I thought long and hard about publishing this blog. I kind of feel bad because this isn’t very nice. At the same time, Ragen Chastain embellishes her accomplishments. She preys on the weak and profits from them. She loves to crowd fund. She raises money and gives back just enough to shut people up without wondering where the rest of the money went. $20k in two years. Not too shabby for writing a few blog posts.

This is addressed in the first posts. With links to everything so you can judge for yourself.  But you can clearly see that something is up.

As we move further, we will delve deeper into her claims of ‘marathoner’, ‘trained researcher’,’Corporate CEO’, ‘Turnaround CEO’, ‘Film Star’, ‘International Dance Champion’ etc.  And get to the bottom of all of them – with links and facts – not judgement.

Comments will not be moderated. But please, no hate and no snark.  This isn’t the place for that.   We just want to get to the bottom of her bs.  If you have info or links that support the post, please comment. If you have info or links that dispute these posts, please comment. All will be investigated. This blog is about evidence and facts. Not feels.

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  1. I don’t know who you are, I don’t care who you are. I was at York University… er York College to hear her speak last week. I’m still spitting nails I was so upset by the whole load of crap she tried to unload on us. I love you and I love this site. Thanks for your work.

  2. This is all very interesting. I read her blog for a while but little things niggled at me, especially all the claims about her past accomplishments. She never gave any details about what she actually did. I know a few people like her in my offline life – activists with big ideas who like attention but don’t like to do the grunt work. They get all fired up about a project, hit an obstacle or get into a fight with someone else then drop it and on to the next thing.

    i guess fat activism was a good choice for her, all you have to do it be fat (which she already is) and be ready to tell everyone how hard it’s made your life. But apparently she can’t even do that properly as no one is hiring her to speak anymore. Good luck to her with the IronMan, if she gets that far. I wonder how the film project will pan out….?

  3. I’m fascinated by your blog and I really appreciate what you are doing by shining a little light on the self-aggrandizing Ms.Chastain.
    There are too many people who struggle with their weight every day and actually work really hard at staying fit and healthy for this person to be able to get away with the lies, bad medical advice and especially the fundraising she gets away with.
    Thank you.

  4. I’ve never heard of Ragen Chastain until today, or maybe I was vaguely peripherally aware of her from Reddit – well at least Reddit brought me here.

    I’ve read a few of the posts here. I have to say that it’s well done. It’s not really that malicious or hateful. It’s more: “Ragen said [this], now here’s what we’ve been able to find that contradicts and disproves her statements.”

    What I do hate is what kind of person Ragen is, I’m sure that’s a common sentiment. I hate her for what she says, does, and represents – I doubt anyone actually hates her because she’s fat, despite what she thinks.

    The sad truth is that she, and people like her, are fat and unhappy with the way they look – but they don’t actually want to do any of the hard work to make positive changes for themselves. Being a victim and doing nothing is the much easier course. There’s a lot of proof that people don’t actually hate fat people, we hate fat people with attitudes and undeserved sense entitlement. Take a look at /r/fitness, it’s full of people looking for fitness advice so they can hopefully lead healthier and happier lives. It’s also full of ACTUAL inspiring people who went from fat to fit with pictures that show their progress. THOSE are the people fat people should be looking up to, instead they’re wasting their time and money being lied to by this manipulative sociopath. In my opinion this is probably her biggest “offense”.

    There is no conspiracy and there is no crazy irrational hatred of fat people. Again, it’s just all about attitude. I had a few female friends in college who would probably be considered plus sized – I never heard them complain about their bodies or complain about food. I’ve never heard them complain about being stigmatized and not accepted because they were fat. I’ve never heard them claim that people were irrationally hostile towards them because they were fat. I’ve never heard them accuse any of the rest of us of “thin privilege”. They knew how to dress for their body type and they seemed to be content with their life – well as happy as you could be being a broke student. They were (and still are) friendly and positive – nobody had ever any problems with them.

    I guess my point is, if you’re truly happy with the way you look, more power to you. If you’re not happy, do something about it, just be aware it’ll take hard work.

    We (society in general) accept you for being fat, we do NOT however accept your attitude and your lies.

    Anyway, that’s my stupid ranty post. Thanks for keeping up with this blog.

  5. Sorry, Adam, but not necessarily. It is a common misconception that someone who has lost weight is a role model. I admit I only read one or two of the reddit stories, but the ones I stumbled on were short term loss.

    Unless someone has kept it off for 3-5 years, they are not a role model. Perhaps Reddit has some actual role models, but they are going to be a tiny percentage of the people on there. Most of the people who have kept it off for a year or two or less are probably just one more statistic, thin now, and about to be fat again soon.

