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Open Thread: When Was Your First Diet?

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I’ve been unsuccessfully dieting since I was 13 years old. I’ve also been the same size since I was 13 years old,  5’10 and a size 12.  I recently came to the realization that I don’t want to be smaller than a 12. There was...

Prince Fielder’s ESPN Cover Shows Men Can Get Shamed For Their Bodies Too

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Prince Fielder is a first baseman for the Texas Rangers, and his nude body is on the cover of one of ESPN The Magazine’s body issue. You won’t see breakthrough abs, or a chiseled body. What you will see is Fielder being proud of his...

5 Things That Happen When You Go A Month Without A Full-Length Mirror

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When you move into a new house and you’re busy and disorganized and don’t live anywhere near a Target, sometimes intriguing social experiments arise out of nowhere. Case in point: I have lived in my new place for a month and still don’t have a...

Open Thread: When It Comes to Dating, Do ‘Fat Girls’ Have A Harder Time?

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I’ve been meaning to pose this question ever since I read CeCe Olisa’s honest article, “No, My Boyfriend Isn’t “Settling” For A Plus-Size Girl.” In it, Olisa, who has chronicled the ups and downs of dating as a plus-size girl on her blog, had a...

My Body Is Wildly Undisciplined And I Deny Myself Nearly Everything I Desire

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“The Biggest Loser” is just one of the constant commercial reminders of what our bodies are and what they’re expected to be.