Emily Brill, Ex-Fattie: "I Do Feel Like a Cancer Survivor"

Here's a heartwarming adage from my grandmother: "You can never be too rich or too thin." (Can't wait to see you this weekend, Safta! Yes, I'm laying off the matzo.) Emily Brill has always been rich, but hasn't always been thin. In fact, she was once chubby in a spoiled 10 year-old kind of way, which makes sense because she is the daughter of media millionaire Steve Brill, so she probably got to eat allll the candy she wanted to. But now Emily is thin. And on her blog, she announced that she'll do whatever it takes to stay that way.

But I do have a battle to fight every day I wake up, so sometimes I give off that impression. But guys, I'm at a normal, healthy weight. And If I don't watch every piece of food (and drink) that goes into my mouth and keep up a vigorous cardio and strength training regimen, I will get fat again. This might sound controversial, but sometimes I do feel like a cancer survivor in the sense that every morning when I wake up, I know that there are forces fighting my body to get back to a state of existence that, for my purposes, might as well be death.
Is this a sensible strategy or a cry for help? Like so many blog posts it's impossible to know. But I will say this: we're all terribly proud of her bravery and incredible strength. Together, we can beat awkward adolescent chubbiness.

[Essentially Emily]