I'm on a mission right now. And part of this mission is doing something I have not let myself do for over a decade: enjoying the food I eat without any guilt afterwards. I come back to My Body & Soul once again. When I started that project, I had gained some "grad school weight" … Continue reading On weight gain.
One of the things that really crystallized for me in terms of personal development happened during those painful final ten days of Ramadan. Perhaps I needed to go through that pain in order to get to that self-realization. I believe everything in life is a lesson. I don't believe in chance. I do believe that … Continue reading It all starts with a single step…
It's so hard not to be jealous. But what am I jealous about? Because she has amazing hair? And has that elusive "group of girls" I always wished I had? Is that really worth being jealous about? A part of me that I am not proud of seeks praise. But what does that actually do? … Continue reading (Mostly) unfiltered thoughts on self-worth, jealousy
Once "fat" becomes your marker for self-identification, obsession with weight and body image perhaps never leave you. Sometimes, I desperately wish I was more like Alison Sweeney. Alison Sweeney, for those unfamiliar, is the former host of The Biggest Loser and soap-opera actress who (relatively) famously struggled with her weight in her youth. She later … Continue reading The War On Our Bodies