Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Again with the Skepchick

As you’ll know if you read this blog regularly, I’m a fan of the idea of skepticism, of questioning received wisdom, and of applying scientific knowledge to social and political issues. Even so, the skeptical community can be cold towards the idea of fat acceptance. (I plan to address this when I blog about a […]

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Where’s The Acceptance Already?

Hey! Here’s me! It’s been a while since I posted anything here. A long while. I’d like to say it’s because I’ve been so busy, but truthfully 2013 just wasn’t such a great year for me. Mentally, I spent a lot of last year depressed,in my pj’s, wallowing through brain sludge.. and it’s very bloody […]

via Fat Additives. http://fatadditives.wordpress.com/2014/01/01/wheres-the-acceptance-already/

2013 in review

Free post! It’s free, in that I don’t have to put any effort into it. WP’s non-sentient robots have assembled this Year in Review post for me. If you enjoy this sort of thing, enjoy! Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 20,000 […]

via Fatties United! http://fattiesunited.wordpress.com/2014/01/01/2013-in-review/

Is wrong ever right?

Trigger warning: Discussion of weight loss surgery as treatment in hypothalamic obesity. I came across this article in my news feeds Saturday morning. Alexis Shapiro is a 12-year-old girl who had a tumor removed from her brain two years ago. She has since developed hypothalamic obesity with a 140 lb. (63 kg) gain in two […]

via Fierce, Freethinking Fatties http://fiercefatties.com/2013/12/31/is-wrong-ever-right/

Judging and Being Right

So, Matt Walsh says Jesus wants us to be judgey. He makes a couple decent points, but I don’t really agree with his conclusions. My first big bone of contention with this article is the part where he does a lot of proof-texting where he grabs one verse out of context, with the implication that […]

via Kelly Thinks Too Much http://kellythinkstoomuch.wordpress.com/2013/12/31/judging-and-being-right/

Are you resolving to lose weight…again? Try this instead

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Blessings on Your New Year

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the HAES® files: Humble Beauty

by Deah Schwartz, Ed.D, CTRS, CCC As a clinician specializing in expressive arts and recreational therapies, I believe in the healing and transformational powers of art. I have worked with a wide variety of populations in a multitude of treatment settings and have seen art lend a voice to people who are suffering and are […]

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Monday, 30 December 2013

Result Still Not Typical

Weight Watchers Centers all over are preparing for the January rush. Every January people guilty due to overeating during the holidays will make it there New Year's Resolution to Lose weight. Even though they did exactly the same last year....

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Reflecting on 2013

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Non-Fat Fluff: My Favorite Songs of 2013

First off, I hope everyone’s holidays are going good. This year’s Christmas was a pretty darn nice one. And with New Year’s just around the corner, we’re seeing and reading a lot of year-in-review reports and articles. This thread is no exception but instead of focusing on the fat politics of 2013, I wanted to […]

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Normalizing Obesity

The concept of normalizing obesity is used to justify practices including only showing fat people as a collection of negative stereotypes, only showing fat people as being miserable unless they are succeeding at weight loss, only promoting the voices of fat people who have succeeded at weight loss, and actively silencing the voices of fat […]

via Dances With Fat http://danceswithfat.wordpress.com/2013/12/30/normalizing-obesity/

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Detroit Free Press and USA Today Article

The past 24 hours has been an overwhelming outpouring of love from so many people within the fat positive community as well as new people who have found my blog. If you aren’t already aware, I was featured in an article at the Detroit Free Press and it was picked up by USA Today. Since […]

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Let's call it done. Bye 2013 and my last bit of advice for the year.

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Saturday, 28 December 2013

New Year Weight Loss Balderdash Bingo

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Friday, 27 December 2013

Black Beans, Hominy, and Kale Stew

Welcome to Kitsune’s Kitchen! Today I bring you a pretty cheap, yet flavor-packed stew I learned from Jackie Mills and Cooking Light. It’s vegetarian, but you can add meat to it or leave out the sour cream and cheese for a vegan meal. NEED: 2 poblano chilies (if you can get broiled peppers, do so) […]

via Fierce, Freethinking Fatties http://fiercefatties.com/2013/12/27/black-beans-hominy-and-kale-stew/

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Fake Your “Transformation”

Say, do you look at “Before and After” photos and tell yourself, “Wow, how amazing?” Why don’t we look at one now: Oh, amazing! What if I told you that this guy “transformed” in about an hour. Yeah, that’s right; and it isn’t even Photoshopped. His name is Andrew Dixon and he is a personal […]

via Fierce, Freethinking Fatties http://fiercefatties.com/2013/12/26/fake-your-transformation/

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Every Action Has An Equal But Opposite Reaction, Wait No. Everything Needs It’s Opposite ? No…

When I was little, I read endless books and spent hours in front of the television during ABC’s 4:30 Movie Monster Week, watching good battle evil. There was no end to the destruction wrought by the villainous cads and massive beasts in these stories, who always they had their opposite. The yin to their yang […]

via Fierce, Freethinking Fatties http://fiercefatties.com/2013/12/25/every-action-has-an-equal-but-opposite-reaction-wait-no-everything-needs-its-opposite-no/

Try Some New Music

Several indie artists put together a sampler of music — over 70 tracks — to try. Some of it is music I’ve loved for years. “Firebird’s Child” “Light Heart” “Salad of Doom” “Tam Lin” “The Cthulhu Colada Song” “The Holly & The Ivy” “Two Guys Kissin’ Ruined My Life” “WinterTide” “Witches’ Rune” Others are new […]

via Living ~400lbs http://living400lbs.wordpress.com/2013/12/25/try-some-new-music/

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Fat, Food, and the Anime Series ‘Silver Spoon’

I’ve been watching an anime series called Silver Spoon. (It’s free to watch the first eleven episodes here.) It’s about students at an agricultural technical school in Hokkaido. The protagonist comes from a prep school and is unsure what he wants to do with his life, and chose the school because it was a boarding […]

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Treasure This Time Together

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Eating the Food

Trigger warning: Discussion of diet and exercise, as well as a site that ostensibly includes weight loss information. I’ve had a kind of eye-opening epiphany in the last week. I don’t eat enough. I can hear the Reddit trolls now, having a field day over that admission. A 350-ish pound woman who doesn’t eat enough? […]

via Fierce, Freethinking Fatties http://fiercefatties.com/2013/12/24/eating-the-food/

Monday, 23 December 2013

I see you in the mirror

Pick up almost any book by a fat person about their diet history, it will be almost the same story. Even books like Diary of a Fat Housewife where the author was "victorious over fat" has the same story of...

via Fat Chicks Rule http://fatchicksrule.blogs.com/fat_chicks_rule/2013/12/i-see-you-in-the-mirror.html

Big Fat Fallacies: Appeal to Pity

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Science: not the exclusive domain of the select few

When I first started working as a research student in a proper research facility, I had to make up some gel plates my first day on the job. These are small trays, a bit smaller than a CD case, that are filled with a jelly-like material. You put your substance of interest into little wells […]

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Sunday, 22 December 2013


About a bajillion years ago (aka September/October, which is still an age in blogging time) I went overseas. Since I saw some things, wore some things, and met some people, I thought I’d do the modern day version of a slide presentation and put the photos up on my blog. Despite being together for the […]

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Old Goth In Winter. Let's talk making it work.

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Saturday, 21 December 2013

Big Fat Fallacies: Appeal to Fear, Appeal to Force

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Friday, 20 December 2013

Baring my fat belly

Despite my spinal injury, I’ve been a belly dancer for about ten years… and I’ve always been a fat dancer. In the past few months, I’ve been dancing with an American Tribal Style® belly dance troupe. My troupe is awesomely body-positive both in practices and performances, and we have a range of bodies from short […]

via Fierce, Freethinking Fatties http://fiercefatties.com/2013/12/20/baring-my-fat-belly/

Public Perceptions of Obesity Health Messages

via The Well-Rounded Mama http://wellroundedmama.blogspot.com/2013/12/public-perceptions-of-obesity-health.html

Who Gets to Condone?

In my jaunts around internet discussions of size acceptance I often hear the following troubling questions: What about fashion models who are underweight, should we accept them? What about people who are so fat that can’t get out of their beds, should we accept that? Being fat is ok unless someone has problems with daily […]

via Dances With Fat http://danceswithfat.wordpress.com/2013/12/20/who-gets-to-condone/

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Lying Liars —

Trigger warning: This post is all about weight loss research and the unhealthy lifestyle changes that weight loss gurus promote. One thing I’ve always found amusing is how in order to be deemed an expert on weight loss (like Maria Kang), you must simply do one thing: lose weight. If you lose 100 pounds and […]

via Fierce, Freethinking Fatties http://fiercefatties.com/2013/12/18/lying-liars/

Should We End Fat Talk?

