Category: ThisBlog

  • 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 […]

  • It Came From The Search Terms

    Once again, a post inspired by search terms used to reach my site. how much does a woman who wears a 5x weigh This probably depends on the woman’s height, amount of muscle, and how many limbs have been replaced with cybernetics.  Really, some of those are heavy. what are the rules about having to […]

  • It Came From The Search Terms

    When you go to a page by searching Google (or whatev) it very nicely let your sites know what you searched on.  WordPress aggregates this for its users.  Some of them are fun. how do morbidly obese people get dressed Once you manage to buy the clothes it’s not all that different…. how some will look if […]

  • Pursuing An Agenda

    Earlier today, Melissa McEwan tweeted: Scrolling back, I saw Melissa’s prior tweet was regarding Dylan Farrow: “I am speaking about this because it is wrong; I am speaking in solidarity with Dylan Farrow; I am speaking in defense of my own survival.” This blew me away. In retrospect it seems silly — of course people […]

  • 2013 at Living 400lbs

    Most-read posts / pages: Day in the Life About Barefoot Contessa How Do You Comfort Sore Muscles? Fat Clothing Catalogs… Day in the Life: Shower, Chafing, & Jock Itch But…! Disney World What If You’re Too Big For Lane Bryant? Exercise Some more amusing search terms: unicorns are real they’re just fat and gray and we call them rhinos rhetorical question about […]

  • This Shouldn’t Give Me A Headache

    But it’s trying. Dear, My name is Lisa. I have been following your blog  from quite some time now and thoroughly enjoy every post of yours. Well, after reading through your blog, I think you would be interested in having a look at our recently launched infographic “America’s Battle With Obesity”([link to typical FEAR The Obesity […]

  • Fat Is So Puzzling

    Some things from the site search stats: how do you fly if youre 400 pounds Take a deep breath & flap your arms realll fast…. if you weigh 400lb you can live a year without eating I doubt it. were can i find gray plus size scrubs in 7x I suggest Plus Woman. scale that […]

  • A Periodic Welcome Post

    Welcome!  Hello and thank you for reading this blog.  This post is to explain some things so’s to avoid confusing newbies. What’s this blog? I started this blog to have a place to talk about fat acceptance and how my life is and isn’t affected by being very fat.  Some notable sub-sections are the “Day in the […]

  • What is with Ina Garten?

    Just for grins, I looked at which search terms have been most popular so far this year. And so far? Variations on the blog name: “living 400 lbs”, “living 400”, etc. Variations on the blog topic: “400 lbs”, “400 pounds”, “super obese”. Variations on Ina Garten’s weight: “ina garten weight”, “ina garten weigh loss”, “ina […]

  • Late Forties?

    On if the things that WordPress includes in its blog statistics page is “referrers”, aka, links people have followed to my page. Some are perennials, such as search engines and other fat blogs.  Recently one was to a forum I didn’t recognize. Curious, I followed it to a discussion of fat and health, where I […]

  • Who Cares What Ina Garten Weighs?

    According to my blog stats, a lot of people get to this site by searching about what Ina Garten (aka The Barefoot Contessa) weighs.  Specifically. how much does barefoot contessa weigh how much does ina garten weigh ina garten weight problem ina garten weight So, to those who are curious, I say this: I don’t […]

  • Happy New Year!

    Hello and welcome!  I’m back at work with my new cartoon-a-day calendar (New Yorker cartoons) and new wall calendar (Pacific Northwest landscapes).  I even cut off some of the photos from last year’s wall calendar to decorate my cube.  Ready to work!  (Yes, I know it’s Wednesday, but today feels like Monday to me.  Yay four-day weekends! […]

  • Q&A, or, More Fun With Search Terms

    I’m bored, so I’m going to treat some of the search terms for this blog as questions. I may have gotten a touch silly on these. Void where prohibited by law. why don’t really fat people have diabetes The pancreas wants what the pancreas wants. earrings around 400 pounds OUCH! making kraft dinner from scratch […]

  • A Periodic Welcome Post

    Welcome!  Hello and thank you for reading this blog.  This post is to explain some things so’s to avoid confusing newbies. What’s this blog? I started this blog to have a place to talk about fat acceptance and how my life is and isn’t affected by being very fat. Do you look like the really […]

  • Fun With Search Terms

    WordPress helpfully provides a list of the terms peopled searched on to get to this site. Some of the odder ones: how to photograph the life of an obese person 50+ super obese women is there a market for this magickal weight loss necklace review different pant cuts And the “HOW did that get you […]

  • The Fat Life Isn’t

    Internet is part of life, but it’s not all of life. The people I know offline aren’t surprised that I am married, employed, and co-own a house.  The emails I get from this site often assume these aren’t possible, or that I must be some sort of exception.  There’s also am assumption that my fat […]

  • A Periodic Welcome Post

    I thought it might be helpful to fill in any new folks. What’s this blog? I started this blog to have a place to talk about fat acceptance and how my life is and isn’t affected by being very fat. Do you really weigh 400lbs?  Pretty much, give or take 5%. Do you look like […]