Monthly Archives: June 2011

Five Card Draw

Writing a blog about size acceptance, size diversity, and struggling with feelings about food, weight, and body image is like leaving your house to mail a letter and finding yourself taking unexpected detours along the way.  Eventually the letter gets … Continue reading

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Dead Girl Walking…

Tasty Morsels: by Dr. Deah Schwartz ….And the School Nurse says, “Next…” and you are walking the last mile.  Unlike the walk to the “chamber” or the “chair” there was no “last meal request.”  In fact, you haven’t eaten since … Continue reading

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SUPER WEIGHT

Sometimes I wish I was not so aware. Some of my friends are getting a bit tired of my hyper awareness; because it makes them hyper aware; which sometimes can be a bit of a “buzz kill.”  But I yam … Continue reading

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DO OVER!!!

I found out I was fat in fourth grade when my neighbor’s uncle told me I had legs like a man. That was also the year everyone was wearing leotard sets-tight fitting shorts, pants and tops that came in horizontal … Continue reading

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My Scale is NOT the Boss of Me!

I was 8 months pregnant and had gained 55 pounds so far. I went for my check up and my doctor, said to me, “Deah Schwartz, WE don’t have 50 pound weight gains in THIS practice.” I looked at him, … Continue reading

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Spare Change? A True Story:

Spare Change? When I was the Director of the Expressive Arts Therapy Department at a Psychiatric Hospital in the Bay Area, there were many ways we categorized our patients.  One way was to separate the voluntary admissions from the involuntary … Continue reading

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