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  • Plus size wetsuit/surfsuits?

    Fatshionista!
    nodaybuttoday27
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:50 pm
    Do they exist?My husband and I are planning a pretty water activity intensive honeymoon for spring in the Caribbean.  He was able to find himself a wetsuit that will fit him with no trouble. I am looking for more of a shorty style because I don't plan to go scuba diving like he will be doing, but intend to be doing a lot of snorkeling and my bikini and tankini are beach pretty, not particularly water functional.  If a wetsuit or surfsuit isn't a possibility to even find in my size, a functional one piece would work too.  I'm really interested in something I can wear…
  • Fat strangers when we met

    The Rotund
    The Rotund
    11 Aug 2014 | 11:28 am
    HELLO, Y’ALL. I used to blog here and then I got all busy in other corners of the Internet. And I woke up one day to find that, through a series of unfortunately timed accidents, my whole blog had been deleted. Rather than rebuild it a post at a time (manually copying and pasting via the Wayback Machine), I am going to start fresh. I’m glad to be back. I’m glad you’re here.
  • A Critical Analysis of "All About the Bass"

    Does Every Woman Have an Eating Disorder?
    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."…
  • Plus Size Labor Day Sale Roundup

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    Emmie
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:36 pm
    Seasons are changing, and retailers obviously know we’re chomping at the bit for new things because the Labor Day sales that are going on right now are insane. If you want to stretch your dollars (and who doesn’t) and stock up on new wardrobe items and accessories, this is probably the best time to do it until Black Friday approaches. Here are some of my favorite sales going on, along with some of my favorite items on sale: SWAK Designs: 40% off SITEWIDE using code LABORDAYSALE82714 Janis Fringe Kimono (from this post) / Bonnie Maxi (other colors available) / Classic Denim…
  • The Curvy Shopper — Natalie Mulford

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    Moe Wood
    31 Aug 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Natalie Mulford — Extra Large as Life In addition to being a blogger, Natalie is a graphic and web designer from Sydney, Australia (soon to be Melbourne). I have been following her life and her size 22 fashion story through her blog for over four years. What is your greatest concern about online shopping? I […]
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  • Plus size wetsuit/surfsuits?

    nodaybuttoday27
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:50 pm
    Do they exist?My husband and I are planning a pretty water activity intensive honeymoon for spring in the Caribbean.  He was able to find himself a wetsuit that will fit him with no trouble. I am looking for more of a shorty style because I don't plan to go scuba diving like he will be doing, but intend to be doing a lot of snorkeling and my bikini and tankini are beach pretty, not particularly water functional.  If a wetsuit or surfsuit isn't a possibility to even find in my size, a functional one piece would work too.  I'm really interested in something I can wear…
  • Hey there! Some OOTDs and a little plug~

    veelafart
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:29 pm
    Hey all! I haven't posted in aaaaages, but I still lurk the community. Anyway, I wanted to pop in today and give my new little shop a little plug. This is my own small business venture, so I hope you guys don't mind me sharing. Anywho, I am selling brand new and gently used plus sized clothing, beginning with size 12 and going up as far as I can. I know fashionable larger plus sizes are hard to come by so I'm making a concerted effort to try and have them available as often as possible. If you're so inclined, please check it out HERE! I have vintage as well as modern pieces in stock.Also,…
  • Silverwood

    A
    12 Aug 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Heading to Silverwood in Idaho. And ID fats have recs for rides? Don't want to be sent out of line for not fitting. I'm a size 26, pretty big belly
  • OOTD's

    Minerva Llewellyn
    11 Aug 2014 | 11:12 pm
    Here are some of my favorite OOTD's from the past few months...starting with my favorite. This is a Lands' End dress I bought through Gwynnie Bee. I adored the lime print so much, I bought a matching cardigan for the cold months.To see more photos of this dress, visit my blog, The Muffin Queen's Closet. This canary Cherry Velvet frock was the perfect art fair attire...I got so many compliments!The Kiyonna Whimsy Wrap Dress comes in so many pretty colors. My favorite is still red, but I was surprised by how much I liked this magenta dress.This was my 4th of July dress by Lucie Lu. I have this…
  • torrid Lace Trim Microfiber Bike Short??

    ydksa
    6 Aug 2014 | 5:15 pm
    does anyone have these? what do you think of them? for like the past year or two ive been disappointed in torrid's underwear selection (idk i felt like they had better sizes/styles/options a while ago), but they have an okay panties sale+i got $10 in points or whatever.
 
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  • Fat strangers when we met

    The Rotund
    11 Aug 2014 | 11:28 am
    HELLO, Y’ALL. I used to blog here and then I got all busy in other corners of the Internet. And I woke up one day to find that, through a series of unfortunately timed accidents, my whole blog had been deleted. Rather than rebuild it a post at a time (manually copying and pasting via the Wayback Machine), I am going to start fresh. I’m glad to be back. I’m glad you’re here.
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    Does Every Woman Have an Eating Disorder?

