1,317,078 minutes sober.

When I made it to one year sober I made a Spotify playlist to celebrate (https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6dMfzYgoZP9ZInWBiXxFap), and the playlist opens with the Rent anthem "525,600 minutes" because, well, I love the song, and also because the year felt like 525,600 minutes. Yesterday, October 15th, I hit 2.5 years sober and sadly there is no song …

I talked shit to my bod, and it fought back.

I was on an airplane sitting next to a fabulous woman two days ago. We talked about everything, as one does on airplanes. At one point I was telling her all about my "make gorgeous clothes for larger women" fantasy. I tried to describe my core concepts, using existing designers as baselines - for example, …

Exercise.

Hi. Good morning. It's Tuesday morning here in Seattle and it's finally time to start talking about exercise. Movement. Sweating. Breathing hard. It's all got to be written but I've avoided writing about it. So, here sits Fatty getting ready (with lots of words, so many words) to write about moving her body through space …

My quit drinking timeline, part II: 30-100 days

I wrote a post a little while ago detailing how I felt in days 0-30 when I quit drinking. I experienced days 0-14 several (many...) times before it stuck, so it was actually pretty easy to write out the feelings I felt each day. To remember the waiting, and breath-holding and frustration and anxiety. I …

Day 767

I've been sober for 767 days as of today. I don't look at my day counter regularly anymore. Once a month (or every other month, lately) on the 15th I pause and count the months in my head. But that's about it. I remember watching the seconds tick by in the early days. I remember …