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  • Florence (Italy) shopping recommendations

    Fatshionista!
    Une Comédie En Noir
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:42 am
    Hello lovely people,I'm going to be spending the weekend in Florence (Italy) and was wondering if anyone had shopping recommendations on the ground. Fatshion of course, but also accessories, markets, anything really!Thanks :)
  • Blogging U.’s Photo 101 Course: Post a Photo a Day

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    Cheri Lucas Rowlands
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    On The Daily Post, we host the popular Weekly Photo Challenge each Friday, and we’re always excited to see your snapshots from all over the world. We thought a free photoblogging course mixing the spirit of these photo challenges with bite-sized shooting tips would be a fun way to get you taking pictures and meeting your daily posting goals. Introducing Blogging U.’s Photography 101 course Photography 101 is an intro-level course, open to all. You might be a totally new blogger, an amateur photographer, a veteran photo challenge participant, or a pro-shooter. Or, you may be…
  • Fat Girl Costumes

    Does Every Woman Have an Eating Disorder?
    drstaceyny
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:27 am
    (photo via Jezebel)This week, Walmart landed itself in the latest controversy involving bodies and advertising. As Jezebel fist reported, the megastore's online catalog featured a section of Halloween apparel called, "Fat Girl Costumes." Jezebel speculated the heading may have been a web developer joke that eluded final editing.As a joke, this heading is offensive. But, let's look at the larger picture. To start, I commend Walmart for featuring plus-size costumes. Not every retailer offers size-inclusive styles. And the offensive nature of the language itself is only a product of…
  • The Original Don’t Weight

    Don't Weight
    Big Jon
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:50 pm
    This was over 5 years ago. It’s a preview of what’s to come. I’m just putting this up as a place holder. Feel free to watch it and give me your thoughts though.
  • Sunshine on a Cloudy Day

    Authentically Emmie
    Emmie
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:42 am
    Things are still suck-tastic in my life right now, but thanks to great friends, I was able to get outside this weekend to enjoy the Kentucky fall weather and horse racing that I love so much. When I put this coat on, I instantly felt transformed into a Gladiator (Olivia Pope fans, anyone?) It’s a mix between a cape and a coat, as the buttons are only at the top, the sleeves are short, and the back has a seamed bottom. When I put this coat on, I feel like I can take on the world. It’s amazing. Corey Origami Coat c/o Gwynnie Bee Old Navy Wrap Dress (old, similar) Old Navy Leggings…
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    Fatshionista!

  • Florence (Italy) shopping recommendations

    Une Comédie En Noir
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:42 am
    Hello lovely people,I'm going to be spending the weekend in Florence (Italy) and was wondering if anyone had shopping recommendations on the ground. Fatshion of course, but also accessories, markets, anything really!Thanks :)
  • exersize tips

    nikki-andy
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    I am looking to get more active, the only trouble is I'm not too sure how to start. I don't have access to a gym, and right now I can't do anything that causes my blood pressure to go up due to some neurological stuff. Any help would be very much appreciated.
  • Fantastic jammies?

    wonderbadger
    9 Oct 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Hi, fats! I have two events in the new year that will require wearing pyjamas in public, so I'm starting my search now. I wear 26/28, and am in Canada, though I travel to the US fairly often. I'm looking for something in the flannel pj/onesie kind of area, rather than sexy nightgown/lingerie. Any ideas? Bonus points for geek themes.
  • looking for plus sized raingear

    gosling
    4 Oct 2014 | 2:54 pm
    One of the expectations of my new job turns out to be that I am regularly outside for quite some time in torrential rain. Any recommendations on where to get truly waterproof raingear in plus sizes? I am in need of both rainpants and a (hopefully somewhat longish) rain jacket. (Probably a 22 or so in pants. At least 24 to 26 in the jacket, or maybe a bit bigger so I can layer under it in super cold weather.) Ideally the pants at least would be available in lengths for super short people, as I am under 5' tall and suspect it is not actually possible to effectively hem waterproof garments. I…
  • ton of ootds!