  • 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."…
  • Stop Demonizing Food

    drstaceyny
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:38 am
    I have to tell you, I'm a little sick of the sugar thing. And the carb thing, the wheat thing, the soda thing, the salt thing, and whatever thing we might be hearing about tomorrow.Now, I'm not recommending mass amounts of any of these foods, as they're often consumed in the American diet. A daily Super Big Gulp likely won't do any body good. But to demonize any food item unnecessarily polarizes foods into healthy vs. unhealthy or good vs. bad, which sets the stage for all kinds of disordered eating.And here's the thing: no food makes you fat. Not a baguette, a bowl of noodles, a cupcake…
  • The Shame in Advertising

    drstaceyny
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:59 am
    By now, you've probably heard of Gap's Twitter fiasco, in which the clothing retailer landed itself in an uncommon, too-skinny debate after tweeting this photo last week:The internet erupted with comments like “Seriously, @Gap? In what world do people look like this?” The model was referred to as "a pencil in plaid," and some claimed she needed to eat a cheeseburger.Body image defenders swooped in to defend Gap's choice and accused online commenters of skinny-shaming the plaid-clad model. Many cited skinny-shaming as just as painful and dangerous as shaming those on the…
  • Defining Plus-Size

    drstaceyny
    4 Aug 2014 | 8:47 am
    Plus-size model Robyn Lawley made waves on the internet a couple of weeks ago by posting an unedited, bikini-clad photo of herself on Instagram:The controversy? That Lawley is defined as plus-size.Many were outraged that the tall, thin model could ever be considered too curvy or heavy for "normal-size" modeling. But the lanky (6'2"!), Size 12 beauty is certainly plus-size when you consider that the average American model wears a Size 0 and that Size 6 is often considered plus-size.So, yes, Lawley is thin and yes, she's plus-size. In an industry where skinny is lauded at all costs, where…
  • Changing the Conversation

    drstaceyny
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    In a recent Nutrisystem commercial, Marie Osmond asserts: "As women, we always talk about how we should look or what’s the best way to lose weight."Is this the conversation all of us are having? Are we all conspiring around this goal? And if so, what we can do to challenge it?The truth is, it's spot on for many of us. Some women are engaged in evolving dialogues that have nothing to do with weight or shape. But it's sometimes challenging to get women from the first group to the second.In a recent interview, a reporter asked me for tips on what else women can talk about if…
 
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  • Plus Size Labor Day Sale Roundup

    Emmie
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:36 pm
    Seasons are changing, and retailers obviously know we’re chomping at the bit for new things because the Labor Day sales that are going on right now are insane. If you want to stretch your dollars (and who doesn’t) and stock up on new wardrobe items and accessories, this is probably the best time to do it until Black Friday approaches. Here are some of my favorite sales going on, along with some of my favorite items on sale: SWAK Designs: 40% off SITEWIDE using code LABORDAYSALE82714 Janis Fringe Kimono (from this post) / Bonnie Maxi (other colors available) / Classic Denim…
  • Fringe Fun

    Emmie
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:02 am
    I’m working on expanding my style comfort zone, as you have seen with this crazy red dress, head-to-toe leopard print, and now a printed fringe kimono! I love my wrap dresses and florals and always will, but with fall quickly approaching, it’s a great time to try new pieces and get style inspiration (hello September issues!) Janis Fringe Kimono c/o SWAK (wearing 3X) – see coupon code at end of post Old Navy Tee (wearing XXL Tall) Black Pencil Skirt, old from Torrid – similar Munro Robyn Boot (up to 14WW!) Lane Bryant bangle – old, similar Crystal Lariat Necklace…
  • #TransparentTuesday: More than what you see

    Emmie
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:51 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 noggin of mine has been churning of late. Not to say that it doesn’t always churn, it just does on different topics. The topic du jour? Judgement. We make so many snap judgements daily. An interesting book on the subject is Malcom Gladwell’s “Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking” The key to good decision making is not knowledge.
  • Scarlet Swing

    Emmie
    24 Aug 2014 | 11:47 am
    I added this dress to my Gwynnie Bee closet (more about GB here), and then wondered how the heck it would look on me – I imagined disaster. A red dress can just scream, “LOOK AT MEEEE!” and that makes me a little uncomfortable. Plus, the cold shoulder isn’t something I ever wear, nor is a swing dress silhouette. When I put it on though, I was pleasantly surprised. It was a fun dress, really comfortable, and something I wouldn’t have tried before. MYNT 1792 Nadine Cold Shoulder Dress c/o Gwynnie Bee. Purchase in red here, black here. I’m wearing the 4x/26…
  • 58

    Emmie
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Note: I have several posts on here about my mom and her impact/influence on my weight and her death in 2007. Her death was one of the triggering life events that got me to my highest weight and intensified my binge eating disorder, but it is also one of the biggest reasons I continue to fight for my health. She, with Parkinson’s Disease, didn’t have the choice to let her body deteriorate. I do. I choose life, and am striving to live a life full of experiences she wasn’t able to. Today would have been her 58th birthday. Hi Mom, I usually write you a letter on your birthday, but as the…
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  • The Curvy Shopper — Natalie Mulford

