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Blog posts June 2011

There is no wrong way to have a body

June 29, 2011

Sharing this fantastic piece with you as I take a quick break from panicking packing. Go read the whole thing here! Hat tip to @Vitty10 for throwing this up on Facebook where I could see it.

"Excuse me while I throw this down, I’m old and cranky and …

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What Tami Said / The Beach

June 28, 2011

First of all, an important call to action coming at you today from Shakesville.

Share your personal story of being helped by Planned Parenthood of Indiana or Planned Parenthood in another state. Link your story to why it is important that …

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June 27, 2011

In one week we are moving. ONE WEEK. Oh my goddess. It's hard to believe but it's almost finally here! Last week was very stressful, hence the light posting. My mom came by because I was in a slump and she helped me pack about 80% of my stuff in two …

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Mom's Best Banana Muffins

June 22, 2011

Before I moved out of my parent's home back in the summer of 2004 I copied a bunch of my favorite recipies out of my mom's cookbooks and card box.  Some of them are really old, like Aunt Hilda's White Cake, which comes from I think my grandma's siste…

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Toy Shop~Open 4 Business

June 19, 2011

If you find yourself with a spare couple of moments today please check out the link to your left in Oot and Aboot for my Toy Shop!  There's also a badge in the Badges & Buttons to take a peek at. (Made it myself with some really really basic HTML cod…

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Well this is enraging

June 17, 2011

Children as young as 10 are self-inducing vomiting to help them lose weight.  Who's doing it the most? Boys.



I have no words for how much this upsets me, how much it hurts me, how angry this makes me, especially this little gem: "They also …

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Today at Fierce Fatties: Feed Your Kids

June 16, 2011

I know I don't have to tell the fatosphere how important it is to feed kids and get them to continue to trust their bodies as they grow. For everyone else, however, there's a post up today by yours truly at FierceFatties (link to your right) on the s…

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Best New Thing in the World Today

June 14, 2011

My sister is pregnant again and this is wonderful news.  I got even BETTER news today as she invited me to her ultrasound and we saw on the monitor not one but TWO miniature people!  That's right, she's carrying twins!  No wonder her pants, even her …

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Kicking ass on Monday w Freebies!

June 13, 2011

Today is a great day. Last week kicked MY ass now it's time to return the favour. Just got a call from the drum festival organizer about a volunteer meeting this week, looking forward to seeing X-Men tomorrow night (have heard too many good things to…

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Saturday Special

June 11, 2011

Last night was a mini celebration just for people in my program (Community Economic and Social Development). Despite there only being 2 of us in attendance (our class has 7 graduates this year) it was a good time.  I'm proud to have graduated from su…

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Nancy Drew: I fell in deeper every clue

June 10, 2011

From May 10th to June 10th, GeekGirlCon has been doing a blog carnival to celebrate the character Nancy Drew.  This is my contribution.  Enjoy! Title of the post courtesy of Deirdre Flint and her song Nancy Drew! On the right hand side of the page …

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This just in:

June 9, 2011


That is all.

New Review Coming Soon to You!

June 8, 2011

Yesterday's mail arrived and had only a single item; a nifty looking book called The Fat Chick Works Out! by Jeanette DePatie. She's a certified exercise instructor and self-proclaimed 'fitness fanatic.'  She's also fat; not fluffy, not curvy, not an…

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These shoes are made for walking, so that's just what I'll do

June 7, 2011

I think walking is my favorite thing to do, even more than swimming when it comes to just moving around.  The job I'm doing requires me to be on my feet walking around the neighbourhood every day and I LOVE IT. It's outside, it's late-Spring, early S…

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Goodbye Food Pyramid!

June 6, 2011

Oh Food Pyramid, we knew you well. So easy to understand, so beautifully illustrated with various and sundry delicious foods.  A little pat of butter a the top, lots of brightly coloured vegetables and fruits and hearty loaves of bread at the bottom.…

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Sunday Snackage

June 5, 2011

With the Stanely Cup on at the moment, Wednesday night girls nights in, and gaming on Saturdays I have a few nights of the week where I regularly have guests over.  Usually folks just bring a bag of chips or pop or something like that to share but I'…

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We're Moving

June 4, 2011

(Non-FA post about life in general below. I'll be back on Monday with some pretty spiffy content. I really like this writing every day thing!)

A little while ago I made mention that my husband packed up and went to Nanaimo, British Columbia, with a t…

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Fat Friday with Adele

June 3, 2011

Seriously, everytime I hear anything by Adele come on the radio I rush over and crank it up.  Same with Aretha Franklin, come to think of it, though their voices aren't anything alike. Ah well. Does anyone know if Adele actually said this? If so, awe…

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NAAFA Child Advocacy Toolkit

June 2, 2011

(Dr. Sharma has been writing a daily series this week about why bariatric surgery can FAIL. Go read (it's in four parts so far, starting Monday) and tell me about it! His earlier posts on why he supports bariatric surgery I wrote about last week.)


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Pagan Values: My Body Is a Temple

June 1, 2011

Today is the 3rd International Blogging about Pagan Values event. I just found out about it last night but after reading various discussions in the community about what it means to be Pagan and what it is to decide to NOT use that label, I feel like …

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