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Girl Talk: I Don’t Know What I Weigh — The Case for Stepping Off the Scale

The June issue of Allure has the usual headlines about what beauty products to buy and how to get good hair and better skin. Also thrown into the sexy, sun-kissed…

Claire Mysko | May 17, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: Why I Ditched The Scale

I started watching what I ate around third grade. A boy in my class had made a crack about my weight — an aspect of my physical self I’d never…

Sally McGraw | April 2, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: Why I Brought A Scale Back Into My Home

It’s been seven years since I owned a scale. Back then, I was 19, and obsessively chronicling my calories, workouts, and incremental weight changes. 105 one day. 106 would send…

Leonora Epstein | March 26, 2012 - 12:00 pm

You’re Hot! (And 148 Pounds!)

What if every time you stepped on the scale, it called you “Hot,” “Lovely,” or “Ravishing,” rather than any number that’s not your “goal weight”? This “Yay! Scale” made by…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 24, 2010 - 7:10 pm