The Fat Princess

Girl of Fire and Thorns

Sometimes I’m a fat princess. No, I’m not having an identity crisis, I’m just identifying with the excellently realized character in THE GIRL OF FIRE and THORNS by Rae Carson, one of the most recent books I’ve read. The book follows the exploits of Elisa, a powerless, overweight, self-conscious princess that happens to have been identified as God’s Chosen One at birth — and never quite feels like she matches up to the mark of the Godstone that rests in her navel. Continue reading →

Shedding Another Person

I can’t quite pinpoint the time or the date, but sometime early last year I decided that it was time for me to lose weight. There were several factors that lead me to this conclusion, the least of which was the fact that I was on the verge of collecting several moons to orbit my person day and night as I slowly rotated about my ever-growing axis. I was Galactus, devourer of worlds that would satiate what was apparently a 3500 calorie a day diet. If you’re unaware, that’s a lot of calories, considering the average person needs about 2000 a day.

So, I did something I had never done in my entire life. I dieted. Continue reading →