What Would You Give Up?

Since starting BFD, I’ve been reading a lot of body-positive and anti-fat-shaming blogs. There’s a lot of good stuff being written out there that encourages a healthy life that doesn’t focus on the number on the scale. Yesterday, I came across something really interesting, and, frankly, terribly sad. Rudd Center …

Mixed Messages

Take a look at this article, featuring the lovely Mindy Kaling. You might know her from her years on The Office, or from her new show, The Mindy Project. In general, I think Mindy is a great role model for girls, and grown women, too. She’s a Hollywood success without …

Fit Five: Sarah

Today’s Fit Five Friday features Sarah from Massachusetts. Let’s see what she has to say about health, fitness, and her body. 1. What do you love about your body? I love my legs because they are strong and I can do so much with them.  I have always been a …

Choice of Words

Here’s something that I’m shocked hasn’t been brought up about the Jennifer Livingston video (posted below), who was fat-shamed by a stranger: The man said that being fat was both a “choice” and a “habit.” Jennifer’s on-air response focused on the fact that this man criticized her for being a …

Good Advice

A short but important post today. Watch these two videos. Thank you to the numerous members of the BFD revolution who brought these to my attention! First up, Amy Poehler with some wise advice: And now a speech by a woman who experienced fat bullying. Her words are poignant and …

Accomplishments

BFD is on vacation (yay!), but I will try to post at least a couple of times this week. Last night, as I was sitting on the deck of the cottage my friend and I are renting here on the southern coast of Maine, I remarked to her that it …

Fit Five: Sara

Today’s Fit Five Friday features Sara from Maine. Let’s see what she has to say about health, fitness, and her body. 1. What do you love about your body? I love my lower legs…everything from the knee down, including my feet and toes. 2. What would you like to change …

Pin This!

I’ve been wanting to write about Pinterest for awhile, but I wasn’t sure what I wanted to say. Well, what I want to say is STOP PINNING THIS TERRIBLE STUFF. If you’ve spent any time at all on Pinterest, you know what I’m talking about: those “thinspiration” (or sometimes “fitspo”) …

Rude Teenager Update

As a follow-up to yesterday’s post about the rude girls who made fun of one of my teammates during the Rochester Half Marathon on Sunday, I heard back from the race director last night. Here’s what he had to say: I have forwarded this to my volunteer coordinator who knows …

Conquering the Half

Yesterday I completed my ninth half marathon. Here’s a little recap of the event. The Good After nine months of being misdiagnosed with a stress fracture in my foot, and four months of intense physical therapy for the actual problem (multiple muscle knots in my leg), I was thrilled to …