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I Am Fat, And I Eat Ice Cream

We are all forced into circumspection by our present circumstances, and nothing reveals stupid like having the time to fully appreciate it. I ate ice cream last night. The ice cream was not very good. But it was ice cream. The day, like all days now, had been long. I am in the BMI Danger […]

Clings So Close: How Brittany Runs a Marathon Without Trying

This one was written by Ryan Stevenson-Cosgrove. “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us.” (Hebrews 12:1) I’ve always been a sucker for a […]

Squatters Rights, Impossible Commands and My Fitness Pal

Q. Since we do not fully obey [the Ten Commandments], are they useful at all? A. Since we do not fully obey them, we see more clearly our sin and our need for redemption. – An Outline of the Faith, commonly called the Catechism, from the Book of Common Prayer, 1979, Episcopal (USA), pages 843-862. […]

This Just In: In the Quest for Self-Improvement, Ideals Hinder, Don’t Help.

To be filed under “no duh” for any Mbirder (or anyone with the least bit of self-knowledge) comes this piece of news from NPR this morning: Skinny Models Undermine Dieting Goals. Dr. Anne Klesse, a researcher at Tilburg University in the Netherlands (as I’ve always said, if you ain’t Dutch, you ain’t much:) and her colleagues recently conducted […]

Women, Food and God (and Oprah)

Oprah Winfrey recently announced that she’s never dieting again. Her decision was apparently prompted by reading the book Women, Food and God by Geneen Roth. I tend to tune out Oprah when it relates to anything religious or self-esteem-y, so I was definitely surprised to find some powerful (even familiar) ideas at work here, and […]