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Blog posts September 2011

Carolyn, Fat and Fibromyalgia

September 30, 2011

I was diagnosed with Fibromyaglia about 8 months ago.  Now, keep in mind, that I have been complaining about the same symptoms since I was about 10 years old.  Spine pain, deep leg pain, chest pain, and constant feeling of fatigue.  I have a 3 ri…

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How Do You Do It? (Rant)

September 29, 2011

Do you watch television? On a regular basis? How do you do it? How do you manage to not get brain broken with the commericas and the shows and the misogyny, and the gender stereotypes, and the fat hate and and and and. Seriously, an AXE commercial ju…

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Today Is A Birthday

September 28, 2011

Today is Gabe's 5th birthday. It's been a big year for him; first year of school, first bike, first fireworks he'll remember and first fishing trip. He saw his first black bear and wrote his name this past year. We packed him up and moved him half wa…

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Thrift Stores FTW!

September 27, 2011

They really are. Last week I picked up two pairs of black dress pants from the V V Boutique (aka Value Village) for less than $10.00 and I must say that I love them. I'm actually a big fan of VV for a lot of things; they have a good selection of plus…

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Bullying is for Losers ~ Lady Gaga

September 25, 2011

Today 2 things were trending on Twitter; EVERYONE IS BEAUTIFUL and BULLYING IS FOR LOSERS. Why? Lady Gaga, that's why.

Lady Gaga did a concert today (Sunday) and dedicated her song Hair to a young man named Jamie, a fan who was bullied to the point …

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Why I don't give a fuck about the 'cost' of obesity

September 23, 2011

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), “The medical care costs of obesity in the United States are staggering. In 2008 dollars, these costs totaled about $147 billion (Obesity and Overweight for Professionals).”  For most Americans that i…

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September 22, 2011

This whole no time in the mornings for blogging thing is really getting to me. Sorry for the lack of updates! :(

Safe and Sound: Your son is missing

September 18, 2011

Last week was a very busy week here; Gabe started school again, I was into my 3rd week of work at FedEx and feeling the pressure and as usual Ryan was working till 8 every night. Wednesday was especially trying for reasons you're about to read. This …

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Site ads

September 14, 2011

Despite my telling the settings NOT TOO I seem to have picked up some dieting/weight loss ads at the side there. Please don't click in them and bare with me while I get this sorted out.  Thanks! 

Also, sadly, there will be no Carolyn post on Frida…

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Breathe In Gratitude

September 13, 2011

Over at Fierce Fatties today I get contemplative, finishing my thoughts from Sunday. Good thing it got broken up into two posts! Introspective Jen is introspective. Enjoy and feel free to leave a comment with your best/favorite meditation or way to c…

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Sacred Sunday: Beauty and Strength

September 11, 2011

Yesterday was an unusual day. It started with the red army arriving unexpectedly ontime, corresponding perfectly with the full moon, and then spending an hour or so reading while Gabe played at the park. Starhawk's Earth Path is a book I just pick up…

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Friday Crafts with Carolyn!

September 9, 2011

Holy Mother of Pearl it’s Friday already!!

How was everyone’s week hrmm?  I hope all the lovelies who read this blog had a terrific week.  I did not have a terrific week.  Well, it wasn’t horrible, but it certainly inspired fanciful daydreams i…

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September 8, 2011

Hi! Apparently I needed an extended Labour Day weekend from blogging! I'm back now though and I'm ready to get to work! First things first, we need to write some emails. Read this story over at Big Fat Blog then share it with everyone you know; stick…

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On Dogs and Body Acceptance

September 2, 2011

Happy Friday, everyone! And especially happy Friday to North Americans as we get a 3 day weekend thanks to Labour Day. Huzzah! The labourers and unions of the past and present have my eternal gratitude for their efforts ensuring fair wages and hours,…

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