mandemonious

Thoughts and things…

April 12, 2014
by mandemonious
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Rock that body, Love!

Last weekend, I made the trek westward to Tucson, Arizona for the first annual Body Love Conference, or BLC. When I first learned of the event sometime last summer, it was a mere twinkle in The Militant Baker’s eye. I … Continue reading

January 3, 2014
by mandemonious
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‘Society’ tells me I should be really worried about my weight

Content Note: negative self talk, triggering and restricting talk. There is also an f-bomb, for those that aren’t fond of cursing. I started my day today with a hot shower in my cold bathroom. I noticed myself thinking about my … Continue reading

December 13, 2013
by mandemonious
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To wed and be well-fed

Content Note: Negative self/body talk, distorted body image, dieting, restricting I had a body image breakdown three months before my October wedding. I had just received my wedding dress and it would not zip up past my waist, no matter … Continue reading

November 9, 2013
by mandemonious
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Name of the game: Body Shame

Content Note: Disordered eating, negative self-talk, dieting, restricting Is there anything I haven’t tried to lose a pound, or an inch, or two? I’ve never had surgery, but I’ve certainly tried scores of diets, dozens of different diet pills, and … Continue reading

October 29, 2013
by mandemonious
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How I learned to stop worrying and love my body…despite my lack of a “thigh-gap”

Content Note: dieting, restricting, distorted body image, body shaming language. So – What’s my story, anyway? Do I really love my body? Let’s just say: I’m a work in progress, but I AM progressing. Have I reached my “ideal” body … Continue reading