A clip has been leaked of an interview with Barbara Walters and Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence. Walters asked her “You’ve criticized people who judge people on the red carpet. You’re very sensitive to that. Why?” Lawrence responded: Because why is humiliating people funny? And I get it, and I do it too, we all […]

via Dances With Fat http://danceswithfat.wordpress.com/2013/12/18/should-we-end-fat-talk/

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Just No Jennifer Lawrence

For those of you who own a TV and would actually spend time watching Barbara Walters’ yearly special on people she thinks are fascinating, mind you famous people. I’m pretty sure she isn’t interviewing activists, community builders and others who spend their lives helping people in need (but that’s another post entirely.) If watch her […]

via Fat Body Politics http://fatbodypolitics.com/2013/12/18/just-no-jennifer-lawrence/

a small thing

via The Extender http://the-extender.blogspot.com/2013/12/a-small-thing.html

Fat Heros and Heroines in Fiction — Some Recommendations

I’ve been doing a lot of reading lately, and have found some more fiction with larger-than-usual leading characters. Interestingly enough, a lot of them are by indie authors, and about half of the books I’ve read in this genre were free for my Kindle (and I love a free ebook — it’s part of the […]

via Fierce, Freethinking Fatties http://fiercefatties.com/2013/12/17/fat-heros-heroines-in-fiction-some-recommendations/

A Gift From Me, To Me

I haven’t truly celebrated X-Mas, or whatever they’re calling it these days, in years. Originally it was due to the icky feeling of consumerism that took hold of me and all I knew at that time and working in malls would sour even the most spirited of people. Later it was out of necessity due […]

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Big Fat Fallacies: Introduction

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Monday, 16 December 2013

Why I walked towards HAES™

In 2002, I stopped dieting. For 17 years, I lost weight, then gained weight, plus more. I believe dieting caused my weight gain. When the diets failed me, I always ended up around the same number: 235. All attempts to...

via Fat Chicks Rule http://fatchicksrule.blogs.com/fat_chicks_rule/2013/12/why-i-walked-towards-haes.html

Yule Bash!

Oh, I am so excited! Winter is one of my favorite seasons (and not just because I was born in December!). I love everything about the holidays, from the sweet yet spicy smell of the trees to the outlandish decorations enveloping neighborhoods to the delicious feasts and beautiful array of desserts. Many wait all year […]

via Fierce, Freethinking Fatties http://fiercefatties.com/2013/12/16/yule-bash/

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Support Body Love Wellness Just By Shopping At Amazon!

Hi there! Did you know that you can support Body Love Wellness just by shopping at Amazon.com? When you shop by clicking an Amazon link on our site, we receive 4-6% of the purchase price of your order, at no cost to you! We can then use that cash to buy better podcasting and video [...]

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Friday, 13 December 2013

Unknown Future

The other night I was driving home from work and it was very cold and very dark out. I had the heater in my car cranked up and blasting at me to thaw out my inner chill. I was listing to music as usual, but you know how your mind can wander at red lights? […]

via NotBlueAtAll http://www.notblueatall.com/archives/unknown-future/

Reading Rainbow —

Note: I received review copies of all three books I review today. So, our blogging team discussed doing another 12 Days of Fatmas celebration like we did last year, but we only came up with 8 of 12 gift ideas, so some of our ideas will be popping up between now and the Winter Solstice […]

via Fierce, Freethinking Fatties http://fiercefatties.com/2013/12/13/reading-rainbow/

Reporting Back from November's Fat Talks

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Thursday, 12 December 2013

Your Concern Is Giving Me a Headache

Trigger warning: Maria Kang is still an asshole. The last month or so I’ve been completely immersed in writing the sequel to my novel Viral Nation. It’s called Rebel Nation, and it was the hardest, scariest story I’ve ever told. I dug deeper for this one than I ever have before. I had the added […]

via Fierce, Freethinking Fatties http://fiercefatties.com/2013/12/12/your-concern-is-giving-me-a-headache/

How to Get Shit Done

via Obesity Timebomb http://obesitytimebomb.blogspot.com/2013/12/how-to-get-shit-done.html

Fat Holiday Sing-a-Long

One of the most frequent questions I get from people who celebrate holidays during this time of year is about how to deal with family and friends who are behaving badly. For me the secret is boundaries. I wrote a more expanded piece about it here, but to serve as a musical reminder, last year […]

via Dances With Fat http://danceswithfat.wordpress.com/2013/12/12/fat-holiday-sing-a-long/


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Wednesday, 11 December 2013


Note: this was part of a post I made about PETA over a year ago, but since the awful organization has again been in the news, it is updated. Seems like everyone is talking about PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) lately. As a Pagan, I dislike them a lot. As a feminist, […]

via Fierce, Freethinking Fatties http://fiercefatties.com/2013/12/11/peta/

Feedback on the PCOS Series: What Do You Want?

via The Well-Rounded Mama http://wellroundedmama.blogspot.com/2013/12/feedback-on-pcos-series-what-do-you-want.html

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Health at Every Size is not fat politics.

Despite all the words I have spent on this topic over the past decade or so, there are still a lot of misunderstandings about what Health at Every Size is and what it isn’t. People often conflate the Health at Every Size philosophy with the fat political movement, assuming they are one and the same […]

via The Fat Nutritionist http://www.fatnutritionist.com/index.php/health-at-every-size-is-not-fat-politics/

Oh PETA, You’ve Done it Again

Well, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has done it again. If you haven’t heard yet (and I think you probably have), there’s been quite the kerfuffle over Plan B (the morning after pill). Basically, it doesn’t work for a large number of woman. More precisely it doesn’t work on women over 165lbs […]

via Fierce, Freethinking Fatties http://fiercefatties.com/2013/12/10/oh-peta-youve-done-it-again/

Ladies, Apparently You Need A Bra That Tells You You’re Overeating

Hey! Have you heard about that new “smart bra” that Microsoft is developing? The bra contains removable sensors that measure heart and skin activity and can let you know when your stress levels are increasing. Okay. I’m game. I guess that could be helpful in some situations. Maybe it could help you note how stressed [...]

via Body Love Wellness http://www.bodylovewellness.com/2013/12/10/ladies-apparently-you-need-a-bra-that-tells-you-youre-overeating/

the HAES® files: Using the HAES Approach in a Challenging Work Environment — An Interview With Lisa Du Breuil

In October of this year, a spirited discussion took place on the ASDAH listserv regarding the intersections between weight-loss surgery and substance abuse. ASDAH’s Lisa Du Breuil is a practicing social worker who, in 2013, co-created and co-lead a psycho-educational support group for post-WLS patients who developed addictions and other compulsive behaviors after their surgeries. […]

via Health At Every Size® Blog http://healthateverysizeblog.org/2013/12/10/haes-challenging-work-environment-lisa-du-breuil/

Monday, 9 December 2013

Fat? Fit? Myth? Or Something else.

I mentioned last week another study proving fit and fat. Literally on the heels of that study was another one that the media including NPR screamed "No, that's wrong. If you are fat down the line you will die of...

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Currently in December

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Sunday, 8 December 2013

Fat Fashion Fails Again.

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Saturday, 7 December 2013

I Am Running Away And Joining A Weightlifting Cult

via The Fat Girl http://the-fat-girl.blogspot.com/2013/12/i-am-running-away-and-joining.html

Fair and Balanced - Some thoughts on research and media

via Big Fat Delicious http://bigfatdelicious.blogspot.com/2013/12/fair-and-balanced-some-thoughts-on.html

Friday, 6 December 2013

LoZ: A Link Between Worlds

via Fat and Not Afraid http://fatandnotafraid.jigsy.com/entries/geek/loz-a-link-between-worlds

PCOS Treatment of Irregular Cycles: Progesterone Supplements

via The Well-Rounded Mama http://wellroundedmama.blogspot.com/2013/12/pcos-treatment-of-irregular-cycles.html

Variation on a recipe using Pillsbury Grands biscuits

I saw a commercial on television the other night that shared a recipe using Pillsbury Grands Biscuits to make mini pot pies. You’ll need a muffin/cupcake tin, chunks of chicken (about 1 lb, diced and cooked), 1 can of cream of chicken soup (or any cream soup you prefer), and some mixed vegetables (a cup […]

via Fierce, Freethinking Fatties http://fiercefatties.com/2013/12/06/variation-on-a-recipe-using-pillsbury-grands-biscuits/

Some Diet Company Questions

Twas three weeks before Christmas and all through the mail, the diet companies shill programs guaranteed to fail. It’s that time of year – diet companies try to convince us to join them before the holidays, or to make them our New Years Resolution and we are inundated with diet ads on television, radio, and […]

via Dances With Fat http://danceswithfat.wordpress.com/2013/12/06/some-diet-company-questions/

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Fair and Balanced —

Trigger warning: This post includes discussions of research surrounding weight and health. Over the past few weeks there have been a flurry of articles on the death of “healthy obesity,” also known as fat and fit. For example, in early November Time published the results of a Danish study that that analyzed the data of […]

via Fierce, Freethinking Fatties http://fiercefatties.com/2013/12/05/fair-and-balanced/

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Quote of the day: Easier to get fit than thin

Not that everyone has to want to be fit or can be fit, but for those who exercise and don’t lose weight, this might be helpful. [Deb Burgard, Ph.D. points out that] fat people who repeatedly try to lose weight are more likely to yo-yo diet, or weight-cycle, than they are to maintain weight loss […]

via Living ~400lbs http://living400lbs.wordpress.com/2013/12/04/quote-of-the-day-easier-to-get-fit-than-thin/

