I thought it might be helpful to fill in any new folks.
What’s this blog?
I started this blog to have a place to talk about fat acceptance and how my life is and isn’t affected by being very fat.
Do you really weigh 400lbs?
Pretty much, give or take 5%.
Do you look like the really fat people used to illustrate stories about overweight folks?
Yes, even though most fat people are MUCH thinner than I.
Aren’t people your size common these days?
Are you trying to lose weight?
I’m not trying to manipulate my weight up or down.
Because losing weight doesn’t work long-term for most people. Including me.
Fat acceptance? Tell me more.
Fat acceptance, as implied by “fat” and “acceptance” being together like that, is about accepting body diversity instead of focusing on weight loss. On a societal level it’s about fighting weight discrimination and encouraging lawmakers and public health officials to stop the emphasis on weight. More info is here.
I’ve lived in or near Seattle, Washington for all my life. I studied computer science in college and work in software. I’m white, married, bisexual, middle aged, wear glasses, sunburn easily, and have naturally curly hair. I drive a 10-year-old Prius. I play computer games like Freecell, Simcity, and Tropico. I’m an only child, dealing with the death of my father this year, and not really close to my other birth relatives. I have asthma, environmental allergies, sleep apnea, astigmatism, and a history of depression.
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