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Fat Girls Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Fat Girls.

Cardio Tunes!

“My uptown girl!  You know I’m in love with an uptown girl!”  As these lyrics pump through your headphones, it’s easy to forget that while Billy Joel sings to you, you’re actually running on the treadmill.&...  Read more

Plan the Perfect Girls Day Out

Friendships seem to be front and center throughout childhood and early adulthood, but once careers get into full swing and families start to grow, female friendships often take a back seat to other priorities. Nurturing good friendships is hugely imp...  Read more

7 Things Your Seed Packet Can Tell You

The back of every commercially bought seed packet provides a basic how-do guide for growing that particular plant. Compiled with information on lighting, sowing depth and more, this article will help you decode what all of those gardening terms mean....  Read more

A Teen's Guide to Weight and Body Confidence

As a teen, your weight and body are changing in a lot of ways that you might not want any part of. You might be worried about gaining too much weight, or just feel awkward of self-conscious about how you look. SparkTeens cares about you and your body...  Read more

58 Reasons to Feel Good about Your Body (at Any Size!)

One particularly hot September afternoon when my daughter was in the fourth grade, she invited a few friends to enjoy an after-school swim in our pool. They entered the house filled with laughter and excitement and rushed upstairs to change into thei...  Read more

Fat guy Couch-to-5k problems
Updated 7/30/2014 11:34:14 PM

Today was Week 1, Day 1... but I've noticed this problem before. Every time I run or jog my back (particularly lower back, tending a little bit towards the right side) feels like it is being put in a vice grip. Is this something people should po...  Read more

What other kind of fat is there?
Updated 7/28/2014 9:02:09 PM

I'm comparing Nutrition Fact labels and frequently see the individual fat grams don't sum up to the Total Fat grams. For example, http://www.kettleriverpizza.com/files/kett
leriver/images/nutrition/supreme.png shows: Total Fat 9g Saturate...  Read more

Happy to be back again even though I'm fatter : )
Updated 7/25/2014 10:38:21 AM

Oh, god--just checked in after a 7-year hiatus. Gained back all my weight +13 pounds extra. Yowza--I am GREAT at the art of weight gain! 104 Well, I'm keeping my chin up. Just set some more goals and this time entered a specific food tracker p...  Read more

do I burn fat at my job
Updated 7/24/2014 10:20:56 AM

I'm a cna and I'm constantly moving around do I burn enough calories to not workout on my dsy ro work...  Read more

Body Fat in Normal Range and Weight is Overweight
Updated 7/20/2014 1:01:36 AM

Would like some input on this as I figure it is due to more muscle since I train a lot and have started to ramp back up my walks and core workouts. Look forward to hearing what everyone things....  Read more

Distance Running Mantra

I picked this up after reading "Secrets of a Former Fat Girl":Her mantra was, "It's not an option" (aka INO). She applied this as being "It's not an option to stop running."I came up with my own, and while a little harsh....it kept me going. It wa...  Read more

surviving the gym

Every time I start to feel self-conscious about being the fattest girl at the gym, I remind myself at least I'm there. It's better to be the fat girl at the gym than living the stereotype of sitting on my sofa eating a bag of chips....  Read more

South Beach Diet (Lifestyle!)

For anyone who follows or wants to learn the SB way of eating. Lets be healthy together. SB is recommended by many doctors and dieticians; its good for blood sugar and reducing dietary fat....  Read more

Change Your Actions, Change Your Attitude

I went shopping for some new yoga pants the other day. When I go shopping, I go with my old 460-pound Beth mentality, trying on sizes larger than I need. The other day in the dressing room, a clerk brought me a 3x and a 4x, so which should I try firs...  Read more

The Week's Best Member Blogs

Today I discovered... Changing from the Inside Out It's the Little Things... Learned 6 things Why do we seek perfection? Leaving to LA tomorrow for my photo shoot! Doing things HALF WAY! Shaking the "fat girl" mentality Women Giv...  Read more

"The Fat Girls have Given Up"

Over the last 2 weeks I have been thinking that I need to start going to the gym. We have an amazing rec center on campus that is included in our tuition. It's only 5 years old and cost $23 million. So it has some stuff to offer. I haven't been yet...  Read more

Fat Girls and Food (Rated PG-13 for language)

It really bothers me when my best friends are the ones sabotaging me. It seriously makes me want to scream. It also bothers me when I get the list of people (like 10 people) who want to go walking with me, but all bail the first time I call. "Just te...  Read more