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  • New Glasses! Slash, Zenni Optical Review

    Fatshionista!
    fatnerdylesbian
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:34 am
    I got new glasses, finally! I keep listening to 'Flawless' over and over. Zenni Optical was awesome. They have like, literally a million styles, and they were all fairly priced. I love my new glasses!
  • Note to My Readers

    Junkfood Science
    Sandy
    24 Feb 2015 | 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 to have been proven to actually help and not harm to people. Sadly, that's
  • March Blogging U. Courses: Blogging and Photo 101

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    Michelle W.
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    We’re excited to offer two Blogging U. courses this March: Blogging 101 and Photography 101. Read on to learn more about each course, see how Blogging U. works, and register! Blogging 101: Zero to Hero — March 2 – 20 Blogging 101 is three weeks of bite-size assignments that take you from “Blog?” to “Blog!” Every weekday, you’ll get a new assignment to help you publish a post, customize your blog, or engage with the community. Whether you’re just getting started or want to revive a dormant blog, we’ll help you build blogging habits and…
  • 2015's NEDAwareness Week

    Does Every Woman Have an Eating Disorder?
    drstaceyny
    19 Feb 2015 | 5:16 am
    Drumroll for NEDAwareness Week!The theme for this year's event, happening next week (February 22nd -28th), is "I Had No Idea." Programming centers around helping people "get in the know" toward the goals of improved education and awareness and early intervention and prevention of these devastating illnesses.I'll be participating in the NEDA panel, "'I Had No Idea!' Athletics and Eating Disorders: What Fitness Professionals Need to Know and How They Can Help" on 2/24 in New York City. Later in the week, I'll be a guest in a NEDA Twitter chat: "A Slippery Slope: Identifying Disordered…
  • Down, but not out

    Authentically Emmie
    Emmie
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:22 pm
    I used to joke that if anyone were to cheat on me, I would pull a Lorena Bobbitt on them. Who dare cheat on me and get away with it? I was worth so much more than for someone to betray my trust. (Seriously, I wouldn’t resort to violence, but you know what I mean. That sassy, “oh no you didn’t!” 3-snaps-in-a-Z-formation attitude.) When it happened to me, however, all I could do was lie on the ground and sob hysterically to the point of vomiting. It was lovely. My self-worth plummeted as I asked questions like “what can I do to fix this?” or “how would…
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  • New Glasses! Slash, Zenni Optical Review

    fatnerdylesbian
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:34 am
    I got new glasses, finally! I keep listening to 'Flawless' over and over. Zenni Optical was awesome. They have like, literally a million styles, and they were all fairly priced. I love my new glasses!
  • Tailor recommendations in DTLA?

    ashley
    6 Feb 2015 | 11:02 pm
    I know this is a weird Los Angeles specific question but I'm pretty desperate: I have a dress that needs some semi complicated tailoring done (the bodice is too tall) and all the places I've tried so far only do men's suits and simple hems. I live in Koreatown close to downtown but I'd travel a little bit further for a good tailor, especially one with experience tailoring clothes for plus size women. Any recommendations you have would help me out majorly! Thanks dudes
  • Old Navy

    Bow ties are cool.
    5 Feb 2015 | 4:50 am
    Just a heads up to Old Navy shoppers. I received an email this morning stating they are restoring the option to return plus sized clothing both online and in store. They are also "creating a special forum of plus sized customers for insights and feedback." It also states come March they will feature plus sized bloggers on their website wearing their clothes. I haven't shopped at Old Navy since they stopped allowing free in store returns. The quality of their clothing just wasn't worth the extra hassle. I'm interested to see how these changes work out. Looking at the website they have a lot of…
  • Over the knee boot sock suggestions?

    beerdrinkinlass
    31 Jan 2015 | 9:40 am
    Does anyone have some recommendations for where to buy over the knee boot socks? I know it's kind of late in the season, but any suggestions are appreciated.Thanks! :)
  • Sort of OT but dont know where else to ask...

    Michelle Renee
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:16 pm
    Have any of you all been to Sandals?  Hubs and I are thinking of Sandals Negril for our 10 year anniversary.   We are both larger folks.  He is about 275 and I 320.   Jet ski's, massage tables. life jackets,  bathrobes, etc.. ?Did you do ok? Was it fun?
 
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  • Note to My Readers

    Sandy
    24 Feb 2015 | 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 to have been proven to actually help and not harm to people. Sadly, that's
  • 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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  • March Blogging U. Courses: Blogging and Photo 101

    Michelle W.
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    We’re excited to offer two Blogging U. courses this March: Blogging 101 and Photography 101. Read on to learn more about each course, see how Blogging U. works, and register! Blogging 101: Zero to Hero — March 2 – 20 Blogging 101 is three weeks of bite-size assignments that take you from “Blog?” to “Blog!” Every weekday, you’ll get a new assignment to help you publish a post, customize your blog, or engage with the community. Whether you’re just getting started or want to revive a dormant blog, we’ll help you build blogging habits and…
  • New Theme: Lyretail

    Caroline Moore
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Happy Theme Thursday, all! Let’s dive right into a new free theme: Lyretail Designed by Mel Choyce, Lyretail is a stunning visual treat for your personal site. The theme puts your social presence front and center, displaying social links prominently below the site’s title and logo, so readers can easily find you on your favorite social networks. Secondary information, like a Custom Menu or Widgets, are tucked behind a convenient slide-down menu, while bold featured images grace the header, putting your photographs front and center. Read more about Lyretail on the Theme Showcase,…
  • WordPress for iOS: New Visual Editor and More!

