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On Being Fat, Disabled, and Adapting to Life

August 12, 2014

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Trigger warning: Discussion of weight loss and weight loss surgery.

I’ve been fat for most of my almost 61 years of life (from the time I was 22). Up until about 20 years ago, the only problems I really had were finding clothing that fit (that I liked), and putting up with the fat-phobic comments from my family. For some reason, I really haven’t gotten much of the hate and fat-phobia thrown my way as some other fat women have. Now, this may be because, as a woman who is 5’8” tall and weighs 350 lbs. (well, that 350 was before the weight loss surgery (WLS), it’s 400 lbs. now), and goes around with a perpetually pissed-off look on her face, I just might be considered a tad intimidating. And that pissed-off look is my normal face, if I’m not smiling or laughing. It’s not something I’ve been able to change, although I have tried. So I just go with it, and am glad of the fact that it makes me look intimidating enough that people generally leave me alone. Read more…

Soylent: My Fantasy Come True?

August 11, 2014

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Trigger warning: Discussion of anorexia and weight loss.

So, before I explain my strange food fantasies, a quick synopsis of my personal history: thin/athletic up until age 14, totally unaware that I enjoyed thin privilege. Taught in school that anyone’s body can be made fat or thin through diet and exercise, because 3,500 calories = one pound. It seemed obvious, since “everyone knows” fat people overeat and underexercise. Because thermodynamics, right?

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Happy Heart —

August 8, 2014

Halfway-There

Thanks to everyone who has gotten us this far. Please support Casey in improving her mobility while fighting the fat haters by donating whatever you can afford. Read more here or click the image above to donate.

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Trigger warning: Discussion of diet, exercise, health and weight loss.

I know, I know, I promised you all a kickass interview this week, which I’ve been working on in all my spare time, but work has been merciless the last two weeks and I’m not quite done with it. I had alreadyWord Map planned to post this after the interview, so I’m just swapping it out because it’s all ready to go and some may find it informative.

Basically, someone on reddit asked for Health at Every Size® (HAES) resources on heart disease. I had never specifically researched this subject, despite my own struggle with a family history of heart disease. The problem is, HAES has only recently been run through the peer-review ringer, so there isn’t a lot of HAES-specific material on this subject. But there’s plenty of research backing up HAES principles as they apply to heart disease. What follows is my response and the research I unearthed in my search for data on this subject.

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Carrot & Ginger Salad (not really a salad)

August 7, 2014

Halfway-There

Thanks to everyone who has gotten us this far. Please support Casey in improving her mobility while fighting the fat haters by donating whatever you can afford. Read more here or click the image above to donate.

I have to admit, I’m not a huge vegetable eater. I’m developing a taste for them, but give me fruit any day of the week and twice on a Sunday. But this “salad” kills two birds with one stone. It’s full of veggie goodies, but is sweet and absolutely delicious. Sometimes I eat it as a snack, but a big bowl of it will also do me for breakfast. It’s quick and easy to make, and the recipe will last one person a good few days. Anyway, without further ado, let me share Carrot & Ginger Salad.

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Upcoming Events

August 6, 2014
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Two upcoming events that may be of interest to our readers. Click for more info:

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Creeping Up There

August 6, 2014

Halfway-There

Thanks to everyone who has gotten us this far. Please support Casey in improving her mobility while fighting the fat haters by donating whatever you can afford. Read more here or click the image above to donate.

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Trigger warning: Discussion of thyroid disease and weight loss as prescription.

I try not to pay attention when they weigh me at the doctor’s office. As much as I abhor being weighed, due to my thyroid disease it’s a part of monitoring my health since weight gain is a main symptom that can be seen. When I first went on thyroid medication (Synthroid, then Armour) I was worried that I’d lose too much weight and my work as a fat activist would somehow be delegitimized. I no longer have that fear because it’s very obvious that I’m still gaining weight and also staying sick. Although I’ve figured out that my horrible and debilitating chronic nausea is actually a symptom of my gallbladder needing to be taken out (scheduled for late September), it’s still not the only thing wrong with me.

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Workplace Woedown

August 5, 2014

Halfway-There

Thanks to everyone who has gotten us this far. Please support Casey in improving her mobility while fighting the fat haters by donating whatever you can afford. Read more here or click the image above to donate.

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Trigger warning: Discussion of office weight loss and diet talk.

Hi Everyone!

It’s been a while. I had to take a hiatus and put my nose to the grindstone while working my way up the academic and employment ladder. Now that I’m back, I’m ready to make some keen observations that will throw your senses into overdrive. Are you ready? Today we’re going to talk about a favorite subject: workplace fatphobia!

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