Living ~400lbs

… and believe me I am still alive

December 2013

  • Try Some New Music

    Several indie artists put together a sampler of music — over 70 tracks — to try. Some of it is music I’ve loved for years. “Firebird’s Child” “Light Heart” “Salad of Doom” “Tam Lin” “The Cthulhu Colada Song” “The Holly & The Ivy” “Two Guys Kissin’ Ruined My Life” “WinterTide” “Witches’ Rune” Others are new… Continue reading

  • Green Tea Extracts

    I’ve written before that our society tends to push weight loss “pros” and not mention “cons”.  Here’s a “con” you may not be familiar with. There are many products to help people lose weight (if only temporarily).   Some “fat burning” supplements contain green tea extracts, which in high doses can be toxic to the liver.… Continue reading

  • #fatmicroaggressions

    [Content warning: criticism of fat shaming] Melissa McEwan at Shakesville started the #fatmicroaggressions tag on Twitter.   (If you’re not familiar, “microaggression” is the concept that specific interactions between those of different races, cultures, or genders can be interpreted as small acts of mostly non-physical aggression; the term was coined byChester M. Pierce in 1970.  I am most… Continue reading

  • Things I’m reading

    Kath as a post at Fat Heffalump on the feedback from her recent interview by Jasmin Lill on, Brisbane blogger speaks out against online bullies. Go Kath! Closet Puritan has a thoughtful response to some of the conflation between “Fat people are more common in communities with a Walmart” and “Eating more processed food from Walmart makes… Continue reading

  • Quote of the day: Easier to get fit than thin

    Not that everyone has to want to be fit or can be fit, but for those who exercise and don’t lose weight, this might be helpful. [Deb Burgard, Ph.D. points out that] fat people who repeatedly try to lose weight are more likely to yo-yo diet, or weight-cycle, than they are to maintain weight loss… 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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