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    Fatshionista!
    Minerva Llewellyn
    28 Sep 2014 | 7:27 pm
    Here are some outfits I've worn in the last month. This first picture is me wearing the same dress in different colors. I wore the black dress to brunch & the blue one to run errands on the same day. Both are from Gwynnie Bee. If you click on that link to sign up, you get a free month & I get a free garment for a month. I haven't mentioned this here before when I post photos, but I am now because they are ending that offer on September 30th. I also run a GB customer group on Facebook, The Girls of GB...we have a lot of fun there. It is an extremely active group. I wore this fun maxi to an…
  • Note to My Readers

    Junkfood Science
    Sandy
    20 Sep 2014 | 4:44 am
    Dear Readers,Thank you, again, for your continued support. I still passionately believe that everyone deserves sound information about their bodies and health, food, and the world we live in. I also believe that public policies and clinical guidelines should be based on sound science and reasoned risk-benefit analysis, and have been proven to be of help and not harm to people. This is especially
  • Engaged, Inspired, and Ready to Build a Better Web

    WordPress.com News
    Michelle W.
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Automattic is a distributed company — we all work from wherever we are. Right now, “where we are” is 197 cities around the world: New Orleans, USA. Montevideo, Uruguay. Tokyo, Japan. Vilnius, Lithuania. Once a year, we get together somewhere in the world to meet, work alongside, learn from, and laugh with one another in an exhilarating, exhausting week called the Grand Meetup. This year, 277 Automatticians descended on Park City, Utah, for seven days in mid-September. I flew across the country to spend time in a mountain lodge with a bunch of strangers I met on the…
  • How Much Do We Know About Purging Disorder?

    Does Every Woman Have an Eating Disorder?
    drstaceyny
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    I'm posting this on behalf of K. Jean Forney, a graduate student who studies eating disorders at Florida State University. She's researching purging disorder and looking for support for her project.The Diverse Presentations of Eating DisordersK. Jean Forney, M.S.Typically, when people hear “eating disorder,” they think of anorexia nervosa, the eating disorder characterized by low weight. People sometimes think of bulimia nervosa, which is characterized by binge eating (eating a large amount of food while feeling out of control) and compensatory behaviors, like self-induced vomiting or…
  • Fall Maxi + Denim

    Authentically Emmie
    Emmie
    28 Sep 2014 | 6:44 pm
    I can’t believe I forgot to post these photos! I was updating my Gwynnie Bee fashion gallery (see my note at the end of this post for a Gwynnie Bee change) and realized that this, one of my favorite fall looks, totally got omitted. Karen Kane Egyptian Diamond Maxi Dress c/o Gwynnie Bee Old Navy denim jacket (old, similar) Munro American Booties Kate Spade bag (old, similar) I love the fall colors and the print. Plus, like all Karen Kane items, they are just so comfortable. I do wish I had worn some taller boots so my ankles aren’t really showing since the dress is above ankle…
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  • OOTD's

    Minerva Llewellyn
    28 Sep 2014 | 7:27 pm
    Here are some outfits I've worn in the last month. This first picture is me wearing the same dress in different colors. I wore the black dress to brunch & the blue one to run errands on the same day. Both are from Gwynnie Bee. If you click on that link to sign up, you get a free month & I get a free garment for a month. I haven't mentioned this here before when I post photos, but I am now because they are ending that offer on September 30th. I also run a GB customer group on Facebook, The Girls of GB...we have a lot of fun there. It is an extremely active group. I wore this fun maxi to an…
  • Romping Around

    maybliss
    13 Sep 2014 | 10:58 pm
    Hey Fats and Friends!Just wanted to share this OOTD. The romper is not ideal for bathroom breaks (make sure you can unzip yourself before you leave the house!), but oh-so-cute. Romper is from Forever 21, Shoes are Clarks, and Bag is Coach. My blog is maybliss.ca, if you're interested :)
  • Selfies Because Yes

    fatnerdylesbian
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:28 am
    I was in a dressing room yesterday and I was just like 'oh man, I look cute today', so I took some cheesy mirror selfies and I figured I'd share them here. My mom went to Chicago and brought me back the scarf, which I love, and the shirt is from Walmart. The jeggings are from Dots (RIP, like seriously sad).
  • Torrid Jeggings? Do they loosen as you wear them?

