Think back about …

Diets

Remember when summer was "bikini season" and everyone seemed to be on a diet? Think back ... to Slimfast and Metrecal, Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig, Atkins and Paleo. Did you diet? Why? Were you successful? How did you feel about dieting? Did you take dangerous diet meds like amphetamines or fen-phen? Did you ever develop an eating disorder or know others who did? How do you eat now? Share your diet stories forward.

Stories on This Week's Writing Prompt

Readers’ Choice

Fit For Life
Truth be told, I was always slender, but my weight varied by a few pounds in college. Then, along with my friends, I’d [...]

Stories from the Previous Prompt

Weddings

one’s not half two, it’s two are halves of one
I woke up that morning thinking: today I will glow. I always heard that brides get this special glow  you can’t fake or [...]
My Special, Special Day
Princess Di, I can relate.

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Time in a Bottle
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I first saw this photo after my mother died. My oldest sister, who is the repository of all the family photos that my parents [...]
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Our differences are what we share -- the fact that we are different, all of us from one another, is how we are the same.
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Think back about …

Diets

Remember when summer was "bikini season" and everyone seemed to be on a diet? Think back ... to Slimfast and Metrecal, Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig, Atkins and Paleo. Did you diet? Why? Were you successful? How did you feel about dieting? Did you take dangerous diet meds like amphetamines or fen-phen? Did you ever develop an eating disorder or know others who did? How do you eat now? Share your diet stories forward.

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