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Blog posts February 2012

Sick Day & Bump update

February 28, 2012

Taking a sick day today. Didn't expect too; went to bed last night feeling about 50/50 woke up feeling like death warmed over. Can't eat, headcold, low grade fever and my sinuses are, well, nevermind, it's gross. So I'm at home, going to snuggle up o…

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Magical Monday: Practical Paganism

February 27, 2012

Practical Magic is one of my most favorite films ever, even before I became a witch myself. The way that magic is portrayed as ordinary, a way to smooth the road of everyday life, and the bond between sisters, struck me deeply. I rewatch it at least …

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Sowing Seeds of Change

February 25, 2012

"Great oaks from tiny acorns grow." This is a quote I'd get as a word tattoo, something that resonates with me. Today I planted some vegetable seeds nearly a month earlier than I usually do, normally having to wait until the Spring equinox to…

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Fat, Bitch, Cunt and the N-word

February 24, 2012

Sometimes I get into heated conversations with people who aren't on my wavelength, people less progressive, people like my boss and former boss. These guys are fantastic bosses in every way, I mean that sincerely, but they don't understand or eve…

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Waiting Wednesday

February 22, 2012

Sunday afternoon we all went out and saw "The Secret World of Arrietty". It's the new Studio Ghibli film and sadly, I was disappointed (which was surprising because usually the movies out of that studio are SO GOOD!). To perk myself up I took my Addi…

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Some Things Never Change

February 20, 2012

Waaaay back when I began my fat acceptance journey I was also a regular at a very busy forum called GaiaOnline. I started a thread in the Lifestyle Discussion part of the site on Fat Acceptance and HAES. In the last...year or so? me and the hubs pret…

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The End: Rebuilding

February 17, 2012

The emotional fall-out from my depression, and later the abortion, wasn't just mine, it was Ryan's as well. Many things are triggering for me now, like hospitals, and I avoid movies or books with scenes of childbirth (I can't read Marley and Me witho…

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The Middle: Betrayal

February 16, 2012

Trigger warning for depression, suicide, discussion of medical procedures. This is a long one, so I hope you're comfy.

Unfortunately, while the meeting the next day with my nurse went well, the resulting visit to an actual doctor did not. Julie, my …

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The Beginning: Defeat

February 15, 2012

Trigger warning for body hate, depression, suicide

I've mentioned not a few times on here the Gabe's labour and delivery was long and difficult, and that afterwards I feel deeply into post partum depression. I'm not sure if I've ever detailed how de…

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Week 13: Fat or Pregnant?

February 14, 2012

Trigger warning for weight loss and diet talk

Well, it's both. When I was expecting Gabe (called Gir at the time) I hadn't heard about fat acceptance yet. I was terrified of gaining SO MUCH WEIGHT because I was already fat. I wasn't concerned that be…

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Adele won how many Grammys?!

February 13, 2012

So last night I tuned in for the first time to a whole Grammys'  award show (except for the parts where Chris Brown was on; then I changed the channel). Wow. That was pretty damn cool. And it was even better because a woman that I really admire and l…

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Bump Update

February 11, 2012

Well, that whole morning sickness thing is still dogging me about half the time but other than that my energy is coming back. Today is go get blood taken day so I can check for things like Trisonomy 18 and make sure baby-to-be is putting him/herself …

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Beauty and Strength

February 8, 2012

Part of the Charge of the Goddess, one of the most widely used and easily recognizable pieces of written work in the Pagan community, reads as follows:

"Let My worship be in the heart that rejoices, for behold, all acts of love and pleasure are My r…

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Monstanto Makes You Fat

February 6, 2012

On Monday this picture appeared on my Facebook wall, posted by an acquaintance. I have seen, and written about, similar sentiments before, but this one takes the whole damn cake, but it also led to a little lightbulb moment for me. 

There's a lot …

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We Have A Winner!

February 6, 2012

Last Monday I hosted a small contest to help repurpose a sign. I recieved quite a few interesting and positive entries and have chosen KellyK as the winner! Congrats, Kelly!

"KellyK January 31, 2012 wrote:

You could paint it with "Eat food. Stuff…

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I Stand With Fat Children & A Reminder

February 4, 2012

So this is pretty great:

I chose to say what's on there because I got a lot of 'good natured' ribbing as a teen and young girl about being busty, developing early, being pudgy, etc. My mom told me to 'suck it in' during family photos (and I still f…

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Stand Up For Fat Kids

February 3, 2012

Despite being an eternal optimist, sometimes I doubt people. I've been disappointed before by people or groups who talk the talk but don't walk the walk. Well, today my faith and hope for humanity was renewed by the Big Fat Money Bomb project. In le…

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Fat, Not Afraid, and Pregnant!

February 1, 2012

Happy Thursday folks! Big news today in the world of JeninCanada-land; I'm pregnant! Yesterday was my first ultrasound and I'm measuring at 11 weeks and 2 days. I've known since the middle of December for sure (thank you over the counter pregnancy te…

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