    out_of_focus
    5 Sep 2014 | 2:31 am
    It is this pair that I am speaking of. I've read reviews saying that they do stretch out as you wear them like most jeans do, but I've also read reviews saying that they do not. I've tried them on, and I'm wondering whether to go with the size that fit perfect from the start or whether to go with the size that was a bit snug in anticipation of them stretching out. Hoping someone here has some experience with them :)
  • OOTD's

    Minerva Llewellyn
    3 Sep 2014 | 10:35 pm
    A few outfits I've worn lately that I liked. This first one is a kimono shirt from Kiyonna & a vintage sari wrap skirt from Enwrapture Vintage.I am giving away a brand new skirt like this on my blog, if you'd like to enter here.I have several of these Lucie Lu dresses, I love the cut & fun patterns.This dress is from Igigi.This is my favorite Cherry Velvet dress (worn with teggings), it always makes me feel pretty.
 
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    Junkfood Science

  • Note to My Readers

    Sandy
    20 Sep 2014 | 4:44 am
    Dear Readers,Thank you, again, for your continued support. I still passionately believe that everyone deserves sound information about their bodies and health, food, and the world we live in. I also believe that public policies and clinical guidelines should be based on sound science and reasoned risk-benefit analysis, and have been proven to be of help and not harm to people. This is especially
  • Predicting heart attacks — the government study the media ignored

    Sandy
    16 Oct 2009 | 3:57 am
    Most heart disease occurs in healthy people without traditional risk factors and who aren’t considered to be at risk. That has led healthy people without symptoms to feel vulnerable to this ‘silent killer’ and seek ways to see if they could be at risk. The biggest growth industry of preventive health screenings are tests for an array of “emerging” cardiac risk factors. While these tests are
  • Penalties for bad behavior

    Sandy
    4 Oct 2009 | 2:24 pm
    Wednesday, the Senate Finance Committee approved a healthcare reform amendment that would penalize employees who are not following “healthy lifestyles” and participating in wellness programs. Employers will be allowed to raise healthcare premiums by as much as 50 percent for workers who are fat, smoke, don’t exercise, are noncompliant with preventive care, and not meeting certain health measures
  • Your boss will weigh you now

    Sandy
    27 Sep 2009 | 1:52 pm
    According to Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina’s Annual Report, claims in 2008 reached $10.7 Billion — half the entire budget for the state of North Carolina. Claims increased nearly three times the growth in health plan members. Claims also cost the State Health Plan more than $200 million over that budgeted. Politicians had believed that preventive wellness and managed care in the State
  • Who will speak out for you?

    Sandy
    19 Sep 2009 | 7:20 am
    Two New Mexico nurses have paid a heavy price for following their consciences and the basic tenet of the nurse’s Code of Ethics — the ethical duty to protect and advocate for the rights, health and safety of patients. After unsuccessfully going up the chain of command at the Winkler County Memorial Hospital, a small West Texas hospital in Kermit, Texas, they made an anonymous report to the Texas
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  • Engaged, Inspired, and Ready to Build a Better Web

    Michelle W.
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Automattic is a distributed company — we all work from wherever we are. Right now, “where we are” is 197 cities around the world: New Orleans, USA. Montevideo, Uruguay. Tokyo, Japan. Vilnius, Lithuania. Once a year, we get together somewhere in the world to meet, work alongside, learn from, and laugh with one another in an exhilarating, exhausting week called the Grand Meetup. This year, 277 Automatticians descended on Park City, Utah, for seven days in mid-September. I flew across the country to spend time in a mountain lodge with a bunch of strangers I met on the…
  • Early Theme Adopters: Eighties

    Ben Huberman
    26 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    A theme named after the decade that gave us daring teen comedies and cutting-edge synth pop was bound to be a crowd-pleaser. And indeed, in the few weeks since Eighties was released, it’s garnered tens of thousands of fans who are using it on their sites. Eighties may have been created with personal bloggers in mind, but its balance of striking visuals and flexible design makes it a good choice for anyone looking for a memorable, easy-to-customize website. Here are some of the theme’s most noteworthy features, already expertly used by our favorite Eighties early adopters. A…
  • Longreads’ Best of WordPress, Vol. 5

