I am sad. Again. In bed with the covers pulled up to my chin, my eyes rest on the kitchen scales. It’s one of those classic ones, with a clock face. Only this one is better than a clock, because on this one time never passes. I can lie in bed all day and the big red pointer would still say it’s a few minutes before 4kgs.
In typical Fat in the Head fashion, I started blogging well over a year ago full of hopes, dreams and aspirations about changing the world. And then… Well, you all know what happened next right?
That is indeed a question of existential nature for those of us who are Fat in the Head. On the one hand, how are you ever going to lose weight if you’re in denial of – well – your weight? On the other hand, what if weighing yourself regularly turns you into a sensible un-fun person who’s obsessed with weight? Continue reading
It’s only August, but if it’s up to his employer, Santa better starts working on his fitness. According to this article in the New York Times, Coca-Cola funds research that claims increasing exercise leads to more weight loss than limiting calorie intake. What’s more: calories get an unfair portion of the blame for obesity. Fat in the Head or not, their hashtag movement (#EnergyBalance) should fool no one. Continue reading
Fat in the Head is the culmination of over 15 years of experience with being fat and losing weight (with varying degrees of success). It’s about putting psychological wellbeing before the idea that ‘skinny is the only way to be’, as much as about practical advice to taming your inner Cookie Monster. It’s about learning to live with disappointment and responding with “I know, me too!” About getting inspired by failure rather than daunted by stories of success. It’s for those who are genuinely fat-shaped as well as for those who are Fat in the Head only.
Last week I read the excerpt from Mindy Kaling’s upcoming book Why not me? I found her idea about what it means to be confident very powerful and motivating (particularly when you’ve just started a blog and you’re a little bit insecure about it). But, being Fat in the Head and all, I then wondered about the ‘me’ of some years ago: would I be inspired to get off my ass and lose weight or would I see in it yet another reason to stay in bed and eat deserts all day? Continue reading
How does one successfully lose weight? Remembering the discussions my mother and grandmother had at the dinner table when I was a little girl, this seemed like some secret code every woman had to crack at one point in her life. Continue reading