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Baby steps?

They sound like little things, really, but the difficulty of being an introvert struggling with depression when it comes to making phone calls on my own behalf (work phone calls are different – I make plenty of those and don’t have a problem) is fairly significant. Reaching out for help is hard. Very hard. Harder [...]

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Fixing Myself

I was startled to find myself on the Fatosphere feed yesterday as I skimmed over my communities list on LJ. I’d asked to be added (albeit just with entries tagged “fat”) but didn’t expect it to happen as it had been so long. Of course, it was Ciaran’s birthday post and completely lacking in relevance [...]

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Where it all started

It’s funny, really, that M. of Diapers and Dragons posted an entry today about feeling flabby. It’s funny because I’ve had a little post bubbling around in my head about a question that’s perplexed me for a long time…when did I really START feeling fat? During one of my summers home from college I was [...]

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In search of the fabulous

It’s been so long since I last dieted (five and a half years and counting…) that the whole notion that not everyone feels the way that I do about the uselessness of calorie-counting and weight-watching can come as a surprise.  Knowing that I’m actually in the very small minority is even more bizarre, especially as [...]

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I haven’t been sleeping well lately. In a complete failure of my brain’s ability to compartmentalize the parts of my day with the times in which I am most able to cope with them, I find myself awake at 3 AM worrying about grad school applications, or stressing about the ongoing ex-landlord debacle, or freaking [...]

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A bit of fat activism

A lengthy entry – this is the response I made to someone on my INFJ mailing list who was discussing weight issues.  The bold lines are my original comments, the italicized are his, and then the lines in regular type are my response. It’s a lost cause arguing this with most people but I guess [...]

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Good things, small packages

Just about anyone who’s ever gone on a paid-diet (and by this I mean Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, etc.) knows that part of the fun? of dieting is that you get to think up foods to eat that ALMOST taste like yummy food, but not quite. Witness “delicious” options like, oh, spaghetti sauce on rice [...]

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Sins of the Mothers

One of the most terrifying aspects of being eating disordered, which I’m choosing to call myself even though it’s never been formally diagnosed, is that it doesn’t just affect me. My world view, which is severely warped by compulsive overeating, although it improves a little every day, distorts the way I see the people that [...]

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Rattling Cages

As Graham put it, I seem to have rattled some cages with my post yesterday…so I thought I’d clarify a few things. I don’t think the intention to lose weight is automatically a bad thing. I just think that, as statistics really DO prove (and doctors know, despite telling everyone and sundry to diet) that [...]

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We “fatties”

A complaint I sent off in response to a BBC Breakfast segment this morning. I am quite, quite certain that the presenter in question called me, and everyone my size, “fatties.” I think I may make it my mission to read up on and complain about EVERY obesity story they cover, as their coverage is [...]

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