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Fierce Fatshion, Where Are You?

November 11, 2011
I'm actually writing this on Thursday night, because I had the choice between reading about the French Revolution for homework or ignoring it completely and writing my blog post instead.  Hello option 2!
Rather than focusing on Napoleonic strategy a…

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Confidence in my Pocket

November 7, 2011

((My sincere apologies for not getting Carolyn's post up on time! Happy Monday, folks!))

I have an appointment with the Rheumatologist in January, but I am so apprehensive.  I have been spoiled for the last 3 years by having a doctor who treated me a…

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Invisible disabilities while being visibly fat

October 28, 2011

I was doing some research the other day on Fibromyalgia and came across this quote:
Although fibromyalgia can lead to intense pain and fatigue, it’s important to keep fit as best as you can in order to avoid unhealthy weight gain.” This quot…

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Power, Control, and Overeater's Anonymous

October 20, 2011

Who's awesome? Carolyn is, that's who. Not only has she written this great post for us today but she's helping me back up my entire blog in preparation of moving it to somewhere free, since Jigsy has gotten rid of that option on thier hosting. Shame!…

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Hidradenitis Suppurativa & Fat

October 14, 2011
At the risk of turning this into "Fat and whines about medical problems",  I'd like to talk about Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) which is a condition I have had since puberty, but took nearly 18 years to diagnose properly.  I would expect that most…

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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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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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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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A Foxy Epiphany

August 26, 2011

Carolyn, if you missed Tuesday's post, is F&NA's new co-blogger, taking over on Fridays. This is her first post. Trigger warning for diet & weight loss talk!

Seriously folks. It was epic. In my last several conversations with Michelle we have been d…

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Welcome, Carolyn! She's Fat and Not Afraid Too!

August 23, 2011

Hi everyone! In light of the new job and less time to write, and thanks to the beauty of the interwebs, Fat and Not Afraid is proud to introduce Carolyn, a new Friday blogger! Carolyn and I have had a lovely time getting to know each other over MSN s…

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