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Exercise Inferiority in Fat Women

Can I tell you a secret? More than a week ago, I was laying in bed trying to fall asleep. I was thinking about how beautiful it has been outside lately, and then I had a totally crazy idea. What if I went running? Now, I profess to be a pretty confident plus size woman, but the second I had that thought, I threw it down deep inside of myself. What would the neighbors think? I hate running. Clearly, I wouldn’t even be able to do it. Right? And so, I curled this wad of exercise inferiority deep inside my being and managed to fall asleep. The next day, I mentioned it to my husband. “What if I tried to run a 5k?” I said nonchalantly. I waited with baited breath. Surely he would think I was crazy. I mean, HE could run a 5k… but me? Not a chance. He would see right through this. He didn’t even look up from his book. “Cool. You wanna start today?” I backpedaled in my mind as fast as I could. What would the neighbors think? I hate running. Clearly, I wouldn’t even be able to do it. Right? Well, then, why even try? “It was just an idea,” I explained. “I don’t think I really want to do it.” So I gave up on myself for fear of what other people would think. I really didn’t want to write about this today, because I don’t want to admit that I still struggle with my body. I don’t want to admit that the idea of exercising where someone – anyone – can see...

My Fat-Shaming Pediatrician

I have seen at least 10 doctors and specialists during my 47 years. Of those, only 2 did not jump to conclusions about my weight and treat me like a second-class citizen. But of all the fat-shaming experiences I have ever had, none was so detrimental as my childhood hospitalization. My pediatrician (we’ll call him Dr. Smith) was obsessed with my size. My ear infections, heart murmur, and asthma were all just side notes to my weight. He was a portly man himself who smoked a pipe during my visits. Between puffs, he exclaimed how many pounds I had gained since my last visit, accusing my mom of making me fat. Charges of sugary snacks, soda, and potato chips spewed from his tobacco stained lips. No matter how many times Mom explained that I didn’t eat junk food (because we couldn’t afford it), he didn’t believe her.   By the time I was 10 years old, Mom had placed me on numerous diets. Each one resulted in a small weight loss followed by more weight gain. And eventually, Dr. Smith decided my mom’s efforts weren’t cutting it. And so I was hospitalized for 5 weeks on a 700 calorie diet. Food was served to me three times a day, and I usually didn’t eat the breakfast because I was a very picky eater. After four days, I had not lost any weight, so a very large nutritionist came to talk to me and my parents. My mom gave her details about my daily food consumption, and soon the woman was smirking and accusing me of buying junk food and...

Elizabeth Holmes & Theranos Make Labs Accessible

We talk about healthcare a lot here at Fatfully, and for good reason. It’s difficult to find a doctor who listens to you when you are overweight. I have been on a healthcare journey my whole life, only to find half-answers and more questions. If you struggle with any symptoms, diseases, or health issues, you probably dread getting labs done. When you’re overweight, veins are deeper and harder to stick. And if you’re anything like me, you’ve had phlebotomists give up on even trying to get the blood because it’s just too hard. Enter Elizabeth Holmes and her awesome company, Theranos. Theranos is changing the way that we draw blood, test for abnormalities, and diagnose diseases. Theranos has developed a lab system that allows all lab tests to be completed on just drops of blood obtained through a finger-stick. So instead of having some young lab tech repeatedly shove a huge needle all over your arms and hands, you can have one tiny stick on your figure, just like a glucose test currently uses. The best part is that this one test tube of almost no blood can be used for multiple tests. Elizabeth Holmes is a truly inspirational woman. I just watched her Ted talk today, and I am so impressed with what she is doing. She also just happens to be the youngest self-made female billionaire in the United States. No big deal or anything. Listening to her speak, you can tell that she is passionate about making healthcare accessible to all people. And if you check out the cost of Theranos’s lab tests, you will see that...

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