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Trigger warning – self-harm discussed below. Fat is not a mental health diagnosis, as Ragen has so eloquently explained but, certainly, some of us fats struggle with depression. My blog seems to have been nothing but grey skies for the last few months, when I’ve bothered to write at all, not generally because I’ve been [...]

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Blogging hasn’t really been on my radar lately. I’m realizing that I really must have SAD, to some degree or another, because winters (especially grey, gloomy Seattle winters) take such a toll on me, mood-wise. Now that we’re seeing a little more sun, I’m starting to come back out of my shell, and what a [...]

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Shopping for Doctors

So, a nasty cold/flu/whatever thing meant that I needed to call my doc today for an appointment to get checked out. After two hours of not hearing from her, I gave up and called the clinic my husband visited for the first time yesterday. One same-day appointment later, it really is just a virus, I [...]

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Oh, Monday

It has been the most Mondayish of Mondays, what with the carryover of feeling nauseated all day yesterday, which meant I didn’t get nearly as much done as I had hoped, save for baking a homemade peach pie (and even that wasn’t quite right, because I forgot the lemon juice, which meant it was a [...]

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Today the BBC is running a story claiming that tall people are more likely to develop cancer. Apparently, ‘[f]or every four inches (10cm) above five feet a person was, the researchers said they had a 16% increased cancer risk.’ The article is no more or less detailed than most BBC news stories on medicine – [...]

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Dear JK Rowling: The Harry Potter books have brought me much reading enjoyment over the years and, as we begin to read them to my four-year-old (who follows along eagerly with every word), they are bringing him much joy also. But Joanne, why do you hate fat people? As I read from one of the [...]

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The Great Tumblr Size 6 Debate Of 2011 [tm] rages on and I’d like to ask a question. Seriously. Who has been told that they are too thin for FA? Seriously. I don’t mean “who’s been told that, objectively speaking, they aren’t fat enough to post in a fat-specific space.” I want to know who [...]

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I belong to a pregnancy group on Livejournal, not because I’m currently pregnant (or likely to be ever again) but because I generally think it’s good for the current pregnates* to have the Wise Wisdom of Wiseness from women who’ve been there. Also, I like to pipe up now and then to remind the pregnates [...]

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Courage under fire

I work with a “business membership organization” and one of our recent upper-level members is, heaven help us, a bariatric surgery clinic. Today they had a tour of our office and, as I was filling in for the receptionist during her lunch, I got to hear that “the childhood obesity epidemic in this country is [...]

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God bless Michelle, of The Fat Nutritionist for a wonderful post, which I missed when it was first posted a couple of days ago, that put me in a far better mood, especially after a lunch of mustard-breadcrumb chicken and rice leftovers. Yum! Part of my blues in my last post were, I suspect, PMS-related. [...]

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