How many glucose tests did you have to take?
With my first pregnancy, my OB felt like I was large and she worried that I had GD. So I had the GTT at one point, and I passed. But later on she said I looked huge and my GTT was right on the edge, so she sent me for a fasting blood draw to test my blood sugar. I don't know why it had to be a draw, honestly, but in any event, it was fine and she relaxed about it after that, although she did say I would have a big baby and that I might need a c-section.
Yes, HAES is health at every size. It's a bit different from fat acceptance or size acceptance, but I think of it as the idea of making healthy choices and living a healthy lifestyle at your current size without the emphasis on exercising and eating a certain way to reduce body size. There is an organization, The Association for Size Diversity and Health, and they are going to have regular blog posts, they claim. http://www.sizediversityandhealth.org/index.asp
Just to explain how I came to HAES, I was a chubby child, and I was born in the 60's. There was no thought in the way I was raised other than fat is a flaw, it's something you need to fix, it's something that means you are inferior. My mother would say she was worried about my health, that the fat was squeezing all my organs and my heart would give out. When I was 9.5 years old, I broke the 100 lb barrier and weighed in at 103. My mother freaked out and took me to the doctor for diet pills. They were the mildest pills she could get, and the doctor had a firm talk (like, I don't like to do this, but if you are sure this is what you want); everyone, including me, seemed to think this was the answer. They had amphetamines in them, btw, so they actually depressed my appetite and gave me more energy, which I enjoyed. Also around that time, she started buying Ayds diet candies. She'd get angry that I wanted to sit in the house and read more than go outside in the hot humid summer to wander around, but she didn't really actively try and encourage me to exercise by going on walks or bike rides or whatever. It was all, "Lose weight, get under 100 lbs, then we'll buy you a trampoline" kind of thing. Like maybe if we had a trampoline that held people over 100 lbs, we'd have been outside more. :D
Anyway, by the time I was 12, I was 189 lbs. I was about 40 lbs heavier than my sister who was also overweight. At 13 she started us all at Weight Watchers, but when I was successful and lost 35 lbs, she suddenly pulled us out, saying she couldn't afford it. Later she told me she was just tired of going, I could have kept going if I wanted. But all the time she continued to lambast me about my weight, and say cruel things (I'm embarrassed to be seen in public with you, no boy will ever want to date you). Thinking back on it, I feel like she was actually trying to sabotage my weight loss attempts, which surprises me because it seemed like the most important thing in the world to her. Weight Watchers at that point in time was probably pretty healthy for me in terms of diet and exercise, because I started making better food choices and paying attention to exercise, but then she pulled me out and again started harping on me about my weight when I gained. I lost weight again when I was 18 with a strict diet and exercising 40 minutes a day, 7 days a week for about a year. Eventually, though, I stopped losing weight, I couldn't get down to what was considered a healthy weight, I got very discouraged, I was also hungry and my thinking about food wasn't normal by then. I couldn't eat a bowl of soup AND a salad for lunch, because I knew I'd go over my 800 calories a day, but trying to limit it more was impossible, so I got into a cycle of "well, let me quit for awhile and start over again." Eventually I decided that this kind of dieting was pointless, and if I kept it up I would just keep gaining weight each time.
I felt like exercise was important, however, and healthy eating so I kept trying to do those. I did want to lose weight, but I figured it would happen if it happened, I couldn't do the strict calorie diets anymore--they didn't even seem to work now anyway. I think for me, the idea of HAES was that I could be a good fatty, someone who at least made healthy choices about food and exercise. I think a lot of people are drawn to it because they feel like they have to live the right way to be accepted and valued. So sometimes size acceptance almost goes against HAES principles to say, "I don't have to be thin to be a worthwhile person, I don't have to be healthy to be a worthwhile person, I don't have to be considered acceptable only if I made good decisions." So there might be some rejection of HAES as being oppressive, but I think, really, that most people want to do some healthy things just for the sake of feeling better and feeling happier, so even if they don't feel like they have to do these things to be accepted, people realize they are worth doing anyway.
I know a lot of people reject the idea of health at every size and say it's a kind of deep denial, that you can't possibly be fat and healthy. I won't talk to the ideals, because I didn't have a lot of choice about how to live my life in the healthiest way when I was a kid. I can only try and do healthy things now, and I know that trying to lose weight does not make me thinner nor healthier. Which isn't to say I couldn't have a healthier diet, I could. I could exercise more than I am right now, and I strive for those things, so I like to read and talk about it.