Let’s Talk About Unsolicited Weight-Loss-Themed Gifts

Whether it’s a diet cookbook, a membership to Public-Weigh-In-Watchers, a “health food” delivery service or something else that we didn’t ask for, giving fat people the gift of judgment is some bullshit – at the holiday season or any other time. If you want to tell your family members that you’d legitimately rather just get socks, or if you just want to commiserate, this song is for you!
PS: If this has happened to you, feel free to tell us about it in the comments and we’ll commiserate with you.
PSS: If you’re thinking of giving a gift like this JUST DON’T!

This is part of a series of re-vamped holiday songs (you can see them all here!) We’ll be releasing more until the new year, you can subscribe to my YouTube channel to make sure you don’t miss them!

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This e-course that includes coaching videos, a study guide, and an ebook with the tools you need to create a rock-solid relationship with your body. Our relationships with our bodies don’t happen in a vacuum, so just learning to see our beauty isn’t going to cut it. The world throws obstacles in our way – obstacles that aren’t our fault, but become our problem. Over the course of this program, Ragen Chastain, Jeanette DePatie, and six incredible guest coaches will teach you practical, realistic, proven strategies to go above, around, and through the obstacles that the world puts in front of you when it comes to living an amazing life in the body you have now.
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Book and Dance Class Sale!  I’m on a journey to complete an IRON-distance triathlon, and I’m having a sale on all my books, DVDs, and digital downloads to help pay for it. You get books and dance classes, I get spandex clothes and bike parts. Everybody wins! If you want, you can check it out here!  (DancesWithFat Members get an even better deal, make sure to make your purchases from the Members Page!)

Book Me!  I’d love to speak to your organization. You can get more information here or just e-mail me at ragen at danceswithfat dot org!

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If you are uncomfortable with my offering things for sale on this site, you are invited to check out this post.

7 thoughts on “Let’s Talk About Unsolicited Weight-Loss-Themed Gifts

  1. Thanks for this – you are adorable. I have indeed received a diet book as a gift – and was offended. My friend didn’t see why. She thought it would be really good for me! We are no longer friends. Not because of this, but as you can imagine, there were many other insensitivities too, so eventually, we just had to part. Happy holidays to you Ragen :))Susan

  2. Uber whack, the “I just don’t get it” response just adds salt.

    I am so dense, I never could figure out why a friend in junior high kept telling me things like, whenever you are hungry, drink a lot of water, you should wear ankle weights etc. No, it never occurred to me she wanted less of me. Have not seen her in thirty years, probably best that way.

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