Living ~400lbs

… and believe me I am still alive

March 2010

  • March Round-Up

    This is partly for me, and partly to show folks a little of what’s going on “behind the curtain”.  I’ve considered calling it “Best of Living 400lbs” but I’m not sure it’s really the best articles…what do you think? March’s most popular posts: On Acceptance Why paying attention to weight can be good “Every Little… Continue reading

  • Fun Stuff

    Somebody knitted a Dalek.  Not only that, but the Dalek faced off with several worthy combatants. New way to violate probation: break into the prison you were just released from. Got Medieval discusses the “supersizing of the Last Supper” silliness. What’s making you smile today? Continue reading

  • Sunset approaches…

    Whether you celebrate Passover or not, you might get a few giggles from Elayne Boosler’s “Seder 2010: The Way We Live Today” or the Haggadah for those in a hurry. Chag sameach for those celebrating! (I know it’s past sunset for some readers, but I am on Pacific time ;) Continue reading

  • Thankful Thursday

    [a not-always-weekly exercise in gratitude] 1) Trees are blooming everywhere and my allergy meds are dealing with it. 2) The Sounders won their home season opener! 3) Continuing to exercise is having the desired affects — I survived a Costco jaunt last weekend and walked to a restaurant that serves wine today during lunch. 4) …and… Continue reading

  • Sale at Making it Big

    Making It Big has over 100 items on sale, with free shipping on your entire order if you purchase a sale item.  Sale ends at Sunday night at 11:59 (Pacific time). Continue reading

  • Worth Reading

    I was damaged as a result of being a fat kid, certainly; however, what damaged me was not my fat, but the messages I received about fatness. I was damaged by both perceiving myself and being treated by others as inferior, an object, something in need of repair, and not a person worthy of basic… Continue reading

  • Search Trends: Diabetes

    A trend I’ve recently noticed in the search terms (WordPress’s handy table of phrases Google says people searched on to get to my site):  fat people who don’t have diabetes. Specific examples: why not all obese people get diabetes do all overweight people get diabetes i’m obese; will i get diabetes? why obese people get… Continue reading

  • The Notorious Salad of Doom

    In keeping with both the “music Mondays” theme and the “things that make me smile ’cause it’s Monday” theme, I present:  SJ Tucker, Betsy Tinney and Vixy & Tony singing Salad of Doom: Nom nom. ;) Edited to add a link to the studio version, now that the album is out. Or just click play: Continue reading

  • On Acceptance

    Fat acceptance is about accepting my body, even though it’s fat.  It doesn’t mean that everyone else is automatically OK with my body. I know a lot of people don’t accept my fat. Some of them are quite comfortable telling me that it’s not OK for me to be fat.   Sometimes that bothers me.  But… Continue reading

  • Thankful Thursday

    [a not-always-weekly exercise in gratitude] I am feeling very scattered tonight and tempted to skip this … which probably means it’s a good idea to do.  So.  Today I am thankful for: 1) The Two Lumps books, which include creator commentary and well as the strips … 2) … and a husband who reads me excerpts… Continue reading

  • Virtual Window Shopping: Hammock, Anyone?

    This hammock at Living XL and rated to 600lbs.  Of course, when add you the hammock and the stand together it’s $390 plus shipping (if you’re feeling self-indulgent you can add the weather-resistant pillow for another $70). They also have a wooden stand (450lb capacity) which looks similar to one at Frontgate. Of course, then I… Continue reading

  • Why paying attention to weight can be good

    A sudden, drastic change in weight can be an indicator that medical attention is necessary. I do not mean “my weight is up a quarter pound today!”  Nor do I mean “I lost 5lbs in the last few months!”   Small, gradual changes up or down is usually in response to natural goings-on like aging or changes… Continue reading

  • Happy Monday!

    …or maybe it isn’t a happy Monday.  Maybe it’s just a Monday. Either way, here’s a little something to (hopefully) make you smile: filker (and fellow fat person) Tom Smith singing several of his demented compositions, including Honey-Glazed Ham and Superman Sex Life Boogie. Tom sells CDs and audio downloads at his website. Continue reading

  • 400lb Women are Rare….

    …in general, but not so rare that there’s only one in the Seattle area.  Or so I had assumed. Now I have proof, in that the “400lb Seattle area woman arrested for fraud, had nearly $26,000 in her bra” news article is NOT about me.  ;) Continue reading

  • Sweet Potato Fries

    These are popping up in several eateries in the area.  I went through a long phase of being bored with fries, but these are YUM. Growing up, I only knew sweet potatoes as candied sweet potatoes, which … are not my fave.  Mom enjoyed them throughout the year, usually with butter and maple syrup, which… Continue reading

  • Thankful Thursday

    [a not-always-weekly exercise in gratitude] 1) Thus far this year’s allergy season isn’t bothering me as much as last years. Yay allergy meds! 2) The man of the house brought me a home-cooked dinner at work. Stuffed chicken breasts, salad, and garlic toast. Yum! 3) Continuing exercise is relaxing and “hey I can do more”, not… Continue reading

  • Freedom to Cook

    Dieting taught me to appreciate machinery-measured and packaged food with detailed nutritional labels.   Why? It made the math easier. I didn’t have to weigh things.  I didn’t have to dig out a ruler or measuring spoons.  Calories, carbs, protein — it’s all there, neatly printed, and totally uniform.  Sure, I had a few recipes… 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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