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  • Fatkini

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    enasisabitch
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:25 pm
    So I rarely ever see apple shaped ladies in bikinis so i was really apprehensive about trying it. I saw the swimsuit from swimsuits for all while I was checking out GabiFresh's design and was instantly drawn to one bikini in particular. I really wish this came in a one piece option but I've been experimenting with different styles that I used to ignore because of my insecurities. I'm sorry but southern California is just too hot for me to wait until I get to a certain body! I am a size 24 and i think it is pretty true to size. The bra has underwire which I lovveeeee..I am a D cup…
  • Countdown to June 1st!

    Does Every Woman Have an Eating Disorder?
    drstaceyny
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:04 am
    "What happens then?" you ask. . . .The unofficial start to summer?Bikini season? (ahem)The anniversary of when Anne Boleyn was crowned Queen of England?Nah.It's the publication of my book!Stay tuned for more information and thanks, as always, for your unrelenting support.
  • Come on Anons. Get it together.

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    Shannon Barber
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:35 pm
    One of the responses is this to my last entry, read that here.I fully agree with this blog and the important message it sends. That being said, educating the general public/creating awareness that decreases discrimination against fat people might go a little better without the intense judgmental attitude (don't lie, you all got lot's of pleasure out of this person being torn into about their negative views) this is understandable since ppl who shame fat ppl really suck. But, how many of the ppl you are truly trying to reach with respond to this blog positively and change their views? I…
  • Party and Shop with Me in Lexington!

    Authentically Emmie
    Emmie
    19 Apr 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Who doesn’t love a party and shopping? Talk about a winning combination! I’m hosting a Gwynnie Bee Party and Sample Sale in LEXINGTON, KY on Saturday, April 26th. I’m ridiculously excited to be able to bring brands like Kiyonna, IGIGI, Karen Kane, Jaime, and more to the area, and at insane prices – everything will be $20 OR LESS! We’ll have a wide range of sizes: 10-32. These are gently worn, rental inventory items but they have all been cleaned, inspected, and are in great condition (believe me, I am really picky!) We’ll have snacks and mimosas and it will…
  • Minty Condition Feet

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    Moe Wood
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:37 pm
    Over the last year that I have been a Julep Maven they have shared many beauty products that were not nail polish related. There was lipstick, dry oil, cleanser, cuticle oil, facial sponge, eye shadow, foot balm. For the most part they were either “Meh” or just “OK”. In my last mystery box they included […]
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  • Fatkini

    enasisabitch
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:25 pm
    So I rarely ever see apple shaped ladies in bikinis so i was really apprehensive about trying it. I saw the swimsuit from swimsuits for all while I was checking out GabiFresh's design and was instantly drawn to one bikini in particular. I really wish this came in a one piece option but I've been experimenting with different styles that I used to ignore because of my insecurities. I'm sorry but southern California is just too hot for me to wait until I get to a certain body! I am a size 24 and i think it is pretty true to size. The bra has underwire which I lovveeeee..I am a D cup…
  • "Flowy" maxi dresses?

    puttana
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:50 pm
    I'm on the hunt for some maxi dresses that are comfortable and DON'T cling to my body! I went to Target and tried on some of their straight sized maxi dresses (just to get an idea) and holy hell, the rayon! Stuck right to me and showed off the areas I do NOT want to be showing off. Anyone know where I can find some plus maxi dresses that are more flowy? Maybe cotton or cotton/polyester blend? Bonus points if anyone knows where to get maxi dresses in "short" sizes. I know at 5'1", wearing a maxi dress goes against all rules of fashion but I don't care! Thanks in advance. :)
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    philstar22
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:32 am
    Seeing the bra questions made me think of asking about bras because I always have problems with them. I'm a 44/46 DDD, and its ridiculously hard to find bras that fit and are comfortable. I don't even care about sexy in bras, I just want something that has support without digging into me.I inevitably have problems with underwire. They always poke into my underarms/side of my breast and are generally uncomfortable. And yet wireless bras don't really hold me up. I can deal with wireless for casual, but they don't really work for work clothes. So what I have right now is a mix of bras I find…
  • First off, HELLO! Second, 40 Days of OOTD

    fatnerdylesbian
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:25 am
    Hello! My name is Katie, and I'm new to fatshionista. It's so nice to see your wonderful community and become a part of it!Over Lent, I decided to do a fashion challenge called 40 Items, 40 Days, 40 Ways. Basically, you pick 40 items ahead of time and you wear them in 40 different outfits over 40 days. I'm going to post the first twenty now, and more later. Here we go-I got sick on St. Patrick's Day, hence the PJs. Woe is me. Also, I can't figure out how to make the post only show the first bit so people scrolling down the community don't have to see every single picture if they don't want…
  • OOTD's

    Minerva Llewellyn
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:43 pm
    I wore this outfit while on a getaway to Chicago with my girlie & was completely in love with this bright happy-making floral dress from Anna Scholz & the green teggings from Re/Dress. I wore this lace dress from Kiyonna while in Chicago to see the Edward Gorey exhibit & Johnette Napolitano. I wore this Igigi dress to work...This outfit went to Tai Chi class & work...I wore this SWAK maxi dress to see a band...I wore this Jessica Howard polka dot dress to work & wine tasting...To see more photos of these outfits, visit my blog, The Muffin Queen's Closet.
 
