My Life as a (Sort of) Gainer: Are Gainer Blogs Unhealthy, or About Body Image?

Recently someone sent me a link to an article about "gainer blogs" -- blogs by people who purposely try to gain weight. I find gainer blogs fascinating, because I spent the better part of ten years trying to gain weight and it was one of the hardest things that I've done. ...more

Firstly, I'd like to be the 700,000th person to be grateful for finding this site. This is the ...more

The Weight in the Mirror

I look in the mirror these days and see a stranger. Cliche, I know. The twist is that I see a DIFFERENT stranger every day. Sometimes I’m bloated so much that I’m reminded of Graham Greene’s Toad. Sometimes I’m dehydrated enough to have lots of wrinkles and lines from where I slept the night before. ...more