This is fatchicksrule's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following fatchicksrule's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
New York
After dieting for 17 years, this fat chick has said enough. She donated her "thin" clothes (really just her size 14s, since she's been fat since she was 9), gave up dieting, began to eat healthy and move because it was good for her, not for losing weight. She decided that she wanted to help other Fat chicks to accept themselves as is, give up the shackles of dieting and help women in general not be afraid of the F-word. So she wrote a book and a blog.
Interests: fat, environment, sustainablilty
Recent Activity
If you haven't already signed, please do. The Biggest Loser is a horrible show and needs to end. Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2016 at Fat Chicks Rule
Dear Fat People, Have you been told today you're beautiful? You are. You are a beautiful, valued, and productive member of society. What you eat is your own business. Your health is between you and your doctor. The people whose... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2015 at Fat Chicks Rule
The worst doctor I ever saw was an endocrinologist. I went to her thinking that I might have a thyroid condition as I was tired all the time. When I finally got into see her, I began to give her... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2015 at Fat Chicks Rule
Hello all, I've decided to take a short break from blogging until January to work on National Novel Writing Month and a few other fiction projects. Not to mention the holidays. I have also found my weekends have become so... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2014 at Fat Chicks Rule
No Blog Post this week as I am very busy. But please participate in the ASDAH conference which will be in Boston Next Year (And I hope to be there). 2015 ASDAH Educational Conference Theme & Call for Proposals With... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2014 at Fat Chicks Rule
No blog post next week. I will be away. I've done all kinds of diets including lose weight slow and lose weight fast ones. They all ended up the same way. I'd regain all the weight plus more. Eventually I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2014 at Fat Chicks Rule
October 14th was Love Your Body day. This summer I wore a bikini top. I was inspired by another fat woman who also wore one. I did it for a lot of reasons. Mostly to prove I wasn’t ashamed of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2014 at Fat Chicks Rule
No Blog Post this Week! Taking a break. Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at Fat Chicks Rule
You will not find Weight Watchers calling itself a diet, even though its main focus for you is not only losing weight but eating less calories than your body needs. Many diets try to trick you by not referring to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at Fat Chicks Rule
Happy Belated Weight Stigma Awareness Week (It was actually last week). Growing up I was picked last for all team sports. Even when I was thin, I had terrible coordination. Everything got even worse when I gained weight. This made... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at Fat Chicks Rule
Bupropion aka Wellbutrin is an anti-anxiety/depression drug and Naltrexone is an alcohol and drug dependency (opioids) drug. Put them both together and we have another useless diet drug: Contrave Ignoring the stupid and fat hating graphic of this article (A... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at Fat Chicks Rule
For 17 years I suffered from disordered eating. I wasn’t anorexic. The Diets I followed usually came to about 1200-1600 calories. Only on occasion did I starve myself but it never lasted. My body would rebel and bingeing would follow... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at Fat Chicks Rule
I plan a careful diet (little d) because certain foods don’t agree with me, namely corn (especially corn syrup), gluten, cabbage, tomatoes, and some nuts. I do my best to eat whole foods in a well rounded variety. Trolls don’t... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at Fat Chicks Rule
I have blogged before about workplace wellness. I don't mind volunteer programs and at work classes. I don't mind incentives and discounts on gyms. It bothers me when it goes from voluntary to mandatory. I believe Workplace wellness programs are... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2014 at Fat Chicks Rule
Dear Abby, For the first time in my adult life as a fat person, I wore a bikini top in public. I wore one before at a NAAFA (National Association to Advance FAT Acceptance) convention knowing there I wouldn’t feel... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at Fat Chicks Rule
Short blog today and no Blog post next week, I will be on vacation. If you read my book, the introduction is all about my my dieting history. Somehow I managed to resist dieting pressure until junior high but starting... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2014 at Fat Chicks Rule
Researchers at Duke have put together a study to find out which diet (including drugs but excluding Weight loss surgery and Medifast, Optifast, and Slimfast) gives you more bang for the buck. Finkelstein and research assistant Eliza Kruger first conducted... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2014 at Fat Chicks Rule
In two weeks I will be on my annual vacation in Vermont. I call it my week to live my life on my terms. I get in plenty of movement, eat whole local foods (i.e. local food co-op and farmer's... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2014 at Fat Chicks Rule
No blog post next week, I will be away. Weight loss drugs have a history of not working and/or causing dangerous and deadly side effects. This new one coming down the pipe doesn't look any better. This new pill Gelesis100... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at Fat Chicks Rule
Due to life, I was unable to respond to directly to this letter by Carol Weston which talks about how horrible the childhood obesity epidemic is. Apparently It wouldn't have mattered because the New York Times printed no rebuttals from... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at Fat Chicks Rule
I watched exactly one episode of Dr. Oz. I found him and his show to be superficial tripe. I watched the episode solely because Dr. Glenn Gaesser (A proponent of fit and fat) happened to be on. Recently Dr. Oz... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at Fat Chicks Rule
No blog post today because it's my birthday! And I'm still not one foot in the grave. Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2014 at Fat Chicks Rule
Stacey Bias recently put out a rad comic about Fatty Archetypes. Including such fatty types as healthy fatties, rad fatties, fat athlete, work in progress (i.e dieting fatties), etc. These are fat people are “acceptable fat.” The point of the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2014 at Fat Chicks Rule
Scientific American recently came out with an article that discusses ditching weight loss and dieting because of poor results. It refers to a man with health problems who instead of dieting began exercising and eating his fruits and vegetables. The... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2014 at Fat Chicks Rule
I hope everyone in the States had a good holiday weekend and didn’t worry about calories at the multi-BBQ’s they went to (I ended up going to two.) A lot of the pants I use for work were in dire... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2014 at Fat Chicks Rule