    Mark Armstrong
    24 Sep 2014 | 10:53 am
    We’re back with another collection of our favorite stories from across all of WordPress! You can find our past collections here — and you can follow Longreads on WordPress.com for more daily reading recommendations. Publishers, writers, keep those stories coming: share links to essays and interviews (over 1,500 words) on Twitter (#longreads) and WordPress.com by tagging your posts longreads. 1. What We Talk About When We Talk About What We Talk About When We Talk About Making (Tim Maly, Quiet Babylon) After a successful “creators’ conference” in Portland, Maly asks some tough…
  • Around the World in Eight Photos

    Krista
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Join us as we explore the world through the street photography tag on WordPress.com. Here you’ll find no airport lineups, no grumpy customs agents, and you never get the middle seat. On belgianstreets, photographer Andy Townend recently shot “stripfeest,” an annual comics festival held in Brussels, Belgium. We loved how Andy captures this young reader fully ensconced in his comic book. An avid photographer, Andy is also a regular contributor to The Daily Post‘s Weekly Photo Challenge. Photo by Andy Townend We were intrigued by the untold stories in Michael…
  • WordPressers Making a Splash

    Ben Huberman
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    We might think of the end of summer as a slow news season. Not so for the authors and bloggers we feature today, who’ve been hard at work on some exciting projects recently. Rebecca Hains Writer, professor, and media scholar Rebecca Hains often shares thoughtful posts on her blog, especially on topics revolving around gender and discrimination. Earlier this month, she celebrated the release of The Princess Problem: Guiding Our Girls through the Princess-Obsessed Years (Sourcebooks), her most recent book. A critique of popular culture and the messages it sends to young girls, the…
 
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    Does Every Woman Have an Eating Disorder?

  • How Much Do We Know About Purging Disorder?

    drstaceyny
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    I'm posting this on behalf of K. Jean Forney, a graduate student who studies eating disorders at Florida State University. She's researching purging disorder and looking for support for her project.The Diverse Presentations of Eating DisordersK. Jean Forney, M.S.Typically, when people hear “eating disorder,” they think of anorexia nervosa, the eating disorder characterized by low weight. People sometimes think of bulimia nervosa, which is characterized by binge eating (eating a large amount of food while feeling out of control) and compensatory behaviors, like self-induced vomiting or…
  • The Innateness of Movement

    drstaceyny
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:31 am
    I've been spending a lot of time with kids and babies these days, and one thing I've noticed is that little people love to move. Babies and toddlers like to wiggle and jump. Grade-school kids love to tumble and climb. They dance and scoot and swim and ride bikes. Left unattended, kids will naturally choose movement over stagnation on many occasions throughout the day. In fact, they'll voluntarily run down the sidewalk if you let them. But most adults won't.Many adults don't like to move. We view exercise (even the word sounds challenging) as a chore. We set up contingencies around movement…
  • Bad Research

    drstaceyny
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:47 am
    In May, The New York Times posted an article about a research study that found that it's possible to lose 11 pounds in four days. I'm disappointed in The Times for featuring this study, and if you're a budding researcher or at all interested in debunking weight-loss myths, follow along with me as to why.First, the study consisted of 15 participants, an embarrassingly low sample size. Let's just say we can overlook that fact for a second. The article reports that the participants were "healthy but overweight Swedish men." Ask yourself: "Am I a healthy but overweight Swedish man?" If not,…
  • Body Commodity

    drstaceyny
    3 Sep 2014 | 9:03 am
    When did your body become anything other than a carrier for you?When did your body become something to. . .-think about-judge-criticize-dissect-change-punish-abuseWhen did your body become some thing?You can find Does Every Woman Have an Eating Disorder? Challenging Our Nation's Fixation with Food and Weight on Amazon (as a paperback and Kindle) and at BarnesandNoble.com. 
  • A Critical Analysis of "All About the Bass"

    drstaceyny
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:53 am
    You might be wondering how Meghan Trainor's "All About the Bass" fares on the body image front. Let's take a critical look. Trainor's catchy, end-of-summer anthem promotes body acceptance in a number of ways. Early on, she sings: "Yeah it's pretty clear, I ain't no size two/But I can shake it, shake it like I'm supposed to do." While she might not embody America's thin ideal, Trainor still moves and appreciates her body. She reiterates this point, noting that "You know I won't be no stick-figure, silicone Barbie doll,/So, if that's what's you're into/Then go ahead and move along."…
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    Authentically Emmie

