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Jul 7

July 7, 2014

Busy As Hell & Tryin’ To Get Stronger

Sorry for the lack of posts lately. Been adjusting to the schedule at my new job. I’ve had a lot to do in very little time. As much as I like my new job, I was recently invited to interview for a different one. It’s in San Francisco, rather than East Bay. It’s very interesting, would give me a chance to build some new and valuable skills…and it pays more. So things are likely going to be getting even busier…

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May 30

May 30, 2014

“Fed Up” With Fear-Mongering & Pseudoscience

The latest in fear-mongering pseudoscientific health documentary nonsense┬ácomes to us courtesy of Katie Couric. You’re seen these kinds of documentaries before: Food Matters, Hungry for Change, SuperSize Me, Fat Sick & Nearly Dead. Some are better than others. I have no issue with people using documentaries to tell their personal health transformation stories. I’m happy for them. I’m glad they are feeling better. Where you piss me off is when you make broad, unscientific claims about the origins of our…

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May 23

May 23, 2014

“You’re Not Helping”

You know when you ask for advice and instead of getting something useful you get the same advice they gave you 6 months ago that you have taken and after telling them several times how it didn’t work, they keep repeating the same advice over and over? I want to say to that person: “You’re not helping.” You know when you scroll through your Facebook page or Twitter feed and someone you follow posts some ridiculous, unscientific┬árant about gluten or…

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May 16

May 16, 2014

I Really Need to STFU & CTFO

I belong to a Facebook group for people who are recovering from eating disorders and restrictive dieting. I’ve shared my recent struggles with this very supportive and kind group over the last few days and I’ve come to the following conclusion: I need to Shut The F**k Up & Chill The F**k Out. Seriously, I really need to. But this is part of my struggle. It’s part of many people’s struggle I suspect. When you have body image issues as…

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Apr 7

April 7, 2014

Some Health Facts: Inspired By #NotYourGoodFatty

A few days ago, an interesting hashtag began trending on Twitter: #NotYourGoodFatty. The idea behind the hashtag was explained best over at Shakesville: Playing the Good Fatty might entail talking about how you totally eat healthy all the time, or totally work out regularly, or totally have “great numbers” (blood pressure, cholesterol, etc.), or totally make sure you wear clothes that aren’t too revealing. It’s basically saying: I’m not one of THOSE fatties. You know, the ones we’re always hearing…

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