I don’t diet, and not just because I suck at it. For me–Miss Teen Bulimia 1983–it triggers all kinds of obsessional thinking that makes me rebel against my own restrictions. Before I know it, I’ve eschewed the steamed veggies and grilled chicken and am chomping through sleeves of Girl Scout cookies like Ms. Pac Man on a bender, and I wind up gaining weight and feeling like a big ol’ loser who is lacking in willpower to boot.Â And then there’s the tiny, minor detail I managed to ignore for almost 30 years: I don’t really need to lose weight. Sure, I could stand to lose a few pounds, but I don’t need to, and I’ve finally realized that as long as I’m going to eat what I want, I may as well feel neutral about it instead of like crying.
So I don’t tend to read dieting articles or blogs or any of that. But in trying to find other blogs whose readers would dig this one, I came across doesthisblogmakeuslookfat.com and I was hooked. SO freakin’ funny–anyone who has ever picked an arbitrary day to reboot a resolution and then had to do it again will enjoy. What’s more, nice people. Check out the lovely Formerly Hot boost they posted. So here’s me, returning the favor! I love this post, and this one, too.