Fat and Not Afraid

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Fear

May 12, 2017

There is a pillar of stone in the middle of a deep, gurgling swamp. On top of the pillar is a small fire, some food, a basket for collecting rain water, and a tent. The food never quite runs out, the fire never fully extinguishes. Rain always comes, …

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Fuck Cancer

August 4, 2016

Hi everyone! A good news post: I beat cancer. When I had my thyroid removed last month the doctor also removed two tumors; a large benign one from the right side and a smaller, malignant one from the left. The benign tumor was huge, like 80 grams in …

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Fighting Frumpy

April 1, 2014

Generally I prefer to think of myself as casual, leaning towards business casual depending on the situation. TeeFury shirts make up a large chunk of my wardrobe, along with jeans and plain longsleeve shirts that are great for layering since Spring ha…

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Jog On

March 5, 2014

This time last year we were living in a cute but tiny apartment in Colwood and I began running. At first I just jogged along until I couldn't, took a walk, then jogged some more, and so on. Then I downloaded the Couch to 5k program for my mp3 player …

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My 5 Steps to Nice Skin

March 3, 2014

Since leaving puberty far behind I've been blessed with nice skin. This is, at least in part, because of genetics. Most of the women in my family have good skin so I can only guess that's part of the reason. Here are the things I do to boost nature's…

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Chubby Babies and Fat Kids

January 31, 2014

It never ceases to amaze me the difference in language between speaking about a fat child and a fat baby. One of my jobs is at a pet store right now (and I'll leave the hype around obesity in pets for another day) and the other job is at a well known…

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My Little Beauty

January 10, 2014

As previously mentioned, I have very little of what people would call 'style'. I'm very much a jeans and tee shirts person. The number of pairs of shoes I own is in the low single digits. I've had the same small bag of cosmetics for a decade, and w…

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Plan B Ineffective For Fat Women

November 29, 2013

Thanks to my Facebook feed I found this news story last night and am sharing it with you to raise the alarm; the Plan B or Morning After Pill, an emergency contraceptive available over the counter at the pharmacy here in Canada, and in many other pla…

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Walking In The World

November 20, 2013

Taking a walk is our oldest mode of transportation and despite all of the advances in technology Wet baby footprints on pavementsince we first figured out how to do it it doesn't look like the walk is going anywhere any time soon. Many people use walking as a form of exercise, as …

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maurices Made For Me

October 30, 2013

Tuesday I had some spare time so I finally took myself and Katherine downtown to the mall and the new ladies clothing store that opened up at the beginning of the month. I was excited about it because maurices' carries clothes from size one to twen…

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Body Acceptance Resources for Parents

October 28, 2013

Are you a parent or guardian or just have nifty young people in your life? Are you worried about the kind of messages they're recieving, and the messages you're sending, when it comes to body image? Do you worry your child might be developing a bad r…

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Big Sisters and Cheerios

October 24, 2013

Last week while watching Marvel's Agents of SHIELD I had the pleasure and perplexity of watching the following advertisement;

Intrigued I went to the website and was again pleasantly surprised. I'm familiar with some companies trying to subvert an…

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Killer Kurves? No Kwestion

October 7, 2013

c Alexis Kelly Photography

The title is horrible, I know, but it's late on a Sunday night after I got soaked in the rain earlier, and before that was awake at 6am with Kat and a blown out diaper. To combat all that interesting stuff, check out this amazing interview with plu…

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Poetry Corner: Full Belly

October 1, 2013

 

Long roads and great distances, hundreds of days

We return to the beginning to start again, choosing a new direction

When is a choice not a choice? Is free will an illusion?

 

Beyond the lakes where the land gently rolls, remembering what it…

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Insurance Questions?

September 30, 2013

With Obamacare aka The Affordable Care Act rolling out in the States very very soon (if they can avoid a government shut-down that is) I thought today's guest post from Hannah Taylor could be helpful! I'm not recieving anything for this post, I rea…

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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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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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Where are all the Fat Kids?

July 8, 2013

Being a parent I get to go to a lot of kid friendly places on a fairly frequent basis; beaches, parks, pools, splash pads, you name it, I'm there with my munchkins doing fun things as often as we can manage. It gives me a thrill to watch Gabe running…

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Marathon Mama!

June 4, 2013

Hi everyone! If you'd like to read about my experiences at the Victoria Goddess Run this past Sunday, head on over to Fierce Fatties and take a look. Thanks to everyone who's left encouragement over the last couple of months, it's meant a lot to me.

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How Far?

May 13, 2013

Last week's running mostly didn't happen except for the Sunday run though I did fit in two 5km walks; however, it didn't feel the same. So yesterday I didn't download and play my usual podcast (which would've been week six I believe) and instead lace…

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