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    Does Every Woman Have an Eating Disorder?

  • Countdown to June 1st!

    drstaceyny
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:04 am
    "What happens then?" you ask. . . .The unofficial start to summer?Bikini season? (ahem)The anniversary of when Anne Boleyn was crowned Queen of England?Nah.It's the publication of my book!Stay tuned for more information and thanks, as always, for your unrelenting support.
  • Exercise in Peace

    drstaceyny
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:03 am
    Coming to the end of a challenging spin class, our instructor walked us through the readouts on the gym's new bike consoles. "Now look down at the most important number on your console: the calories."I disagree.As a fitness professional, I think the most important number on the bike console is the watts, how much power generated during the workout, followed second by miles, how much (albeit fake) distance traversed. Calories? Eh.The calories listed on any workout machine are grossly inaccurate. The instructor completely missed the boat on this one, stating that the caloric reading was…
  • #ICED2014 Recap (Media Highlights)

    drstaceyny
    31 Mar 2014 | 8:52 am
    I just returned from the International Conference on Eating Disorders and was thrilled to connect with like-minded colleagues and learn the latest on eating-disorder and body-image research.The keynote speaker was Frank Bruni, current Op-Ed columnist and past restaurant critic for the New York Times. Bruni, a heavy child, spoke about his history with dieting, weight stigma, and ultimately, an eating disorder, as he began purging as a way to compensate for eating off-diet foods. Here are a few things Bruni found useful in his recovery:1) Recognizing that he's not built to be a skinny man…
  • Facebook and Disordered Eating

    drstaceyny
    24 Mar 2014 | 6:29 am
    A recent study suggested that high levels of Facebook use are associated with an increased risk for eating disorders. The study, out of Florida State University, was published in a recent issue of the International Journal of Eating Disorders.Why is it that spending more time on Facebook could increase disordered eating? Check out some of my theories here. Can you think of any others?Still, let's not throw out the baby with the bathwater. Facebook, and other forms of social media, can be used for good, too. Body image/eating disorder warrior Claire Mysko makes the case for social media…
  • And Every Man, Too?

    drstaceyny
    17 Mar 2014 | 8:03 am
    You might think that in writing this blog, I think that only women are afflicted with eating disorders. Not so.The reality is that men, too, suffer from eating disorder and body image problems, and they seem to be closing the gap in the gender discrepancy we previously knew - or thought we knew.A number of people and organizations are getting loud about the problem in eating disorders in men. One is Sam Thomas, the founder of director of Men Get Eating Disorders Too, a UK-based charity designed to raise awareness and provide support to men with eating disorders.Recently, Thomas wrote an…
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  • Come on Anons. Get it together.

    Shannon Barber
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:35 pm
    One of the responses is this to my last entry, read that here.I fully agree with this blog and the important message it sends. That being said, educating the general public/creating awareness that decreases discrimination against fat people might go a little better without the intense judgmental attitude (don't lie, you all got lot's of pleasure out of this person being torn into about their negative views) this is understandable since ppl who shame fat ppl really suck. But, how many of the ppl you are truly trying to reach with respond to this blog positively and change their views? I…
  • No. Just Stop.

    Shannon Barber
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Someone sent me a note asking me how to "help" a fat person without shaming them.Ahem.Okay anonymous person I'm going in on you today so put your hard hat on.First problem.Did that person ask for your help? Did they ask you to help them move? Pay for a gym membership? Tell them your Thin and Perfectly fit all the time with the most miraculous diet lifestyle secrets?I'm guessing no.Look.In your note you mention that you've read my blog for "a long time" and "are a big fan" if you were you would have seen me talk about this sort of thing time and again.If the person you're talking about is just…
  • The Truth Will Out.

    Shannon Barber
    8 Apr 2014 | 5:32 pm
    There is a person out there who, for the last few months has taken time to message me constantly across lots of social media imploring me to "come clean" about how my unintentional weight loss has miraculously changed my life.Ahem.So let me come clean and tell everyone about the miracles losing some pants sizes has created in my life.#1.My ass no longer fills out the ass parts of my pants. We all know that I long for a bigger rounder booty. At a size 16/18 I had a little bit of booty. When I walked I could feel it do that bounce jiggle thing and it made me very happy.#2My stomach looks weird…
  • Small fatties, Acceptable Fatties and more.

