A friendly place for people of all sizes to share, support, and succeed at fitness from a HAES (SM) perspective.

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Welcome to the Fit Fatty Forum, we’re glad you’re here! This forum was started by two fit fatties - Jeanette DePatie and Ragen Chastain - to be a space where people who are interested in fitness from a Health at Every Size® perspective can connect, get support, and make friends.  People of all sizes, ages, abilities, and activities have a place here.  You can participate in discussions, check out our photo gallery and video channel and add your own, and get answers to your questions from experts at Ask a Fit Fatty. 

The Fit Fatties Forum is an intentionally inclusive space.  We are committed to providing a safe and comfortable space for all people wishing to discuss fitness from a Health At Every Size (HAES) perspective, including people of color, people who are differently abled and LGBTQ people.  We are committed to building a space where all people feel safe addressing issues unique to their communities and cultures within the world of fitness.  We realize that from time to time, we may not get things right and/or could do things better.  We invite you to share your thoughts and suggestions with us at any time.

Before you get started, please take a moment to read our Community Commitments.  These are the commitments we make to each other to keep the community a safe, helpful, friendly space for everyone involved.  This is a moderated community and we are very serious about making sure that you have a great experience here so if you have any questions, comments, suggestions or concerns please feel free to contact us.

Community Commitments

·        Moving your body is great and wonderful at whatever level you do it. Fitness is a continuum, not a podium.

·        This community is open to people of all ages, sizes, fitness levels, and activities who are interested in discussing their fitness journey from a Health at Every Size® Perspective

·        Pro-Weight Loss Surgery, Pro-Diet Talk, Weight Loss Solicitation is strictly prohibited!  Fit Fatties promotes the HAES approach of “Health At Every Size”(R).   Promoting diet, weight loss, or weight loss surgery is prohibited.   While we respect the rights of all individuals to foster their own views, Fit Fatties regards dieting and diet-talk as both unhealthy and as a disparagement against fat folks. (Please note: Forum members are welcome to discuss these topics, as long they refrain from promoting them in any way.)

.      We are committed to maintaining a safe place to talk about fitness without negative body talk.  We understand that learning to love your body is a process, but we ask that you refrain from shaming your body or anyone else's while you are on this site.  All negative body talk will be moderated out.  If you're not sure what constitutes negative body talk, follow this link.

·        This community is fiercely anti-shame so if you don’t feel that you can be supportive and positive in a discussion then it’s best to walk away from it.

·        Do not give advice unless it is explicitly asked for.  If you want advice, ask for it explicitly.

·        Humans are imperfect. Sometimes we express our thoughts imperfectly, so we give each other the benefit of assuming good intentions in every post.

·        Have good intentions in every post that you make.

·        Respect that your experience not everyone’s experience.  Your mileage may vary. 

·        If you have any issues please let the mods know right away

·        This forum is awesome and the members are friendly and helpful so jump right in!

·        Do not spam the forum. Members are asked to join in the conversation. Simply posting links to products will get you suspended for spam.

Only Post What's Yours

Please make sure you hold all the rights to anything that you post.  You may only post pictures and videos for which you have express permission of both the subject and the photographer/ videographer.  Furthermore, Fit Fatties respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects its users to do the same. It is Fit Fatties policy, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, to disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who repeatedly infringe or are repeatedly charged with infringing the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of others.

A Word to Spammers

This forum is meant to be a communication by members for members.  This is not a place for you to post arbitrary links to your products.  If you find yourself writing posts like:

"try this: abitraryproductlink.com"

we will find you and suspend you.  Thanks!

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How do you feel about sweat?

Started by Jeanette DePatie in Uncategorized. Last reply by Rilla on Tuesday. 107 Replies

Do you love to sweat, hate it or somewhere in between.  Let's have a conversation about perspiration!JeanetteContinue


Started by Telle in Uncategorized. Last reply by Angela Hathaway on Monday. 7 Replies

What do people think of the Fitbit?  I'm specifically looking at the Fitbit Zip, as it's less expensive than some other options.  I always liked the idea of using a pedometer to track my distance…Continue

What is YOUR favorite way to move your body?

Started by Jeanette DePatie in Uncategorized. Last reply by Rilla on Monday. 121 Replies

As you can see from all of the gorgeous pictures piling in, there's lots and lots of super-fun fit fatty activities.  So what's your favorite?  We can't wait to hear from YOU!Continue

Exercise Tracking Without Calorie/Weight Counters? (TW mention of disordered eating)

Started by Bunny Mazonas in Uncategorized on Monday. 0 Replies

So I've been trying to slowly amp up the amount of exercise I do on a regular basis.  I like the way I feel in myself when I've been more active, and seeing the benefits I've experienced from what…Continue



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"What a fun idea! My favorite yoga class is still the very first one. It was March 1972, my son was just born and I went to Mother's Day Out at the local YMCA in Charleston, WVA. My mother-in-law took care of him in the morning while I went off…"
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"I love my FitBit Zip! I clip it on my bra and go about my day!  It doesn't track sleep or stairs, but I don't really care about those anyway.  I've found it to be pretty accurate.  I love the dashboard and use it to…"
Angela Hathaway replied to Jeanette DePatie's discussion How do you feel about sweat?
"I actually hate to sweat.  I feel so gross when I sweat!  I would work out a lot more if I could do it sweat-free...LOL!  But I can't, so I'm learning to get over it."
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