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Blog posts October 2011

The Muscle is Gabourey Sidibe

October 31, 2011

So what do people think of Gabby being cast as The Muscle in the upcoming film, Tower Heist? This isn't the preview I was hoping to find but you get a good idea of what the movie is going to be about. Gabby is the muscle, and apparently a sexually fo…

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Invisible disabilities while being visibly fat

October 28, 2011

I was doing some research the other day on Fibromyalgia and came across this quote:
Although fibromyalgia can lead to intense pain and fatigue, it’s important to keep fit as best as you can in order to avoid unhealthy weight gain.” This quot…

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Systemic Sickness

October 26, 2011

Erica has a wonderful post up at Shakesville today that speaks to the literal sickness of our society. We know that being obese is correllated to being low income, and that stress makes you sick. Could inequality be the real reason for the 'obesity e…

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The value of good service: Jigsy!

October 23, 2011

Thursday was a bit of a hellish day; one thing after another went wrong with the icing off the cake being that Jigsy has gotten rid of their free plan for web-hosting. I was both at the same time pissed and terrified; the warning said that unless I k…

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Broken Cookies

October 22, 2011

Hello peeps. Years ago when I was working as a full time tea and tarot reader we moved our business into a place with a lot of other businesses and had a Christmas craft fair. Good times were had and at that time I picked up a little heart shaped sig…

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Power, Control, and Overeater's Anonymous

October 20, 2011

Who's awesome? Carolyn is, that's who. Not only has she written this great post for us today but she's helping me back up my entire blog in preparation of moving it to somewhere free, since Jigsy has gotten rid of that option on thier hosting. Shame!…

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M Obama says "I hope I don't mess them up"

October 18, 2011

Every mother's dream is to raise good kids, not even perfect kids or The Best Kids, but good kids. Moms that are celebrities or positions of authority are especially scrutinized by the media for every choice they make, but what about moms who choose …

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Time to OCCUPY!

October 15, 2011

Happy Saturday, folks! Around the world today there are over 1000 Occupy Events occuring. It's likely that there's one in your city and if there is I strongly encourage you to head on down and lend your voice to the cause. What IS the cause, you migh…

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Hidradenitis Suppurativa & Fat

October 14, 2011
At the risk of turning this into "Fat and whines about medical problems",  I'd like to talk about Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) which is a condition I have had since puberty, but took nearly 18 years to diagnose properly.  I would expect that most…

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Not Fighting With Friends

October 12, 2011

Hey look! I have a blog. *pokes it* Yup, still alive!

I've been throwing a lot of mental energy into work (be perfect at your job, every day!), reading/tweeting/Facebook sharing about Occupy Wall Street (GO CHECK IT OUT NOW!!! I'll wait.), and helpin…

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My Fat Pain in the Ass

October 8, 2011

So sorry for the delay in posting, folks! My net has been down the last little bit. Enjoy Carolyn's post!

My Fat Pain In The Ass
The last few weeks I have been thinking a lot about being fat and in pain.  In case this is the first of my posts that …

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Suit up! Playing in the pool while fat

October 4, 2011

After a dreary, cool afternoon at the park on Sunday we wandered over to the Hot Chai Express inside the community centre for a hot chocolate. The community centre is pretty great; pools, water slide, sauna, hot tub, weight room and apparently ice pa…

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