Do you know your upper arm size in centimeters? Well-Rounded Mama has a great post on how the wrong blood-pressure-cuff size can cause misdiagnosis and over- or under-treatment. (Mine is 48.)
Margaret Cho’s “diet” where you eat what you want, you don’t have to eat anything you don’t want, and you can buy clothes that fit you now.
Body dissatisfaction increases risk of suicide in teenage girls. Not being fat, mind, but thinking they’re fat. Right.
The FDA has expanded it’s warning of weight-loss products that are more unsafe than normal weight-loss products.
Branwyn has a great post on self-care and how fat people are taught not to take care of their own needs.
Several folks have posted about the Canadian press‘ discovery that many fat people “are not sick at all” and that weight loss should not be attempted unless there is an actual medical need, not just trying to fit a certain weight category for insurance/employment/vanity purposes. I agree this is a good message to get out in the press. But I also doubt that Dr. Sharma’s view of “benign/stage 0 obesity“ includes someone my size. After all, I weigh 400lbs, I have sleep apnea (same as my thin father) which is “completely reversible with weight loss”, it says so right in the gastric bypass marketing literature Dr. Sharma’s website. So while I find this line of reasoning interesting…I do take it with a heaping (watch that blood pressure!) serving of salt.
I has mistakenly thought Dr Sharma’s categorized arthritis as being reversible with weight loss. On re-reading I found this was not the case and removed it.