Living ~400lbs

… and believe me I am still alive

December 2009

  • Monthly Roundup (Nov & Dec)

    I’ve been posting less frequently these last two months, so I’m combining them :) Most viewed posts: Oprah Mag printed the words “fat acceptance” ADA: Not all fat people get diabetes NYT on The Biggest Loser: “Health Can Take A Back Seat” A thought for the new week Checking in from the airport… (Not counting the perennial… Continue reading

  • A couple supersize sales…

    Just a few things from my inbox: Junonia has put more outerwear on clearance. Making it Big has 20% off through 11:59pm Pacific time Dec 27th (promo code 20sale). Zaftique has a lot of things on sale through Dec 30th. Continue reading

  • Thankful Thursday

    [a not-always-weekly exercise in gratitude] 1) My friends & family are warm and safe. 2) A marvelous lack of work emergencies this week. 3) Fresh-baked pumpkin bread and See’s café au lait truffles :) 4) Going for a walk this morning (and Christmas shopping this afternoon) without the cane. 5) Enjoying the Star Wars marathon (not the… Continue reading

  • Wondering

    A comment I’ve been wondering about for weeks, from “Rich Man Seeking BBW”, in response to a post on bra shopping: has any women have any lingerie like too sell $200 dollars So…he’s budgeted $200 for lingerie?  Or he’s willing to pay $200 for lingerie that someone’s worn, which, um, not my thing but not… Continue reading

  • Thankful Thursday

    [a not-always-weekly exercise in gratitude] 1) Able to slowly and gently dance around the living room this week :) 2) Life expectancy keeps going up. 3) Enjoyable walk today despite the sometimes-rain sometimes-drizzle.  (I picked a shopping area, so I could spend a lot of time inside or under eaves.) 4) How cleaning my bedroom… Continue reading

  • Oh, Michelle

    Michelle at Fat Nutritionist wrote a terrific post today skewering the typical “Holiday Eating” articles.   She also, fatally, mentioned both Maggie May* and Michelle. So of course this popped into my brain**: Like many songs, it has a story behind it.  Unlike many songs, I actually have heard the story behind this one at… Continue reading

  • Drink Coffee, Avoid Diabetes?

    This was one headline I was grateful to read this morning. For one thing, the laugh was very welcome! Coffee, Tea Might Stave Off Diabetes More Evidence Coffee, Tea Could Prevent Diabetes From the abstract, this looks to be a review-lots-of-observational-studies study, looking at correlations.  The general result?  People who drink more coffee, decaf coffee,… Continue reading

  • Thankful Thursday

    [a not-always-weekly exercise in gratitude] 1) Getting a bonus at work this year :) 2) Laughing at this post from Men-in-Full.  “Someplace happier” indeed. 3) Being able to get around without the cane most of the time. 4) Nifty lycra-spandex leggings.  They’re not just comfy for exercise, they also make great long underwear! 5) The man… Continue reading

  • Junonia – 30% off fleece & flannel

    Junonia, which carries 14-40, has 30% off fleece & flannel through December 13.  I’m not taking advantage of it myself but thought others might want to :) Continue reading

  • …and believe me I am still alive

    Still here, still working, still good.  Still seeing incremental improvements to my knee.  Just not updating much :) I have been using a cane.  This is both good and bad.  Good in that the cane helps my balance when my knee decides to not support me.  Bad in that it always takes a hand.  You… Continue reading

  • Slim-Fast Drink Recall

    If you have any canned Slim-Fast drinks hidden in the back of the cupboard, you might want to toss them out. From Slim-Fast: The products are packaged in paperboard cartons and contain four, six or 12 steel cans that are 11 FL OZ (325 mL) each. Individual cans are also sold in certain retail outlets.… Continue reading

  • Oprah Online: Article on fat acceptance

    The Oprah magazine article I posted about earlier, by (mother) Robin Marantz Henig and (daughter) Jess Zimmerman, is online now.   So far the comments are good too, but there’s only two of them, so I’d be cautious anyway. 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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