    Not only are they not role models, they are probably a negative role model as their all-or-nothing obsession is sustainable for months or a year or two only. Most of these ‘success stories’ are in fact road map for losing it and gaining it all back again. I know, because I’ve been there. I’ve been a ‘success stories’ at least three times.

    Actual role models are people like this, at the NWCR, http://www.nwcr.ws/stories.htm. It’s not about giving it your all for a year. It’s about making changes for the rest of your life. And it’s hard, really hard. The stories that ‘glitter’ all over the internet are not the solution. They are the problem.

  6. I’m confused- who are you and why do you care so much? Maybe it’s just me but anyone who spends this amount of time and effort writing about someone else needs their head examined.

  7. I’m honestly intrigued by why you would spend this much time and energy doing this? What about your life and what you’re doing? Will you look back in 5 years and be… I spend my time – bashing on someone else? At the end of the day everyone has a choice on how they live their life, why does how she live her life impact on you so much? Also, the fact you keep yourself anonymous – why hide? What are you embarrassed about or ashamed about? Do people know this is how you spend your time? I honestly think, you need to do some deep reflection about who you are as a person.

  8. I got a rude awakening today. I’ve been a huge regan fan for the past four years. Honesty saw her as a hero. Tonight she posted something i had a difference of opinion on and well, that didn’t sit well. My original comment and the replies following were not ugly, not even the back and forth i had with her other followers that disagreed with me. I was corrected on a spelling error and i did get sassy but no way ugly(i didn’t even swear!) Regan proceeded to delete all of my replies and commented on my reply in such away that I would appear to be belligerent and a troll. I was shocked, felt like i was punched in the gut. When i called her on it she blocked me.

    • Your experience is unfortunately far from unique. Ragen operates in a “safe space” bubble on the internet where she is in complete control over every piece of content and can simply delete any criticism or twist it around to make herself look better. She takes advantage of this to pretend she has thousands of “trolls” sending her a constant stream of abuse that she selflessly deals with so nobody else has to see it. Meanwhile on platforms like Twitter where she can’t control the content, nobody cares about her.

      • A few of her followers still find me on Facebook and will let me know about myself. They have completly spun the story that i just got butt hurt that she didn’t agree with me and deleted me. No what I’m still pretty “butt hurt” over is that she manipulated my personal words to create a new narrative in which i am an ignorant bigot. It’s seriously disturbing. And troubling how just in my experience, was just so willing to follow her and support her without any investigation simply because she was saying exactly what i wanted to hear. I have seriously learned a lot about myself since this has all happened. I can’t stomach the idea of her ripping people off. She’s a conartist!

  9. It is literally ridiculous that you created, investigated and posted all this JUST to cast your passive- aggressive form of judgement on a human. No one gets mad at musicians who release their garbage and get people to buy it. If fundraising and crowdsourcing are her source of funds, why is that wrong? The woman didn’t claim to be God, all knowing, or even an accredited source for fitness information. Fat people should be fucking allowed to feel however the fuck they please. A person being fat isn’t hurting anyone but (possibly) themselves. Why don’t you spend some time demantling the ACTUAL HURTFUL shit out there that effects ALL of us? Like that asshat Donald Trump that people are following like obsessed justin beiber fans. You’re wasting your time trying to discredit someone who never claimed credit. She, like artists, musicians and motivational speakers, is just selling a thought. An idea. A dream. Because some people don’t have one. Assholes.

  10. I wasn’t going to comment until I read yours. If you’re going to compare her to anything it should be a con artist; they also sell ideas. And why care about this blog so much?

    Anyone worth their salt know if you want something to go away, you ignore it

  11. Dear the creator of this blog. I know you don’t realize this, but you one very creepy person. I bet you spy on your neighbors with binoculars. How about you get a life?

    • I applaud anyone who works to reveal fraud and people who lie. There are a lot of them these days either leeching off others as parasites or on the public dole…endlessly. No one seems to care to monitor any of these things, no one in government monitors any of the public assistance programs, they’re rife with fraud, corruption and abuse. Where’s the public outrage when that type of thing happens? There seems to be very little of it.

      For those critical of the individual who created / maintains this website shame on you. Everyone should be interested in the truth, especially when it involves panhandling via crowdfunding websites etc.

      I can think of a lot of other things that constitute a much bigger waste of time, let me list a few: reality TV (of any kind), dancing with the stars (oh please), national / international news (that never covers anything of consequence) and in general ALL the TV shows today save for a very few.

      So, if you’re criticizing the website owner / operator of what they’re commenting about BUT then going and parking your fat arse on a couch somewhere and watching ‘waste of time’ TV and stuffing your face then you need to look at yourself in the mirror.

  12. I used to read this blog all the time back when it would get linked to reddit. Every now and then I think ” hey, I wonder what is going on with that lady who lies to her fans and promotes unhealthy lifestyles? ”

    Then I come here and catch up. Thanks.

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