Fillyjonk at Shapely Prose reminded me today of one of the immediate inspirations for this blog: Lesley at Fatshionista’s post “THIS IS 300: Taking Pictures, Being Personal, & Weighing 300 Pounds“.
One thing that reading some obesity research has given me is to realize that yes, I am an oddity (and there’s nothing wrong with that :) MOST people who are obese are shaped more like Kate Harding or Fillyjonk than me. Then there’s the whole “overweight” category, including Sweet Machine.
But that also means there’s probably people curious about what it’s like to weigh 300 or 400lbs, or who have no idea what 300 or 400lbs looks like. I thought Lesley’s “This is 300” post was a great step in addressing those questions. This blog is my response :)