Category Archives: D-d-dancing with myself

Weight loss as the desire to reinhabit a past self.

I wrote this over a year ago, but didn’t publish it. Today I figured, why not? Hi, I haven’t written. Everything sucks and I’m constantly angry. Not only do I (we) live in a never-ending pandemic and attendant state of chronic incompetence, but at the beginning of all this, one of my cats died, and […]

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Pictures of you.

If all you ever saw were daisies, being confronted with a rose might freak you out. I’m thinking today about body image. My body image, to be specific, and the way I feel when suddenly confronted with photographs of myself taken by other people, showing my whole body. The experience is one of immediate shock, […]

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Saying goodbye to my waist.

This is going to be a rambly, self-indulgent, stream-of-consciousness kind of post, so I apologize in advance. But it recently occurred to me that I have been in a long, gradual process of saying goodbye to my waist. I’ll explain. As a teenager, I was never thin. I passed for mostly normal (with a big […]

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