    jessica
    3 Oct 2014 | 9:40 pm
    Hey everyone! I just wanted to share with you all a few ootds over the past few months. I wore a huge variety of different things and I'd love to know which look is your favourite? <3Finally had the chance to go swimming and wear my asos curve fatkini! You can read the rest of this post/check out more photos here.Wearing my Addition Elle overalls and cupcake tee! Love the combo so much! Check out this post here.Polka dot dress and iridescence~*~ more outfit details/photos here.What I wore to the Rev Faves event! Read more about it here.intergalactic moment up at the cottage! Outfit…
 
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  • Blogging U.’s Photo 101 Course: Post a Photo a Day

    Cheri Lucas Rowlands
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    On The Daily Post, we host the popular Weekly Photo Challenge each Friday, and we’re always excited to see your snapshots from all over the world. We thought a free photoblogging course mixing the spirit of these photo challenges with bite-sized shooting tips would be a fun way to get you taking pictures and meeting your daily posting goals. Introducing Blogging U.’s Photography 101 course Photography 101 is an intro-level course, open to all. You might be a totally new blogger, an amateur photographer, a veteran photo challenge participant, or a pro-shooter. Or, you may be…
  • 2014 Midterm Elections, Get Out The Vote!

    Peter Slutsky
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:15 am
    Since 2004, WordPress has set out with an ambitious goal in mind — to democratize publishing and put state-of-the-art tools in front of publishers both large and small across the planet. We believe strongly in this vision because when more people have access to powerful tools on the web, that in-turn empowers them to do great things and publish amazing content. We feel the same way when it comes to democratizing, well, democracy — and in just a few weeks, citizens across the United States will have a unique opportunity to flex their political muscle and vote in the 2014 Midterm…
  • The NaMos are Coming! The NaMos are Coming!

    Michelle W.
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    November is one week away, and that means NaNoWriMo and NaBloPoMo are, too! If you’ve been thinking about reinvigorating your blogging or are finally ready to stop procrastinating on that book you’ve always wanted to write, these two great events (and communities) can give you the jolt of motivation you need. NaMo what now? NaNoWriMo and NaBloPoMo are short for “National Novel Writing Month” and “National Blog Posting Month,” respectively. In the first, writers commit to writing a 50,000-word novel between November 1 and November 30; in the second, to…
  • New Themes: Minnow and Cols

    Tammie Lister
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    We’re happy to introduce two brand new free themes today! Minnow Designed by Mel Choyce, Minnow is a light, simple theme that puts your social presence front and center. A social links menu is displayed prominently below the site title and logo, so readers can easily find you on your favorite social networks. When activated, the optional Custom Menu or Widget area appear in a slide-out sidebar, making secondary content accessible while keeping the focus on your content. Learn more about the free Minnow theme at the Theme Showcase, or preview it by going to Appearance → Themes. Cols…
  • Longreads’ Best of WordPress, Vol. 7

    Mark Armstrong
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:08 am
    Here it is! A new collection of our favorite stories from across all of WordPress. As always, you can find our past collections here. You can follow Longreads on WordPress.com for more daily reading recommendations, or subscribe to our free weekly email. Publishers, writers, you can share links to your favorite essays and interviews (over 1,500 words) on Twitter (#longreads) and on WordPress.com by tagging your posts longreads. 1. What Happens When a Veteran High School Teacher Becomes a Student for the Day Grant Wiggins “I waited fourteen years to do something that I should have done my…
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    Does Every Woman Have an Eating Disorder?

