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  • In Which Tracy Is Glad She’s Moving Out

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    Tracy Webster (FATGIRLslim)
    10 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Thank you for subscribing to FATGIRLslim: just one girl with a lot to lose... and everything to gain. I got the biggest things moved into Mum and Dad’s on Monday. Bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, etc. Flopped into my bed on Monday night and I don’t think I’ve slept so soundly since the time I was in Florida with my family as a teenager, when we got lost coming back to Clearwater from one of the parks and spent four hours driving around aimlessly before booking into a hotel/motel thing after midnight. Exhausted didn’t even cover how I felt. I’d had to assemble a…
  • In Which Tracy Is Feeling Better

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    Tracy Webster (FATGIRLslim)
    19 Jul 2014 | 8:42 am
    Thank you for subscribing to FATGIRLslim: just one girl with a lot to lose... and everything to gain. Other things that mean I’m feeling better: my room’s starting to look more like home, now I’ve got most of my stuff unpacked! It’s weird, to be writing in the middle of the month and not to be freaking out over something. Basically, I’m sitting here and I’m not freaking out over anything. I’m not freaking out over money or weight or pain or exercise. The thing that’s on my mind right now is Jesus Christ, I’ve still got so much to do in the…
  • Unconditional Body Acceptance

    Does Every Woman Have an Eating Disorder?
    drstaceyny
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:12 am
    One thing that's struck me recently in the body image world is a sort of conditional body acceptance in the first-person narratives I've read - let me explain. . . .I accept my body after baby - the weight and stretch marks and scars and marks - because I created and hosted the miracle of life.I accept my wrinkles and sags as I age, as they tell the story of my long and winding journey.While these stories are often poignant and certainly move our dialogue along, a tacit message is, I'm okay with my imperfections, but only because I've carried a baby or arrived at a certain age. But…
  • In Which Tracy Takes A Rain Check

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    Tracy Webster (FATGIRLslim)
    30 Jun 2014 | 5:44 am
    Thank you for subscribing to FATGIRLslim: just one girl with a lot to lose... and everything to gain. Okay, so, today’s the 30th of the month. What does that mean? It means that tomorrow’s weigh-in day. OR DOES IT?! No, it doesn’t! I know that there have been some months, especially recently since I’ve changed to monthly weigh-ins, where my weigh-ins have been late by a day or two, but I don’t think I’ve straight-up just never had one, except for those times where, y’know… I’d just disappeared. But I’m not disappearing. I’m…
  • What Sizes Are Plus Size

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    Moe Wood
    2 Jul 2014 | 3:35 pm
    It is considered impolite to ask a woman her dress size, unless of course you work in a clothing store. It is also considered impolite to assume someone is plus size. As someone who is plus size I find it more offensize and impolite for people to act offended by the term plus size as […]
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  • Geeky apparel source

    thenailbiter
    18 Jul 2014 | 5:40 am
    http://www.heruniverse.com/apparel/plus-sizes.html?limit=allI had seen this website before, and they had only a few things, but it looks like they've expanded their plus-size options quite a bit.It looks like some of their items go to XXL, and some go to 3x, and they try to include pictures of models in the smallest size and the largest size when you click on the item.
  • ootds

    jessica
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:53 pm
    Hey everyone! Wanted to share my recent ootds!Wore my beautiful new dress/tunic from Your Big Sister's Closet! More photos/outfit details here.I went to the bluffs and wore my forever21 onepiece :) more photos/outfit details here!What I wore to celebrate Summer Solstice in the Junction! More photos/outfit details here.Wore my Modcloth dress to Night It Up(asian version of ribfest or fun food festival)! More photos/outfit details here.one amazing Dorothy Perkins dress three ways! More photos/outfit details here.What do you think?? Which look do you like best?
  • Yoga for BC Lower Mainland Fats!