    Shannon Barber
    30 Mar 2014 | 5:56 pm
    On small fats, former fatties and things.Regardless of where and when, there is always a point where the tide of NO MORE SMALLER/ACCEPTABLE FATS starts happening.It happened at Fatshionista and the Inbetweenies community was semi born.I've seen it on tumblr in the last I dunno two weeks.Some folks have asked me about it.So some of you will not like what I have to say and that is okay.For me personally my actual body has been varying sizes.I have been super underweight thin.I have been supposedly "healthy".I have been chunky. (Me right now I suppose)I have been about the US average.I have been…
  • Not so much fail and other stuff.

    Shannon Barber
    24 Mar 2014 | 7:28 pm
    I had an ENTIRE other post all done and blogger ate it....So I'm posting this via email to see if I can use that until I migrate everything off of Blogger.My other choice would be to just start over at blogger but I don't know if I want to pay for yet another domain name.Okay  moving it along.So after talking to some people I found out a.) I'm not alone in my Intuitive Eating Frustration nd b.)I could have an actual medical problem.I also realized that most of my feelings that day were due in part to my super fun n awesome 3 week menstrual cycle.In thinking more about it I can see where…
 
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  • Party and Shop with Me in Lexington!

    Emmie
    19 Apr 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Who doesn’t love a party and shopping? Talk about a winning combination! I’m hosting a Gwynnie Bee Party and Sample Sale in LEXINGTON, KY on Saturday, April 26th. I’m ridiculously excited to be able to bring brands like Kiyonna, IGIGI, Karen Kane, Jaime, and more to the area, and at insane prices – everything will be $20 OR LESS! We’ll have a wide range of sizes: 10-32. These are gently worn, rental inventory items but they have all been cleaned, inspected, and are in great condition (believe me, I am really picky!) We’ll have snacks and mimosas and it will…
  • Plus Size Swimsuit Picks

    Emmie
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:20 pm
    Summer is quickly approaching and that means it’s time to look for swimsuits. Don’t fret- there are SO MANY plus size options right now that even I was shocked. I’ve been a fan of the old standbys like Lands’ End, SwimsuitsforAll, and AlwaysforMe, but this year brings more great options from Kiyonna, Old Navy, ModCloth, Torrid, ASOS, Madison Plus Select, and many more. I scoured the internet and pulled over 20 of my favorite plus size swimsuit styles for this year. There are MANY more that are great and might not have made this initial list, but I’ll continue to…
  • No Crying in Physical Therapy

    Emmie
    13 Apr 2014 | 9:08 pm
    From one of my favorite movies: Friday I went to my third session with my new physical therapist and cried not once, but twice! I was trying to snap out of it and this part of “A League of Their Own” kept popping into my head. “There’s no crying in PT!” I told myself. This isn’t my first rodeo at PT. I went pre-surgery for several months during year 2 of the ankle saga. I then went post-surgery for 3 months. I continued to do most of the exercises from then and have continued wearing my ankle brace during workouts. Despite that, it’s just not felt…
  • Stylin’ in my Skyscapes

    Emmie
    11 Apr 2014 | 11:59 am
    The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Reebok. Since ankle surgery, I’ve had trouble with shoes. In the past, I’d style everything with a pump or a wedge, but my ankle doesn’t let me do that too much anymore except for a few minutes here and there during a photo shoot. When I was asked if I wanted to check out some new casual shoes from Reebok with a fashion twist, I was intrigued. I’ve never been someone who felt particularly secure in putting casual shoes with a dressier outfit, but I decided to take these Reebok Skyscapes for a spin with…
  • Here’s to 33

    Emmie
    6 Apr 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Yesterday I turned 33. My birthday brings up some weird things for me sometimes. My mom passed away 2 days before my 26th birthday and it since then, it’s always cast a dark cloud over the week. This past week though, I actually forgot the anniversary of my mom’s passing. At first I felt guilty, but then I realized that it was probably a good thing that the grief didn’t overtake my week. I can’t believe it’s been 7 years since she passed away. Anyway, I had planned on being in St. Louis this weekend for Bloggy Boot Camp, but it was just bad timing so I stayed…
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  • Minty Condition Feet

    Moe Wood
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:37 pm
    Over the last year that I have been a Julep Maven they have shared many beauty products that were not nail polish related. There was lipstick, dry oil, cleanser, cuticle oil, facial sponge, eye shadow, foot balm. For the most part they were either “Meh” or just “OK”. In my last mystery box they included […]
  • Make a Squid Statement

