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Keep your head above water in aqua class (image by The Udall Legacy Bus Tour)

Exercise and I have never been good friends. Like many fat girls I’ve met over the years, my gym class experiences were always a torment, and I gravitated toward friends who were more likely to pass time
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the weigh-in by I Don't Know, Maybe?
Dear FGG: Are there any bathroom scales that are better for us big girls?"

Yes! If you caught the recent press onslaught for the Withings Wi-Fi Body Scale, which now provides users the option of broadcasting their stats via Twitter, your response may well
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I’m a Compulsive Overeater.

People who meet me are taken aback if I mention that I am – present tense – a compulsive overeater. “But you’re not fat!” they protest. Yeah, and Joe the alcoholic who hasn’t had a drink in twenty years isn’t drunk, but he’s still an alcoholic. My last eating binge was twenty-six
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super gurrl by JamieBates

We've all been there: Saturday morning's long, impatient to-do list competes with the more compelling siren song of a warm blanket and a good book. Or a jam-packed day at the office - complete with a two-hour lunch delay to solve the latest crisis - burns this morning's
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Ahhh... by ktpupp

With warmer weather (hopefully) just around the corner, many of us have turned our thoughts to how we might de-winterize our bodies and minds. To that, we say: Spa day, anyone? Before you schedule a luxurious rubdown, some TLC on your piggies, or even (gulp!) a bikini wax, check
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Image from a Cornell University Library collection (circa 1920), demonstrating correct posture

If we had a dollar for every time someone ordered us to stand up straight, we could probably treat our girlfriends to a round of caramel macchiatos at Starbucks. Turns out the straight-backed drill sergeants in our lives were on to something,
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Charlie's pre-op glamor shot

As an adult, I’ve never been overly concerned about what I put into my body. For one thing, I was a fall-down drunk for 15 years—which meant that my four food groups were beer, whiskey, potato chips, and Alka-Seltzer. I did not eat breakfast from 1981 to 1996, unless you count the
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Lacing Up by libraryann

Ah, New Year's resolutions. Hard to avoid this time of year, we know. We also know that many of you are probably resolving to be healthier, regardless of what page just turned on the calendar or whether or not weight loss is part of that goal. That means
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Open call for Biggest Loser, by Pierre Lascott

We don't typically cover weight loss on FGG because, let's face it, you can't throw a Weight Watchers cookie very far without hitting a diet or weight loss web site. It's unoriginal, it's redundant, and in the end that stuff usually does nothing for our body image
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I realize that not everyone owns an iPhone, or even wants to. But one look around any public space and you'll notice that like it or not, the smartphone is here to stay. The good news: the technology is rapidly advancing in terms of performance and the array of inexpensive downloads (known as "applications," or
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