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Blog posts October 2012

Restricting Halloween Candy

October 31, 2012
Over at Offbeat Mama.com, a blog I've recently started following, there's a post up titled "Creative Ways to Prevent post-Hallowe'en Over Indulgence".  In it the author tells how her mother used to throw away her candy as a child, and asks commentors…

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Blessed Samhain

October 31, 2012

Today is Samhain, the final harvest. Sunday night I honoured the beloved dead and Mighty Ones with my Circle but tonight's the actual night when the Veil is thinnest. Earlier this year my maternal grandmother crossed over, and she was my last grandpa…

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Seasonal Change

October 30, 2012

The rainy season is in full swing here on the Wet Coast (my sympathies to everyone who just went through Sandy on the East Coast!) and it's time to dig out the winter wear from the storage closet. When I was a kid I remember doing this with my mom an…

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Obesity and Cancer Growth Link

October 29, 2012

Well this is no good-scientists have found an interesting connection between fat cells and cancerous tumours, at least in mice that is.

"In obese and lean mice that ate the same diet, tumors grew much faster in obese mice than they did in lean mi…

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Oh Campbell-On Bliss

October 26, 2012

After Thursday's post about indulgence I found this on my FB wall via Naturally Heartfelt:

"If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be li…

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Indulgence: What's Your Style?

October 25, 2012

While wandering about the intertubes last night doing my best impression of a dairy cow and a bed I found this ecard, courtesy of HaHas for HooHas via HowtobeaDad.com. It was pretty fitting seeing as how Katherine missed her afternoon nap and was fee…

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Label Foods Like Cigarettes

October 24, 2012

The Ontario Medical Association wants graphic warning labels on food and drinks aimed at children due to the 'public health epidemic' that is childhood obesity. Obviously fat kids are fat because they eat too much and don't excersize enough. It could…

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Planning Fitness Not Weight Loss

October 23, 2012

Well it's week 9 since Kat was born (she was officially 2 months old as of Oct 21st!) and my plans to start rebuilding my strength and stamina have come to naught. My abs, specifically one spot on my new scar on the right, is still very sensitive to …

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Pretty in Pink

October 20, 2012

I missed Photo Friday so here's a pic from today. I bought this outfit specifically for special pictures, but I'm afraid she's going to outgrow it before I get her to a real photographer! There's just something classy about these tiny tea roses, and …

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On Being Average Size

October 18, 2012

This blog has always been my home on what it's like to be an average-sized Canadian woman; that is, a fat Canadian woman. I've also blogged about being Pagan, a mom, an activist and recently about being bisexual, but mostly, it's about navigating tha…

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Jane Doe is Sexy!

October 17, 2012

Trigger warning for violence against women

Every year anyone with even the slightest awareness knows that women's Hallowe'en costumes and men's costumes are vastly different, in one very important way. Women's costumes are always sexy; the sexy pira…

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We lost another one-Amanda Todd

October 13, 2012

Trigger warning for bullying and suicide


A young British Columbian woman, Amanda Todd, committed suicide on Wednesday after a long assault by her peers. People call it cyber-bullying but when are we going to get real about this and call it…

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National Coming Out Day!

October 11, 2012

From Shakesville: Today is the 25th (!) annual National Coming Out Day! Twenty-five years ago today, half a million people marched on Washington for LGBT equality and Coming Out Day was born.

A lot has changed since then. And a lot hasn't. But …

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Before and After Baby

October 11, 2012

Trigger warning for weight and weight loss talk

Our last midwife appointment was Tuesday and me and Kat are doing well, her probably better than me thanks to my perchance for overdoing it. Thankfully I've been approved for doing things again, things…

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How to Reverse Childhood Obesity (?)

October 10, 2012

While browsing about the net during a rare moment when Kat was napping, I stumbled over this article: How To Prevent or Reverse Childhood Obesity.  Really? I've read a lot about preventing childhood obesity, but reversing it? Someone thinks they've f…

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Holiday Diet Tips

October 7, 2012

A friend of mine posted this on his FB wall and with his permission I'm reposting it; he didn't write it and unfortunately doesn't know who did. If you do, let me know so I can give credit where credit is due!

Tips for dealing with fatty and sugary …

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Fun Friday: Baby Smiles

October 5, 2012

So Katherine hit the six week mark this Tuesday and already I'm beginning to see a personality developing; she's a morning person, like me, and doesn't mind being woken up for a brand new bum and some food before helping me take her big brother to sc…

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Train Wrecks and Apologies

October 3, 2012

First of all, let me apologize for how long it's taken me to get this up; I've logged in several times the last couple of days but every time I go to type something, something gets in the way; Katherine is fussy, Gabe needs something, I need to rest …

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