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Giveaway Reminder!

February 25, 2013

Hey there, it's a Monday! Happy nine year anniversary to my wonderful hubby and best friend Ryan. Looking back it's easy to see all the highs and lows, lots of lows, not as many highs, but without all the lows we wouldn't be who we are, so committed …

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Move-It Monday and Giveaway!

February 4, 2013

Happy Monday, peeps. I hope your weekend treated you well; we spent a lot of ours looking for a new place to live. Why? Ryan got a promotion and we're moving to Victoria! This will hopefully be the break we need to get everything on track. Over the n…

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Photo Friday: Peacock Edition

January 11, 2013

Happy Friday, y'all! (Can I use ya'll if I'm not from the South? Oh well.) Thanks to everyone who's donated so far. It's deeply appreciated and we're very grateful. At the end of the day today the donate button over there will disappear, hopefully ne…

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Giveaway: Moooo!

January 10, 2013

Hey folks, I'm attempting my very first giveaway! I'm working with Milk Unleashed to give you a chance to win some go-anywhere, anytime milk. I may be lactose intolerant but I still enjoy a cold glass of milk now and then, and this is the kind of t…

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All Natural Shame

January 9, 2013

Edited to add: Thank you so much to the people who have donated already. I always knew the internet was a special place where people could connect, despite never having met, but I've  never really experienced that for myself. Now I have. Thank you so…

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Kitchen Helper

January 7, 2013

Over the past couple of months I came to the realization that I really don't like to cook. It's just another chore, another thing that needs doing every day, and with our limited budget and my limited store of mental recipes, it gets old. Ryan hates …

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The Lowest of the Low & #IdleNoMore

January 4, 2013

You may or may not be aware of the Idle No More movement that's been sweeping across Canada since early December, having round dances and drumming in malls, blocking railways and snarling traffic on highways. I fully support Chief Spence in her hunge…

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Campos: Our Imaginary Weight Problem via NYT

January 3, 2013

I love it when smart people say smart things in widely read and well respected publications! Check out Paul Campos' latest article in the New York Times and please share widely. Woo!

"The study, by Katherine M. Flegal and her associates at the C.D.C…

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Chocolate, Bacon, Nanaimo Bars and Tie Plates

January 2, 2013

Oh the holidays, how I love thee. I know others loathe thee for the exact reasons I'm going to talk about below, but I LOVE YOU for them. Y'see, growing up, Christmas morning always meant an amazing breakfast. It started with the box of Pot of Gold c…

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I Am Writing

December 31, 2012

Well, it's that time of year again; New Year's Resolutions time! Some years I make them, others I don't, and some years I make resolutions like this one posted by a friend on her Facebook wall: I resolve to drink, swear, eat, and tell the world to s…

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Happy Ending for 'too fat' TV Anchor

December 28, 2012

Well here's a little bright something for your Friday! (it's Friday already? wow.) TV anchor Jennifer Livingston from Wisconsin has been a big inspiration not only to me and I'm sure others in the Fatosphere, but to many others, so much so that she n…

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Calling Bullsh*%

December 27, 2012

Trigger warning for depression, suicidal thoughts, mental health, eating disorder talk

While catching the Comedy Network's All Access Muppet Gala on Christmas Eve I saw a very interesting commercial. Check it out:

Intrigued, I went over to CallB…

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Happy Solstice!

December 22, 2012

So the world didnt' end yesterday, not in the apocalyptical sense, anyway. I'm glad! I like it here. We spent the evening celebrating the return of the light/end of the world over at a friend's place and had a wonderful time. Because of the munchkins…

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12 Days of Fatmas: Elizabeth Patch & More to Love

December 20, 2012

Dear readers, I have a confession to make; I've been remiss in informing you about a series of special posts happening over at Fierce Fatties! Called "The 12 Days of Fatmas" we've been discussing some great gifts for our fat friends. You should defin…

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Obesity Bigger Killer than Malnutrition: Avaaz

December 19, 2012

For a long time I've been an activist; it began with speeches back in gradeschool and highschool oratory contests and being a member of my highschool's OSAID club (that's Ontario Students Against Impaired Driving). My final year of highschool I did t…

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Calories Burned While Parenting: HowtobeaDad.com

December 17, 2012

Hey folks, it's Monday again. What a weekend, eh? I spent a lot of it focusing on my family; putting up the tree, playing Pathfinder and celebrating the solstice a bit early. Axial tilt is the reason for the season! As we all know, a big part of the …

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Happy Friday! Music goodness

December 14, 2012

Here's a sweet tune my sister sent me. Enjoy, and have a great weekend.

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Too Fat For Public Office?

December 13, 2012
Again, via MSNBC, I caught this story on an interview with New Jersey govenor Chris Chrisie where he's repeatedly asked about his weight and potentially running for president in 2016. You may remember that the north east coast of the US just got it's…

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Fat Girls Go To A Restaurant

December 11, 2012
I caught this story via MSNBC:

"Christina Duran and two of her friends went out for girls' night at Chilly D's Sports Lounge, but things quickly turned sour when, they claim, they were presented with their bill at the Stockton, California. casino. Th…

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Sinfest and Expectations

December 10, 2012

Sinfest is a comic I follow faithfully. I love it so much because of the way the author has evolved over the last couple of years, moving away from simple throwaway stories and tits and ass into characters that are deep, multifaceted and real, not to…

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