  • Fall Maxi + Denim

    Emmie
    28 Sep 2014 | 6:44 pm
    I can’t believe I forgot to post these photos! I was updating my Gwynnie Bee fashion gallery (see my note at the end of this post for a Gwynnie Bee change) and realized that this, one of my favorite fall looks, totally got omitted. Karen Kane Egyptian Diamond Maxi Dress c/o Gwynnie Bee Old Navy denim jacket (old, similar) Munro American Booties Kate Spade bag (old, similar) I love the fall colors and the print. Plus, like all Karen Kane items, they are just so comfortable. I do wish I had worn some taller boots so my ankles aren’t really showing since the dress is above ankle…
  • When Life Gives You Lemons

    Emmie
    20 Sep 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Sometimes, the words and posts don’t come. This is basically all I’ve got right now. Dealing with a lot of lemons. A lot. Trying not to drown in them. I know people would normally say: “when life hands you lemons, make lemonade!” Well, sometimes you just can’t find the damn sugar. Base image from pixeljockeyth on Flickr I’m not the best at processing negative things in my life. In the past, I’ve employed what I call the “avoid it and stuff it” approach. Avoid any emotion. Avoid talking to anyone. Binge eat to stuff down any of the…
  • Cape Dress Fun

    Emmie
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:01 pm
    When I saw this cape dress, I was intrigued. The silhouette was different and considering I usually always do a maxi dress or fit & flare, I was excited by the concept of something new. I thought it could go horribly wrong or incredibly right. I got this in a Gwynnie Bee shipment (more about Gwynnie Bee here), so no risk to try it and send it back. MYNT 1792 Theadora Dress c/o Gwynnie Bee (purchase here), wearing size 26, 5’10 Munro Robyn Boot Earrings – don’t even remember brand – old! – similar I was so pleasantly surprised by this dress. I loved the print and details,…
  • Wide Calf Boots Guide 2014

    Emmie
    3 Sep 2014 | 8:17 pm
    It’s one of my favorite times of year: BOOT TIME! I love this transition from summer to fall for many reasons, but the influx of boots that come available this time of year is always something to look forward to. I buy and try on A LOT of boots. Finding wide calf boots can be incredibly frustrating, but thankfully there are a growing number of options! The key to ordering wide calf boots without going completely insane is to know your calf circumference and to pay attention to the product details. 3 tips for buying wide calf boots online: Know your calf circumference: Sit in a chair…
  • #TransparentTuesday: Get in the Stirrups

    Emmie
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:39 pm
    Hello and welcome to another edition of #TransparentTuesday! (Imagine I just read that sentence to you in some crazy announcer voice.) During #TransparentTuesday, we remove the rosy filters of social media and share real life.  This one might cross the TMI line, but I know others gals can relate. Base image credit: Stephanie GA on Flickr. Text added and color adjusted. I went to the gynecologist today. Annual exam that wasn’t quite on an annual timeframe as I kept rescheduling it. When I was in Montana for work back in July, I frantically noticed I had my exam scheduled (appointment…
 
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    My Favorite Things

  • Bathing Suit Terminology

    Moe Wood
    20 Sep 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Finding the right bathing suit is vital to the wearer’s well-being. An ill-fitting suit can easily cause discomfort and self-conscious feelings. When you go shopping, knowing what you’re looking for and what the sales clerk is talking about would help a great deal; so here is some swimsuit terminology to get you started. Traditional One […]
  • Choosing the Right Swimsuit

    Moe Wood
    20 Sep 2014 | 12:34 pm
    No one is just one body type. You have to prioritize which areas you want to accent and which areas you want to camouflage. I hate to use the term “problem areas” because it implies that a part of us is some how inadequate which I think in itself is more of a problem. Unfortunately […]
  • ASOS Cardigans