Physician, Heal Thy Selfie

Social media has changed the way we interact with other people, including those we know and those we don’t, especially when it comes to taking and sharing pictures. With just a few clicks and swipes, we can take a photo and instantly upload it to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, a blog or any website, then […]

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Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Skepchick on Weight Stigma

We’ve talked before in this space about skepticism, here and here. Fat activists need to be skeptics when it comes to media reports about the science of fatness as it relates to health. That sort of science requires statistics. But statistics aren’t needed to prove the existence of something; just some reliable, first-hand accounts. Case […]

via Fatties United! http://fattiesunited.wordpress.com/2013/12/04/skepchick-on-weight-stigma/

Hipsters flogging fat hate in San Francisco

via Obesity Timebomb http://obesitytimebomb.blogspot.com/2013/12/hipsters-flogging-fat-hate-in-san.html


Trigger warning: Discussion of dietary recommendations and what constitutes a healthy diet. Hi everyone! With the holiday season in full swing, I wanted to reflect on the inevitable culture of food shaming and moralizing that millions of people are engaging in at this very moment. During this time, it’s common for our anxiety to build […]

via Fierce, Freethinking Fatties http://fiercefatties.com/2013/12/03/cheerleading/

Up in the air

I recently traded one evil for another. After my doctor told me that my last round of bloodwork was “perfect,” I wrote back asking him why I couldn’t stay awake or get my legs to work in the manner I am accustomed. The typical response I get from these type of questions is a shrug, […]

via Fierce, Freethinking Fatties http://fiercefatties.com/2013/12/02/up-in-the-air/

HAES® Matters: Alternative Advice for the Holidays

From time to time the Health At Every Size® Blog shares HAES Matters “roundtable” posts with our readers. The questions below were posed by the ASDAH Blog Committee to some of ASDAH’s HAES experts. We hope you will comment below with your own questions, answers, and reflections on these HAES matters. Q: As the holidays […]

via Health At Every Size® Blog http://healthateverysizeblog.org/2013/12/03/haes-matters-alternative-advice-for-the-holidays/

Monday, 2 December 2013

Workplace wellness still doesn't work

The mainstream diet industry is having financial difficulties as more people are realizing that they are a waste of time and money. Unfortunately people are turning to DIY and fad diets which also haven't been proved to work, but are...

via Fat Chicks Rule http://fatchicksrule.blogs.com/fat_chicks_rule/2013/12/workplace-wellness-still-doesnt-work.html

Saturday, 30 November 2013

A Guilt-Free Thanksgiving

I hope everyone who celebrates Thanksgiving had a happy one. Mine was very good. Hubby and I made dinner for both sets of parents. Actually, he mostly made dinner, and I mostly made dessert. Not a word was said about calories, or who’s gaining or losing weight, or virtuous or sinful food. It was glorious. […]

via Kelly Thinks Too Much http://kellythinkstoomuch.wordpress.com/2013/11/30/a-guilt-free-thanksgiving/

Mental illness is real. In other news, water is wet, and the earth revolves around the sun.

Apparently good Christians can’t get PTSD. Kenneth Copeland, on his show, told anyone with PTSD to just “get rid of it,” claiming that psychology and drugs weren’t necessary because God’s promises in the Bible will fix it. I don’t have words for how evil it is to tell people to go off their psych meds […]

via Kelly Thinks Too Much http://kellythinkstoomuch.wordpress.com/2013/11/30/mental-illness-is-real-in-other-news-water-is-wet-and-the-earth-revolves-around-the-sun/

Friday, 29 November 2013

Sixth Annual Turkey Awards: PCOS Isn't a Real Disease

via The Well-Rounded Mama http://wellroundedmama.blogspot.com/2013/11/sixth-annual-turkey-awards-pcos-isnt.html

Plan B Ineffective For Fat Women

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Plan B Completely Useless for Fat Women

Thanks to my Facebook feed I found this news story last night and am sharing it with you to raise the alarm; the Plan B or Morning After Pill, an emergency contraceptive available over the counter at the pharmacy here in Canada, and in many other places like the USA and Europe, is COMPLETELY INEFFECTIVE […]

via Fierce, Freethinking Fatties http://fiercefatties.com/2013/11/29/plan-b-completely-useless-for-fat-women/

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Take It Back —

I love Thanksgiving. As hectic and frustrating and terrorizing as the holidays can be, there’s something so warm and comfy about gathering with loved ones we may not see on a regular basis, as well as those special few for whom once a year is pushing the limit. I know I’m very fortunate for the […]

via Fierce, Freethinking Fatties http://fiercefatties.com/2013/11/28/take-it-back/

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Celebrate the Holidays!

Hey everyone! I thought it would be a good idea to talk about some of the holiday traditions that are coming up soon so we can be a little more knowledgeable about the people around us. I’ll start with the closest ones and move chronologically. Hanukkah — November 28 through December 5 A Jewish holiday, […]

via Fierce, Freethinking Fatties http://fiercefatties.com/2013/11/27/celebrate-the-holidays/

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Fatshion: Give the Gift of Taffy for the Holidays!

I was chosen for this opportunity by the Latina Lifestyle Bloggers Collective in conjunction with their annual Holiday Gift Guide. All opinions expressed are my own. Are you looking for activewear for your favorite exercising (or non-exercising) fatty this holiday … Continue reading

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On wheat and death.

Several months ago, I happened upon this little review about the connection between wheat (and other grains) on inflammation, which was pretty interesting. It reports that there are plausible physiological mechanisms linking wheat to inflammation, that there is some animal and some human evidence available to back them up, but also that population-based studies and […]

via The Fat Nutritionist http://www.fatnutritionist.com/index.php/on-wheat-and-death/

Does Katie Hopkins deserve a seat at the table?

Most countries seem to have their outrageously, shockingly, unpleasant, bigoted media whores. In the US, it’s Ann Coulter; in New Zealand, it’s Liz Shaw; and here in the UK, we have Katie Hopkins. Lucky us. Katie was a contestant on The Apprentice back in 2007, which she used as a springboard to launch a media […]

via Fierce, Freethinking Fatties http://fiercefatties.com/2013/11/26/does-katie-hopkins-deserve-a-seat-at-the-table/

Monday, 25 November 2013

No, I don’t care about gay marriage.

Excuse the title, but this is the most succinct reply I can think of when hassled by conservative Christians why I can’t be bothered to participate in their culture wars. “Don’t you care about gay marriage?” they ask me. Because I have a life, I tend to use the simply reply of, “No, I don’t […]

via Dead of Winter http://joannadw.wordpress.com/2013/11/26/no-i-dont-care-about-gay-marriage/

Oh Jezebel Really? Again?

via Nudemuse...daily nattering. http://blog.nudemuse.org/2013/11/oh-jezebel-really-again.html

The Non-Dieter’s Holiday Survival Guide (Redux!)

(If this post sounds familiar, it is! I’m bringing back a slightly modified post from last year.) It seems that every year around this time, I get gazillions of emails from folks who are nervous about the holidays. Explaining to your family that you don’t want to know the number of calories in pecan pie, [...]

via Body Love Wellness http://www.bodylovewellness.com/2013/11/25/the-non-dieters-holiday-survival-guide-redux/

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Surviving the Holidays

Every year I go to Amish Country in Lancaster, PA. While I partake in other activities, the simple reason we go is to eat. Amish buffets are amazing. Filled with all kinds of dishes roasted, baked and cooked with full...

via Fat Chicks Rule http://fatchicksrule.blogs.com/fat_chicks_rule/2013/11/surviving-the-holidays.html

Friday, 22 November 2013

For the Love of Selfies

The photo above was taken in 2008 when I was 22 after spending 16 years in hiding. Over those 16 years my photo had been taken by family members or other people where the way I was photographed was more about how others settled their gaze upon me and I wasn’t able to control or […]

via Fat Body Politics http://fatbodypolitics.com/2013/11/22/for-the-love-of-selfies/

Bacon-wrapped dates (stuffed with cream cheese)

I can be a bit of a picky eater due to food texture issues, so when a good friend of mine made this recipe, it took me a bit to even try it… but it was love at first bite! This is now a staple at my friends’ semi-regular potlucks and most any gathering that […]

via Fierce, Freethinking Fatties http://fiercefatties.com/2013/11/22/bacon-wrapped-dates-stuffed-with-cream-cheese/

Thursday, 21 November 2013

That Look

It was almost as if I’d forgotten why it was that I disliked or hated eating in public alone. And then Tuesday, in the cafeteria at work, it all came rushing back to me! That look! That look rude strangers give when they see a fat person eating food. It’s a sort of lusty-hateful look. [...]

via NotBlueAtAll http://www.notblueatall.com/archives/that-look/

Doctors are told to “get serious” about obesity

Trigger warning: Discussion of weight loss recommendations and weight loss surgery. This article on Yahoo! news and this one on MedPage Today had me laughing and crying at the same time. I mean, really, since when have doctors not been telling their patients that they’re fat and need to lose weight? The medical profession has […]

via Fierce, Freethinking Fatties http://fiercefatties.com/2013/11/21/doctors-are-told-to-get-serious-about-obesity/

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Real Food, Real Life

Michele, the Fat Nutritionist, has a fabulous post on why the idea of “real food” is problematic. She talks about how, for every food that’s viewed as unhealthy, worthless junk, there’s someone who depends on that food in one way or another. Right this minute, there is someone going through chemotherapy shopping at your grocery […]

via Kelly Thinks Too Much http://kellythinkstoomuch.wordpress.com/2013/11/20/real-food-real-life/

Clown Tears —

I’m sad. I’m really sad. You guys, I think we’re being too hard to Lululemon. I mean, sure, their stores are accused of hiding its size 10 and 12 “fatty” pants in the back of the store. Yes, Lululemon founder Chip Wilson diverted blame for the recall of his see-through pants by telling Bloomberg News […]

via Fierce, Freethinking Fatties http://fiercefatties.com/2013/11/20/clown-tears/

Walking In The World

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Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Why diets don’t work.

