list is endless and just about everyone that is breathing could check off a good number on the list. Here’s just a few of the more prominent ones according to Mayoclinic.com:...more
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