    Moe Wood
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:58 pm
    It is almost fall! Well maybe in a few weeks, but 9°C tonight has me hopeful and looking at sweaters and cardigans online regardless of what the daytime temp will be tomorrow. I am liking the move toward mid-length and maxi cardigans but still love the traditional lengths like too. And the textures are always […]
  • Just for 5 Pounds

    Moe Wood
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:31 pm
    Just for 5 Pounds is based in the UK but they ship internationally. Their website has a bevy of items from womens wear, footwear, to accessories. All of which are only £5. That’s right, only £5. I was contacted a few weeks ago “to review a few of our items” from their website. One of the […]
  • The Perfect Bra

    Moe Wood
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:07 pm
    The gorgeous Reah Norman talks about the science behind getting the perfect bra fit in this four minute video for Lane Bryant. The video starts off with the usual introduction we are familiar with on band and cup size but around 1:41 we get some proper tips for different breast shapes (full, average, and shallow). From […]
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  • [Product Review] The New You Plan – Part One

    Tracy Webster
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Thank you for subscribing to FATGIRLslim - Just One Woman With A Lot To Lose... And Everything To Gain! If you did NOT subscribe to this feed, please check the bottom of this email (I HOPE) for the unsubscribe button. If you DID subscribe to this feed, then thank you very much! I hope you enjoy today's post. I was contacted last week by a gentleman at The New You Plan, to see if I wanted to try out their Total Food Replacement Plan. Given that I’ve never tried out a Total Food Replacement Plan, I obviously gave the answer: hell yes, please put me into ketosis. (Only more polite, and…
  • In Which Tracy Understands The Christina Briggs Thing

    Tracy Webster
    26 Sep 2014 | 4:10 am
    Thank you for subscribing to FATGIRLslim - Just One Woman With A Lot To Lose... And Everything To Gain! If you did NOT subscribe to this feed, please check the bottom of this email (I HOPE) for the unsubscribe button. If you DID subscribe to this feed, then thank you very much! I hope you enjoy today's post. You might or might not have seen or heard about Christina Briggs in the past week or two. She spoke to Closer Magazine, as a 25-stone woman, saying that she needs more help to eat healthily, from the UK taxpayer. Now, it probably sounds bad, me just saying it like that, so let’s…
  • In Which FATGIRLslim Has Been Updated

    Tracy Webster
    25 Sep 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Thank you for subscribing to FATGIRLslim - Just One Woman With A Lot To Lose... And Everything To Gain! If you did NOT subscribe to this feed, please check the bottom of this email (I HOPE) for the unsubscribe button. If you DID subscribe to this feed, then thank you very much! I hope you enjoy today's post. And by updated, I don’t mean FATGIRLslim finally has a new entry. I mean, “come and look at the pretty new layout!” FATGIRLslim has its first layout update since 2013! Also, it appears that a number of my subscribers have gone missing – at least a hundred. If you…
  • In Which Tracy is Wasting Away

    Tracy Webster
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:48 am
    Thank you for subscribing to FATGIRLslim - Just One Woman With A Lot To Lose... And Everything To Gain! If you did NOT subscribe to this feed, please check the bottom of this email (I HOPE) for the unsubscribe button. If you DID subscribe to this feed, then thank you very much! I hope you enjoy today's post. I could write an epic tome about what I hate about being unemployed. I certainly have the time. I don’t have the inclination, however. Be thankful. It would be longer than Clarissa, or, the History of a Young Lady (arguably the longest English-language novel in the history of human…
  • FATGIRLslim | In Which Tracy’s Gonna Need New Bathroom Scales

    Tracy Webster
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Thank you for subscribing to FATGIRLslim - Just One Woman With A Lot To Lose... And Everything To Gain! If you did NOT subscribe to this feed, please check the bottom of this email (I HOPE) for the unsubscribe button. If you DID subscribe to this feed, then thank you very much! I hope you enjoy today's post. ±???lbs +???lbs since Jan 15 2014 Weigh In ???lbs Okay, here’s the deal: When I moved house, the Ozeri scales must have gotten damaged, because they’re just… well. They’re not working properly any more. They refuse to weigh me at the same weight more than once. It…
 
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