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

The Elvis Wedding
We wrote our own vows, read from Sandburg, Saint-Exupéry, and Gibran, and sang songs by Jacques Brel and John Lennon.
Not Always Forever
by
I believe they loved each other, but that's never enough. Not for an entire life together.

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Time in a Bottle
by
I first saw this photo after my mother died. My oldest sister, who is the repository of all the family photos that my parents [...]
Prompted By Vintage Photos
Numbers
My sister checks in with the woman behind the counter, signing her name and mentioning what she’s there for. It hardly seems [...]
Prompted By Those We Miss

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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