    Meredith
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:03 pm
    WordPress for iOS version 4.8 comes with exciting editor and navigation enhancements. Visual Editor We’re thrilled to announce that the 4.8 release includes a beautiful new visual editor. With the new editor, you can add rich text like bold, italics, links, and lists naturally as you type. You can also insert images with a tap, seeing real-time uploading progress and images right in the post. Before New Editor App users have long wished for a “what you see is what you get” (WYSIWYG) editor on iOS. Until now, a rich mobile editing experience on the iOS app was reserved for those…
  • Five Themes for Poets (and Other Text-Loving Bloggers)

    Ben Huberman
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Over at The Daily Post, our first poetry-focused Blogging U. course, Writing 201: Poetry, has just entered its second week. It’s been a blast, with hundreds of poets sharing their work, experimenting with new forms, and commenting on their peers’ poems. After working hard on polishing their elegies, haiku, and ballads, most writers want to make sure their readers can enjoy their work to the fullest. This is where choosing the right theme can play an important role (this is true for non-poets too, of course): you want your posts to be readable, clean, and inviting. Here…
  • A Year of Reading the World: A Q&A with Ann Morgan

    Cheri Lucas Rowlands
    20 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Several years ago, writer Ann Morgan noticed that she didn’t read much literature from countries outside of the United Kingdom and United States — and had yet to dive into stories from around the globe. From this realization, her blog, A Year of Reading the World, was born. You can read about Ann’s journey in her new book, Reading the World: Confessions of a Literary Explorer, available now in the UK. (The US version, The World Between Two Covers, will be released on May 4.) I chatted with Ann about the blog-to-book journey and her experience of reading and blogging about…
 
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  • 2015's NEDAwareness Week

    drstaceyny
    19 Feb 2015 | 5:16 am
    Drumroll for NEDAwareness Week!The theme for this year's event, happening next week (February 22nd -28th), is "I Had No Idea." Programming centers around helping people "get in the know" toward the goals of improved education and awareness and early intervention and prevention of these devastating illnesses.I'll be participating in the NEDA panel, "'I Had No Idea!' Athletics and Eating Disorders: What Fitness Professionals Need to Know and How They Can Help" on 2/24 in New York City. Later in the week, I'll be a guest in a NEDA Twitter chat: "A Slippery Slope: Identifying Disordered…
  • Breaking Bad Ads

    drstaceyny
    4 Feb 2015 | 10:54 am
    Anyone see this gem of a Superbowl commercial?It's titled, "All You Can Eat," and yes, that's the voice of Aaron Paul, of Breaking Bad fame.Any thoughts?Here are mine. Food is not a drug. It's something we need to survive. Can people develop unhealthy relationships to food, behaviors that mimic addiction? Yes. But, this commercial doesn't focus on that process or how to heal it. What it does do is villainize food - condemning items that are glazed, fried, baked, iced, etc. The images are presented at a frenetic pace, with food portrayed as harmful and repugnant as the blue product Paul's…
  • Celebrity Weightloss

    drstaceyny
    15 Jan 2015 | 4:31 am
    Last week, the media seduced us with the headline, "Kirstie Alley Slim Again."Is anyone still buying this?As msn.com writes, "Kirstie Alley is no stranger to a diet. The 63-year-old star has been thin, fat and thin again more times than we can count." Apparently, Alley recently lost 50 pounds. Again.So, why are we still reading the headlines, listening to the news clips, and studying the before and after pictures?Diet work - until they don't. Celebrity weight-loss roller coasters are perfect examples of what professionals have come to to call the "weight-cycling industry." What if someone…
  • Eat-in-Peace Resolutions

    drstaceyny
    31 Dec 2014 | 6:03 am
    Thank you to all who submitted your eat-in-peace resolutions. Below is a sampling of some of the intentions that generously graced my inbox in the last couple of weeks. Take a peek - they're inspiring! Contest winners (whom I notified by email) were chosen blindly by a third party, and the books are on their way! I wish everyone the happiest and most peaceful of new years. . . ."My resolution is to live my life and not wait to do things when I get thin!! I have put off so many ideas thinking I didn't deserve that till I lose weight.""Ultimately, I want to work on not judging everything I eat.
  • Holiday Book Contest!

    drstaceyny
    10 Dec 2014 | 5:25 am
    It's hard to believe that my book has been out for six months. For almost eight years, I toiled away on this blog, and then, this past June, the book finally came to print.In celebration of this half-year publication mark, and in keeping with the holiday spirit, I am going to give away two signed copies of Does Every Woman Have an Eating Disorder? to my loyal readers. It's this community that inspired me to write the book and that continues to motivate me to post regular content on this blog.To enter the contest, either email me privately (drstaceyny at gmail dot com) or comment below…
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  • Down, but not out

