Bad Feminist Confessions: “I Just Wish I Could Be Thin.”

Despite what I’ve written about how the beauty ideal harms people (especially young women), I find it a lot easier to not judge others by the way they look than to avoid judging myself. Since I don’t admit on my blog that I, too, get bothered by weight gain or that I feel guilty when I don’t exercise, it’s no wonder that other people get the impression I have “great self-confidence.” Don’t get me wrong -- I do think my body image is better than it’s ever been before in my life and I’ve never been less fixated on my appearance. Still, that doesn’t mean I don’t also have plenty of days when I wake up feeling … well, fat. ...more
Great post!  I had a terribe body image when young (what I wouldn't give for that body now!) and ...more

I am Relationship.

 'I don't think we should date anymore'. Stop. I want you to stop and think for a moment about your first break-up. Who knows how long you were in that dark place or if you're even out. I thought I was far from the days of listening to 'Tears on my Pillow', myself. So, I'm 28 and dating. If you're older you're probably thinking, 'You still have time' and if you're younger you'd start off with, 'You're not that old, you still have time'. My first break-up (gulp) I found out that my boyfriend was dating another woman on Myspace....more

Guest post on Looking in the Mirror: Pregnancy and Body Image

Hi there, LITM readers. My name (okay, my online alter-ego, emphasis on the "ego" *wink*) is Jenarcissist....more

The Pledge Not to Obsess

The flavor of the week is the shape of my body.  It's like a favorite song played repeatedly until the grooves blur into one another, until the words, I can recite like the Pledge of Allegiance.    I pledge … Not to obsess about the real estate allocation around my body,  Not to turn sideways when I walk past the floor length mirror in route to the closet,  Not to hold my breath ...more

Oh Banana's

Do you like banana's?  I am not fond of the things but occasionally I can choke one down, like this morning.  Fruit in general, I really have a hard time getting into my diet.  It is a daily struggle on that front.  I ...more

i am not a fan of fruits either but i try to make it to salads or find recipes where i can ...more

Baby Weight

http://projectsupermom.blogspot.com/2011/03/baby-weight.html All of a sudden, I very much feel pregnant...and, judging by t...more

A Mother Always Knows...Mamma Mia!

I went to visit my mother the other day, she’s a spry woman but unfortunately bronchitis took her out, so being the dutiful daughter that I am I paid her a visit....more

Mamma Mia!

I went to visit my mother the other day, she’s a spry woman but unfortunately bronchitis took her out, so being the dutiful daughter that I am I paid her a visit....more

You Can't Teach an Old Dog New Tricks, But You Can Buy Her New Snow Pants

We broke with tradition this holiday season and spent the week in Utah with family and friends.  It was a little unsettling leaving a week earlier than I had planned.  I didn't get neighbor gifts delivered, or presents wrapped.  We didn't have Christmas Eve clam chowder or decorate gingerbread houses.  It was all out of whack.    ...more