    Moe Wood
    31 Aug 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Natalie Mulford — Extra Large as Life In addition to being a blogger, Natalie is a graphic and web designer from Sydney, Australia (soon to be Melbourne). I have been following her life and her size 22 fashion story through her blog for over four years. What is your greatest concern about online shopping? I […]
  • Three Do-It-Yourself Costumes

    Moe Wood
    30 Aug 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Let’s face it. Halloween costumes can be fairly expensive for something you are likely to only wear once. Here are three costume checklists that you might be able to make from your own closet. The best part? They are made with clothes you can wear more than once. Velma Costume Velma Dinkley is the petite […]
  • Hanne Blank

    Moe Wood
    30 Aug 2014 | 10:49 am
    Into the Light For a long time plus size women had to rely on erotica laced with slim chicks. Then in walked Hanne Blank, curvy, intelligent, and full of erotic stories to share about women like the rest of us. Hanne Blank likes to push the limits in her writing both in fiction and non-fiction. […]
  • Christmas Gift Ideas for Women

    Moe Wood
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Christmas gift ideas for women are easy to find but at this time of year there are so many gift ideas available it is hard to decide. Here you will find six of my favorite gift ideas for women. Shopping online beats fighting in store line-ups and there is nothing more relaxing during the holiday season […]
  • The Curvy Shopper — Chastity Garner

    Moe Wood
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:04 pm
    Chastity Garner — Garnerstyle For six years, Chastity has been giving fashion and style advice through example on her blog Garnerstyle. She is a San Francisco based blogger who is fortunate enough to be able to work full-time writing. This size 20/22 curvy shopper is a fan-favorite. What is your greatest concern about online shopping? […]
 
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  • Weekly Weigh In: September 1, 2014

    Tracy Webster (FATGIRLslim)
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:01 pm
    Thank you for subscribing to FATGIRLslim: just one girl with a lot to lose... and everything to gain. -4.7lbs +8.3lbs since Jan 15 2014 Weigh In 379.4lbs Apologies for the lateness of the post. I know that it’s still Monday on both sides of the Atlantic (not over on the Far East, though, and in the middle of the continent, etc. Sorry, guys! Y’all are too far in the future for me to keep up!) at least for another 22 minutes here, so I’ve got some time. I was going to post earlier, but then my weird personal brand of OCD caught up with me, and I had to start sorting out my…
  • In Which Tracy Talks About Keeping Fit

    Tracy Webster (FATGIRLslim)
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:43 am
    Thank you for subscribing to FATGIRLslim: just one girl with a lot to lose... and everything to gain. I was contacted not too long ago, to be featured on a Sports Direct post about what we most hate about keeping fit. I love everyone else’s reasons! Laundry’s a huge vexation of mine, too, and it seems that other people also have that problem, hah! But my problem doesn’t stem from laundry. My problem stems from being disabled. I’ve only recently taken to calling myself disabled, although it’s something that I should’ve done a long, long time ago.
  • Weekly Weigh In: August 25, 2014

    Tracy Webster (FATGIRLslim)
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Thank you for subscribing to FATGIRLslim: just one girl with a lot to lose... and everything to gain. ±0lbs +13lbs since Jan 15 2014 384.1lbs Sorry, guys. First week back on weekly weigh ins, and I couldn’t provide anything better than staying alive the same. I’m more hopeful about next week, however. I’ve got my new Amazing Overnight Oats to get me started right in the morning, although I’m going to kick myself if I decide to do Paleo or keto any time soon, haha! (Which I may.) I got an appointment for physiotherapy today. And I don’t mean that in a sense of,…
  • In Which Tracy Makes Breakfast Cereal

    Tracy Webster (FATGIRLslim)
    24 Aug 2014 | 3:40 pm
    Thank you for subscribing to FATGIRLslim: just one girl with a lot to lose... and everything to gain. I don’t know about you, but usually, when I say I’m making some cereal, that means I’m getting a bowl out of the cupboard, emptying some of whatever cereal I’ve got lying around into said bowl, adding milk and a spoon, and eating it without much interest or thought whatsoever while I’m doing something else. Mum’s been buying this lovely fruit muesli stuff from Aldi, of late, that’s got oats and fruit in it, and no extra added sugar, and it’s…
  • Weekly Weigh-In: August 18, 2014

    Tracy Webster (FATGIRLslim)
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:22 am
    Thank you for subscribing to FATGIRLslim: just one girl with a lot to lose... and everything to gain. +5lbs +13lbs since Jan 15 2014 384.1lbs Not that I expect anyone to actually notice these kinds of things, because it’s the kind of thing I do for me, and me alone, but if you check out the weigh-in above: the actual picture of the scale changes from time-to-time. It actually reflects which scale I’m using at the time. (I haven’t done this right from the start of the blog, but it’s been happening since at LEAST 2011, I think.) It’s changed from the start of the…
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