    Moe Wood
    10 Apr 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Squid and cuttlefish are the new statement jewelry. Yes, I’m serious. Look how darn cute these handmade polymer pieces by Sheryl Westleigh of Noadi are. Her octopus, squid and cthulhu come in all sorts of poses, colors, and sizes. This Jade Squid is $30: This Yellow Squid has two tones and is also $30: This […]
  • The Curvy Shopper — Rebecca

    Moe Wood
    4 Apr 2014 | 12:27 am
    Rebecca — The Plus Side of Me During the day, Rebecca is a Composition and Rhetoric Instructor / Writing Instructor in North Carolina, USA. She belongs to a select few of successful size 26/28 bloggers that write about plus size fashions. What is your greatest concern about online shopping? When I am trying new brands, […]
  • Once Upon a Fat Monster

    Moe Wood
    1 Apr 2014 | 2:55 pm
    A few weeks ago an online “friend” (a.k.a. someone I stalk on all my social networks) started posting pictures of stamps she made — she carved them, dipped them in ink and applied them to paper. It is a little more complicated than that but you get the gist. The theme she is currently working […]
  • Neutral with Sparkle

    Moe Wood
    27 Mar 2014 | 12:51 pm
    I do not get particularly excited about neutral colors so when my Julep’s Lois arrived in my Mystery Box I put it aside as a, “someday I will get around to it” nail polish. Well it happened last week and I am really glad it did. I am surprised how much I liked this pale […]
 
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  • [Product Review] Phentaslim Dietary Supplement – Part Two

    Tracy Webster (FATGIRLslim)
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:07 am
    Thank you for subscribing to FATGIRLslim: just one girl with a lot to lose... and everything to gain. (First off: sorry for the lateness of the second review. Life dropped something in my lap over the weekend when I was supposed to be writing this up, and I couldn’t get on the computer for more than 5 minutes. I’ll explain in another post!) Phentaslim The Outcome Before I get started on the nitty-gritty of the actual details (weigh-in and measurements, etc) of the month, I’d obviously like to talk about how the month felt. When I was taking Optimum Nutra’s other…
  • In Which Tracy Goes Into The Woods Again

    Tracy Webster (FATGIRLslim)
    5 Apr 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Thank you for subscribing to FATGIRLslim: just one girl with a lot to lose... and everything to gain. Into The Woods I’ve been waiting for a good enough day to walk home from Mum and Dad’s house, so that I could go through Udston and Glenlee Woods again; the last time I was there was apparently September 2013, according to Foursquare. And since I’m the one who created the Foursquare check-ins for the two woods, and I’m probably the only one who knows they exist, I’m probably the only person who’s ever checked into them. So I’ll trust Foursquare on…
  • Monthly Weigh-In: April 2014 AND In Which Tracy Gets Her Head On Straight

    Tracy Webster (FATGIRLslim)
    2 Apr 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Thank you for subscribing to FATGIRLslim: just one girl with a lot to lose... and everything to gain. -5.2lbs -0.5lbs since Jan 15 2013 365.6lbs Yay! I’m in the minus digits again! An apology and an explanation for the late weigh-in Well, kind of but not really. Sorry I didn’t post it yesterday. Kind of didn’t want to post a weigh-in on April Fool’s Day! Especially not one that’s good like that. And I know it’s not 8lbs (which would be an average, 2lbs-a-week kind of a month), but I’ll take what I get! Considering the fact that I’m actually…
  • In Which Tracy Goes Smart-Casual For Her Interview

    Tracy Webster (FATGIRLslim)
    31 Mar 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Thank you for subscribing to FATGIRLslim: just one girl with a lot to lose... and everything to gain. My second interview, the face-to-face interview, was this afternoon, and I’m going to apologise straight up, because I didn’t get a photo of my outfit. When I got home, basically what I did was the fastest undressing I think I’ve ever done in my life upon coming home (and this includes the few times that reproductive acts were imminent). I’d gone through the interview, which I think went pretty well. I’ll not tell a lie: I’ll be very, very surprised if I…
  • In Which Tracy Looks Totally Fabulous In Fatshion

    Tracy Webster (FATGIRLslim)
    24 Mar 2014 | 10:43 am
    Thank you for subscribing to FATGIRLslim: just one girl with a lot to lose... and everything to gain. Tracy Looks Totally Fabulous I actually managed to take a decent photo of myself today. Disclaimer This post was not endorsed by SimplyBe. I’m just a huge fan, have an account, and buy a lot of my clothes there. None of these links, unless otherwise stated in the Disclosure post, are affiliate links. FATGIRL’s Fatshion While I’m not a fatshion blog, I do actually have quite an interest in fashion, even if I don’t follow trends. Admittedly, I spend mostly of my time…
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