Living ~400lbs

… and believe me I am still alive

December 2011

  • It’s just another new year’s eve

    Hope you are warm, safe, and happy. Continue reading

  • Ripping off the Yay! Scale

    For years, Marilyn Wann has created and sold Yay! scales, used them in anti-diet activism, and written about them online and in her book FAT!SO? : Because You Don’t Have to Apologize for Your Size. Others have mentioned Yay! Scales in books as well, including Health At Every Size. Now Kellogg’s is using a very… Continue reading

  • Happy Solstice

    I’m in North America – Seattle, specifically. We currently get 8 hours of sun a day, and will for the next few weeks — but slowly we’ll start getting more. This is The Christians & The Pagans, by Dar Williams. Continue reading

  • Weight Cycling Industry

    From Deb Burgard comes this amazing post on weight cycling: Why do we call it the “weight loss industry” when what we really get for our time, sacrifice, and money is weight cycling? 19 times out of 20, what we are really purchasing is the experience of weight loss and regain. Imagine if we called it… Continue reading

  • Asthma Not-Fun

    I would like to realize I’m wheezing before someone stops me at work and asks, with a look of deep concern, “Are you alright?” Really. It’s bad enough to have someone ask me, with a look of deep concern, “Are you alright?” while I’m setting up mics and speakers for a concert.  Or walking around… Continue reading

  • Vitamin B12 in the news

    I’ve written about my vitamin B12 absorption problem before.  The NY Times recently posted a good primer on B12 deficiencies, including those at risk: Natural plant sources are meager at best in B12, and the vitamin is poorly absorbed from them. […C]hronic users of acid-suppressing drugs like Prilosec, Prevacid and Nexium, as well as ulcer… 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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