cycling · fitness · weight loss

Times are changing when Bicycling magazine says to ditch the scale

You need a subscription to read it online, or buy the paper magazine. (I’m a fan and I have both.) But either way prepare to be shocked at this headline, Hey Cyclists: Quit Obsessing Over Your Weight! A MOUNTAIN OF RESEARCH SAYS YOU CAN RIDE STRONG AT ANY SIZE. HERE’S HOW in the latest issue.… Continue reading Times are changing when Bicycling magazine says to ditch the scale

fitness · weight loss · weight stigma

When bias guides research

Content warning: discussion of weight loss, weight loss methods Researchers at the University of Otago in New Zealand announced on June 28 they had developed a new world first: a magnetic lock that effectively wires a jaw shut leaving users to rely on a liquid diet so they can kickstart weightloss. You can read all… Continue reading When bias guides research

commute · cycling · diets · fitness · weight loss

Bixi, I love you! But why the calorie counting?

I shared the info Bixi shared with me after biking around the city recently and complained about the calorie counting. Why on earth do they share calorie information? Friends chimed in and we had an interesting conversation. Why do I care about calorie info? Can’t I just ignore it? What’s my objection? Nicole wondered if… Continue reading Bixi, I love you! But why the calorie counting?

cycling · fitness · inclusiveness · weight loss

What’s an argument you’re sick of having?

One of mine is the link between bike riding and weight loss. Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE BIKES. I think our cities need more cycling infrastructure. I think safe cycling is a disability rights issue. I think low car cities are feminist cities. For me, the best holidays involve bikes. Riding my bike puts… Continue reading What’s an argument you’re sick of having?

fitness · weight loss

The benefits of exercise are many, but long term weight loss isn’t (necessarily) one of them

CW: Discusses weight loss and the desire for it There are things we want to be true but aren’t. One of those things–for me– is working out causing weight loss. Why do I even care about weight loss? The reasons are boring and hard. I want to go faster up hills. That’s the physics of… Continue reading The benefits of exercise are many, but long term weight loss isn’t (necessarily) one of them

fitness · health · weight loss · weight stigma

6 things Sam hates about seeing doctors, as a larger person (#reblog, #bloglove)

I’ve been putting off making a doctor’s appointment. Don’t worry. I will, eventually. But here is part of the story about why.

fitness · link round up · weight loss · weight stigma

Fit is a Feminist issue, Friday Link Round Up #97

This week’s link round up focuses on weight loss. If you want to know why a fitness blog cares so much about body image and weight loss, you can read this. Tl;dr: “Body image is connected to fitness in a variety of ways. It’s both the motivation for lots of women to pursue physical activity.… Continue reading Fit is a Feminist issue, Friday Link Round Up #97

fitness · weight loss

Five Things Wrong with the latest childhood obesity study

Before I begin my irate list, let me say thanks to Samantha for pointing out the great blog post by Yoni Freedhof about this just-published study, and of course thanks to Yoni Freedhof for writing said blog post, from which I’m drawing both info and inspiration for my list. Also before I begin listing, here’s… Continue reading Five Things Wrong with the latest childhood obesity study

fitness · weight loss

New research shows: weight gain as we get older… happens. But scientists don’t like it.

CW: discussion of body weight, weight gain, and claims of personal responsibility for weight changes. Yes, you heard it here first, folks: when we get older, we tend to gain weight. But you don’t have to take my word for it; I’ve got tables and things from science to back this up: Of course all… Continue reading New research shows: weight gain as we get older… happens. But scientists don’t like it.

body image · competition · diets · fitness · weight loss · weight stigma

Can you watch the Biggest Loser ironically?

No. That’s my answer anyway. I have some thin friends who say that they just watch it for a joke. They’re looking forward to new episodes. It’s so bad, it’s good they say. I’m not a “it’s so bad it’s good” kind of person. I said, just stop. It’s not funny. It’s abusive. It doesn’t… Continue reading Can you watch the Biggest Loser ironically?