Diary of a Fat Chick

Fat girl living in a skinny world

August 24, 2008

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First, the good news. At 5’10” and size 12 (UK, I’m guessing), Leah Stone was told she was too fat to model. Now, however, she will compete for the title of Miss England after beating out 200 other girls to win Miss London.

Then there’s the heartbreaking news. Make sure your cup is full and running over with Sanity Watchers points as you’ll need them. Allegedly, a 1,000-pound woman killed her 2-year-old nephew. The challenge now is how to get the housebound 27-year-old to appear in court. The comments on the Xanga blog are cruel, insensitive, judgmental, reeking of privilege, etc. If you go to the link to the actually news story, there are about 9 more stories at the bottom of the page related to obesity. They definitely teach fat-hate.

Every time you think something’s improving, the world takes another huge step back.


Are you INSANE?! August 11, 2008

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What’s a parent to do? “Most important is to practice good sleep hygiene techniques,” said Dr. Elsie M. Taveras, the lead author and an assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard, who is herself the mother of an infant and a toddler. “No TV in the bedroom, no caffeinated drinks and so on. Getting a good night’s sleep is not just to be at our best the next day; it’s really to assure good health.”

OK. Who gives their TODDLERS caffeine and puts TVs in their bedrooms? Apparently parents of obese children. Because all obese parents have poor childrearing skills.


JK Rowling is teh fatz July 25, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Rhonwyyn @ 3:51 pm

From Harvardmagazine.com:

Honorand J.K. Rowling told the afternoon exercises audience, “Not only has Harvard given me an extraordinary honour, but the weeks of fear and nausea I have endured at the thought of giving this commencement address have made me lose weight. A win-win situation!”

Hmph. A win-win situation would have been Rowling NOT praising stress as a weight loss method.


American Fairy Tales July 13, 2008

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Tweety from one of my longtime fora, GeekCulture, has started a new blog, American Fairy Tales. He only has one post so far, but more are promised. The concept is original: America lacks fairy tales like the Brothers Grimm or Hans Christian Anderson. The story posted, about an ogre named Ormley, is cleverly written and contains just the right amount of descriptive phrases and humor. Unfortunately, the message of the story demonstrates the author’s wholehearted subscription to the popular media’s propaganda that fat and overweight are caused by eating fried, high-fat-content foods and that those foods, as well as being overweight or obese, leads to heart attacks and death.

Or maybe that’s the fairy tale.

More food for thought:

Eat Smart

Comments on “Health At Every Size”

Weight Loss Fantasy

Thin Addiction

Veggie Consumption

Fat Family


I think I can, I think I can July 10, 2008

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I forget who said it, probably Aristotle or Socrates of Plato, but “As I think, I am,” or something like that. Apparently that’s how it works with weight loss, at least, according to this article. Maybe that’s why our loved ones tend to respond with “but you just ate (insert number) of hours ago” when we say we’re hungry?


The Coping Diet

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A friend of mine sent this to me. I think you’ll enjoy it, tongue-in-cheek as it is. 🙂


Only girlfriends can understand this one. This is a specially formulated diet designed to help women cope with the stress that builds during the day.

1 grapefruit
1 slice whole wheat toast
1 cup skim milk

1 small portion lean, steamed chicken
1 cup spinach
1 cup herbal tea
1 Hershey’s kiss

Afternoon Snack
The rest of the Hershey kisses in the bag
1 tub of Hagen-Daaz ice cream with chocolate chips

4 glasses of wine (red or white)
2 loaves garlic bread
1 family size supreme pizza
3 Snickers Bars

Late Night Snack
1 whole Sarah Lee cheesecake (eaten directly from the freezer)

Remember: Stressed spelled backward is desserts.

Send this to four women and you will lose two pounds.

Send this to all the women you know (or ever knew) and you will lose 10 pounds.

If you delete this message, you will gain 10 pounds immediately. That is why I had to pass it on; I didn’t want to risk it.


Top 10 Fattening Summer Foods July 9, 2008

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Beware teh fatz! WebMD has taken it upon themselves to warn us about popular summer foods. Make sure you don’t let even a morsel of these past your lips

Hm… now NBC 10 is talking about why people should try to lose their beer bellies. I wish I could post a copy of it, but I can’t find one on their site. Instead, here’s a slide show about how to lose beer bellies. From the captions:

The key to achieving fat loss in your waist area is to reduce overall body fat percentage. You can reduce body fat quite simply by consuming fewer calories than you are expending.

Uh, say what? “Quite simply” for whom?