Category Archives: Health & fitness

Being fat in the gym

People are always telling us fatties that gyms aren’t that bad. Well, they’re wrong. … Sort of. Despite being infinitely more comfortable and familiar with the gym than I was a couple of years ago, I still don’t like the idea … Continue reading

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You do you, the health and fitness edition

I’ve been thinking a lot about giving people advice and sharing the knowledge I’ve gained about health and fitness. There’s a very fine line between sharing information and giving unsolicited advice, which is worrisome for me. I don’t want to become … Continue reading

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The long walk home

Earlier this week, I was reminded of the lovely trail between Kinsman Park and Emily Murphy park. It’s one of my favourite “pretty long” routes home (the actual route home is less than 2km, but this one can be 6 … Continue reading

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Weight loss and sagging skin

Last year I discovered two self portrait series by Julia Kozerski: Changing Room and Half (Warning: Half is artistic nudes and may not be suitable for all readers). In Changing Rooms, she documents her weight loss and her struggle to get … Continue reading

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Falling off the wagon

The idiom “falling off the wagon” refers to resuming any previously stopped behavior (typically an addictive behaviour, like smoking, drinking, etc). A lot of my friends and family also used it to refer to “cheating” on a diet, so I wasn’t surprised when I … Continue reading

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Abigail Saguy on obesity

A couple of months ago I read an interesting interview with Abigail Saguy, PhD, the author of an interesting sounding book, “What’s Wrong with Fat?” Most books you see about obesity relate to the physiology or mental issues relating to … Continue reading

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My body still lets me do what I want

Recently, Fit, Feminist, and (almost) Fifty posted about a commentary about media’s reaction to Jennifer Lawrence fighting back against the diet and body image driven Hollywood values. For those not in the loop, Jennifer is not your typical Hollywood thin … Continue reading

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Good quality information

I realize that this is totally nerdy of me, but I’m ok with that. I like to learn and I like to read. In fact, I have a bit of a habit of trying to learn “everything” before I try … Continue reading

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On how fat people are treated

You know you’re in for a thought provoking read when the first sentence read, “I was thinking today about how often we are told that, as fat people, everyone who is not fat is a better witness to our experience … Continue reading

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Some things that I learned about fitness over the years

I read a lot of stuff on the web about health and nutrition, but I tend to avoid silly fashion websites, most magazines (I’m looking at you,  Shape, Fitness, etc. – all magazines full of bullshit, unfortunately), new age nonsense, and … Continue reading

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