    maybliss
    12 Jul 2014 | 8:20 pm
    Hey Beautiful BC Fatties,I recently discovered the Body Positivity Yoga studio in Maple Ridge, BC. It's owned and operated by Lisa, who goes by the moniker of The Fat Yogini! Her classes are awesome, and there are a number of other teachers and classes to choose from. I highly recommend checking out this studio if you're at all interested in yoga and live anywhere near Maple Ridge. It's a pretty long commute for me to get there, but it's been worth it every time. Here's the website: www.bodypositivityyoga.com
  • Lands' End Starfish pants and general dress pant hell

    warmradiostatic
    11 Jul 2014 | 11:02 am
    Hey all! I hate "office appropriate" trousers/pants because I just can not find something that is a good fit.  If it fits in the waist, it is giant everywhere else. And of course, if it if it fits in the hips/legs/butt, it won't zip.  So I end up looking for pull on pants for work attire.  I can wear anything from a 18/20 in pull on pants to a 24, depending on sizing.  I am 5' 5 and 265, size 24 in most jeans and NOT curvy at all.I just ordered about $250 dollars worth of pants from all over online and the only thing that has really worked are these in…
  • Austin folks: all sizes and genders-friendly clothing swap! July 19

    tesseract26
    11 Jul 2014 | 8:34 am
    The Women's Community Center of Central Texas invites you to a clothing swap!Saturday, July 1911:00AM - 1:00PMat the Women's Community Center, 1704 San Antonio Street, AustinCome bring your unwanted and old clothes, shoes, and accessories, and trade them in for a new-to-you wardrobe!All gender expressions and sizes welcomed and encouraged!Free snacks provided (but feel free to bring some, too)!Please make sure your items are clean and in gently used condition. If you want to drop off clothes early, we'll be open Friday the 18th from noon to 8PM getting ready. See y'all…
 
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    Does Every Woman Have an Eating Disorder?

  • Unconditional Body Acceptance

    drstaceyny
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:12 am
    One thing that's struck me recently in the body image world is a sort of conditional body acceptance in the first-person narratives I've read - let me explain. . . .I accept my body after baby - the weight and stretch marks and scars and marks - because I created and hosted the miracle of life.I accept my wrinkles and sags as I age, as they tell the story of my long and winding journey.While these stories are often poignant and certainly move our dialogue along, a tacit message is, I'm okay with my imperfections, but only because I've carried a baby or arrived at a certain age. But…
  • 10 Things I Wish the Public Knew About Eating Disorders

    drstaceyny
    9 Jul 2014 | 8:28 am
    Dr. Ed Tyson, a medical doctor who specializes in treating eating disorders in Austin, Texas, recently wrote an article, entitled, "Ten Things I Wish Physicians Would Know About Eating Disorders."Inspired by this piece, I've compiled my own list of ten things I wish the public knew about eating disorders:1) Eating disorders come in all shapes and sizes. You cannot guess if someone has eating disorder by looking at him/her. This goes for body type, race, gender, etc. (Side note: Someone who's average weight or heavy could have a restrictive eating disorder - and not the…
  • Freedom Is. . .

    drstaceyny
    2 Jul 2014 | 8:04 am
    Inspired by Independence Day - what does freedom from food and body concerns look like to you? Feel free to add to my list of 20. . . .Allowing yourself to eat when you're hungry.Allowing yourself to stop when you're full.Recognizing these functions are a work in progress.Saying "yes" to a variety of foods, including those that used to be off-limits.Prioritizing food flexibility as a goal.Ignoring the latest diet trends (including _______-free, juicing, cleansing, etc.), recognizing they do more harm than good.Giving yourself permission to make mistakes.Learning from setbacks.Exercising when…
  • BMI Report Cards Fail Professional Support

    drstaceyny
    17 Jun 2014 | 8:32 am
    Recently, the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) issued a position statement on Body Mass Index (BMI)/weight reporting in New York City Public Schools. The grade? Big fail.The AED opposes BMI report cards, referred to as "Fitnessgrams," in New York City on several grounds. According to their press release, “Although the New York Department of Education reports the belief that providing information about students’ weight and BMI to be beneficial in ‘helping students set personal goals’ and developing a healthy lifestyle, experts in eating disorders and body image strongly disagree.Why…
  • Why I Blog

    drstaceyny
    11 Jun 2014 | 11:10 am
    Eight years ago, when I started this blog, I ventured to write a book about the toxic culture of disordered eating, exposing the normalization of eating problems and body dissatisfaction.Has this culture improved in almost a decade of writing?Not so much.In fact, recent research has alarmed us to the dangers of social media (including blogging) in promoting eating disorders and a more general disordered mentality. We've learned that exposure to Facebook; certain Twitter hashtags; and images on Pinterest, Instagram, and blogs can trigger pathology in those who are predisposed. Terms like…
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  • Favorite Outfit + $100 Giveaway to SWAK

