Fatblogging(TM)---just what in the sam hill is this... We are on a mission to spread the word of health, happiness, and humor, FatBlogging is not associated with any services--it's a blogging Fablogging is *not* a competition, it's a lifestyle.
I first encountered this term on a blog I read--- The Incredible Shrinking Ladies . They believe in it so much they started an entire site devoted to it called The Diet Pulpit . This is how they describe what they hope to achieve there.
forgive all diet transgressions, overcome temptations, and to help you reach
your goals! Remember it's health that matters, not size. Hallelujah!
So where did the term Fatblogging(TM) come from....well the phrase was first coined by Jason Calacanis. You can check him out at calacanis.com. But here are his words to describe what Fatblogging(TM) really is:
movement where you post about your diet/exercise on your blog and tag it
fatblogging. That's it. We ask that you do it daily, but that is a goal not
What a concept huh-----scores of people from all walks of life linked via the WWW in an effort to better their health. Also the ladies at The Diet Pulpit believe in health at any size. I like that idea. You don't have to be a size 0 to be healthy or any other single digit number for that matter.
Bet you're thinking--come on---you wanted to lose weight so bad, you had your gut rearranged. Yeah, I did. Because I am 5'2" and weighed nearly 400lbs. Could barely walk. Short of breath all the time. Diabetes running rampant--requiring multiple insulin injections everyday. High blood pressure through the roof--3 types of meds here. Lipid profiles, triglycerides, cholesterol, etc, were a nightmare---3 meds used here. I was a ticking time bomb.
I had tried diet after diet after diet....to no avail. The old yo-yo syndrome. I would lose weight only to gain it back and then some. I was a bulimic, binge eater, carb-a-holic mess. So after much researching, I chose to have WLS. At 160 lbs, according to the BMI charts, I'm still considered "overweight". Not too far from the "obese" category either. I'd really like to be in the "normal" category---but I'm not gonna get obsessive about it. When I make good food choices, get out and move this body. I feel that I'm winning the fight.
And just so you'll know, I'm no longer on any of those meds as before---well except my psych meds----and who could survive without them.
Size to me has nothing to do with health. I know plenty of people who are considered normal weight but they are so sickly. I also know of some pretty large size people who can run circles around their smaller counterparts and never had more than a sniffle. Too many folks equate weight with health and they would be wrong. I could really go off on a rant here but I will leave that for another post.
There are some out there who just don't "believe" in the concept of Fatblogging(TM). They call it "fatspam". I say that is only their opinion and we all know what they say about opinions....
I applaud anyone who wants to better themselves and it doesn't matter which road they take. So I'll be joining those who are into Fatblogging(TM). It keeps my mind focused on why I had WLS in the first place. Also it helps me focus on where I am going and to enjoy the ride, just not focus on the destination.
You miss alot of life's scenery that way.....
We are on a mission to spread the word of health, happiness, and humor,
FatBlogging is not associated with any services--it's a blogging
Fablogging is *not* a competition, it's a lifestyle.