Most diets seem to succeed in the short-term, and fail in the long-term. This is not a new, or even particularly controversial, observation among researchers: “There are two indisputable facts regarding dietary treatment of obesity. The first is that virtually all programs appear to be able to demonstrate moderate success in promoting at least some […]

via The Fat Nutritionist http://www.fatnutritionist.com/index.php/why-diets-dont-work/

Your Weight Alone Means You Are Probably Going to Have a Cesarean

via The Well-Rounded Mama http://wellroundedmama.blogspot.com/2013/11/your-weight-alone-means-you-are.html

New E-Course: HAES® For The Holidays!

Did you ever notice that the holidays can bring up a lot of . . . stuff? Being with family can mean being scrutinized about your weight, your food choices, and even bigger life choices. Whether you come from a family of constant dieters or one where cleaning your plate is the best way to [...]

via Body Love Wellness http://www.bodylovewellness.com/2013/11/19/new-e-course-haes-for-the-holidays/

Monday, 18 November 2013

Still not buying it.

Every once in a while I’ll have a bizarre fantasy of what it’s like being thin. During my dieting days, I had this fantasy frequently. I would show off my thin and beautiful bod to the people who made fun...

via Fat Chicks Rule http://fatchicksrule.blogs.com/fat_chicks_rule/2013/11/still-not-buying-it.html

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Self-esteem issues? Tough shit, you’re fat and you’re not doing anything right.

ITladyJ writes: TW; Borderline ED When I was young I was skinny, mostly thanks to ADHD medication. When I was a junior in high school I went on birth control…lo and behold, the things I was allowed to “get away with” caught up with me. I am currently 5’3″ and in the neighborhood of 165-170. […]

via First, Do No Harm http://fathealth.wordpress.com/2013/11/17/self-esteem-issues-tough-shit-youre-fat-and-youre-not-doing-anything-right/

Friday, 15 November 2013

I think I’m ready for a revamp!

I say, “I think I’m ready” because quite honesty these things can give me great anxiety and I get emotional, too. I know this stems from childhood stuff, but knowing why doesn’t make it any easier in the moment. So there’s that aspect. There are also the time and motivation aspects. Wanting to do something [...]

via NotBlueAtAll http://www.notblueatall.com/archives/i-think-i%e2%80%99m-ready-for-a-revamp/

Love Song for Internet Trolls

From The Doubleclicks: It is snarky and silly and fun. I love you, even though you’re a commenter from hell the predictable way you don’t know how to spell and you’re hateful disgusting, ungrateful like you don’t understand, other people have feelings I feel like you don’t even know if you don’t enjoy a youtube […]

via Living ~400lbs http://living400lbs.wordpress.com/2013/11/15/love-song-for-internet-trolls/

Body Positive Custom Illustration

I don't generally use this forum for self-promotion but I've recently reignited my love for illustration and I'm making a few custom portraits available between now and the holidays. Check out the gallery below and if you like my style, consider ordering a portrait from someone who will draw your body lovingly, exactly as it is. >> Read More

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When Love and Hate Collide

Trigger warnings: Mental illness, weight loss One of the hallmark traits (and probably the most frustrating one) of borderline personality disorder (BPD) is the constant back-and-forth switching of one’s opinions and decisions based on what is going on at that particular minute in one’s life. This is commonly referred to as “black and white thinking” […]

via Fierce, Freethinking Fatties http://fiercefatties.com/2013/11/15/when-love-and-hate-collide/

Dealing with Diet Talk

I’ve had several readers ask about how to deal with diet talk – especially its uptick during the holiday season. There is no doubt that whether it’s donuts in the break room from a vendor, an appetizer buffet at a party, or your family holiday dinner, the more food options present themselves the more chances […]

via Dances With Fat http://danceswithfat.wordpress.com/2013/11/15/dealing-with-diet-talk/

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Once Upon A Time — Ursula

**Spoilers** In case you haven’t heard or seen the episode yet, Once Upon A Time (a magical show in which fairytale characters are cursed by the Evil Queen to a life of normalcy… and then weirdness) featured Ariel and Ursula in one of their latest episodes. Ariel was — as you would expect her to […]

via Fierce, Freethinking Fatties http://fiercefatties.com/2013/11/14/once-upon-a-time-ursula/

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

More reasons why I do not trust White Feminists.

via Nudemuse...daily nattering. http://blog.nudemuse.org/2013/11/more-reasons-why-i-do-not-trust-white.html


I have had a couple of truly awful days. The worst period cramps I’ve had in ages combined with some pretty crummy things and stuff at work and I’d just had it. I had this horrifically angry woman in my head screaming awful things about people and the world and I was beginning to think [...]

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PCOS and Diabetes: Glucose-Lowering Medication Options

via The Well-Rounded Mama http://wellroundedmama.blogspot.com/2013/11/pcos-and-diabetes-glucose-lowering.html


via Fat and Not Afraid http://fatandnotafraid.jigsy.com/entries/blog-news/silence

Mixed Signals

I go to a local community college and I’m getting my degree(s) in American Sign Language (and a general Associates of Arts, but we aren’t going to talk about that). There are five campuses in the county I live in and the majority of my ASL classes are downtown. However, I take non-ASL classes at […]

via Fierce, Freethinking Fatties http://fiercefatties.com/2013/11/13/mixed-signals/

Fat sex talk in London next week

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Tuesday, 12 November 2013

A little less serious.

via Nudemuse...daily nattering. http://blog.nudemuse.org/2013/11/a-little-less-serious.html

Poison Pen

The now-infamous story about a woman, known only as “Cheryl” in Fargo, North Dakota, who said she would be handing out letters to parents of fat children trick-or-treating refusing them candy may actually be a hoax, perpetrated by a Fargo-based radio station called Y94. But even if this does turn out to be a hoax, […]

via Fierce, Freethinking Fatties http://fiercefatties.com/2013/11/12/poison-pen/

Building Bridges: Interview with Nan Feyler

by Deah Schwartz, Ed.D., CTRS, CCC From the ASDAH Blog Committee: Welcome to another “Building Bridges” post, in which we feature interviews with health professionals, academics, and policy makers who are not necessarily identified with the Health At Every Size® movement. While some of our readers may experience our choice of interviewees as controversial figures […]

via Health At Every Size® Blog http://healthateverysizeblog.org/2013/11/12/building-bridges-interview-with-nan-feyler/

Monday, 11 November 2013

Guess what really still doesn't work? Stigma

I'm not sure why I have to keep pointing out that stigmatizing a fat person does not make them lose weight. You see, no matter which avenue the "Obesity researcher" is coming from, they always come to the same conclusion:...

via Fat Chicks Rule http://fatchicksrule.blogs.com/fat_chicks_rule/2013/11/guess-what-really-still-doesnt-work-stigma.html

God Help Me —

Trigger warning: Discussion of weight loss diets. As a lapsed Catholic, I hold a soft spot in my heart for organized religion. I watched with fascination as Jon Stewart grilled Richard Dawkins on whether the evils of religion are a pathology that can be found just as readily in secular institutions, a point which Dawkins […]

via Fierce, Freethinking Fatties http://fiercefatties.com/2013/11/11/god-help-me/

Some Pics of Stuff

I keep promising pictures and forgetting to post them. My bad. So, in lieu of an actual, like, written post, here’s some pics! Woo! Unicorn Costume Right before finding out that the costume party was canceled, my roommate took this pic of my made up unicorn costume. Fun, I guess, but we didn’t get to [...]

via NotBlueAtAll http://www.notblueatall.com/archives/some-pics-of-stuff/

Real food.

“Real food” is a term I dislike almost as much as “real women,” and for many of the same reasons. On occasion, I run into this idea coupled with the concept of intuitive eating. People will proclaim how much they believe in permission and fulfilling your hunger and eating whatever you want (so far, so […]

via The Fat Nutritionist http://www.fatnutritionist.com/index.php/real-food/

Fat Queer Talk and Workshop in Brussels

via Obesity Timebomb http://obesitytimebomb.blogspot.com/2013/11/fat-queer-talk-and-workshop-in-brussels.html

Friday, 8 November 2013

Photocopying Queer at Models of Pride 21!

Last month, I had the pleasure of running the Photocopying Queer zine workshop at the Models of Pride, an lgbtqai youth conference held in Southern California. The conference is a free all-day event for lgbtqai youth, their parents, and allies. … Continue reading

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Get Your Shadows On A Tightrope Blog Carnival Links Here!

