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Blog posts June 2012

Moving Day

June 30, 2012

Today is moving day. This time last year I was frantically trying to pack up my little 2 bedroom house in Sault Ste. Marie and about to embark on an epic six day journey across half of Canada to move here to Nanaimo. Ryan found us this gorgeous house…

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Ottawa Man Loses Kids-Too Fat

June 27, 2012

Last week I wrote about an Ottawa man who was facing losing his children due to his obesity. The court has decided, in its infinite wisdom *snort* that it's better for his two kids, whom he hasn't seen in a year, to go on living in the foster care sy…

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TGIF & Welcome Summer!

June 22, 2012

TGIF, Happy Summer and good time-zone to you all. It's been a busy week here for me with work and packing (we move in a week! Aaah!) so I haven't been posting much. I hope you enjoyed the ones up on Monday and Tuesday though.

For today I just have …

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Treatment of Obesity is a Failure

June 19, 2012

From a happier file in the Ottawa Citizen, some Canadian doctors are coming out swinging AGAINST weight loss as a health strategy. In an article that sounds basically like an argument for HAES, Sharon Kirkey highlights comments from the medical journ…

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Too Fat to be a Parent?

June 17, 2012

Last week I posted a piece on whether or not doctors are stupid or blind when it comes to kids with obesity. Apparently now I need to be asking a similar question when it comes to lawyers and children's welfare advocates. An Ottawa man is fighting to…

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Thursday Soother: Somewhere Over The Rainbow

June 14, 2012

I just had to share this today as the song has been stuck in my head, and this is my favorite version by a beloved son of Hawaii. 

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Selfish Wants: Thin Privilege

June 13, 2012

On Tuesday I was talking with my sister briefly online; she's found a bunch of my neice's early baby clothes, around size 3 months, and is putting them aside for me. She said I probably wouldnt' need them for a while, but I reminded her that Gabe was…

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Are they blind or stupid when it comes to fat kids?

June 11, 2012

When Gabriel was born, two weeks early, he was described in the notes as a 'robust baby boy' and weighed in at nearly 9lbs. Through his first and second years he grew like a weed. He was a very chubby, happy baby with rolls at the wrists and ankles, …

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FA Avengers, Assemble!

June 6, 2012

Hey peeps! As I mentioned on the Facebook page I've been incredibly busy the last few days with a few different projects and the busy-ness is not abating in the next few days. So! Today's post, probably the only one this week, will be a place for sha…

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When Pigs Fly! Fat Athletic WIN

June 1, 2012

The my last post was a sortof review at about athletic clothing at an Etsy shop. I had mixed feelings about their offerings; some shirts had snappy sayings that I might buy if I were the gym-going type, some contained mixed messages that were t…

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