Happy Birthday To Me!

No, it’s not my birthday (that’d be December 2nd, if you’re keeping track). But it’s the birthday of Big Fit Deal! I started this little experiment two years ago. I published my first post on July 5, 2012. I can’t believe it’s been two years already!

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In the past two years, I’ve written 292 posts.

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In the past two years, we have collectively posted 1,139 comments.

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In the past two years, the site has garnered over 29,000 views.

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Those are pretty impressive numbers! But I want to do more. I want to reach more people, talk to more people. I want more people to realize that fat shaming and hate are not acceptable. I want more people to start on the journey to body acceptance and love. I want more people to just flat-out start treating everyone with respect, no matter what they look like, what their health status is, or how they choose to live their lives.

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Look, I know BFD is a very small fish in a very, very big pond. But I believe in the message as much today as I did two years ago. And with your help and support, I know that over the next two years, we can spread that message further and farther. Together we can make the world a happier, healthier, nicer place to live in.

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Thanks for joining me on this journey!

  • First, let me just say: bit.ly/1tmOjEL
    And then I will say woo! Congratulations! Two years is nothing to sneeze at. I’m so glad you decided to do this thing, to reach people and assure them that you can be healthy and not a supermodel and that’s okay. It’s a message I desperately needed.
    On your birthday, I wish you a future full of yes: yes you will reach more people, yes you are changing lives, yes you can keep doing this and the .gifs won’t run out, yes there are people on your team every step of the way.
    Confetti!!

  • BFD

    Thank you for the support and encouragement. They keep me going more than you will ever know!

    Thanks for the Filly fish!

  • Happy Birthday!! I’m so glad I’ve been able to join you on your journey! You’ve helped me so much in the past…jeez, has it really been two years?? Wow. Anyway, you’ve helped me so much over the past year and a half or so, and I look forward to a lifetime of friendship, encouragement, body pride, and Supernatural gifs.

    Way to go, girl!!

  • Kim

    Keep up the hard work!! I know it’s hard but you will never know how many people you have helped and how many need to hear your message. I could not be prouder:)

  • Rachel

    Yahoo!! Way to fight the good fight! I’m very excited for all you’ve done and all you’ll continue to do!

  • Bobbie

    Happy Birthday, and many many more to Big Fit Deal! And YOU! xo