Archive For November, 2008

CNN’s next headline: New study reveals fatness is NOT dumbbell-shaped and carried in one’s hands.

By | November 21, 2008


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I often deride CNN.com as the home of the random weight-loss success story recast as News Event. So the story this time is the standard triumph-over-adversity tale of weight loss through Diet and Exercise TM. Woman is Death Fat, her knees hurt, she gets out of breath taking a book off a table. Woman Changes […]

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It could happen to you

By | November 20, 2008


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I like to knit. I learned when I was a kid, and I got into it again because of work (which is a long story for another post). I like it because I like the idea of being able to take measurements, do some math, and make a hat or shirt or socks that fits […]

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Thin is In and White is Alright

By | November 19, 2008


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Thin is In and White is Alright The Fantasy of Being Thin is not just about becoming small enough to be perceived as more acceptable. It is about becoming an entirely different person – one with far more courage, confidence, and luck than the fat you has. It’s not just, “When I’m thin, I’ll look […]

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Outfitblogging: The Fuck-You Factor

By | November 19, 2008


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Click through to the Flickr versions for outfit info. On this blog, I tend to shy away from offering anything approaching concrete advice. I’m just not good at giving advice related to style (other kinds of advice I can be positively obnoxious about, but I digress). Style, in my opinion, is extraordinarily subjective; so long […]

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Tutorial: Defrumpifying a Cardigan

By | November 12, 2008


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Full disclosure: I am resistant to writing tutorials. This is partly because I have an unfortunate (and very female) tendency to devalue my own work and capabilities. I avoid telling folks how to do things because I don’t like being authoritative, and I occasionally think whatever I’m sharing is dumb or obvious. As is the […]

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Embracing the morbid.

By | November 6, 2008


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I originally wrote the following to post on the Fatshionista community on LiveJournal, but figured it was worth crossposting here as well. According to the dubious measurements of the BMI scale, I am morbidly obese. As in Death Fat. I am super duper really for real maaaaad fat. I am the kind of fat where […]

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