@noodge Good to know! Might incorporate some of that high-intensity stuff or more exercise into my life, besides bike-riding :-D
@noodge Wait, which symptoms of your PCOS have improved? (From one PCOSer to another)
@vine fruit Ahhh, watching these videos now. These girls are hilarious!
@kamikaze OH my goodness! Amazing that you follow her, too! She is kind of an idol of mine.
@wee_ramekin Omg, thanks to you, I just did, too.
@adorable-eggplant Guyyyyys, this is so late and you probably won't read this, but this is SO relevant to my interests. (The Hairpin comin' through, as always). I had major surgery 4 months ago and it was the worst time of my life (not sleeping, on meds that had to be ingested every 2 hours or so, and so depressed, felt like I was in a black hole for weeks). Everyone who saw me at that time commented on how "good" I looked. ("Good" = "skinny;" ugh, fuck that shit). Now that I'm exercising and eating again, I'm going back to "normal" (healthy, slightly big), and the comments are dropping off. I even TOLD everyone, "Guys, I look this way because I am not eating food. I am going to go back to my normal weight eventually."
Emotionally/intellectually, it's been a huge struggle to not get TOO angry about all the body-comments and our societal assumptions about women's weight that underlie them. I don't have much to add, except that I appreciate so much that you are talking about this, and hope to, like all of you, live outside all these toxic assumptions about body/size/weight as much as possible, and just appreciate that I have a healthy body that can move about the world. I can't hike yet, but when I get to that place, I'm gonna damn well appreciate the beautiful non-airbrushed trees and savor my escape from constant bodily assessment.
That sounded rambly, sorry. But grateful to you for talking about this, everyone.
@BoozinSusan Haaa, and by "fiancee" I meant "wife." Oops.
@par_parenthese Seriously, I am at an age (late 20s) where everyone awesome seems to have a girlfriend. I usually find it out by Facebook stalking them after we meet (charmingly...) which is rather labor-intensive and always disappointing.
Recently, though, a hot Italian dude was flirting with me all night, and when I looked him up on FB later his profile name was literally "Alessio Giulia's Husband" with a profile pic of her kissing him. Since he shaved a good 15 minutes off my internet stalking, and his profile appears to have been created BY HIS FIANCEE TO WARD OFF POTENTIALLY INTERESTED FEMALES, I couldn't help having a good laugh. Modern life!
@BoozinSusan What I really mean is, welcome back, you UFO-crazed darling.
I was just on the pot the other day and randomly thought of how much I missed Reading Between the Texts and thought you'd never come back. That's probably not an appropriate thing to share here, but um. ::tries to whistle nonchalantly while walking away::