Living ~400lbs

… and believe me I am still alive

December 2008

  • Great Resolution Idea

    This week, the comic strip character Betty asked her husband Bub what his resolutions would be for 2009. He feels that to make resolutions for 2009 would involve breaking his 2008 resolution to stop being critical of himself.   Tuesday explored this a bit more:  Betty: Your resolution last year was to stop being critical of… Continue reading

  • A Few Links

    Dances With Fat wrote an interesting post on how she’s not wanting to be “the exception”: I don’t date fat girls, except you.  I would never take a class from a fat aerobics instructor, except  you.  I think of all fat people as lazy, except you.    Plenty of people think that’s a good thing.  I don’t.… Continue reading

  • 100th Post :)

    Looking at my WordPress “dashboard” on Monday, I noticed that there has been over 300 approved (non-spam) comments.  Also that I’d had 99 posts.   So this is the  hundredth post.  :)  Thanks for reading and commenting! Some other little factoids from the dashboard: 10 most viewed pages/posts: about the author & the blog Life… Continue reading

  • Correlations vs Causation

    You may have read that getting less sleep is associated with heart disease.  This one included a well-written description of how correlations are not causation.  Senior author Diane S. Lauderdale cautioned that the new report does not prove a cause-and-effect relationship between a lack of sleep and heart disease. “It’s important to say that this… Continue reading

  • Congratulations Kate!

    Congratulations to the newly-married Kate Harding!   May your home be filled with laughter and the warm embrace of a summer day.  May you find peacefulness and beauty, challenge, and satisfaction, humor and insight, healing and renewal, love and wisdom, as in a quiet heart. May you always feel that what you have is enough. … Continue reading

  • Quotes

    “About all you can do in life is be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won’t like you at all. You can’t let them stop you.” — Rita Mae Brown The above is a quote from the novel… Continue reading

  • merry christmas

    Xander: So, you doing anything special? Buffy: Tree. Nog. Roast beast. Just me and Mom and hopefully an excess of gifts. What are you doing for Christmas? Willow: Being Jewish. Remember, people? Not everybody worships Santa. Buffy: (smiles) I just meant for vacation. — Buffy the Vampire Slayer Hope you have an enjoyable and relaxing… Continue reading

  • Quotes

    “Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.” — Albert Einstein This popped up on iGoogle’s quote of the day feature and I liked it. Continue reading

  • On Holidays & Food

    I loved this quote from Fillyjonk at Shapely Prose: The only obligation you have as far as “watching what you eat” this holiday season is your responsibility to your own health and comfort. […] Eat food you think is nice — don’t eat to say “fuck you, I’m not dieting.” Avoid food you don’t want… Continue reading

  • Let’s count the assumptions!

    Start with a holiday news article on “the obese”.  Let’s see: “The obese” all think & act alike. The obese all want to lose weight and are on “eating plans”.   Not sure if intuitive eating is for thin folks or for nobody at all.  The obese are all feeling self-conscious and judged about what… Continue reading

  • Snow Update

    Seattle’s been getting a lot more snow that usual.  Intellectually I’ve known that months of 15F, 5F, -5F  temps tend to make treadmills much more attractive, but now I’m getting it on emotional level.   It’s pretty, though…    Continue reading

  • Soda Tax =/= Obesity Tax

    But there is a way to institute a tax that could, perhaps, be analogous to the tobacco taxes: Recognize that fat runs in families. Put a tax on fat people who have babies! We could even pay thin parents to have more babies, so’s to increase their proportion of the gene pool. Continue reading

  • Cultivating a Positive Attitude

    No one has to be coached to think more negative thoughts. They just come naturally. But positive thoughts require focus, effort, and discipline. The task itself is simple enough. Just take out a piece of paper and write down every single thing you like about your job. Or keep a daily list of five things… Continue reading

  • DayintheLife: Vacation Day

    [One of the occasional series of posts about my typical day.] Monday was a use-up-my-vacation-by-the-end-of-the-year day.  So I spent the day on the couch eating baby-flavored donuts so as to keep from inadvertently losing weight, right? Actually?  I was feeling a bit blah Monday morning. I got up about 8:15 and was out the door… Continue reading

  • Snow in Seattle…

    [One of the occasional series of posts about my typical day.] Snow doesn’t happen with huge amounts of frequency here.  We tend to moderate temperatures in general.   Plus, when we have cloud cover it tends to help hold in heat, keeping it too warm for snow…and when it is cold enough for snow, we usually have… Continue reading

  • January O: Diet As Usual

    The January O Magazine arrived in the mail today.  It seemed to have a few more diet-and-weight focused articles than usual:  A “Let’s Eat Right” article on eating healthy, aka “good foods instead of bad”;  A “Numbers to Worry About” article that included that women should have a 32.5-inch waist;  Oprah’s “Got heart palpitations due… Continue reading

  • TGIF :)

    I don’t know about you, but I feel the need for something positive to focus on. So here’s a local news program interviewing Dr Linda Bacon on her book Health At Every Size.  Scrolling down you’ll see “Tips about Body Image”, including: Accept your size.  Trust yourself. Adopt healthy lifestyle habits.   Embrace size diversity. As… Continue reading

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Former software tester, now retired heart patient having fun and working on building endurance and strength. See also About page.

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