I started this blog to talk about what it’s like to weigh ~400lbs, and how it does and doesn’t affect my life. For the curious:
My height: 5′ 8″
Lean body mass: 42.2% (by hydrostatic weighing)
Currently I am not trying to alter my weight, either up or down. I do exercise, but it’s for my own selfish reasons not weight loss or gain.
Humans are frequently visual creatures. I feel if I’m writing about living in my body, it’s important to show what my body looks like. The photos I’m using put the focus on my body, not my face. This is to fit the theme of the blog, which is about my body, but it also helps to maintain a bit of anonymity.
I also link to photos like those in Kate Harding’s BMI Project to help put mine in context.
As I am writing about things like my health and my family’s health history, I am currently not using my name on the site. I am also not showing my face. I will also not be using the real names of friends or family.
I don’t intend to make every post about fat acceptance. But I find myself writing in a context where fat acceptance is assumed. If this is a new idea for you, bop over to the “About Fat Acceptance” page.
Comments are welcome. I reserve the right to moderate out comments preaching weight-loss programs, weight-loss surgery, or general fat bashing. I also frown on general rudeness.
I originally was going to name this blog “Living ~400lbs”, but WordPress does not support the tilde (~) character. Dang. ;)
Can I Email You?
Yes. My email is: living400lbs AT gmail DOT com.
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