A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from August 23, 2018
“You are not fat. You have fat. There is a difference”

"You are not fat. You have fat” is a dieting/exercise saying that has been printed on many images. “I hate it what I hear women say I am fat’ no, no, NO! You are not fat, you HAVE fat! Now get rid of it! *pardon my rant*” was posted on Twitter by Fit Chick on April 11, 2012.

“You are not fat. You have fat. There is a difference” was posted on Twitter by fitbitch on April 16, 2012. “This!  RT @Bikini_Ready: You are not fat. You have fat. There is a difference” was posted on Twitter by B. also on April 16, 2012.

“You are a soul. You are a mind. You are not fat. You have fat. You also have fingernails, but you aren’t fingernails, are you?” was posted on Twitter by aRt hoe :/// on May 26, 2012. “You are not fat; you have fat. You have fingernails; you are not fingernails” was posted on Twitter by Rebecca Butler on July 2, 2012. This version of the saying probably started as an image.

“You are not fat.  You have fat, but it does not define you.  Nor does your weight.  You are a valuable person” was posted on Twitter by P. Mark Taylor on October 30, 2012. “You ARE not fat, you HAVE fat. Fat does not DEFINE you” was posted on Twitter by Girl Belieber on June 23, 2013.

“You are not fat. You have fat. You also have toes but you are not toes” was posted on Twitter by Lumé Venter on March 8, 2014.


Twitter
Fit Chick
@FitChicks1
I hate it what I hear women say I am fat” no, no, NO! You are not fat, you HAVE fat! Now get rid of it! *pardon my rant* wink
12:42 PM - 11 Apr 2012

Twitter
fitbitch
@ReadyFitBitch
You are not fat. You have fat. There is a difference.
3:43 PM - 16 Apr 2012

Twitter
B.
@Alter_Ego_Blair
This!  RT @Bikini_Ready: You are not fat. You have fat. There is a difference.
3:53 PM - 16 Apr 2012

Twitter
aRt hoe :///
@ggracerose
You are a soul. You are a mind. You are not fat. You have fat. You also have fingernails, but you aren’t fingernails, are you?
5:07 PM - 26 May 2012

Twitter
Britnee
@britneemelissa
“You are a soul. You are a mind. You are not fat. You have fat. You also have fingernails, but you aren’t fingernails, are you?”
9:56 PM - 29 May 2012

Twitter
Healthy Living
@GettingSexy_
You are not fat. You HAVE fat. There’s a difference.
6:06 PM - 6 Jun 2012

Twitter
Rebecca Butler
@rebeccabutlr
“You are not fat; you have fat. You have fingernails; you are not fingernails.”
6:11 PM - 2 Jul 2012

Twitter
Jovia Ⓥ
@ferrris__
“Dear girls, you are not fat. You HAVE fat. You also have fingernails but you are not fingernails.” L O V E.
10:23 PM - 8 Jul 2012

Twitter
P. Mark Taylor
@Coach_PMark
You are not fat.  You have fat, but it does not define you.  Nor does your weight.  You are a valuable person.
6:54 PM - 30 Oct 2012

Twitter
Cecilia
@cecemimi17
This! RT“@Wise_Running: You are not fat.  You have fat, but it does not define you.  Nor does your weight.  You are a valuable person.”
7:13 PM - 30 Oct 2012

Twitter
Girl Belieber
@BiebersGirlie13
You ARE not fat, you HAVE fat. Fat does not DEFINE you
9:45 AM - 23 Jun 2013

Twitter
Fit & Fab
@teen_fitness_xo
You are not fat.
You HAVE fat.
“fat” does not define you.
11:04 PM - 27 Jun 2013

Google Books
HIIT roks!
By Lana Barry
2persevere
2014
Pg. 38:
“You are not fat. You have fat. You also have fingernail but you are not fingernails!”
Jillian Michaels

Twitter
Lumé Venter
@lumyventer
You are not fat. You have fat. You also have toes but you are not toes.
9:35 AM - 8 Mar 2014

Twitter
haley
@haleywmcn
You are not fat.
You have fat.
You have toes.
You are not toes.
9:33 PM - 8 Jul 2014

Twitter
Gracie Murphy
@GracieMurphy00
You are not fat.
You have fat.
You have toes.
You are not a toe .
3:17 PM - 23 Nov 2014

Refinery29
A Totally Shame-Free Guide To Your Body Fat
HALLIE LEVINE
LAST UPDATED 5 MAY 2016, 05:20
(...)
There’s a popular quote shared online among body-positivity circles that goes: “You are not fat. You have fat.” And the fact that we need a reminder that the shape or composition of our bodies isn’t definitive of who we are shows how badly we need to take back the word “fat.”

Twitter
Dr. Nina
@WinTheDietWar
You are not fat.  You have fat.  You also have fingernails.  You are not fingernails.  #foodforthought http://winthedietwar.com
12:23 PM - 22 Aug 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
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