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Blog posts August 2013


August 30, 2013

Hey there! It's Friday! TGIF and all that. Today's post is up at Fierce Freethinking Fatties and is all about saying thanks and showing gratitude. Stop on by and share the love. Have a lovely long weekend, North American friends, and we'll see you …

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From the Recovery Room

August 27, 2013

Hello everyone! If my brain doesn't decieve me, it's Tuesday and I'm updating from my hospital bed here in Victoria. I have a lovely view of the coastal Rockies right now, so that's something. It's been a long couple of days with my gallbladder so I'…

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Teaching Kids Empathy

August 23, 2013

It's not just a tired old cliche that children learn a lot more from actions than words. We don't say 'monkey see, monkey do!' for nothing. What kids see adults doing is much more important than what they hear adults saying, especially if the two thi…

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Kat's First Birthday

August 21, 2013


Happy Birthday, Katherine!


It's too soon. My little baby girl is already a toddler and today is her first birthday. What a year it's been; this is the third home she's had, she's been walking since July 29th, is signing words like milk, mor…

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Legend of Zelda RPG

August 19, 2013

For a very long time I've wanted to play the Legend of Zelda RPG game found at Kobold's Keep. Years back I downloaded it but with moving to a new computer it mostly got lost. Between myself and Ryan we've tinkered now and then with updating it to 3…

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To Boldy Go

August 16, 2013

There are many ways to be a geek, so many fandoms to love and be excited about. Finding people who are as passionate as you about the same things is like finding immediate new friends. I felt this way a few weeks ago when I connected with some guys a…

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How Could It Be Worse?

August 16, 2013

MSNBC has a story up that's got some brand new conclusions and data dredging about The Obesity Epidemic!!11!!! to scare people with, complete with a headless fatty photo to start things off on the right foot. Despite recent studies showing that a few…

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August 15, 2013

This is just a test. Do not adjust your monitor.

Today you're probably noticing a bunch of new pages; The Family Room, Being Fat and Not Afraid (where better to park health and wellbeing posts?), Geeking Out! and Teaspooning. I may change these name…

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Too Big For the Blog

August 13, 2013

In the four years I've been writing here at Fat and Not Afraid, I've had a lot to say about a lot of different things. From speaking freely and openly about my abortion, to LGBTQI and women's rights, frankly discussing the changes my body has been th…

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Craig's Back-2-Back Cross Canada Trip

August 9, 2013

Canada is the second largest country, the first nation of hockey, and the best part of North America! My name is Jen! And I am Canadian!

No really, Canada really is the world's second largest country. Only Russia is bigger, and the way it keeps lo…

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Minimal Baggage

August 8, 2013

As I've mentioned here and there before, mostly at Fierce Fatties, I've been having some troubles with my gallbladder. The last couple of weeks it's become a lot more frequent, so I've decided to start a low-fat diet (for lack of better words) in ord…

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Basic Bruchetta

August 5, 2013

I did it! I FINALLY made my own bruchetta bread. Some friends were supposed to come by for dinner Sunday night but didn't, so Ryan and I ate like royalty without them. This is what I did:

  • 1 loaf ciabatta bread (50% off at the store last night!)
  • t…

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