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5/16/08 1:25 P

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justbento.com/handbook/getting-start
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Oooh, very cool site about Bento! I think I may reward myself with a Mr. Bento one of these months!



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1/17/08 11:27 A

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www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/1/16
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Fat, Feminist, Self-Esteem



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1/15/08 4:03 P

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From the maker of the Get Rich Slowly is www.getfitslowly.com/ . It's a personal blog where the writer charts his journey to fitness and also shares useful tips that are sensible, not fly-by-night dieting.

From that site, I found an article in the NY Times about the importance of good workout music:
www.nytimes.com/2008/01/10/fashion/1
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BABYPOP's Photo BABYPOP Posts: 826
11/29/07 10:08 A

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Some more good ones!

B!tch.PhD. blogs about body image: bitchphd.blogspot.com/2007/11/shapel
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prose-nails-it-again.html


She also talks about this article, "The Fantasy of Being Thin":
kateharding.net/2007/11/27/the-fanta
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I've talked before about reconciling being fat-postive/feminist with also wanting to lose weight/get in shape, so I thought they were relevant. Enjoy!



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BABYPOP's Photo BABYPOP Posts: 826
11/27/07 11:25 A

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Hey guys! Sparkpeople now allows us to "add a link" to our posts, so I thought I'd add this:
sparkpeople.com/resource/print_motiv
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It's printable quotes provided by SparkPeople to cut out, and post around for motivation or a kick in the pants! Gonna do that tonight!



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BABYPOP's Photo BABYPOP Posts: 826
8/7/07 3:37 P

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HOLY MOLY! Thanks violetrix!

Also...I realized that SP cuts links off, so may I suggest, in the future, TINYURL-ing any links so they will be short and clickable. (I'll change the first post to note this, too. I didn't realize mine was so long!)



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8/7/07 1:42 P

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This isn't really an article persay, but a thread from a body-building type form that has TONS of healthy receipes provided by a chef who frequents the board. Some of these look pretty tasty.

http://www.t-nation.com/tmagnum/readTopi
c.do?id=1498939

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8/7/07 7:53 A

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WOW. My sister is about that weight, but I'd say at *most*, she's 5'3", maybe even a bit shorter. I am so sorry your mom "rewarded" that illness in you, inadvertently or otherwise.



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8/6/07 11:12 P

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yeah, my mom always made me feel worthless about my sisze. we come from a tall, big-boned family, but she put so much emphasis on being petite and such that I ED'd my way to 96lbs in an effort to acheive petite even at 5'9". And my sister was praised as "sticks" for being rail thin pre-junior high. I was envious.
later, my mom was an ED enabler. ironic.

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8/5/07 10:55 P

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My sister is very slight. When she was little (8-10 years old, maybe) she had severe acid reflux and ulcers, and it reappeared when she was in high school. I know it was frightening for her. I think that probably for her height, she is normal weight or maybe slightly under(she was around 95 and is now over 100, which thrills her - to me she doesn't look "too" skinny, just proportionate and petite). I always thought it was so offensive that people (relative strangers) would at once speculate/ridicule that she was anorexic and/or bulemic and at the same time, speak to her as though they envied her. She was/is as self-conscious about her weight, even though she's a size zero, as I am about mine!



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8/5/07 9:46 P

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Reminds me of people stating that they want to be on my "diet"--bulimia, anorexia. No, they really don't! People always said I looked SO good when my weight was lower, I get it less now and I am still medically underweight (but very close to normal). It's absurd how people are sometimes. Thanks for the link.

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8/5/07 5:28 P

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Well, I wanted to create a new topic of articles that are of interest to those of us who are on a journey back to fitness.

To kick it off, I found this article via feministing:

http://tinyurl.com/2vke4v

It's written by a woman who became ill and was alarmed that so many people were complimenting her weight loss.

I really struggle with the fact that I am overweight and uncomfortable being overweight but yet I am a feminist and feel as though I'm a hypocrite by saying "Don't play into the media ideals of what a woman should look like," but all the meanwhile, trying to attain that ideal.

I kind of get around this by realize that ultimately, it is my health I am more concerned with than my actual weight. My father recently died b/c of heart disease. Heart disease and depression run in my family, and I had cancer several years ago, so it *is* important to me to get to a healthy weight and get into healthy habits that include eating better (which I'm not doing so well lately) and getting physical exercise.

Thoughts?

EDITED TO ADD: SparkPeople doesn't allow links, so when they're pasted, they cut off into two unclickable lines. To get around that, I suggest going to TINYURL.COM, pasting the article link, and getting a shortened web address that we can click to and redirect to the article. Thanks!

Edited by: BABYPOP at: 8/7/2007 (15:40)


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