Living ~400lbs

… and believe me I am still alive

June 2014

  • So…Clothes

    The “What if you’re too big for Lane Bryant” post appears to be permanently hanging in the “Top Posts & Pages” list, I swear. Yes, I am still (mostly) too fat for LB, though I do sometimes get bras and tees there (and Seanan McGuire helpfully tweeted today that it’s “buy 2, get 2 free” bra… Continue reading

  • Healthy Habits Better Than Statins

    You may recall a study from a few years ago about how certain healthy habits — consumption of ≥5 fruits or vegetable/day, regular exercise >12 times/month, moderate alcohol consumption, and not smoking — decreased mortality risk regardless of weight. You may not have seen this part: The results of this study reinforce the association between healthy lifestyle… Continue reading

  • Some Things I’m Learning

    48 can be a little too young for menopause. Drat. Occasional spotting can be a symptom of a problem. Well, that I knew. But it does lead into…. Vaginal ultrasounds don’t necessarily hurt.  But when the tech is having trouble seeing the right ovary, and keeps poking around trying to see it, fuck yeah, it’s going to… Continue reading

  • Music Monday

    We had to leave home to remember what it means to be alive Somewhere along the way we started to grind the nine-to-five I’m tired of what I’m here for Being different from what I’m pursuing Cause I’m a human being I’m not a human doing This is a song I got from a music… Continue reading

  • Why Isn’t Obesity Research Better Known?

    CBC has an article on the part of obesity research that doesn’t always get talked about. Tim Caulfield says his fellow obesity academics tend to tiptoe around the truth. “You go to these meetings and you talk to researchers, you get a sense there is almost a political correctness around it, that we don’t want… Continue reading

  • CBC: Obesity research confirms long-term weight loss almost impossible

    The CBC has an article on what obesity research shows. After years of study, it’s becoming apparent that it’s nearly impossible to permanently lose weight. I’m not sure that’s news, but go on.  For psychologist Traci Mann, who has spent 20 years running an eating lab at the University of Minnesota, the evidence is clear.… 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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