Tag Archives: Fitness

Should We Accept Fat Acceptance?

Is it okay to be fat? The Fat Acceptance movement seems to think so. The movement essentially promotes accepting a larger body size and not having to conform to the high beauty standards of a vain society. Seems innocent enough, right? And let me just say- for the most part, I agree. If you’re big, […]

You’re Going to Want to Read This One…

I’ve waited so long to be able to say this. I’ve worked incredibly hard every day. This last month has been one of the hardest I’ve ever had. I’ve had to watch while family and friends devoured food that I hadn’t ever realized I had taken for granted. I have faced some of the strongest […]

Making Permanent Change

Shortly after my last post, my mother took me to a weight loss clinic where I was evaluated by a team of experts trained to withstand the gag reflex brought about by being in the presence of a topless fatass such as myself. I found out that while I am overall pretty healthy, my overall […]

The Summer of Michael!!!

Listen up people! I’m gonna be straight with you. I went to college and have around 40 more pounds of “me” to show for it. Here’s the facts… My degree is officially “Molecular and Cellular Biology” with an emphasis¬†in Infectious Disease & Immunity as well as Microbiology. I get very little sleep. My GPA is […]

Coffee: A Field Guide

Do you ever find yourself at a McDonald’s, Starbucks, Caribou, or other coffeemonger and find yourself asking “what’s the difference between a latte and a cappuccino?” Well, to be honest very, very little. It seems as though the general rule of thumb is the more exotic it sounds, the more they’ll charge you for it. […]

Hipsters and Food: A Deadly Combination

When I see a man or a woman- actually scratch that, when I see a woman taking pictures of her food, it takes all the self-restraint I can muster not to smash her face in the meal and Instagram a photo of it. Hipsters and food are a match made in hell and the fruits […]

Sandwiches, a Love Story. Also Drinks

When I bury my meaty¬†jowls into the warm embrace of a well-constructed sandwich, I’m taken to a special place in my mind. A safe place free of worry, trouble, or strife. A happy place. Have you ever eaten something and thought “wow, I could eat this every day for the rest of my life and […]

I’m a World Record Holder! (and the Freshman 15)

You didn’t read the title wrong, I’M SECRETLY A WOMAN!!! Wrong title? Well if you thought I’m a world record holder than you guessed right! On August 24th, 2012, I joined roughly 7000 people in breaking the world record for corn husking at our college orientation; a feat that was magical only in the sense […]

College Things: A Brief Update

Hello All, So if you’re wondering, “Hey, why has Michael not been posting for the last week? Has he been kidnapped?” No, friends. I’m in college. But seriously call the police, I’m being held in a basement. Another huge obstacle has been my computer. I can’t post from my computer any more. It’s a long […]

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Quadruple F’s Straight Talk! gives you the straight talk on health. Articles on Straight Talk! are brought to you by pre-med students from a variety of universities looking to gain exposure and background in medicine. Topics such as healthcare, illnesses, medical technology, and medicine itself are presented in short, sweet, easy to read format. So […]