FAQ - Diary of a Formerly Fat GirlAsk away, my friend! But before you do, might your question be one of these?

Do you have pictures of when you were overweight?

What are ya, a sadist?! While I do have pictures of that part of my life, I prefer that they’re kept private. Just trust me on this one.


Are you a vegetarian?

I’m a pescetarian. That means I’m like a vegetarian, but I eat fish, too. I keep this diet for ethical reasons, not for health reasons.

How much do you work out?

This, of course, depends. On average, I run about four times a week and do pilates about three times a week. I’m always changing up my program—it keeps my body guessing! Right now I’m training for a marathon, so that effects my workout routine.

How much weight have you lost?

Since my heaviest point (which, believe it or not, was in grade 7), I’ve lost about 80 pounds.

How tall are you/how much do you weigh/what size are you?

I’m always hesitant to answer these types of questions, because health is so much more than a set of numbers. That said, I’m 5’2, and both my weight and my dress size vary.

How old are you? 

Though you should never ask a lady that question, I’m 24. 

Where do you get your recipes?

My own kitchen. I love to cook, and I’m always experimenting with skinnifying things. If I’ve adapted a recipe from another source, I’ll let you know where I found it!

 What should I do if I think I have an eating problem?

I’ve dedicated a whole post to this one, please click here to read it.

What kind of camera do you use?

I use everything from the camera on my phone to the Photo Booth one on my Mac! But, I usually use a Lumix GH2, Nikon 1 J1, or Canon 7D.

What kind of supplements do you take?

In the winter months I take a vitamin D tablet– anyone living north of the Mason-Dixon line should do the same. Other than that, though, I don’t take anything. If you’re keeping a good diet with loads of fruits and veggies, you shouldn’t need to either. After a certain point, extra amounts of vitamins become superfluous, and your body expels them without even using them.

Where can I find your newspaper column? 

If you’re lucky enough to live in the Kingston, Ontario region, run out and buy your weekend Whig Standard! If not, you can see all of my pieces online here.

Do you count calories?

Yes. But I count other things, too. It’s a personal choice, and different things work for different people. The only thing that has really worked for me (for both losing weight and maintaining it) is to keep track of my caloric intake. That doesn’t mean that is the only thing I count, though! I also watch my sugar, my fat, my carbs (the good and the bad), and my protein. You don’t have to count calories to lose weight– what you do have to do is find a solution and balance that is sustainable and works for you, day in and day out.

 For answers to your other questions, including “how do you get obliques?”, “should I go gluten-free?”, and much more, please click here.

Have a question for Molly Daley? Email her at info@diaryofaformerlyfatgirl.com

43 thoughts on “FAQ

  1. Thank you a lot for sharing this with all folks–you
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  2. I absolutely love this website, and how you deal with your personal struggles in such an upfront and meaningful way! Way to go!

  3. Are you sure you don’t still have an eating disorder? You’re skin and bones, embrace your curves!! Ever heard of the saying real women have curves??? Men love it!!!

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  7. you look AMAZING!! what kind of exercises do you do to get that teeny tiny body–especially your abs!! how do you get those lines down the side? i am 13 and have stomach flab that i want to GO AWAY!!

  8. I want to impale you with my crank shaft and pose you like the hood ornament of a 1948 benz…. that wasn’t really covered in the FAQs…

  9. You don’t have to be skinny to be a good person. It seems like all you have time to do is stay tiny… real women have lives and can’t work out 5 hours a day!! Your so full of yourself telling individuals what they should do….ect…why don’t you worry about yourself the average sized woman is plus size 14 actually. these women are intelligent they are leaders professionals writers thinkers mothers activists the world doesn’t function on our looks and we don’t owe it to anyone to look a certain way especially not you or a man. Deal with that!

  10. I love your recipes– you look amazing! I’d love to get a stomach like yours… especially those lines down the side… like the VS models! Do you have any advice to get that quickly?

  11. love your website, i always look for your new recipes on pinterest!! just wondering, do you ever post workout videos online? i’d be first in line to watch them!!

  12. could u do a post on how u get ur obliques so defined?? i dont have to lose weight but my tummy is my problem area and id love those nice lines like urs

  13. do you have a thigh gap?? i’m trying so hard to get 1 and i havent done it yet… what sorts of exercises should i do? thx, <3 ur blog!!

  14. As a woman with a fluctuating weight, I respond to your story and think it is very touching. With that in mind though, I think a lot of the recipes on your here wouldnt necessarily satisfy most average women… maybe one day, but not every day… I would just be too hungry!! I’d love to look as teeny as you but I just couldnt be happy eating veggetables all day… maybe you should make some recipes more ‘in-between’!

  15. Hi Molly, I love your blog! Your veggie burgers are my 100% fav. I’m just wondering how tall you are and how much you weigh? I know its personal but you look so petite, and I was just wondering. Thank you!

  16. I love your blog.. very nice colors & theme.Did you create this website yourself or did you hire someone to do iit for you?

    Plz answer back as I’m llooking to create my own blog and would like too know where u got this from.

  17. Hi Molly you look so great., I want to loose 20 pounds and I am wondering how much you weigh! Thanks love xx

  18. SO CUTE. Found you off of my favourite Fitblr & am obsessed with your site & you & your adorable vibe. I love looking at your pics for motivation, wondering though if you’ve ever measured your waist? It’s TINY & I want one just like it!
    xx from Germany

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