In honor of the 30th anniversary of the groundbreaking book, Shadows On A Tightrope, some of the biggest names in fat positivity are writing blog posts about their experiences with the book. Rather than write my own, I’ve decided to be a hub for these posts. I’ll be updating throughout the day, so check back [...]

via Body Love Wellness http://www.bodylovewellness.com/2013/11/08/get-your-shadows-on-a-tightrope-blog-carnival-links-here/

Shadow on a Tightrope: the book that made me fat

via Obesity Timebomb http://obesitytimebomb.blogspot.com/2013/11/shadow-on-tightrope-book-that-made-me.html

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Ends and Means —

As a father, I sometimes find myself reminiscing to them on the history of video games like my grandparents reminisce on the dawn of the automobile. Born in 1979, I grew up in the sweet spot of gaming history, when the first in-home consoles arrived. The Atari 2600 came out in 1977, but our parents […]

via Fierce, Freethinking Fatties http://fiercefatties.com/2013/11/07/ends-and-means/

The Elephant in the Room

Jack Marshall at Ethics Alarms reports that Time Magazine’s cover story is called “The Elephant in the Room”. It’s about Chris Christie. Yup, their cover story’s title is a fat joke. Time thinks that that’s in good-enough taste to print. The Ethics Alarms post is right on in its description of Time’s use of “a […]

via closetpuritan http://closetpuritan.wordpress.com/2013/11/07/the-elephant-in-the-room/

Parallel Lives

Shadows on a Tightrope had the distinction of being one of the earliest fat activist/liberation books. It was a collaboration of works by different fat feminists over a decade, of essays, narratives and poems all about standing up to the...

via Fat Chicks Rule http://fatchicksrule.blogs.com/fat_chicks_rule/2013/11/parallel-lives.html


Every person that I have ever met has impacted me in some way. Every playground pal, classmate, coworker and bestie has left a mark. Some of those impressions were good and obviously some were pretty awful. It was my choice to do with that what I could or wanted to at the time. Bullies, abusers, [...]

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This is one reason why I have a strong self image as a fat woman

via Obesity Timebomb http://obesitytimebomb.blogspot.com/2013/11/this-is-one-reason-why-i-have-strong.html

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Quick Link: Unapologetically Fat

Sorry for not blogging in a while. But there are lots of other great blogs out there. One of them, Unapologetically Fat, has a new post by the great Jo Geek on the current media hype around the age of puberty. Jo separates speculation from science; enjoy! http://unapologeticallyfat.blogspot.com/2013/11/age-of-puberty-why-this-isnt-about-fat.html

via Fatties United! http://fattiesunited.wordpress.com/2013/11/06/quick-link-unapologetically-fat/

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Weight Loss surgery stories or -- ads?

via suethsayings http://suethsayings.blogspot.com/2013/11/weight-loss-surgery-stories-or-ads.html

The good, the bad, and all the rest of it.

Just been doing a lot of reading and thinking lately. “In line with his overall body of work, Pollan suggests in Cooked that even to discuss the science of food is to begin the slide down a slippery slope that ends in the culturally corrosive and ecologically unsustainable structures of agribusiness. Put simply, ‘good’ transformations […]

via The Fat Nutritionist http://www.fatnutritionist.com/index.php/the-good-the-bad-and-all-the-rest-of-it/

This Angry Villain

Last Sunday morning, while I was in Minneapolis with my boyfriend at the Mall of America, we were in search of coffee and food. The options are plentiful there and we wandered a good bit. We were there before most of the mall was open, but the place was full of people and activity. There [...]

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Age of Puberty: Why This Isn't About Fat (or Facts)

via Unapologetically Fat: A Study in Happiness http://unapologeticallyfat.blogspot.com/2013/11/age-of-puberty-why-this-isnt-about-fat.html

the HAES® files: A Bad Case of “The Blues”

by Jon Robison, PhD, MS Imagine getting a letter from your insurance company “inviting” you to participate in a “voluntary” program to improve your health. Imagine that you received this special invitation because your Body Mass Index (an unscientific, mathematically bereft proxy for health) is 30 or greater. Imagine that although this program is “voluntary,” […]

via Health At Every Size® Blog http://healthateverysizeblog.org/2013/11/05/the-haes-files-a-bad-case-of-the-blues/

Monday, 4 November 2013

Ask Golda! One Important Key To Healthy Eating That People Usually Forget

When you stop restricting and start letting go of food rules, it can be hard to navigate how to eat healthfully. I have lots of things to say about this, but I wanted to share with you a really important key to healthy eating that most people forget. Check it out in this week’s edition [...]

via Body Love Wellness http://www.bodylovewellness.com/2013/11/04/ask-golda-one-important-key-to-healthy-eating-that-people-usually-forget/

F@ Lib: The Next Gen

You don’t realize that you are old until you are old. There are many signs of the aging process, some more obvious than others: the wrinkles, the creaky knees, and the mysterious transformation that is exhibited when you would rather be snuggling in your bed watching television instead of going out to hear music or […]

via Fierce, Freethinking Fatties http://fiercefatties.com/2013/11/04/f-lib-the-next-gen/

Plus London and the shape of the movement in the UK

via Obesity Timebomb http://obesitytimebomb.blogspot.com/2013/11/plus-london-and-shape-of-movement-in-uk.html

Joy in Play

via Fat and Not Afraid http://fatandnotafraid.jigsy.com/entries/family-parenting/joy-in-play

Two Sides

I love Facebook. Well, I love using it most of the time, anyway. I can stay in touch and connect with folks I simply can’t ever see in person (it’s a big world we live in). I have fb friends all over the world and how great to live in the here and now and [...]

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Saturday, 2 November 2013

Blog this week moved to Friday

I will be blogging on Friday Nov 5 instead of this Monday to honor the 30th Anniversary of one of the earliest fat activist book Shadows on a Tightrope.

via Fat Chicks Rule http://fatchicksrule.blogs.com/fat_chicks_rule/2013/11/blog-this-week-moved-to-friday.html

Friday, 1 November 2013

Obesity causes cancer (Really? WTF, I mean, really?!?!)

CH writes: My mother-in-law passed away 2 weeks ago. She was an amazing woman and will be missed immensely. I have been helping my father-in-law get some things sorted out relating to creditors. One of the hospitals requested a copy of her death certificate, which I hadn’t seen until yesterday. Here’s what it says: CAUSE […]

via First, Do No Harm http://fathealth.wordpress.com/2013/11/01/obesity-causes-cancer-really-wtf-i-mean-really/

Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics journal call for stories

The Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics journal at http://www.nibjournal.org/authors/documents/Obesity_Call-final_000.pdf has a call out for stories from those of us who are fat. I’m not sure what kinds of stories are being solicited, but I’m sure that’s listed at the above link. They want stories from us so that they can make sure stories are submitted that […]

via First, Do No Harm http://fathealth.wordpress.com/2013/11/01/narrative-inquiry-in-bioethics-journal-call-for-stories/

Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics journal call for stories

The Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics journal at http://www.nibjournal.org/authors/documents/Obesity_Call-final_000.pdf has a call out for stories from those of us who are fat. I’m not sure what kinds of stories are being solicited, but I’m sure that’s listed at the above link. They want stories from us so that they can make sure stories are submitted that […]

via First, Do No Harm http://fathealth.wordpress.com/2013/11/01/narrative-inquiry-in-bioethics-journal-call-for-stories/

On anniversaries

Friend of Marilyn is happy to be celebrating over two years of activity this year! I can hardly believe that I have been working under this moniker for two years, and I thought I would take a moment to consider the work I have done, the people I have met, and the ways that FOM […]

via Friend of Marilyn http://friendofmarilyn.com/2013/11/01/on-anniversaries/

Elusive Confidence

“Nothing is sexier than confidence!” They say, whoever “They” are. I’ve heard this a million times throughout my life, but it wasn’t until I had said confidence that I fully understood what all of the hubbub was about. I used to think how you could get such a thing, this elusive confidence junk. Growing up [...]

via NotBlueAtAll http://www.notblueatall.com/archives/elusive-confidence/

LaDIYfest Sheffield Fat Activism workshop

via Obesity Timebomb http://obesitytimebomb.blogspot.com/2013/11/ladiyfest-sheffield-fat-activism.html

Control Freak No More

via Fat and Not Afraid http://fatandnotafraid.jigsy.com/entries/family-parenting/control-freak-no-more

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Short Halloween Linkspam

A couple pretty good articles from Slate about Halloween candy: Let Them Eat Candy! But what if your kids don’t want to barter with the tooth fairy or set off controlled Kit-Kat explosions or sell you their Butterfingers? What if they really, really want to eat 8 pounds of candy? Right now I bet some […]

via closetpuritan http://closetpuritan.wordpress.com/2013/10/31/short-halloween-linkspam/


Step into the fire of self discovery. This fire will not burn you, it will only burn what you are not. ~Mooji When I saw a fabulous friend post this to their Facebook it really resonated with me. YES! This! So much this! Oh my glob!!! I remember being terrified to show my true self [...]

