Health at What Size?!

The other day, someone asked me to distill the message of Big Fit Deal into a single sentence. I quoted a variation of the blog’s tagline, which is that health and fitness are for everybody, and every body. I also mentioned that I am a proponent and personal practitioner of …

Back to School

My son’s daycare used to be on the same main drag that a middle school is located on, so every morning I see many kids trudging the streets making their way to school. Then one day I saw the fat girl. She was making her way to school just like …

The Grief Thief

You’ve heard the quote, “Comparison is the thief of joy,” right? It’s the idea that comparing yourself (or your life, family, love, career, or anything else) to someone else will only serve to make you unhappy. The someone you choose to compare yourself to probably doesn’t actually have the perfect life, but …

Say What You Mean

Did you follow all this brouhaha about the “feeling fat” emoji on Facebook? In case you aren’t up to date on these kinds of things, Facebook has an option to express how you’re feeling using little smiley faces. And some people took offense to the fact that one of them …

There’s No Way This Ends Well

It’s been a rough start to the year, right? I mean, you couldn’t turn on the television, open the paper, or go online without being bombarded with weight-loss ads. (I mean, come on, bikini season is right around the corner. PANIC!) My favorites (sarcasm!) come from a chiropractor here in …

Down to the Bones

If we all took off our clothes right now (stay with me here), and then stripped off our hair and skin and muscle and organs, what would we find underneath? Why, our bones, of course! Have you seen this remarkable video? It’s a wonderful message about how alike we all …

Same Thing, Same Results

You know that old chestnut about doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results, and how that totally doesn’t make any sense? In theory, we all see how true it is. And yet, I see people trying another diet, another method of weight loss. The weight hasn’t …

Won’t Someone Think of (All) the Children?!

Imagine you have two children: One is fat and one is thin. Do you plan on only talking to your fat child about healthy habits, good nutrition, and exercise? Of course not, that would be silly. And yet that’s pretty much what some people – doctors, politicians, our First Lady …

I Like Big Plans And I Cannot Lie

Y’all, I have a lot of plans. Big plans. I have so many things I want to do, I hardly know where to start. And, of course, all of my plans cost time, money, and energy. I have some of each of those things, but not enough of any of …

Obesity: All the Cool Kids Are Doing It!

You’ve probably heard the sad news that Leonard Nimoy passed away on Friday. It’s a big loss for a lot of people, whether they knew and loved him for his work as an actor, a poet, a director, or a singer. You may also have recently heard about – and …