This site was listed as a “weight loss blog” in this article (login: poundy5 password: poundy), and if you’re coming here for the first time, you might be a little confused, because I’m not (as the article puts it) “sharing detailed reports of calories and cravings.” But hey, I crave attention. And that’s really why I’m here. I won’t kid you.
This part of my site might better explain what I’m all about, and plenty of entries in my journal talk about body image issues. At the time I started the site because at the time (late 2000) it seemed like the only way people ever wrote about their own bodies online was through a lot of progress charts and hardcore diet talk.
Over the years I’ve written more and more about other things, and I’d sort of considered putting the weight loss stuff into a separate section, but I’d decided that would be a lot like saying only part of your personality is relevant, or that you even sort of have to take on a different (i.e., anonymous) persona in order to think and talk about these things.
The thing is, I think that’s pretty much what the Times article is implying about weight-loss blogs in general. Which is why it feels a little strange to have my site mentioned there.