Category Archives: Fat Fear

Feeding Tubes: There not just for anorexics anymore!*

Looking to loose weight before the big day? A feeding tube – of course! Just tell ole’ doc you want the K-E diet trick, and in the tube goes, and off come the pounds. I’ve said since day one that … Continue reading

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Bacardi "Get An Ugly Girlfriend" Campaign

Want to look hotter? Find a fat, ugly friend to stand next to, and bring on the Bacardi Breezers! Jezebel found this doozie of a campaign created by some lumps from McCann Digital in Israel. The site suggests that like … Continue reading

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Who is MeMe Roth?

A. Kate Harding's Arch-EnemyB. Nut-job with nice hairC. Anti-Obesity AdvocateD. All of the above If you answered D, you are correct! Roth is the President of National Action Against Obesity  (NAAO), a group dedicated to; -Reversing the obesity crisis by … Continue reading

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Weigh in….at the bus stop?

Now you don't have to stop your obsessive scale checking when you leave the house…just hop on the giant, public scale at the bus stop! Brought to you by the geniuses at  Fitness First, dedicated to fitness by humiliation. -mV

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Why we are so demented?

Maybe it's because we can't even walk through Target without being bombarded with ridiculous fat fear and skinny love as seen on this hilarious garden plaque…. What kind of person places this in her garden for all to see?What kind … Continue reading

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Healthy At Any Size

You don't know Kate Harding? Wake up! She is THE queen of fat acceptance. And in case you don't know what "fat acceptance means," here is my basic definition; -To be healthy at any size -To be comfortable in your … Continue reading

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Frito-Lay has got your number ladies

Thanks for Hannah for directing me to this totally enraging ad campaign from chip maker Frito-Lay. Objective:Con women into eating salty snacks without feeling guilty and fat. Process:Create an interactive web site (must have cost them a mint) centered around … Continue reading

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It's Slim-Fast for lunch kids!

True story…You are a teacher at a grade school, and it is lunchtime. You see a 5th grade student pull a can of Slim-Fast out of her lunch box. What do you do?What do you think?What can you say?What should … Continue reading

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In The Zone

"She said she wasn't going to eat her dessert because she was going to the doctor in the afternoon and she would be weighed." These are words uttered by my 8 year old daughter yesterday. The comment was made by … Continue reading

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Oprah Part 2: Who am I kidding?

  I've been pondering the discussion about Oprah outing herself on her weight gain. My intial reaction, was similar to the rest of you; Why does Oprah feel she needs to beat herself up in front of the world? Does … Continue reading

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Fat Bitch

“Our all-or-nothing nation is built on foundations of fantasy. Our imagination is harnessed to America’s adolescent fantasy – how much prettier, thinner, richer, and more successful we will be one day,” states Courtney Martin in Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters (page … Continue reading

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What's up with Oprah?

What do you think about Oprah outing herself on gaining 40 pounds? My immediate reaction was- why is she announcing this to the world? Continue reading

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Too Fat To Bartend

Virginia was a bartender for a popular nightspot Foxtail in LA, but says her employer asked her to lose five pounds she had gained and reassigned her to the kitchen. So she sued the bastards and won. “My management sat … Continue reading

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Truth Hurts

Watching Caroline Rothstein got me rattled. Time for a mind dump; Women have hated their bodies since the beginning of time. Fat is fear. Fat is grotesque. Most would choose death over fat.   Hate the fat people, they are contagious. We … Continue reading

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I am not fat.

Thanks to Jen for sending this my way, please watch Caroline Rothstein deliver her poem "I am not fat." Her poem describes her personal journey with bulimia, a topic I have not written about much in the past, because I don't have … Continue reading

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Ever heard of "sugar?"

Sugar substitutes were the cover story of the Chicago Tribune today, a topic I've been interested in since the days of Tab, and when the little cute pink packets of Sweet 'n Low somehow became a mainstay at every restaurant … Continue reading

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She had purple skin

My last post Fran The Fat Lady, has generated quite a bit of discussion, so we are going to keep rolling on this topic; Obesity. Morbid Obesity. Fat. Overweight. Whateveryouwanttocallit. While writing about Franny on Saturday afternoon, my husband walked … Continue reading

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Fran The Fat Lady

My buddy Fran will always remembered as “The Fat Lady.” Not as the nice lady. Not as the kind, generous, smart woman. Not even the hilariously, funny one. Just the big ole’ fat lady. Franny was morbidly obese. If I … Continue reading

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