    Emmie
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:22 pm
    I used to joke that if anyone were to cheat on me, I would pull a Lorena Bobbitt on them. Who dare cheat on me and get away with it? I was worth so much more than for someone to betray my trust. (Seriously, I wouldn’t resort to violence, but you know what I mean. That sassy, “oh no you didn’t!” 3-snaps-in-a-Z-formation attitude.) When it happened to me, however, all I could do was lie on the ground and sob hysterically to the point of vomiting. It was lovely. My self-worth plummeted as I asked questions like “what can I do to fix this?” or “how would…
  • No shame in your fitness game

    Emmie
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:25 pm
    This is my fourth post in with the Kohl’s #MakeYourMove initiative. View my previous #MakeYourMove posts here, and follow the movement on social media using #MakeYourMove. If you’re getting back on the exercise horse after a long hiatus, it seems intimidating and can be super frustrating if you have to make modifications, change things, or can’t do what others are suggesting. I’ve had lots of these frustrations over the years. When I decided I wanted to do a 5K, everyone recommended C25K (Couch to 5K) but I got discouraged when I saw day 1 included intervals of jogging…
  • LBD from IGIGI

    Emmie
    20 Feb 2015 | 6:14 pm
    Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. I love the versatility of a little black dress. It could be a sheath, fit & flare, or wrap dress – I love them all. A clean slate to accessorize, or to just use as a simple grab-and-go look that is appropriate for most situations. Isla Dress in Black c/o IGIGI (wearing 22/24) ASOS Curve Leather Coat (sold out, similar) Lane Bryant Lace Up Heel – surprisingly comfortable for a heel Clare Vivier Leopard Clutch I usually go to IGIGI for wrap dresses and pretty patterns, but I saw they had a new LBD with a ruffle detail that was…
  • Dreaming of 4 Adventures with HP #BendTheRules

    Emmie
    18 Feb 2015 | 7:04 pm
    Disclosure: This post is produced in partnership with HP. All opinions my own. I wrote last week about the question that I’m trying to answer for myself: What is the end game? All of my fitness and self acceptance journey has been about becoming comfortable in my skin and living a life without limits. With that question, the thought of adventures (trips or experiences) have been churning in my mind. The current record snowstorm in my area is only amplifying those visions of adventure!  For now though, I have to settle for visions only online: HP x360 in 1 of 4 modes: Stand See the…
  • Valentine’s Inspired

    Emmie
    16 Feb 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. I’m not sure why, but Valentine’s Day didn’t hit me hard this year. Seeing as it’s the first single V-day I’ve had in 13 years, you would think it would be emotional. It wasn’t. Maybe the days have been flying by so fast that it just snuck up on me and was a non-event. It has been 5 months, after all. For that, I am thankful. I’m working on being a little more bold with my clothes this year, and Valentine’s day was a perfect day to pull out this Eloquii dress. I purchased it before Christmas, but…
 
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  • In Which Tracy Has Itchy Feet

    telanor
    22 Feb 2015 | 8:24 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. Photo from Death To The Stock Photo I have itchy feet. The title may have told you that much. My last holiday was in 2009, when I went to Florida to visit my BFF Cola. Right before we moved home. I haven’t left Scotland since, and I feel like I’m going mad, being stuck here. I…
  • [Book Review] The Best Green Smoothies On The Planet by Tracy Russell

    telanor
    18 Feb 2015 | 2:35 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. The Best Green Smoothies On The Planet   By Tracy Russell Let’s start off with the disclaimer: I was allowed to download a copy of the book for free from Netgalley, in return for a review. Normally, I just review books on my Amazon accounts, but I felt this definitely required…
  • In Which Tracy Goes Home

    telanor
    10 Feb 2015 | 12:13 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. Two and a half weeks ago, on Saturday January 25, Dad passed a mild dose of the ‘flu to me. He passed a much worse version to Mum, that put her in bed for two days and meant she had to take an entire week off to get over the worst of it. It meant that we couldn’t go down and…
  • Monthly Measurements: February 2015

    telanor
    1 Feb 2015 | 2:50 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. Neck: 16″ Upper arm R: 19″ Upper arm L: 19″ Wrist R: 7.25″ Wrist L: 7.25″ Bust: 60″ Bra band: 53.25″ Waist: 64.5″ Hips: 70″ Upper thigh R: 35″ Upper thigh L: 34.5″ Calf R: 20″ Calf L: 21.5″ Ankle R: 11.25″…
  • In Which Tracy Is Not A Computer

    telanor
    12 Jan 2015 | 12:42 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. (But sort of wishes she was.) A post in which I talk about how annoyed I am at still gaining weight, despite eating less than 2,000 calories a day; what I plan to try to do about it; and when I’m coming back from break. Fun fact: the best part of doing a vlog is getting my face on.
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