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Blog posts May 2011

Book Review: Read My Hips!

May 31, 2011

Goodmorning, Fatosphere! Today's the day I shall finally indulge you with my book review for Kim Brittingham's "Read My Hips: How I Learned to Love My Body, Ditch Dieting and Live Large". Sorry for the delay but finishing has been difficult with not …

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Vlogging and The WIN Online

May 28, 2011

Happy Saturday, readers (and happy long weekend to you, American peeps!)  I've got something to ask you about today and I would deeply appreciate your feedback.  Late last week and early this week I've been talking to the people at TheWINOnline, th…

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Are Your Hero Days Over, Dr. Sharma?

May 26, 2011

Trigger Warning for Weight Loss & Weight Loss Surgery talk! (edited to fix title screw-up)


A four part series on why you support bariatric surgery? Really?

"So if risk of death is all that you care to consider, let us be clear that an obese patie…

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Weighty Matters Gets a Gold Star

May 23, 2011

ARGH! My son has a Ninja Turtles dvd in that he's been watching nonstop since Saturday. The final episode on the disc features a bad guy that strongly reminds me of Mojo from X-Men-The Garbage Man. He's grotesquely obese, small red eyes, covered in f…

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Sunday InSight

May 22, 2011

This just in from Tumblr: Is it really not clear to feminists how the ‘obesity epidemic’ is about reasserting the right to police women’s bodies? Except now, we’re doing it for your health! When people talk wistfully about how ‘nobody cooks at hom…

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Outside Looking In

May 20, 2011

Oh how I love being employed again!  *happy dance* And full time too, if I want.  Big thanks to the Universe for giving me a second shot at this, which is our key to getting out to Nanaimo.  Will start "Read My Hips" tonight, I promise!

In other n…

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Read My Hips has Arrived!

May 17, 2011

Wee! Got my book in the mail today and am looking forward to diving into it later on today after I get back from the grocery store.  Honestly, I was so confused when I got a package from Jamaica; I rarely buy things off the net, and I'm sure I'd reme…

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Fighting Fat in the Womb?

May 11, 2011

Well, this certainly takes the cake. The UK Telegraph is reporting today that doctors are beginning a 3 year trial using the diabetes drug Metformin on 100 pregnant women in hopes of preventing fat babies and c-sections.  Seriously, they want to redu…

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Guys Who Like Fat Chicks

May 10, 2011

Thanks to Twitter this gem of a piece was mine to read today. I highly recommend you go check it out, especially as it comes on the heels of Marianne's piece about fat fetishization and fat acceptance.  It's long but it covers a lot of ground, from m…

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Bang on, Bangor News!

May 9, 2011

What a sweet surprise today to find this news article in the Bangor Daily News: Amid War on Obesity, Skeptics Warn of Stigma.  It's well balanced and not an inflammatory, rhetoric, fat shaming, guilt mongering piece of reporting!  It's a shame that …

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To the Moms

May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day. I hope you are told today how appreciated you are, how needed, how loved.  I hope that today's goodwill and heartfelt thank yous don't fade with the coming of tomorrow.  For those missing their moms today I hope it's a peaceful da…

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How to Make Your Kid Fat (And Miserable)

May 6, 2011

This post started as a comment over at GeekMom blog, where they have a short post up directing readers to a 'tongue in cheek 10 ways to make your kid fat list', seeing as how the children's obesity epidemic has 'waddled' to their attention.  I starte…

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May 3, 2011

I found a few interesting links to share with the Fatosphere; enjoy and have at 'em in the comments!

Sex and the Fat Girl: Interview with Erica Watson by Tasha Fierce

Trigger Warning for diet & excersize talk on this one, and body policing & shaming:…

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Mini weekend update

May 1, 2011

It was a very busy week last week; Ry's going away party, his actual going away, finishing up my CESD certificate for sure, a clothing swap Thursday night and job hunting during the days, plus taking care of my son. Oh yeah, and dinner with my folks …

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