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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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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 »
One Year of Fat Girl, PhD by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss It’s my birthday! Well, not mine. But it’s a whole year since I found myself sitting in my bedroom, writing my very first post, in my slippers and hat, at 10pm at nigh ... Read on »
Ditch the Wagon, Ride a Bike (and Other Dodgy Motivation Metaphors) by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Healthy livin’. It’s something I’m meant to be all about. And I am, most of the time – or rather, I was, until, say, early December – back when I had my knee operated ... Read on »
Limits, and When to Ditch Them by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss You may remember, a month ago, I said this: It’s easy to change a bit, adapt, and then stay put. That’s why we plateau, both in terms of weight loss and in a wider s ... Read on »
Maybe I’m Not Making Myself Clear About the Scales by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss In the last 48 hours, I’ve had no less than three – three – people tell me that they’ve been upset by the number on the scales at some point this week. Ladies: the hel ... Read on »
The Girls on “Girls” Are Cooler Than Me, But I Still Love Lena Dunham by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I’m not sure if you’re aware, but I am not particularly cool. I’m giving it my best shot, with my cool job in a cool company, doing cool things for cool businesses – but a ... Read on »
Quit Planning, and Enjoy the Little Things by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I’ve always thought of myself of something of a planner. I love a good strategy, me. When I’m not blogging, I’m paid to do just that – plan stuff. Strategise things. Day-t ... Read on »
Horse Burgers and… Snarking? by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Okay, so I’ve been meaning to get to addressing this since it started emerging – it’s time for me to talk about horse meat. I know I’m late to the party, but sue me – I’ve ... Read on »
Fear and Loathing in Haagen Dasz by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Since I (briefly) mentioned I was inclined to binge eat here , I’ve been inundated with questions about it – questions which it’s taking me a while to answer, because fran ... Read on »
Escape Your Comfort Zone (Even If It Gives You Freshers’ Flu) by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I just had something of a revelation. After a week of feeling like death warmed up, I’ve realised… I’ve got Freshers’ Flu. You’ve gotta laugh at times like this. Here ... Read on »
Feel the Cliche and Do It Anyway by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss You’ll notice things have gone a bit quiet around these parts since my last post – because it’s been something of a whirlwind since I upped sticks and moved to the big smo ... Read on »
All Change Please, All Change by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Well, it’s done. I’ve made it to London, and I’m writing this post from my lovely new house in Islington. As it happens, I have something of a fuzzy head after a welcome n ... Read on »
Patience, Perfection, and That Time I Pretended I Was the Subway Guy by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Perfection is something I’m pretty sure I don’t believe in; it’s right up there with the phrase ‘nothing tastes as good as thin feels’ and the 2013 Cliff Richard calendar ... Read on »
What Do You Really Want? by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Simple question, really. But I have a theory that this whole health, fitness and wellbeing malarkey pretty much boils down to it. Figuring out what you really want – ... Read on »