Before and After

This is my life with an eating disorder. This is my before and after.

The Other Before and After: Life With An Eating Disorder 

I’ve never been a fan of eating disorder recovery Before-and-After photos. I don’t find it healthy or helpful to compare and appraise the shapes and Read...
Hannah Matthews    |   10.20.17   |   SHARE
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Crossfit: Before & After? Good Camera Angles? Or Are Some People Just Fit AF?

Both very fat, and very fit, people can have a food baby. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   08.23.17   |   SHARE
Happy Birthday Beyond Before & After! (image credit: Mariah Aro Sharp)

Suffering Is Not Success: What I’ve Learned In A Year Of Self-Care

A bipolar, body-positive bread enthusiast with a fucked-up pretty much healed ankle and a history of disordered eating chronicles health, weight- Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   07.3.17   |   SHARE
Beyond Before & After
image credit: Mariah Aro Sharp @mightymooseart

I'm Not Pregnant, But I Look Like I Am 

I look pregnant. This body has made six humans. This belly has been inflated and collapsed and inflated and collapsed, and so on. What should it Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   06.19.17   |   SHARE
Beyond Before & After
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Weight Watchers Is Back With New Nonsense

Let’s be honest for a minute, sex is pretty damn fantastic. But if you’ve ever felt self-conscious in the sack you’re not alone – we’ve heard that Read...
Ragen Chastain    |   10.26.16   |   SHARE
I'm sorry that I've allowed you to become an example.

An Apology To Myself At 500 Pounds

Dear 16-Year-Old, 500 Pound Matt, I’m writing to you today because I feel it's overdue. For years now, I've talked about you to others as though I Read...
Matt Joseph Diaz    |   09.30.16   |   SHARE