Archive For February, 2010

Q&A: Epic Weight Loss Edition.

By | February 26, 2010

This has been a slow blogging week for me for a few reasons, and unfortunately I’ve yet to finish the part two of the “Dealing With Parents” post about dealing with kids, with a side of constructive criticism of the drumbeats leading up to the war on childhood OMGbesity, i.e. fat kids are easy targets! […]

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Unstapled, Episode 6: The End of the Road.

By | February 22, 2010

My loves, it is with a heavy fat heart that I must inform you that this will be my final Unstapled recap, for reasons to be explained below. My sincere thanks for all your support, and I’m sorry I won’t be able to follow it through to the bitter end. Previously: Carnie made plans to […]

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Q&A: Hey Lesley, what’s with the cardigans? And many more.

By | February 18, 2010

Hey, did you know? I have this Formspring page! Where people ask me questions! In the past week or so I have talked about NAAFA (twice), the political leanings of the fatosphere, whether I plan on getting a puppy, and the possibility that I may be a Time Lord, amongst lots of other things. Do […]

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An open letter of gratitude to Kevin Smith, antihero of the fat revolution.

By | February 18, 2010

[Oh, I wasn’t going to write about this, as others have already done so, in some cases much more poignantly and elegantly than I. But then I did.] Dear Kevin Smith, There was a comment that you made somewhere in the midst of this epic saga — I forget where, it’s such a blur, and […]

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Reading List: The varied lives of famous fats, eating what you want, and a problematic fictional musical act.

By | February 17, 2010

Collected links and reading from the past few days. Most of this already appeared on my Twitter feed, but given the rapid and transient nature of that medium, I’m also sharing them here. Hey, look, it’s the trailer for Kirstie Alley’s forthcoming reality “docuseries” (or, as I like to call them, “crap”) on A&E. I […]

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Unstapled, Episode 5: Under Pressure.

By | February 16, 2010

Last time: Carnie got shit on by Dallas. Then she got shit on by her husband. Then she and her husband went to see a sex therapist, who, luckily, did not shit on anyone. We start, predictably, with Rob and Carnie goofing around in the kitchen, making plans to go get tattoos from Kat Von […]

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By | February 12, 2010

Bigger versions and specifics after the jump. Printed denim dress from; green cardi from Avenue’s $5 sale; black leggings, I don’t remember; woolen socks, ibid.; pocketwatch from eBay; sheepy boots by Maxine of Canada. Celery-green (or bile green, as someone recently suggested!) silk dress is some department-store brand, from Macys a few years ago; […]

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“You don’t get to say that to me anymore”: Some thoughts on dealing with parents

By | February 11, 2010

NB: I am not a therapist. The closest thing I have to a credential in this area is my first Master’s degree, which was an interdisciplinary deal combining developmental psychology, family studies, and media literacy. That said, most of what I offer below is just old-fashioned personal advice, which is based on my own experiences […]

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Q & A: On why I am so fat, and Lori Gottlieb’s “settling” advice.

By | February 9, 2010

I keep thinking your questions are going to eventually slow to a trickle and then evaporate completely. This may yet happen, but it’s certainly not the case right now. Recently I’ve answered questions on everything from Rufus’ current status to whether I wear dresses to the gym. So, as usual, if you have a question, […]

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Unstapled, Episode 4: Gimme Sympathy.

By | February 8, 2010

“This week, on a Very Special Unstapled….” Trigger Warning: This week’s recap touches on both alcoholism and WLS. Last week: Carnie is a giant fatass (though she says it like it’s a bad thing). Dallas tore through Carnie’s pantry. Carnie went back to work at The Newlywed Game. There was farting. We begin this week’s […]

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