Wednesday, 31 July 2013

A Break From Hiatus and a Brief Plug





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Open thread: NAAFA

Now that the NAAFA convention is ended, please feel free to comment here on your convention experience, on the presumed name change, on the general direction of NAAFA, and on anything else NAAFA related. Ready? Go!



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Pins and Wheedles —

Warning: The red and bold links are to NSFW images. Keepin’ it PG on the surface to make it readable for more people. Social media sites are as unique as they are ubiquitous. Although Pinterest and Tumblr are essentially image-sharing platforms, they’ve both taken a divergent approach to nudity and pornography. While Tumblr is the […]



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O Brave New World, That Has Such Fatkinis In’t!

Yesterday, I went to the beach by myself in my fatkini. Despite the fact that I’ve been a truly body loving person for over five years, I had never done this before. I had planned to go with a friend. I was all packed and ready to go, and then she texted me that she [...]



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Tuesday, 30 July 2013

OoTD No. 34 – Do the Bartman

My wardrobe is getting the to the point where I’m basically dead happy with everything in it. I’ve culled the dull stuff (mainly a lot of black jersey), and have stuck to only buying stuff I need/want with great urgency. The weird thing is that my wardrobe now seems to be the one that I’ve […]



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A Rant: This Too Shall Pass?

Um, so I’m in a bad place (temporarily) and the post you are about to read is a rant and a half, filled with profanity. You have been warned. *********** Trying really hard to see the silver lining, brighter side, etc, but just feeling super beat up by everything right now. I do all I [...]



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Bad encounters may prompt obese patients to doctor-shop (DUH!)

“Bad encounters may prompt obese patients to doctor shop” is one of those “No shit, Sherlock” headlines, and after reading it, I had a rant and a half on Facebook (one of my friends posted the link to the article). I don’t recommend reading it unless you have a well-padded surface on your desk for […]



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Building Bridges: Interview with Rebecca Puhl (Part 1)

by Jenny Copeland, PsyD From the ASDAH Blog Committee: The Health At Every Size® Blog is stepping outside of our HAES® files “comfort zone” this week to present the first in a series of interviews which will explore the impact and influence on the Health At Every Size model of work being done by professionals […]



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Building Bridges: Interview with Rebecca Puhl (Part 1)

by Jenny Copeland, PsyD From the ASDAH Blog Committee: The Health At Every Size® Blog is stepping outside of our HAES® files “comfort zone” this week to present the first in a series of interviews which will explore the impact and influence on the Health At Every Size model of work being done by professionals […]



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Monday, 29 July 2013

PCOS? Birth control will help you lose weight (NOT!)

S A writes: After some very terrifying abdominal pain when I was 15 (5’5″ and weighing about 150lbs), I went to the doctor. Both my pediatrician and an adolescent endocrinologist told me I had PCOS, explained that it was the reason I was “so overweight,” and lied to me and pressured me to start taking […]



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Claim denied

Short post today as I was away the entire weekend. I have a handful of friends who either have no health coverage or limited health coverage. Their biggest issue isn’t being fat (some of them aren’t) but affordable access to...



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Why that TED talk is not so bad

Living400lbs has more on why it is so bad. And I respect her enough to make me question my own [lack of a strong] reaction. (I think part of the explanation may be that I don’t have an opinion one way or the other on public apologies in general.) There were three things that I […]



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Other plus size models

Trigger warning: Discussion of plus-sized models who have lost weight. Okay, I’m going to talk about other plus-sized models here and it might get me into trouble. First of all, the standard plus sized model is a size 10-14… maybe a 16 in there somewhere. These are the women who are supposed to represent me? […]



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