What is This Fat Girl made of?

Vlogging about my recent body composition test.What happened, what were the results and what am I going to do with the information?
What is This Fat Girl made of?

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Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fattest one of all?

You know I’m fat. You know I’m a girl. You know I run. I’ve written posts about my weight before, but how do I really feel about being a fat runner? What do I really think of my body?

Before I go on, I need to be clear that this post is about me and what I think of my body. It does not reflect what I think about other people. I’ve had enough of being judged myself to know I’d rather ‘do unto others’; so I don’t judge. Also, you’ve probably figured out by now that I am really, really hard on myself. I don’t extend that to anyone else. I would ask anyone reading this post to keep that in mind.*

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Workouts and crunches and weights, oh my!

Last week, I did something positively drastic.  I mean that in the literal AND metaphoric sense.

Last week, I put myself and my fitness in the capable hands of a personal trainer.

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Mr. Elephant and the great food conundrum of 2014

A while back I wrote a blog post called ‘Why hello there, Mr. Elephant‘; about my weight issues and overall health and the assumptions people make about me based on my appearance (i.e my weight).  I like the elephant analogy so I’m going to keep with that whenever I specifically blog about my weight (which won’t be often, this is a running blog after all!).

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Why hello there, Mr. Elephant!

Let’s address the proverbial elephant in the room…my weight.  It’s pretty obvious from my twitter and blog name that I’m overweight.  As I said in my first ever blog post, I really am fat.  And I’m not using the word ‘fat’ as a derogatory term either.  It’s just that ‘This fat girl runs’ is an easier mouthful than ‘this overweight girl runs’.  The thing is, as an overweight runner I know the two things are NOT mutually exclusive.  This is, of course, mostly contrary to popular belief.

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This fat girl also blogs

You should know that I’m fat.  As if my blog title doesn’t give me away!  But honestly, I’m really fat.  I mean, I’m not a skinny girl bemoaning a few added pounds here and there; I really am a fat girl.

I’m 5’7” and today I weigh 231lbs (16.5 stone or 104.8kilos).  See?  I told you I’m fat.

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