Topic: theme week

Tell Us Your Crash Diet Horror Story, Win A Batch Of Cupcakes

Tell Us Your Crash Diet Horror Story, Win A Batch Of Cupcakes

Hi! Do you like doing appallingly stupid things like crash diets? We do! We make terrible decisions. That’s why next week we’re having a theme week certainly not celebrating, but rather grimly acknowledging crash diets. Because most of the people we know have tried one. To see what it is like, I will try one myself, and chronicle it. I don’t know exactly what it will be like, but I imagine you will watch my slow mental deterioration until all these posts are just vague, disconnected gibberish and emoticons. If you have any suggestions on which one will be most effective in accomplishing that, please feel free to share.

In fact, just feel free to share in general. If you’ve got a story about a crash diet you’ve tried – either so you can lose weight to eat whatever you want over the holidays, or for your own, less seasonal but still absurd reasons – we would like to hear about it. Send us (Jennifer[at] or Ashley[at] your story in 600-800 words. At the end of the week, we’ll pick one story to win a batch of cupcakes. Here is an emoticon. :o) More »

Next Week Is “Outer Beauty” Week At TheGloss

Next Week Is "Outer Beauty" Week At TheGloss

So, goodness, we’ve explored a lot a lot of different kinds of hunger this week. We’ve talked about being hungry for a year and hating our bodies. We’ve talked about drinking to stop eating. We’ve talked about struggling with bulimia and rejecting the obesity label. We’ve covered, or rather, you’ve covered, a ton of topics.

God, I’m depressed.

So let’s spend next week talking about what we like about our bodies.

I think Jamie is completely right that thin is the go-to compliment for women and there are a lot of other physical aspects about ourselves we can appreciate. I know it might seem a little kumbaya and not as smart-ass as we generally try to be, but it would be great if you would share what you love about yourself with us (as always, in 600-800 words). None of that “I’m beautiful on the inside” stuff, though. No. Only the shallow stuff. Tell us about how you love your breasts (even if you paid for them. Especially if you paid for them!) Your delightfully curvy belly. Your nose. If you’ve got a physical feature you like, we’re giving you free rein to brag about it. So reach out to us at Jennifer [at] or Ashley [at]

Because we think you look pretty today. More »