Living ~400lbs

… and believe me I am still alive

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  • Things to read

    From Jezebel’s Work-Life Balance Isn’t Just for Moms: The basic point of all of this is that whether you have kids, have a partner but no kids, or are living alone, working too much sucks. It’s no way to live, and we’re not dummies. So at some point, most of us realize that we’d rather do… Continue reading

  • Friday Fun

    Here’s something to make you smile Friday, courtesy of Beth Ditto: What are looking forward to this weekend? If it’s not your weekend, what are you looking forward to when you get there? Continue reading

  • Why Don’t I Diet?

    Simple: There isn’t a proven, permanent method of weight loss that works for all (or even most) people. Yes, most dieters lose 5-10% of their body weight in the first few months.  They then regain some or all in the long term.   This has been shown by a number of studies, including studies run by… Continue reading

  • Cathy: You’ll Fill Out After Childbirth!

    For those of you who don’t read Cathy, her noticably fat in-laws have moved in (with no notice).  Cathy went to the mall to try swimsuits alone…and ran into her mother-in-law, who’s trying on a larger size of the same swimsuit. MIL: You came shopping to escape me, but of course, you can’t do that!… Continue reading

  • This week’s Cathy

    The comic strip Cathy debuted in 1976.  I was 10 years old and just starting to read newspapers on my own.  It was often the only image of a professional, self-reliant young woman I saw, and not just on the comics page.  Sometimes she was unsure about how to proceed, but she never moved back… Continue reading

  • Dykes To Watch Out For

    One of the things about being my size is that I don’t see many “people like me” in the media.  TV, movies, books…generally if it seems at all like “the fattie” is a joke, not a character, I don’t bother watching or reading it.  This does wonders for my sanity, even as it reduces my… 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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