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PCOS Treatment: The Inositols

via The Well-Rounded Mama http://wellroundedmama.blogspot.com/2013/10/pcos-treatment-inositols.html

Fat People Need Candy Too

Happy Halloween! If you have candy around, enjoy it. Candy’s only real function is to provide pleasure. Everyone needs and deserves some pleasure, including fat people. Plus, the only way to get good at eating something is to practice and even to make mistakes. If it weren’t for my parents allowing me to have a […]

via The Fat Nutritionist http://www.fatnutritionist.com/index.php/fat-people-need-candy-too/

Happy Halloween, Spooky Friends!

Halloween is by far my favorite holiday of the year. I have been obsessed with all things macabre ever since I was a kid. The first non-kid’s book I read was Stephen King’s Pet Sematary when I was like eight … Continue reading

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Plus-Size Halloween Costume Review

Last Saturday night, I went to a Halloween dance called “The Monster Ball.” It was a fundraiser to provide Christmas lights and decorations for my town. Costumes were optional, but I decided to dress up this year since quite a few people who attend do wear costumes. But when you’re deathfat, the options for costumes, […]

via Fierce, Freethinking Fatties http://fiercefatties.com/2013/10/31/plus-size-halloween-costume-review/

Blessed Samhain

via Fat and Not Afraid http://fatandnotafraid.jigsy.com/entries/family-parenting/blessed-samhain-2

Wednesday, 30 October 2013


I read A Year Of Biblical Womanhood a while back. One side effect is I’ve quit buying most mass-market chocolate. I’m not quizzing bakers about their ingredients or attacking others for buying Hershey’s, and I’m certainly not thinking that I have perfect ethics. But fair-trade chocolate is readily available here (especially Theo). I can afford […]

via Living ~400lbs http://living400lbs.wordpress.com/2013/10/30/halloween/

Anonymous Coward Bullies Children On Halloween

I woke up to over 500 readers who let me know about a woman in North Dakota who has taken it upon herself to visually identify children as “moderately obese” and, instead of the candy she is giving to other children, giving them letters to their parents stating, in part, Your child is, in my […]

via Dances With Fat http://danceswithfat.wordpress.com/2013/10/30/anonymous-coward-bullies-children-on-halloween/

Ghouls and Goblins —

I don’t really dress up for Halloween, although I’ve long harbored a fantasy of thrift-shopping my way to the perfect Harpo Marx costume. This year, however, I decided that I want to get into the Halloween spirit and don a costume that is utterly terrifying. But there are so many great options that I’m having […]

via Fierce, Freethinking Fatties http://fiercefatties.com/2013/10/30/ghouls-and-goblins/

maurices Made For Me

via Fat and Not Afraid http://fatandnotafraid.jigsy.com/entries/health-wellbeing/maurices-made-for-me

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Only One Life

I’m an atheist. Do you know what that means? It means that I believe that we only have one life. One beautiful, wonderful, fleeting life. And it also means that we’d sure as hell make the best of the one we’ve got because there are no second chances. It amazes me how other people think […]

via Fierce, Freethinking Fatties http://fiercefatties.com/2013/10/29/only-one-life/

Healthy and Happy Halloween with Sheba Cat Food!

In the spirit of Halloween and as part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias, my little furballs showed off their costumes while enjoying some delicious Sheba cat food. Halloween is a big deal in the House of Cats! We … Continue reading

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Canadian Weblog Award Nomination

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the HAES® files: History of the Health At Every Size® Movement – Late 1990s (Part 5)

by Barbara Altman Bruno, PhD, LCSW In response to requests from our readers, the Health At Every Size Blog is honored to reprint Barbara Altman Bruno’s history of the HAES movement. Most of the installments of this history have been previously published in ASDAH member newsletters. The Association for the Health Enrichment of Large People […]

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Monday, 28 October 2013

Body Acceptance Resources for Parents

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Saturday, 26 October 2013

Ludicrously Long List of Links

Fat-Shaming Leads to Weight Gain, Not Loss Having been a reader of fat-acceptance writers like Kate Harding for a long time, I can safely say that there are many people/commenters who are deeply concerned that if we don’t shame and insult fat people for their weight, they won’t be motivated to lose it. This “idea” […]

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Friday, 25 October 2013

36 things about me in no particular order…

I randomly pulled something in my back this morning…while wiping the bathroom mirror! (WTF?! I’m 36 not 96! But I won’t let it slow or keep me down today!) I (not so) secretly love the white streak of hair at my right temple. I get obsessed with a song and keep it on repeat in [...]

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Currently in October

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Thursday, 24 October 2013

Hey Allies let's talk shall we?

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Salad Days

It took awhile! For the first time today I finally heard the weight loss talk at the cafeteria at work. I say finally because let’s face it, it’s inevitable. Luckily, it was not directed towards me and I can’t be sure that it was meant for my “benefit” either. I actually think it was just [...]

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Big Sisters and Cheerios

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Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Big v. Small —

Trigger warning: Discussion of traditional diabetes treatment (aka weight loss) and weight loss surgery. If I asked you to imagine someone with Type 2 diabetes (T2D), who do you see? If you’re a biotech news site covering T2D developments, you see this. If you’re the New York Times reporting on the dangers of childhood T2D, […]

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PCOS Treatment: TZDs and Other Glucose-Lowering Medications

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Tuesday, 22 October 2013

I was recently on Michigan Radio’s show Stateside talking about Melissa McCarthy’s Elle cover as well as the state of fat activism in Michigan. From the interview, Four covers were shot with four different stars: Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley, Penelope Cruz and Melissa McCarthy. Witherspoon wore a fitted black dress, Woodley wore a swimsuit and […]

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Imagine If It Was Really About Health

I was pondering today what might happen if everybody who said that they cared about health (and not just about body size) really did care about health (and not just body size)? Health is multifaceted and not entirely within our control, the definition can be completely arbitrary and nobody is obligated to prioritize health, and […]

via Dances With Fat http://danceswithfat.wordpress.com/2013/10/22/imagine-if-it-was-really-about-health/

Can We Trust Obesity Data?

I read “Can We Trust Obesity Data” today and I think what they’re basically saying is that most people who are reporting their caloric intake and exercise routines to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) are liars.The primary method used by NHANES to determine energy intake (calories eaten) is the 24-hour dietary recall […]

via Fierce, Freethinking Fatties http://fiercefatties.com/2013/10/22/can-we-trust-obesity-data/

5 “Diet Rules” That I Break All The Time

It’s been nearly 6 years since I stopped dieting. Prior to that, I had dieted on and off (mostly on) for 24 years. I did everything from Atkins to Weight Watchers to Overeaters’ Anonymous to doctor-prescribed low calorie diets and everything in between. So it was challenging to imagine not dieting and to figure out [...]

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the HAES® files: In the Doorway

by Fall Ferguson, JD, MA October is a fun month for me as a teacher. It’s the beginning of our academic year, and I have the privilege of introducing our new students to their course of study and the field with a course called “Foundations of Health Education.” It’s my job to provide the framework […]

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Monday, 21 October 2013

Always be Wonder Woman

No post next week, I will be away. If you search Fat Wonder Woman (WW), you'll get lovely art work featuring a plumped up sexy WW. Fat superheroes in comics don't exist. Heroes are muscular and heroines are thin and...

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How do you pick yourself up after a long hard day? How do you keep yourself moving when what’s ahead is hard, too? I woke up feeling pretty lousy this morning. I say woke up, but I’m not sure I got much in the way of actual sleep. I slept in fits and spells and [...]

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Lost Time —

All apologies to CherryBlossomKitty for the delay in her vote. Last week was a clusterfuck at work and I took Thursday off to take part in my daughter’s field trip (hence the gap). But let’s get this polling party started by recommending you read her three submissions before deciding whether she should be a part […]

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Friday, 18 October 2013

Grey Water —

Trigger warning: This post is about Biggest Loser weight loss bullshit. As a child, i would drink anything but water. I was raised on Kool-Aid and skim milk. As I got older, I swapped out Dr. Pepper (no ice) for Kool-Aid, and still downed a gallon of skim milk every three days or so. Since […]

via Fierce, Freethinking Fatties http://fiercefatties.com/2013/10/18/grey-water/

Fatshion: Mustard Love

I wore this to work one day recently and really loved how the colors worked together. I’m a big fan of mustard in general and lately I have been wearing a lot of navy blue. I got this dress at … Continue reading

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Both Sides Now

I am often struck by a particular issue in public health messaging wherein there are two sides of an issue but we ignore one of them in order to reinforce cultural stereotypes about health and weight. For example, almost everyone knows someone who eats a ton of food and never gains weight. Although that person […]

via Dances With Fat http://danceswithfat.wordpress.com/2013/10/18/both-sides-now/

Art: Fad Diets

We’ve all tried at least one, but I actually don’t know anyone who’s ONLY tried just one. Seems nearly laughable if not for the horrible things we do to our bodies to fit into modern society’s ideal version of a human body. Ugh! No thanks. I’m done hating myself and torturing my body to make [...]

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Thursday, 17 October 2013

Dear Michelle Obama — Please Don’t Appear On The Biggest Loser Again

The word on the street is that First Lady Michelle Obama will be appearing yet again on the yelling at fat people show The Biggest Loser this November. Ostensibly, she’s going on the show to remind people to drink more water. Fine. Whatever. But the effect of this choice is to give her stamp of [...]

