Healthy Living Blogging

Healthy Tipping Point Retires Blog

Caitlin Boyle announced today that she would be closing her 7 1/2 year old blog, Healthy Tipping Point.

Blogging was not always easy. To share 7.5 years of my life on the Internet – there is bound to be some low points. But I wouldn’t change that…I always said that I wouldn’t do this forever.  I knew it would have a natural conclusion from the very start.  And now that my kids are older, that moment is here.

She says she craves “more privacy” for herself and her kids, and will “probably not update IG but may pop in every now and then”. Fangirls are apparently crying at their desks at work and saying they are “shocked and so sad”. I guess time will tell if Caitlin really actually peaces out, but since Dooce redefined what quitting blogging actually means I am pretty cynical when anyone says they’re out.

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Book Club Healthy Living Blogging

‘Fat Girl Walking’: A Liveblogged Book Review

Happy Friday, ham nuggets! It’s time yet again for Book Club. This week I’m slogging through ‘Fat Girl Walking: Sex, Food, Love, and Being Comfortable in Your Skin…Every Inch Of It’ by Brittany Gibbons. The text may be NSFW in places because she obviously likes to push home the fact that she loves sex and has sex and does the sex, so consider yourself warned. Now get those cringe muscles ready and let’s get DTF.

On to the TL;DR…

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‘Carrots ‘N’ Cake’ – A Liveblogged Book Review

Happy Friday, hamcats! Are you American hams ready to celebrate this nation by shotgunning PBR and acquiring sparkler related injuries? Too bad. Because this week we are going on a journey of healthy food, exercise, and alcohol restraint with Tina Haupert‘s ‘Carrots ‘N’ Cake: Healthy Living One Carrot and Cupcake at a Time’. So restrict yourself to one beer, hide the cookies, and then dust off those treadmills as we learn how a healthy living blogger keeps herself in blogging shape.

On to the TL;DR…

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Belle Gibson Goes On 60 Minutes, Claims “I’ve Been Really Transparent”

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The schaden-fraud that is the saga of Belle Gibson, cancer faker, now continues on 60 minutes. Gibson gave an interview to the news show which will air this coming Sunday. Why do this? Is it because she wanted to issue an apology? Confess her sins? Nope, it’s because she reportedly got paid upwards of $45,000 dollars for the interview.

Saying “I’m not trying to get away with anything” and “I’ve lost everything”, Gibson’s voice and face remained carefully controlled. Others are not so self-contained – the 60 Minutes facebook post is filling up with comments full of outrage that a cancer faker is being possibly being paid to continue her pity party on television. Nine Network, which will be airing the show, responded to the anger by saying “we suggest they hold their judgment until they see the interview Tara Brown has done”.

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Mama Laughlin Ghosts Herself After Cabogate

Last week the Mama Laughlin bikini train came to an abrupt stop when someone on instagram began accusing her of sleeping with their husband – and it got nasty.

Screenshot of the accusations.

Screenshot of some of the accusations.

The account “championsincabo” has since disappeared but had posted several pictures with various claims, and used the now familiar hashtag takeover method to get the word out. The attack went on for several days apparently, and when asked why they were doing this, the account owner replied “because she f[***]ed my husband. That’s why.”

Mama Laughlin then set her instagram account private – and rapidly began deleting her entire feed. Her account now shows no profile pic and 0 posts, and is still set to private. She has not addressed the attack on her facebook or blog, and there are conflicting rumors as to what is going on with her “Club ML” subscriber only facebook group.

The accusations seem to center on the private sexual activities of Mama Laughlin, a grown woman of legal age of consent, before her divorce, causing many to speculate that “championsincabo” could be anyone from her ex-husband to a disgusted fangirl to the spouse of another man to another woman who jealously wanted the trainer herself.

This is by far the worst example of a hashtag takeover I’ve personally seen, with the most dramatic outcome. But some are saying all is not lost, and that this is the perfect time for ML to rebrand and really start over with a new focus as a true diet and fitness blogger rather than a ‘mom who lost weight’ blogger. Until Mama Laughlin issues a statement it’s hard to know what actually happened or what her plans are, though.

Note: This post was edited to correct a statement that it may have been her trainer’s wife. Apparently her trainer is unmarried.
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CecilyK Can’t Work Because She Broke Her Hiney

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Cecily Kellogg, graceful swan and accountability coach, will be unable to ‘work’ for who knows how long. What happened, you ask? Oh, just another brilliant decision leading to another convenient end-of-month work-halting health problem.

I tried to roller skate. Bruised my tail bone and threw my back out badly.

I mean…really what else is there to say here when the mental image is probably funnier than any joke I could write. The amazing thing is that she works from home on a laptop and somehow still constantly finds a way to get out of work. They said it couldn’t be done, but Cecily made it happen. She’s like the Tesla of laziness.

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‘Gluten-Free Girl And The Chef’ – A Liveblogged Book Review

Today is a day like no other. Your life, quiet, stumbling like a small child in search of the truffles that have already been found by hogs. It will change today. It will change swiftly but it will feel endless, like a heartbeat between I love yous, or like the morning after you win a chili eating contest. Today you will breathe along with ‘Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef‘ by The Gluten-Free Girl Shauna Ahern, and also Daniel Ahern. I bring you this review as a gift. A gift from my heart to yours, because I love you all very much, and I enjoy reading books about healthy eating written by people who look about as healthy as a pan of Hamburger Helper. Yes. Let us begin.

On to the TL;DR…

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