    Emmie
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:26 am
    Earlier this summer when I saw that there were some wide leg printed pants making their way back into the mainstream, I got really excited. My mom used to wear these sorts of pants in the early 90s and I remember them with fondness. I had a bit of trepidation in wearing them because of the print, but I knew I had to try them. Printed Classic Jersey Pants c/o SWAK Designs, wearing 3X Caitlin Cowl Neck Tank c/o SWAK Designs, wearing 3X Crystal Necklace c/o French Connection, no longer available – similar Black Bucket Bag c/o French Connection, no longer available – similar…
  • FFFWeek: ELOQUII Party Recap + Current Faves

    Emmie
    10 Jul 2014 | 7:52 pm
    Miss my previous FFFWeek recaps? Here’s part 1, and part 2. Friday afternoon at Full Figured Fashion Week brought the ELOQUII and Redbook shopping event, held at The London Hotel. I think I need to stay there next time I’m in NYC because it was gorgeous. This was the view from the party. It was a beautiful day. I had changed out of my jumpsuit (verbally citing “jumpsuit regret” to those who had seen me earlier in the day) and into something else out of my comfort zone – a super short dress by BB Dakota from my Gwynnie Bee subscription. It looks normal length in…
  • Full Figured Fashion Week, Part 2 Recap

    Emmie
    7 Jul 2014 | 8:25 pm
    Now that FitBloggin‘ is over and I’ve been home enough to breathe, I’m glad to bring you the 2nd recap from FFFWeek! It’s been a couple of weeks since I wrote my part 1 recap from Full Figured Fashion Week, so check it out if you missed it! Thursday started off with True Model Management’s “Welcome to the Great Debate: The Future of the Plus Industry” Panel, which I was looking forward to. Panelists included Plus Model Magazine’s Madeline Jones; Alexandra Boos of PMM and True Model Management; Marie of The Curvy Fashionista; designers…
  • My Favorite Kiyonna Pieces On Sale!

    Emmie
    3 Jul 2014 | 9:08 am
    I don’t talk too often about sales, but one of my favorite retailers, Kiyonna, is having a massive sale right now, with select separates for $30 and dresses for $60 – many over 50% off from normal prices. Not only are they having just a mega sale, the pieces in the sale are some of my absolute favorites from them. These aren’t the items no one wants – they’re the ones EVERYONE wants! Gigi Lace Dress, Originally $128 – Now $60 Twirling in Tulle Skirt, Originally $88 – Now $30 Cayden Cold Shoulder Top, Originally $64 – Now $30 Portia Pin Up Dress,…
  • Creating New Memories, FitBloggin Style

    Emmie
    2 Jul 2014 | 10:06 pm
    Woah. I’m finally home for a tiny bit after 2 whirlwind weeks in New York for Full Figured Fashion Week (which was on the heels of Camp Throwback) and then Savannah for FitBloggin.’ I am so behind on everything, but am filled with gratitude for these experiences and the people I’ve been able to build genuine relationships with through blogging. I still plan on doing another FFFWeek event recap, but I wanted to go ahead and share some thoughts while they were top-of-mind. This was my fourth FitBloggin’ conference (2011 recap, 2012 recap, 2013 recap) and each year I…
 
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  • Revlon Bold Lacquer Mascara

    Moe Wood
    19 Jul 2014 | 12:27 am
    Revlon sent me their latest mascara for review. The Bold Lacquer by Grow Luscious is in a snazzy blue basic tube. According to the packaging this product offers length, volume, and intense color. As well as being a high shine formula, it contains “lengthening fibers”. One of the most important features when it comes to […]
  • What Sizes Are Plus Size

    Moe Wood
    2 Jul 2014 | 3:35 pm
    It is considered impolite to ask a woman her dress size, unless of course you work in a clothing store. It is also considered impolite to assume someone is plus size. As someone who is plus size I find it more offensize and impolite for people to act offended by the term plus size as […]
  • Gold Sandals

