Living ~400lbs

… and believe me I am still alive

July 2014

  • QOTD

    This isn’t a Christian blog per se, but I loved this so much I want to share it. From a comment by Ursula L on Rachel Held Evans’ blog: When I see Christian churches treat women as second class, and QUILTBAG people as second class, the inevitable and obvious conclusion is that Christianity is a discriminatory… Continue reading

  • On Criticism

    Criticism of someone’s work is totally fair game, in public or private. Examples: I criticize weight loss methods. (Not news to many of you.) I enjoy the (many-years-running) deconstruction of the World’s Worst Books. It is also probably obvious that I have no problem with publishing and promoting one’s criticism, if you wish.  Academics are… Continue reading

  • A Hypothetical Doctor’s Visit

    Jasmine is waiting in the exam room and her chart shows that her weight today is up five pounds from her last visit two years ago, putting her BMI at 32. Her blood pressure was borderline high in contrast to the normal readings in previous visits. Although Jasmine’s labs were normal in past visits, they… Continue reading

  • Quotes: Discrimination

    I ran away from home. I ran away from St. Louis, and then I ran away from the United States of America, because of that terror of discrimination, that horrible beast which paralyzes one’s very soul and body. — Josephine Baker Discrimination isn’t a thunderbolt, it isn’t an abrupt slap in the face. It’s the slow… Continue reading

  • Dating!

    I’m Somebody’s Fetish I’d been married for years when I started this blog.  That may be why I don’t post about dating much.  But I ran across this blog post and it said a lot of things I agree with. [It’s] perfectly cool if you don’t find fat people attractive. Anyone who tells you that… Continue reading

  • “We Love Colors” Tights

    I finally got some “We Love Colors” Tights, and yes, I got them from Amazon. I was very pleased that they’re bright and not sheer. They definitely jazzed up my dress and got a lot of happy comments. I got the size “EE”, which is for “5’5″ – 6’0″ and 320-375 lbs”. I’m 5’8″, so… Continue reading

  • Need a laugh?

    This video from The Doubleclicks gave me one today. Growing up isn’t fast In fact it’s so slow you don’t see it happen I turned around one day to find That I worked a job & I had to file taxes But I still like fun And I still like games And I still want… Continue reading

About Me

Former software tester, now retired heart patient having fun and working on building endurance and strength. See also About page.

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