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

Welcome Message

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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Swimsuit suggestions, please!

Started by Erin D in Uncategorized. Last reply by Jessica Badger on Wednesday. 19 Replies

I'm in the market for a new swimsuit to swim laps, but I'm having trouble finding one that will be supportive enough in the bust area.Any brands/styles or specific suits you'd recommend? Continue

How do you feel about sweat?

Started by Jeanette DePatie in Uncategorized. Last reply by Jessica Badger on Wednesday. 102 Replies

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

Depression as a barrier to exercising

Started by Beans in Uncategorized. Last reply by Sara Harrington Mar 31. 10 Replies

Newbie, here. Saw about this place on a blog.I have depression and it makes it hard to exercise---I'm apathetic and tired all the time. I'm doing therapy and meds for the depression (that's a whole…Continue

Tags: tired, fatigue, depression

What is YOUR favorite way to move your body?

Started by Jeanette DePatie in Uncategorized. Last reply by Sara Harrington Mar 31. 117 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



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Jessica Badger replied to Erin D's discussion Swimsuit suggestions, please!
"My solution was to buy an Elomi Swim bra in my size and to cut the built-in cups out of the suit. It was expensive, but so worth the support. You can find Elomi Swim bras in up to a 46 inch band from Bare Necessities in up to a UK GG cup. There is…"
Jessica Badger replied to Jeanette DePatie's discussion How do you feel about sweat?
"I understand that feeling. My own sweat will give me a rash in my inner elbows and similar places and I am allergic to aluminum so I can't use antiperspirants at all. I've had luck with Soapwalla's deo and with a homemade knockoff of…"
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This group is for fit fatties who are new to exercise.  Join with other fitness neophytes to learn new stuff and share your triumphs and tribulations!See More
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