Fat women are lazy and discussting

No the final word in my title is not one of my typos, “discussting” is a word, well apparently it is if you are an ignorant, coward of an internet troll, one who takes the time to leave a comment on my blog. Over the years I have had a few rude messages left on … Continue reading

Fast versus Fun…the “Proper Runner” saga continues.

Ok so firstly let’s get one thing straight, the twitter debate last weekend between myself and Jason Henderson (editor or Athletics Weekly) was nothing at all to do with the concept of “Fun” runners, that is not a term you will ever hear me use, neither do I describe myself as “a Fat Jogger” else … Continue reading

Warning: Jogger/Plodder = Not Real Runner

It’s not often that I blog twice in one day, especially not on a Saturday when most blogs go unread anyway, in fact it may well be because it is a Saturday that the indiscretion I want to discuss has gone largely unnoticed. But I have to vent and bring it to your attention. So … Continue reading

How to deal with little shits

And by little shits I mean children you encounter on you runs, so called children who do things as hurtful as their adult counterparts, hurtful things such as name calling, pointing, mimicking and even throwing things. When I was at college I was sitting round a friends house just chillin when we heard an almighty … Continue reading

The secret to being a PROPER runner!!

So the secret to being a proper runner is…. Wait for it…. Listen in… …If you run, if you move your feet one after the other faster than walking pace and with a little bit of space between your trainers and the floor…guess what?? YOU ARE ALREADY A PROPER RUNNER There is no secret, well … Continue reading

Being FAT is NO Joke

Why Fat is not Funny

I’ve had the title for this blog hanging around for a while, so seeing it is April Fools day why not use it hey? I remember a few years ago watching something on daytime TV about a new miracle weightloss product not realising it was April 1st. The feature showed a special cream that is put … Continue reading

Are you Pregnant…or just FAT?

Would you like my seat? How far along are you my dear? You are simply blooming!! When is it due? These are simply THE worst comments a FAT woman can hear when she’s not actually pregnant. And I can’t count the number of times it’s been said to me over the years, and every time … Continue reading

Screw YOU Doctor

I am so angry right now so apologies in advance for an almighty rant coming your way. I know I am a big girl right, and I know that being big comes with health complications which in many cases has an impact on NHS resources. However, I do not smoke, I do not drink (much, … Continue reading

Are you a big FAT bore of a friend?

Apparently skinny women find that having a Fat friend can be a real bore, well that’s according to an article in The Mail newspaper today…whatever next? And who the hell are Angela and Bernadette anyway? According to this article having a Fat friend can be real hard work, what with having to tip toe around … Continue reading

We NEED a Fat Girl Running Image Bank

When I first started running I hated seeing pictures of me in action, in fact I hated pictures of me full stop when I was BIG so there are very few of me at my largest. This is one of the few that does exist I could kick myself now though, cos as my blog … Continue reading

Let’s Mock the Fat Bird

Being laughed at as a fat girl is not nice, but it is something that many of us have experienced and maybe even just got used to. It can be a blatant in your face attack, or maybe something more subtle with accompanying whispers and pointing but either way it can be crushing. When I … Continue reading

Fattys Debut on UK TV

So as I sat there last week with afternoon tea and biscuits and my daughter busy having her afternoon nap, I saw the cutest feature on daytime TV, an oh so sweet makeover on the Alan Titchmarsh show of an elderly couple who had been married like forever…ahhh bless, and they did such a great … Continue reading

Does being poor equal being obese?

So there are two bits of research on Obesity that I have come across today that have given me something to think about, whilst at the same time given me an excuse to post this picture of me and my siblings (oh plus a random cousin) and my mum. I am the one in the … Continue reading

Getting past the first 30 seconds

I follow a few thousand people on twitter, many of whom are runners of some description and I often see statements which make me raise an eyebrow, or wind me up slightly but I accept that this is part and parcel of this particular social media channel, so on the whole if someone really irritates … Continue reading

Thank You

Don’t worry this is not a soppy thank you post to all my followers, who without their support this blog would not be what it is…nope it is not that kinda post at all….although I should say a very quick thanks to you lot too – cheers!!! Nope…This post is a THANK YOU to my … Continue reading

Why I overindulge at Xmas

I can not remember a single Xmas present I ever received as a child, not one and that’s not cos I was hard done by or got crap gifts its just that toys were not really the focus of our day. Mum always made a big deal at Christmas time to make it special and … Continue reading

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