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Oh-Mah-Glob! Let’s go to the Mall!

Oh the mall. How I love and hate you…malls! I spent my misguided youth in a mall nearly every weekend in Junior High. I’d get my allowance, babysitting and paper route monies together and stretch them as far as they could go. My friends and I would take the bus to our favorite mall and [...]

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Fatphobia and Catfish: The TV Show

So MTV’s internet dating show, Catfish, hosted by Nev Schulman and Max Joseph, just wrapped up its second season this week. The show has covered many interesting relationships (LGBTQ, parents, young veterans, etc) through its basic premise: someone writes to … Continue reading

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PCOS Treatment: Metformin

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Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Dealing With Unintentional Weight Loss In A Body Loving Way

So you’ve adopted Health At Every Size and/or body acceptance. You’re feeling good about your body. You’re more comfortable in your skin. You don’t mind having your picture taken anymore. You’re experimenting with clothes and no longer feel you have to wear only black. You no longer see food as good or bad. You no [...]

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D in Review

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Crafting A Survey

Imagine for a moment that you are a scientist. You are an expert in your field and are about to engage in a long-term study of fat people. You are able to come up with the questions that the volunteers will be answering as truthfully as possible and also anonymously. What kind of questions would […]

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Blog For Action 2013

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It's not just the doctor that dishes out the fat talk, now the vet does it too

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Actual fat people in consultancy shock!

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Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Love your body, no matter what anyone says

Caitlin Seida posted a picture of herself on facebook dressed as Lara Croft. I knew immediately who she was dressed as. She did a amazing job on her costume. The problem is she was fat. I happened to think she...

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Treat Your Feet Well

I’ve been having many realizations lately which has lead to many conflicting feelings. With my first real paycheck at my new job I paid back my roommate for July’s rent and bills she covered when my unemployment still hadn’t started. It felt good to take care of that and I am forever grateful to her [...]

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No one is talking about you in particular.

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My Story, Part 2: What I’ve Learned

Trigger warning: Discussion of self-injury, mental illness, eating disorders and weight loss. This is the third post by CherryBlossomKitty, who is our latest blogging candidate. Tomorrow we will vote on her inclusion. I’ve spent a great deal of my life hating myself. We’re not talking run-of-the-mill self-deprecation here — we’re talking outright hatred and disgust […]

via Fierce, Freethinking Fatties http://fiercefatties.com/2013/10/15/my-story-part-2-what-ive-learned/

I have hypothyroidism, but why does my weight matter?

Trigger warning: Discussion of weight loss as treatment option. I have had Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis for about ten years. I was originally tested right after high school with an elevated TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone). Because of the complicated issues surrounding hypothyroidism, I didn’t get treated until about a year ago. One of the questions my doctor […]

via Fierce, Freethinking Fatties http://fiercefatties.com/2013/10/15/i-have-hypothyroidism-but-why-does-my-weight-matter/

the HAES® files: What Does It Mean To Love Your Body?

by Dr. Jenny Copeland, PsyD Every now and then, it’s good to take stock of your life: of where you are and where you want to be. Have you achieved your goals? Do the ideals of the past mean the same to you, or has your view of the world changed? Each of us learns […]

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Monday, 14 October 2013


Directly in the WTF category is research that found that the risk of death due to cardiovascular disease (CVD) in people with hypertension and diabetes increased as BMI dropped; and yet the researchers still urge weight loss because being fat increases the risk of CVD. http://www.sciencecodex.com/low_bmi_is_a_risk_factor_for_cvd_in_hypertensive_patients_with_diabetes-118550 http://www.escardio.org/about/press/esc-congress-2013/press-conferences/Documents/slides/nagahiro.pdf http://spo.escardio.org/eslides/view.aspx?eevtid=54&fp=5206 Not only did the patients with the […]

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Meltdown Paradox

We’ve all had that moment. That moment when you’re hurriedly trying to get dressed and ready and out the door for something. It could be a job interview, a party, a wedding, a date…something where looking a certain way matters (or at least it does in your head). Suddenly you hit a wall and you [...]

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Saturday, 12 October 2013

just show us

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Friday, 11 October 2013

Welcome to Hell, I Mean, Clothes Shopping

This is our second introductory post from CherryBlossomKitty. After one more post, we will vote on her inclusion. This afternoon I decided to check out one of those pop-up Halloween stores. I love Halloween, and I would like to perhaps get a new costume for this year. Yeah, right. I did eventually find the “Plus” […]

via Fierce, Freethinking Fatties http://fiercefatties.com/2013/10/11/welcome-to-hell-i-mean-clothes-shopping/

Global Perspectives on Sexuality and Gender CFP

CALL FOR PROPOSALS 16th Annual Sarah Lawrence Women’s History Conference [cid:7078fffb-ed2e-4862-8980-1c6437b15d7c@sarahlawrence.edu] The Newer Normal: Global Perspectives on Sexuality and Gender Saturday March 2, 2014 Since the defeat of Proposition 8 banning gay marriage in California, the LGBT movement has claimed...

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Post delayed

I'll be posting next week on Wednesday in honor of Love My Body day!

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My Story, part 1

Trigger warning: Discussion of eating disorders and weight loss. Please help us welcome our newest blogging candidate, CherryBlossomKitty, who will be submitting three posts before our community votes on her inclusion. If you’d like to join our blogging team, check out this page. Remember those booths at the amusement park where they would try to […]

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Thursday, 10 October 2013

Abuse for fun and bullshit. #fatshamingweek

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Fashionable Fall Work Wardrobe

Happy fall everyone! I just relocated back to the upper Midwest and I have been job searching for the past few months. I finally landed a great position and knew that it was time that I spruced up my work wardrobe, as I’ve had the same two black pairs of trouser pants, some dress capris, […]

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Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Lather, rinse, repeat.

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A Thing Happened.

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Calling in sick… of workplace wellness programs

Trigger Warning: Discussion of workplace weight-loss competitions, dieting, weight loss and eating disorders. We’ve all seen it on blogs, Albert Einstein’s definition of insanity: “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Insanity also means madness, and these two definitions are exactly the best way to describe workplace wellness programs. We’ve […]

via Fierce, Freethinking Fatties http://fiercefatties.com/2013/10/09/calling-in-sick-of-workplace-wellness-programs/

Fatshion: Navy Blue and Pops of Red

These are from earlier this summer (my hair has grown so much since then!) but I just found them and couldn’t help posting them! I’m really in love with this vintage top. I got it off of Poshmark and fell … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 8 October 2013

PCOS Treatment Options: Overview

via The Well-Rounded Mama http://wellroundedmama.blogspot.com/2013/10/pcos-treatment-options-overview.html

In the Balance

In my experience, there are two things that really suck about having an autoimmune disease. The first is having to learn to slow down. I’m a classic Type A personality who doesn’t do down time well unless it’s planned and temporary. Every time I’d clear my calendar, I’d start looking for new ways to fill […]

via Fierce, Freethinking Fatties http://fiercefatties.com/2013/10/08/in-the-balance/

the HAES® files: The HAES Paradigm in a Weight-Centric Sport—Is that an oxymoron?

by Michelle Pitman, Certified Personal Trainer As I write this article, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has named Tokyo the host city to the 2020 Olympics and also announced the return of wrestling as part of the 2020 Olympic program (it had been removed after London 2012). The mere mention of athletic events, particularly the […]

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Monday, 7 October 2013

Fat Assumptions Kill

In a neighborhood not far from where I live, a little girl Claudialee was an active and imaginative six year old who wanted to be a vet when she grew up. She was also chubby. During a blood test Claudialee...

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Emaciated Beast —

As many of you are aware, the United States government is in the middle of a shutdown that is essentially a repeat of the 1996 shutdown waged against President Bill Clinton over budget battles. As with 1996, the present shutdown affects non-essential workers and services, and once the government ultimately reopened the result was Bill […]

via Fierce, Freethinking Fatties http://fiercefatties.com/2013/10/07/emaciated-beast/

Fall Bucket List

I was recently inspired by Melissa‘s tweet about her Fall bucket list and knew I had to make my own! Even though I live in Southern California, Fall is one of my most favorite seasons. Why? Well, Halloween for one! … Continue reading

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I'm speaking in London, Belfast and Brussels

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Killer Kurves? No Kwestion

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Sunday, 6 October 2013

Things that won’t necessarily prevent fatness

Things that don’t necessarily prevent long-term child or adult obesity: Breast feeding Educating parents Weight bullying Banning junk food Banning whole milk Dieting Exercise Just something to think about.

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Saturday, 5 October 2013

Calling all Brits: Get Off That Rollercoaster!

Trigger warning: Discussion of rebelling against fat camp. I want to tell you about my dream and how it came into being. A couple of years ago, after a lifetime of dieting, weight cycling, and self-loathing, I accidentally discovered Health At Every Size® (HAES). It was a revelation and turned my life upside down. I […]

via Fierce, Freethinking Fatties http://fiercefatties.com/2013/10/05/calling-all-brits-get-off-that-rollercoaster/

Friday, 4 October 2013

PCOS Series: A Return

via The Well-Rounded Mama http://wellroundedmama.blogspot.com/2013/10/pcos-series-return.html

Help Domestic Violence Victims with Allstate Foundation’s Purple Purse Project

While this is a sponsored post in conjunction with Latina Bloggers Connect and the Allstate Foundation, it’s an issue that I am deeply dedicated to and fully support. As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, Purple Purse, The … Continue reading

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Fatshion on a Friday!

