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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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Q&A: Diet or Exercise? by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Q: If you had to choose one thing to start with, would it be exercise or food? With everything going on, both is overwhelming at the moment. Personally, if I had to ch ... Read on »
Where Do You Find Your Inspiration? by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I was so, ridiculously cheerful earlier this week that it was almost embarrassing. Honestly, even pre-coffee, I’m pretty sure I had Disney-style bluebirds flying around, s ... Read on »
This Is An Apology to the Weight Loss Industry by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss This is a guest post from Matt Peacock, who designed the programme I follow . I asked him if he’d write something that gave a little bit more insight into who he is and wh ... Read on »
Why You Shouldn’t Write Off November by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss This time last year, I was a good 220lbs (at least – I’d started avoiding the scales around August, once I knew I was gaining weight.) I’d had a busy October, full of cake ... Read on »
A Halloween Horror Story; or, What’s Really in a Happy Meal by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Even though I’m open to a bit of a cheateroo from time to time, generally, I try to avoid eating processed foods where I can. Don’t get me wrong – I’m nowhere even approac ... Read on »
The Battle Pose by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I like to think I’m pretty confident. Most of the time, I’ve got no issue with meeting new people, and I love a good chinwag – so outwardly, I’d say I’m pretty outgoing. P ... Read on »
Why It’s Okay to Just Do Okay by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss As the wise man Mr T. once said, it’s not where you come from, it’s where you’re going. And I’d be inclined to agree, especially on this whole health business. I don’t thi ... Read on »
An Open Letter to Minnie Mouse by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Dear Minnie, I know it’s been a while since we last spent any quality time together. We used to have a great time when we were younger, but then we grew apart. I went ... Read on »
Think Positive… Lose Weight? by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss When I was fat – or fatter, given the enormous chunk of birthday cake I unashamedly devoured at the weekend for my sister’s 21st that I’m pretty sure weighed at least 10lb ... Read on »
What 60lbs Looks Like in Mismatched Undies by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss It’s been an exciting week for me, because I finally hit the 160lbs I’d been aiming for for the last two years. Now I’m here, I realise I’ve still got some work to do, and ... Read on »
An Honest Post for World Mental Health Day by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Today is World Mental Health Day – an initiative by the World Health Organisation which is designed to “raise public awareness about mental health issues. The day promotes ... Read on »
Stress, and How to Escape the Slump by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I’m not really sure of the reasons behind it, but for the last few days I’ve been feeling a bit… Blue. That happens to everyone from time to time – even fine upsta ... Read on »
That Time When Jennifer Livingston Kicked Everybody’s Butt by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I’ve been sent this by quite a few people over the last 24 hours – so thanks to Jen, Sarah, Maggie (and Maggie’s sister!), Maria, Marina and Catherine for sending it my wa ... Read on »
Fat Politics: Obesity, Health & Getting a Job by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Yesterday, I read this quote reported to be from Christina Aguilera (it’s since been denied – but bear with me on this), who said she told her record label the following w ... Read on »
The War on Snarking; or, Why You Shouldn’t Give a Damn by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time again – wherein I go on about body image . Yes, again. You might’ve spotted a bit of a furore in the papers lately, because Lady G ... Read on »
Mindfulness, and When to Just Stop Thinking by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I’m a busy woman – and it’s hard to keep everything in balance sometimes. Normally this isn’t an issue – and finding time to hit the gym usually seems like a welcome break ... Read on »
Where Do I Start? Part 3 – Nutrition by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I’ve asked Matt to help me with this post, because he’s a nutritionist (who actually won the Contribution to Physical Activity award at the Worcester Sports Awards the oth ... Read on »
The Society of Solo Dancers by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I was in full-on writer mode earlier. I was tapping away furiously, in total silence, pausing only to sip coffee and after four hours, at last, I was done. So, I crank ... Read on »
How I Healed Myself by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I have a very cool, albeit slightly double-edged, thing to tell you guys today. You might already know that I’ve had a lot of knee surgery – three rounds, in fact – to ... Read on »
Where Do I Start? Part 2 – Getting Ready to Change by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I’m always interested by psychological type things – especially when I can apply them to myself, because let’s face it. I’ve started a blog about me. Safe to say I’m a wee ... Read on »