Once again, Ragen Chastain, Trained Research, fails to actually research….

It boggles my mind that one person, as accomplished as she claims to be, can actually be so damn stupid.

In her latest Ironfat blog, she discusses the ‘Hey Fat Girl” story about running.  As per Ragen:

There are places where friction happens, one of which is an article in which a thin person wrote about his experience watching a fat person run around the Westview track.  This started making the rounds a year ago, but it simply will. not. die. and gets posted in at least one group I’m in every month or so.

Okay.  But the story has been around for THREE years.  Here is the link to the original story.  Yup – 2012.  But Ragen says it’s only been a year.  Whatever.  She then goes on to say:

In this piece the writer uses negative language to describe the person’s body and movement, makes assumptions about everything from the person’s behavior (“Each lap you run, you’re paying off the debt of another midnight snack, another dessert, another beer”), to the intentions of their exercise (“You’ve started a journey that lasts a lifetime, and you’ve started it at least 12 days before your New Year’s resolution kicks in”), to their inner monologue (“Let’s go, feet. Shut up, legs. F**k off, fat.”)


Again, please read the original post.   What the fuck is she even quoting?   The post had absolutely NOTHING to do with shaming anyone.  It was in inspirational story from one friend to another that took on a life of it’s own.  But Ragen uses the bastardized version to prove that everyone is just out to fat shame.  Here is the story behind that post.

After the six years in college Ragen spent studying ‘trained researching,’ it’s seems that they forgot to teach her how to google.   If that were me, I would demand a refund.

Side note:  Dan lost over 80 pounds since 2012.  Just two more years before he permanently breaks his metabolism, gains it all back and reaches his set true point.  Sorry Dan.


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