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Fat Girl PhD

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My name's Katie, and I run Fat Girl, PhD, a blog that's not just about weight loss - it's about being healthy, happy and fulfilled in every aspect of your life. And I'm in a good position to know - I've lost over 120lbs in two years, re-learned how to walk (and run!) and, most... Full Bio
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Three Years; or, Further Steps Towards Being Healthy(ish) by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I’ve been doing quite a bit of thinking this week. It’s a bit self-absorbed, but hell – that’s why I blog. I’ve made it through six months in London – which, when I wrote ... Read on »
Let’s Get Angry, and Start Being Kind by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Generally speaking, I’m a pretty chilled out kinda girl. Relatively. I spend a lot of time telling people not to worry about stuff, and I don’t stress too much about the f ... Read on »
In a Shocking Turn of Events, the Diet Industry is Selling You Lies by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss You may have caught the show “The Men Who Made Us Thin” on BBC2 on Thursday night. If you didn’t, but you’re in the UK, you can watch it on iPlayer here . It was, frankly, ... Read on »
Join Me for 30 Days of Good Stuff! by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss As you might know, once a year I go a’ravin’ with my little sister, to Global Gathering – a huge UK dance festival. The other 362 days of the year, I’m a real grown-up wit ... Read on »
Hey, OK Magazine? Go F**k Yourself; and Other Thoughts on Baby Weight by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss So, I found this in the same place I find pretty much everything interesting – Twitter :   Now, I’m going to go ahead and hope – just hope – that this is a ... Read on »
Why Not Today? by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I’m all too familiar with putting things off. Postponing things. Putting things on hold. And then worrying about them, or feeling guilty about them, or just trying to bloc ... Read on »
Happiness is Not a Number by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss As you’ve probably guessed, I have had a horrendously busy few weeks – which is why I’ve been so quiet on the blogging front. I’ve actually been – for me, anyway – pre ... Read on »
You Can, and You Will by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Yeah, you heard. You can, and you will. I’m British, so I find myself thrown a bit by big displays of self-confidence. It makes a little part of me cringe, because ... Read on »
The Healthy Body Awesomeness Collective; or, Astounding People I’m Lucky to Know by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I have been floored – floored, I tells ye – by the unbelievably overwhelming response to my last post . It did mean I spent two solid days holding the blog together with g ... Read on »
Body Shaming, and the Secret to Effective Weight Loss by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss It’s the weekend. I’m supposed to be relaxing. And yet it would appear that things like this , and this , and this happen to me on weekends. And today, it seems, is no ex ... Read on »
The Exercise High; or, Why You Should Think Happy Thoughts by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss It’s been a long week. And yes, I’m aware it’s only Thursday; on a Bank Holiday week no less, so technically it’s only been a three dayer thus far. But I’ve been frazzled ... Read on »
Life Really Is Too God Damn Short by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Recently, everything’s been pretty damn great for me, personally. I’m getting fitter, healthier, and I’m pretty much settled into my new life in the big smoke. Obviously i ... Read on »
What Slim Fast (and Every Other Diet) Can Do With Their 7 Day Plan by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss So, this morning I was casually scrolling through Twitter, minding my own business. Picture the scene: I’m humming cheerfully, enjoying my Saturday morning coffee and eggs ... Read on »
Lifting What I’ve Lost; or, Revelations On Public Transport by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I’ve been doing this weight loss thing for a really long time now. I mean, I started in September 2010 – so we’re talking almost three years since I first stepped into the ... Read on »
Proportion, Perspective, and Why Sometimes Good Things Seem Bad by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Y’know when you start out on a journey to a ‘new you’ – or even just pick up where you left off on an old one – it’s hard to imagine failing. You’re resolute. You’re deter ... Read on »
Strength (and Pride, and Power) Training by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Back in the day, I’d say I wasn’t a very strong person. I wasn’t necessarily weak, but I just kinda let things happen. I stayed in relationships too long because leaving t ... Read on »
A Marketing Fail So Big I Had to Share by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss This is maybe a little off the usual topic, for me. Or maybe it isn’t. I don’t know. Here’s the situation. You all know I work in marketing, right? I’ve confessed ... Read on »
Celebrity Weights Revealed, and Other Things That Make Me Furious by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Yesterday, my gorgeous Mum came to visit me in London town, and I had the most wonderful day. We did some lovely touristy things – visiting Buckingham Palace, strolling do ... Read on »
You Can Do Pretty Much Anything (and Other Things I’ve Learned in Two Weeks of Training) by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss You may remember a couple of weeks ago I said I was starting to train with the lovely Tom Dyer of Ultimate City Fitness , to find out how much butt it is possible for one ... Read on »
Small Thoughts on Boston and This God Damned Week by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss It’s been one hell of a week, hasn’t it? I mean, sitting here, in bed, in my cosy little house, I feel well and truly apart from the awfulness that’s going on in Bosto ... Read on »