So the other day I went and got my hair done. (It's fucking awesome, by the way.) I'm not even sure how it came up, but my stylist and I were talking, and I said something like, "I'm an old, fat lady --" and I didn't get to finish because she was loudly telling me, "You're not fat!" Now look. I get it. She equates fat with an insult, but honey. I'm over 300 lbs. I'm FAT. This isn't up for … [Read more...] about No, I’m fat. It’s okay.
Are you competitive? I didn’t think I was. I didn’t participate in organized sports much when I was in school; I was in band, but didn’t play a popular instrument so there wasn’t much competition; I didn’t do debate or try out for drama. I was a good student and an introvert, so I didn’t really like competition. Or so I thought. But thinking back, anything I did, I wanted to be the best. I wanted … [Read more...] about Why You Don’t Need to Compete
Editor's Note: Like many other publications, Audaciously Fat has an editorial calendar. So, many things are written well in advance of their publication. This article is an example of that. Angiee was one of the people killed in last week's duck boat accident in Branson, MO. She is survived by her sister-in-love and her 13 year old son. If you feel moved to donate to a GFM to help the surviving … [Read more...] about A Curvy Girl’s Guide To Surviving The BBQ / Cookout / Summer Season
Growing up a chubby girl in the Midwest, the concept of self-love was something that I didn’t realize was an option for me. Having been put in Weight Watchers for the first time at 12, I learned that numbers on the scale and the tag of my pants were the measures of worth. With damaged self esteem at such a young age, the following years were full of crash diets, binging, drinking, questionable … [Read more...] about 5 Lessons I Learned from Practicing Self-Love
We all have that inner voice. You know the one, the one who says things you wouldn’t say to your worst enemy, the one who says the most hurtful things imaginable, the one who makes you feel like a piece of crap. So how do you deal with that little bitch? Here are a few ideas... Name her/him. It is nice if you can identify the inner voice. Name her something you will remember and … [Read more...] about Craptitude (Or 8 Ways to Quiet Your Inner Mean Girl)
One of the things I struggled with (STILL struggle with, to be real) is where to even START to learn to love myself. So I thought I'd provide these tips about loving your body which are quickly implemented. 1. Stop being so mean to yourself. Be mindful of your inner dialogue, and any time you hear yourself being critical, ask, "Would I say this to my best friend?" If the answer is no, DON'T SAY … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Start Loving Your Body TODAY