Living ~400lbs

… and believe me I am still alive

December 2012

  • Things to Read

    If you can (not allergic to eggs etc) get your flu shot. Yes, really. The Kindle edition of A Year of Biblical Womanhood: How a Liberated Woman Found Herself Sitting on Her Roof, Covering Her Head, and Calling Her Husband “Master” by Rachel Held Evans is $1.99 right now. I enjoyed it, and not just… Continue reading

  • Q&A, or, More Fun With Search Terms

    I’m bored, so I’m going to treat some of the search terms for this blog as questions. I may have gotten a touch silly on these. Void where prohibited by law. why don’t really fat people have diabetes The pancreas wants what the pancreas wants. earrings around 400 pounds OUCH! making kraft dinner from scratch… Continue reading

  • Fat Demographics

    I ran across some interesting US data from the CDC recently. Among men, obesity prevalence is generally similar at all income levels, with a tendency to be slightly higher at higher income levels. Among women, obesity prevalence increases as income decreases. Most obese adults are not low income (below 130% of the poverty level). Among… Continue reading

  • Thankful Thursday

    [An occasional exercise in gratitude] It’s Thursday and I’m thankful for…. I belong to a church where women wearing pants to church is common.  As are women in leadership.  1-year anniversary at work.  My signing bonus is now all mine, instead of something I have to pay back if I leave.  Also I get another week’s vacation… Continue reading

  • What is a job for a morbidly obese woman?

    This showed up as one of the search terms used to get to my blog: what is a job for a morbidly obese woman? Let’s see…”morbid obesity” is usually defined these days as having a BMI value of 40 or higher.    The BMI Project includes photos of multiple folks who are, officially, morbidly obese. So, what… Continue reading

  • Music Monday

    I spent the weekend volunteering at a craft fair. Lots of walking, lots of uncomfortable seating, lots of lifting.  Physically I’m sore, but I think it was good to have the break from reality that provided. The craft fair also had some local bands performing during the day.  One mentioned a filk of “Baby It’s Cold… Continue reading

  • What If You’re Too Big For Lane Bryant?

    Ah, the eternal question.  What if you’re too big for plus size stores?   In the US, LB is one of the most common plus size stores, going up to a US size 28.  I’m too big for most of their clothes. Today I’m going to not just talk about places I can buy clothes.… Continue reading

  • Music Monday

    I feel a whispered welcome when I come home to the land Where the bridges tread the water and the driftwood paves the sand Where the lakes are clad in diamonds like the mirrors of a queen And the skyline is a living thing of forever evergreen — from Emerald Green by Vixy & Tony This song… Continue reading

  • Semi-Random Friday Fluff

    New office currently is just mine! I’m sure that will change but I am enjoying it now. Also! Allergies / asthma better now that I’m not sharing an office with a dog. Changed my work computer to a giftmas theme. Archie McPhee has a giftmas store. Googly eyes Christmas tree! Emergency Santa kit! Inflatable window! JP… Continue reading

  • Women standing up against a society [that bastardizes] thin and athletic women

    [Discussion of fat hate & discrimination] OK, I wanted to give people the benefit of the doubt. When Lesley Kinzel wrote about the Kickstarter campaign to raise money for a to stand up for “thin and athletic women” who are oppressed by society’s expectations, I wondered if: The author of the Kickstarter campaign thought that using… Continue reading

  • Operation (de-)Dust Mite a Success

    The quest to cut down dust mites in our bedroom was a success.  I woke up Monday morning without a headache and without needing to blow my nose.  I hadn’t noticed these symptoms much until they were gone, but they were.  Even better, I seemed better able to handle other asthma triggers the rest of… 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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