    Moe Wood
    2 Jul 2014 | 1:59 pm
    I’m going through a gold sandal phase; meaning I really like them. Including these Dafny “spice gold” sandals by Naturalizer. The heel has a nice height without being over the top, it has a full strap for added support, and it looks like it has the same sole design other shoes I’ve gotten from Naturalizer have […]
  • The Smiths — Some Girls are Bigger than Others

    Moe Wood
    30 Jun 2014 | 11:04 pm
    You wouldn’t think it would have to be said. Women come in all sizes: small, medium, large, extra-large, and super size. We are all real women but more importantly we are all women. I was never really a big fan of the Smiths but really their simple lyrics say it all: “some girls are bigger […]
  • Real Gorgeous Book Review

    Moe Wood
    28 Jun 2014 | 11:28 pm
    Who is Kaz Cooke and why haven’t I heard of her? Cooke is another creative artist from down under. The Australian writer, cartoonist, filmmaker and columnist has a slew of works to her name. She is the creator of Hermoine the Modern Girl, a colourful caricature who’s also featured between the pages of Real Gorgeous. […]
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  • In Which Tracy Is Feeling Better

    Tracy Webster (FATGIRLslim)
    19 Jul 2014 | 8:42 am
    Thank you for subscribing to FATGIRLslim: just one girl with a lot to lose... and everything to gain. Other things that mean I’m feeling better: my room’s starting to look more like home, now I’ve got most of my stuff unpacked! It’s weird, to be writing in the middle of the month and not to be freaking out over something. Basically, I’m sitting here and I’m not freaking out over anything. I’m not freaking out over money or weight or pain or exercise. The thing that’s on my mind right now is Jesus Christ, I’ve still got so much to do in the…
  • In Which Tracy Is Glad She’s Moving Out

    Tracy Webster (FATGIRLslim)
    10 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Thank you for subscribing to FATGIRLslim: just one girl with a lot to lose... and everything to gain. I got the biggest things moved into Mum and Dad’s on Monday. Bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, etc. Flopped into my bed on Monday night and I don’t think I’ve slept so soundly since the time I was in Florida with my family as a teenager, when we got lost coming back to Clearwater from one of the parks and spent four hours driving around aimlessly before booking into a hotel/motel thing after midnight. Exhausted didn’t even cover how I felt. I’d had to assemble a…
  • In Which Tracy Takes A Rain Check

    Tracy Webster (FATGIRLslim)
    30 Jun 2014 | 5:44 am
    Thank you for subscribing to FATGIRLslim: just one girl with a lot to lose... and everything to gain. Okay, so, today’s the 30th of the month. What does that mean? It means that tomorrow’s weigh-in day. OR DOES IT?! No, it doesn’t! I know that there have been some months, especially recently since I’ve changed to monthly weigh-ins, where my weigh-ins have been late by a day or two, but I don’t think I’ve straight-up just never had one, except for those times where, y’know… I’d just disappeared. But I’m not disappearing. I’m…
  • In Which Tracy’s Moving House

    Tracy Webster (FATGIRLslim)
    29 Jun 2014 | 1:29 am
    Thank you for subscribing to FATGIRLslim: just one girl with a lot to lose... and everything to gain. You can tell something’s going on – or going wrong! – when it takes ten days between blog posts. I’m moving house. It’s been two and a half years in my wee flat, and I’m moving on! I’m getting out of what has become my own personal little private hellhole, thanks to neighbours that won’t CLEAN THEIR FLOOR OF THE FLATS and who won’t stop stinking the place up; neighbours that I’m friends with who have other “friends” who…
  • In Which Tracy Is Swelling Up

    Tracy Webster (FATGIRLslim)
    18 Jun 2014 | 4:49 pm
    Thank you for subscribing to FATGIRLslim: just one girl with a lot to lose... and everything to gain. There are two things I am exceptionally glad of, given my size. One: my face isn’t too huge, and I wasn’t burdened with a massive double-chin. It’s big, but not big big. I’m vain enough as is. Anything bigger, and I can’t imagine how frustrated I’d be with myself. Two: my hands aren’t as big as I’ve seen on other girls my size. Now, I know these are things I shouldn’t be comparing or even thinking about, because bodies are extremely…
 
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