  • Fat Girl Costumes

    drstaceyny
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:27 am
    (photo via Jezebel)This week, Walmart landed itself in the latest controversy involving bodies and advertising. As Jezebel fist reported, the megastore's online catalog featured a section of Halloween apparel called, "Fat Girl Costumes." Jezebel speculated the heading may have been a web developer joke that eluded final editing.As a joke, this heading is offensive. But, let's look at the larger picture. To start, I commend Walmart for featuring plus-size costumes. Not every retailer offers size-inclusive styles. And the offensive nature of the language itself is only a product of…
  • Weight Stigma and Binge Eating: What's the Connection?

    drstaceyny
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    My article appeared originally on Recovery Brands Pro Corner site.Karina, a 42-year-old obese woman, put off her annual doctor’s appointment again. The reason for her reluctance? Karina fears her doctor’s judgments and admonitions about her weight. Several years back, her doctor read her the riot act about her weight and since that visit, Karina’s weight has climbed even more.Karina is not alone. Research indicates that higher weight individuals report experiencing weight stigma and negative stereotypes across a variety of situations and at the hands of family…
  • Practicing Self-Compassion with Jenni Schaefer

    drstaceyny
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Thanks to Jenni Schaefer, who recently featured an excerpt from my book on her blog!Jenni recently celebrated the tenth anniversary of Life Without Ed, so be sure to check out her book's new edition and to congratulate her when you stop by her site.Like the excerpt? Read more! 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. 
  • How to Parent Healthy Body Image and Why it Matters

    drstaceyny
    8 Oct 2014 | 10:07 am
    Check out my recent article on parenting and body image on recovery.org.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. 
  • 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…
 
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    Don't Weight

  • The Original Don’t Weight

    Big Jon
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:50 pm
    This was over 5 years ago. It’s a preview of what’s to come. I’m just putting this up as a place holder. Feel free to watch it and give me your thoughts though.
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    Authentically Emmie

  • Sunshine on a Cloudy Day

    Emmie
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:42 am
    Things are still suck-tastic in my life right now, but thanks to great friends, I was able to get outside this weekend to enjoy the Kentucky fall weather and horse racing that I love so much. When I put this coat on, I instantly felt transformed into a Gladiator (Olivia Pope fans, anyone?) It’s a mix between a cape and a coat, as the buttons are only at the top, the sleeves are short, and the back has a seamed bottom. When I put this coat on, I feel like I can take on the world. It’s amazing. Corey Origami Coat c/o Gwynnie Bee Old Navy Wrap Dress (old, similar) Old Navy Leggings…
  • The Corner Office Dress

    Emmie
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:21 pm
    I’ve praised Poppy & Bloom dresses all over my blog, and today I bring you more effusive praise of the brand. After a brief break for pants, I’m back with another dress. I first saw this dress at Full Figured Fashion Week and couldn’t wait for it to come out. The simplicity of the A-line skirt plus versatility of the 3/4 length sleeves makes this a year-round staple. The classic houndstooth pattern has a little more edge with the pop of teal running through it. Corner Office A-Line Dress in Teal c/o Poppy & Bloom (also in red) Old Navy Leggings Lane Bryant Wedge…
  • Layers and Pants

    Emmie
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:57 am
    I’m wearing PANTS in this outfit post! It’s a miracle! I seriously do not wear many pants – give me skirts and dresses all day, every day. This outfit showed up on my doorstep and I loved the jacket and top, but when I saw pants, I thought “oy vey.” Thanks Lane Bryant for making me eat my words. The pants worked and I love this look. It is professional, yet contemporary and not stuffy, and the pieces are all individually versatile. Embellished Button Back Tee c/o Lane Bryant Houndtooth Moto Jacket c/o Lane Bryant Lena Stretch Slim Pant c/o Lane Bryant Enzo…
  • Transparent Tuesday: Outfits Are Easy

    Emmie
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:47 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.  It’s been a while since I did a #TransparentTuesday post, or any post of real emotional substance for that matter. My “When Life Gives You Lemons” update is about all I can keep referring to at this point – I’ve got a case of teh major life sucks right now. I’m a control freak, and when things are completely and utterly beyond…
  • 1 (Beautiful) Scarf, 3 Ways