As promised, some outfit pics from my work week. These are a mix of old and new stuff, which has been quite fun! So this top happened and I love it! It was on clearance, which was also buy one get one half off. The cardi I got ages ago at a fat clothing swap, [...]

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Thursday, 3 October 2013

DEFEND-not defund-Abortion

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For the fun!

Trigger warning: Exercise, weight loss About a week ago, it seemed everybody on my friend’s list on Facebook was posting this meme: Yes, I know. There is this perception, in the US at least, that the only reason anybody would want to “eat healthy and exercise” is to lose weight. This is a punishment model. […]

via Fierce, Freethinking Fatties http://fiercefatties.com/2013/10/03/for-the-fun/

Wednesday, 2 October 2013


*Yawns-Stretches* I have been incredibly tired lately, darlings. I’m working on the nutrition side and hoping things will stabilize soon. I am also trying to get some outfit shots for you to see very soon. Until then, ask me anything you like! Advice, tips, random stuff…Share what’s making you smile or keep going this week [...]

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You Aren’t Going to Like This One

Over the years, this site has detailed the sometimes strange, but often times wonderful fluctuating path of Walt Disney World’s stance on how it treats it guests. More specifically, how it handles the day-to-day needs of handicapped or mobility-impaired park-goers. To be fair, it’s gotten mixed reviews depending on the time of year, the accommodations […]

via Fierce, Freethinking Fatties http://fiercefatties.com/2013/10/02/you-arent-going-to-like-this-one/

Ask Golda! How To Find The Beauty In Fat

Do you find it hard to find the beauty in fat (your own or someone else’s). Watch this video for some help on letting go of internalized negative beliefs about fat! You can use the techniques I mention to start finding fat (and your own body in general) more appealing. For more support with this [...]

via Body Love Wellness http://www.bodylovewellness.com/2013/10/02/ask-golda-how-to-find-the-beauty-in-fatness/

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Rainbow Connection —

Last night I made a final decision that I have spent far too much of my time and energy pondering over the past week: I banned a regular commenter for being disruptive. I want to explain my decision, as well as my approach to moderation, and then address an issue that this commenter raised. Bear […]

via Fierce, Freethinking Fatties http://fiercefatties.com/2013/10/01/rainbow-connection/

Poetry Corner: Full Belly

Long roads and great distances, hundreds of days We return to the beginning to start again, choosing a new direction When is a choice not a choice? Is free will an illusion? Beyond the lakes where the land gently rolls, remembering what it was before pavement, stone, horses and carriages, ploughs and hoes Before dams […]

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Poetry Corner: Full Belly

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the HAES® files: A Nutritionist by Any Other Name

by Jon Robison, PhD, MS This is a bit of a different kind of entry for me for this blog, but I had an experience recently that reminded me about something I had wanted to write about but had not gotten around to. I was facilitating a HAES® training recently with the coaches of a […]

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Monday, 30 September 2013

What’s the Point of Clothes

“Part of the /point/ of clothing, when thoughtfully chosen, is to enhance/disguise/manipulate the appearance of our body shape.” I saw this in a comment online and it irked me, including and especially the emphasis on the word “point” as if I were an idiot for missing it and the inclusion of the word “thoughtfully” to […]

via Dances With Fat http://danceswithfat.wordpress.com/2013/10/01/whats-the-point-of-clothes/

How is food like a drug?

First of all, let’s get this out of the way: Food is not a drug. But drugs do tap into the natural reward pathways used by food (and other things). Which is why I think that Rat Park is relevant when we look at the ways food, eating, fat, and weight are studied. Why? The […]

via closetpuritan http://closetpuritan.wordpress.com/2013/09/30/is_food_like_a_drug/

Still not a disease

As I talked about a few months before, the American Medical Association decided that fatness is a disease, whether you're healthy or not. They are ignoring all logic and science. Some fat people are metabolically healthy while in some people...

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Insurance Questions?

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The Great Denim Hunt of ’13

Ha-ha! I just like how that sounds. So, I have been searching for the perfect replacement for my beloved denim lite jeans from Avenue since I found out they were discontinued way back when. My brick and mortar store options are more plentiful than many other places around the world, yet at my size this [...]

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That’s Thin Bashing! (and other stupid things privileged people say)

For those who cannot access this link or don’t have time to read it all (I highly recommend it), basically it boils down to this: Any person of any identity can be an asshole to any person of any other identity. But that doesn’t make it oppression. It doesn’t even make it racism or sexism […]

via Fierce, Freethinking Fatties http://fiercefatties.com/2013/09/30/thats-thin-bashing/

You’re Not Fat

Calling ourselves fat in a derogatory way seems to be part of the price of admission for being a woman in this society. We’re never supposed to be happy with our bodies and saying “I’m so fat” because we don’t fit into size two jeans, or because we do but they are tight because we […]

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Sunday, 29 September 2013

Placenta Accreta, Part Four: Diagnosis, Treatment, and a Cautionary Story

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Saturday, 28 September 2013

Everybody Chill the Fuck Out!

First of all, on the weekends I try to not do blog stuff because it takes up so much of my weekly time and attention. So I’m a bit irritated at all sides that I have to come deal with more drama over what is essentially a conflict of personalities. Therefore, I have temporarily set […]

via Fierce, Freethinking Fatties http://fiercefatties.com/2013/09/28/everybody-chill-the-fuck-out/

Friday, 27 September 2013

Double-Edged Sword —

Stigma is a double-edged sword. I don’t mean that in the traditional “it cuts both ways, positive and negative” definition, but in the “sword with two serrated edges facing opposite directions that shred your flesh and innards going in AND coming out” kind of way. First, there’s the gut-wrenching pain inflicted by the stigma directly: […]

via Fierce, Freethinking Fatties http://fiercefatties.com/2013/09/27/double-edged-sword/

the HAES® files: Stress Mess: How “Fighting Fat” Makes People Sick

by Linda Bacon, PhD, and Lucy Aphramor, PhD, RD The Health At Every Size® Blog is honored to feature this post, which is also being posted as part of the “Featured Bloggers” online conference taking place for Weight Stigma Awareness Week 2013. The World Health Organization uses the term ‘globesity’ to describe a supposed epidemic […]

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Thursday, 26 September 2013

A fat man walked into a bar…

Ah yes, the fat joke — the old standby of tired hacks who need a quick laugh in a dying set. But is it ever OK to tell a fat joke? A few days ago, Plus Model Magazine & Blog reported that actress Rebel Wilson had talked about using her own body size as a […]

via Fierce, Freethinking Fatties http://fiercefatties.com/2013/09/26/a-fat-man-walked-into-a-bar/

Ask Golda! Dealing With Body Shaming at the Doctor’s Office

We’re talking weight stigma at the doctor’s office all week this week. So check out my new Ask Golda! vlog post below! For more support with this topic, check out this post. Get great body love tips and more when you subscribe: Name: Email: Golda is a certified holistic health counselor and founder of Body [...]

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Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Killing the Fantasy of Thinness One Pants Size at a Time

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Killing the Fantasy of Thinness One Pants size at a time.

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Weight Stigma Awareness Week Almost Goes Unnoticed By Busy Lady Wearing Pajamas

While some writers have spent the entire week meticulously researching and formulating thought-provoking pieces to appear in their respective publications in honor of (or perhaps in response to) Weight Stigma Awareness Week, I had to be reminded and hit with the cattle prod several times by Shannon to even get me started. You see, it’s […]

via Fierce, Freethinking Fatties http://fiercefatties.com/2013/09/25/weight-stigma-awareness-week-almost-goes-unnoticed-by-busy-lady-wearing-pajamas/

Meow Meow! Cat Bearding and the New Fresh Step Cat Litter!

As part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias Social Fabric Community, my kitties and I got to try the new Fresh Step Cat Litter! So it’s a well-known fact that I am a crazy cat lady. You’ve probably seen … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Things I've said before.

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"of course"

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Handicapped accessible? Don’t make me laugh.

Warning: This post is about accessibility in restrooms, along with some minor details of what people do in restrooms. This was going to be a post about our vacation to Norfolk, VA — the naval base there, Colonial Williamsburg, and the other tourist spots we hit. Instead, it’s going to be a post about the […]

via Fierce, Freethinking Fatties http://fiercefatties.com/2013/09/24/handicapped-accessible-dont-make-me-laugh/

the HAES® files: It’s Weight Stigma Awareness Week

It’s Weight Stigma Awareness Week (WSAW), an initiative from the Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA) with the goals of: increasing awareness of the pervasiveness and destructive nature of weight stigma, and providing effective strategies for combating the problem. It’s a packed week with activities such as: A blog conference with over 40 prominent bloggers—many of […]

via Health At Every Size® Blog http://healthateverysizeblog.org/2013/09/24/weight-stigma-awareness-week/