    Emmie
    12 Oct 2014 | 11:49 am
    Fall has swiftly moved in my part of the country, and as always this time of year, my wardrobe desires shift from maxi dresses to layers.  Scarves have been one of those things that I think look great on others, but I could never quite figure out how to master. I love how they can turn a basic outfit into something with a little more visual interest. Limited Edition Mermaid Print Bamboo and Wool Scarf c/o Tadashi Shoji Old Navy Tee ASOS Curve Circle Skirt Lane Bryant Wedge Boots This limited-edition mermaid-print scarf by Tadashi Shoji (one of my absolute favorite designers) was exclusively…
 
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    My Favorite Things

  • Purple Anorak Plus Size Coat

    Moe Wood
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:42 pm
    I love the looks of this purple anorak coat from Addition-Elle. The color is awesome (with the deep purple and amount of sheen) and as far as puffer coats go it is pretty streamline with lots of extra accessories that would make me happy wearing it. Like the thumb cuffs to keep the breeze from […]
  • Torrid Does Halloween

    Moe Wood
    9 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    This year Torrid has their largest selection of plus size Halloween costumes yet — 27 at my last count. They have the usual sex-pot ones but they also have a few unique ones I quite like. Cleopatra Costume — this is the first time I’ve seen such an elaborate headdress. While it’s soft you’d still […]
  • The Curvy Shopper — Jaye Gipson-Trimble

    Moe Wood
    8 Oct 2014 | 10:38 pm
    Jaye Gipson-Trimble — Curvatude Jaye is a plus size fashion blogger with style and “curvatude”. As an entrepreneur, this size 18/20 curvy shopper has a unique view on life from Chicago, Illinois. Her five year old blog highlights her daily fashion and lifestyle sense. What is your greatest concern about online shopping? I love online […]
  • Polka Dot Twin Set

    Moe Wood
    8 Oct 2014 | 1:25 pm
    When I was younger… ok, not that long ago. I’m talking maybe ten years. I used to really be in to matching twin sets (especially if they were actually sold as a set). Mostly it was because it was like having three or more outfits in one: there’s the set together, the tank worn under […]
  • Trollbeads and Grandmas

    Moe Wood
    2 Oct 2014 | 3:11 pm
    I must live under rock because I have never heard of Trollbeads, a kind of make your own personality inspired charm necklace (16″ to 19″) and bracelet (14″ to 17″) company. I have been familiar with the concept through Chamilia.com but somehow Trollbeads never got on my radar even though they’ve been around since 1976. […]
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  • Weekly Weigh-in: October 28, 2014

    Tracy Webster
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:46 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. +6.7lbs 384lbs 0lbs since October 28, 2014 It’s been One Of Those Days today. The kind that tried its best to defeat me. It didn’t quite manage, although, as I said, it tried. It started with me waiting half an hour for a bus that was never going to show up, due to a funeral…
  • In Which Tracy Rejoins Weight Watchers

    Tracy Webster
    25 Oct 2014 | 3:35 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. It Finally Happened. I was lucky enough to have a little extra money at the end of this month, so what did I do with it? I’ll tell you what my body and brain were wanting to do with it, post-The New You trial: I wanted to go and buy a whole load of junk food and pig out. I’m…
  • [Product Review] 4×3 Sport Digital Pedometer by Ozeri

    Tracy Webster
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:40 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. The 4x3 Sport Digital Pedometer by Ozeri I was given the opportunity to test the 4x3 sport Digital Pedometer by Ozeri, and I jumped at the chance, because it is reported to be almost as accurate as pedometers priced well beyond its price range (at least, that’s what Outdoor Gear Lab…
  • [Product Review] The New You Plan – Part Two

    Tracy Webster
    8 Oct 2014 | 2:24 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. As I said last week, I was recently, and kindly, invited to trial one week of The New You Plan, a Total Meal Replacement diet, or a VLCD. I started the diet last Wednesday, unintentionally coinciding with the start of October. In case you’re unaware of what a VLCD diet is, and what…
  • [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…
 
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