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  • Torrid coming to Canada

    Fatshionista!
    Me
    23 May 2015 | 8:01 pm
    I saw a sign in the Toronto Eaton Centre the other day that mentioned new stores that would be opening in the mall in September 2015, and Torrid was one of them. I then Googled "Torrid coming to Canada" and found out it was indeed true, and would be the first shop of theirs in Canada with hopes to open more.I know lots of American posters here have major issues with Torrid, and I agree with some of the issues. I especially think that it is overpriced for what it sells and I know the overpricing will probably be even more ridiculous in Canada since the exchange rate is so crappy right now.That…
  • Note to My Readers

    Junkfood Science
    Sandy
    22 May 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
  • Web Publishing for All! Introducing Community Translator Tools

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    Julian de Bhál
    26 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Publishing tools for everyone Roughly half of the content and traffic on the internet is in English1, yet English is the mother tongue of only about a quarter of internet users2, and less than 5% of the world’s population.3 We believe that WordPress.com should be for everyone, not just English speakers — it’s why we already serve WordPress in 131 languages — but we want to make it even more accessible.4 To keep so many languages up to date we need to make it radically easier for non-English speaking communities to help with translation. We’re proud to announce…
  • A Love Letter to My Patients in Early Recovery from Anorexia

    Does Every Woman Have an Eating Disorder?
    drstaceyny
    21 May 2015 | 4:28 am
    You recently accused me of wanting you to be fat. Here's what I've been thinking. . . . Long after we part ways, I'll remember the sound of your voice, the tender and emotional moments we shared, those times we burst out laughing together. I'll have little memory of what you weighed.I have no investment in wanting you, according to your eating disorder, to be fat. What I care about is your brain, that it's nourished sufficiently for you to think clearly and be yourself again. I'd like to see you return to the you you were before this ugly illness hijacked your anatomy and convinced you to…
  • Palm Paradise

    Authentically Emmie
    Emmie
    24 May 2015 | 6:57 pm
    This palm print dress just screams summer, and I love it. You know you have a winner on your hands when a stranger at a restaurant comes up to your table to compliment the dress! To keep the summer feeling going from the print, I added an old straw clutch for a pop of color and some jeweled sandals. I also wore the same statement necklace with this dress. Super versatile. Taylor Dresses Leaf Print Dress c/o Gwynnie Bee (Learn more about plus size subscription service Gwynnie Bee and get 30 days free) Elaine Turner clutch, old (similar) Lane Bryant sandals RJ Graziano necklace from Rent the…
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    Fatshionista!

  • Torrid coming to Canada

    Me
    23 May 2015 | 8:01 pm
    I saw a sign in the Toronto Eaton Centre the other day that mentioned new stores that would be opening in the mall in September 2015, and Torrid was one of them. I then Googled "Torrid coming to Canada" and found out it was indeed true, and would be the first shop of theirs in Canada with hopes to open more.I know lots of American posters here have major issues with Torrid, and I agree with some of the issues. I especially think that it is overpriced for what it sells and I know the overpricing will probably be even more ridiculous in Canada since the exchange rate is so crappy right now.That…
  • Has anyone flown on US Airways, American and Frontier recently?

    pandrikuma
    20 May 2015 | 8:11 pm
    So I know I asked about Southwest before and the early bird check-in was super helpful since I was able pick a row and my friends were able to sit next to me. The seatbelt ended up not fitting (by 2-3 inches!) and I had asked for a extender but both times the attendents forgot I asked so I went seatbelt-less to and from. Which I don't mind but I don't think I'll be so lucky this time and I'm traveling alone. Has anyone (preferably size US26+) had experience with these airlines- their seats, seat belts, attitude from attendents or trouble at the gate? I've researched SeatGuru and these are my…
  • ISO: Red leather jacket

    the "weird" girl
    20 May 2015 | 6:27 pm
    Hi all!I'm working on a Scarlet Witch cosplay and the jacket I found on eBay was never shipped to me. I got a refund, but sadly I need to restart my search for the perfect jacket.This is the jacket from Forever 21 that I bid on:I'm looking for a jacket in a 2-3x, depending on the style. Thank you for your help :)
  • Cute tank tops

    skitty
    16 May 2015 | 7:22 pm
    I like to wear long tank tops around the house and to bed. I'm looking for some in at least a 2X, preferably 3X, with cute/geeky designs, like Batman, or Star Wars, or kitties, you get the idea. I've found it almost impossible to find anything larger than a standard (not plus) XL, and when I do find XXL they run small. I know Torrid has some, but I'd rather not pay over $40 for a t-shirt I'm going to wear to sleep. Men's are okay as long as they're sleeveless. Any ideas?
  • Fatshion on Instagram

    ionracas
    13 May 2015 | 1:56 am
    Can anyone recommend any fatshionistas to follow on instagram?  What I'm looking for is some inspiration that skews a bit older and maybe a bit arty, which is hard to track down.  UK/EU would be a bonus.Or if you post any fatshion on instagram, lay your username on me would love to check it out!
 
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  • Note to My Readers

    Sandy
    22 May 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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  • Web Publishing for All! Introducing Community Translator Tools

    Julian de Bhál
    26 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Publishing tools for everyone Roughly half of the content and traffic on the internet is in English1, yet English is the mother tongue of only about a quarter of internet users2, and less than 5% of the world’s population.3 We believe that WordPress.com should be for everyone, not just English speakers — it’s why we already serve WordPress in 131 languages — but we want to make it even more accessible.4 To keep so many languages up to date we need to make it radically easier for non-English speaking communities to help with translation. We’re proud to announce…
  • Street Photography: Seven Photos

    Krista
    22 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    It’s no secret that I love to pore through the street photography tag in the WordPress.com Reader and share images that catch my attention. Join me on another trip around the world as seen through the eyes (and lenses!) of these seven skilled photographers. This arresting image of a bird in a car — juxtaposed against the unknowing elderly man passing by — mesmerizes me. Taken by Beirut photographer Ghaleb Cabbabé, there’s an element of the macabre about this photograph that I find intriguing. The odd bird and the filthy windscreen create a certain palpable sinister…
  • Eventbrite Now Available for All of WordPress.com

    Kirk Wight
    12 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    We’re excited to announce big updates to our Eventbrite integration: your events can now be displayed right on your WordPress.com site, no matter what theme you use! Enjoy Eventbrite, regardless of theme In 2013, we launched two Eventbrite themes to help you promote your events. Since then, we’ve gotten requests from users to extend that functionality more broadly on WordPress.com. Today, we’ve rolled out our Eventbrite integration to all users, which means you are no longer limited to only using the Eventbrite themes to promote your events. You can now connect to…
  • New Theme: Gazette

    Thomas Guillot
    7 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    It’s Theme Thursday, and we’re happy to launch a brand new free theme. Gazette Gazette, designed by yours truly, is a clean and flexible theme perfectly suited for minimalist magazine-style sites, personal blogs, or any content-rich site. It allows you to highlight specific articles on the homepage, and to balance readability with a powerful use of photography — all in a layout that works on any device. Gazette also supports the following popular features: Custom Colors, Custom Header, Custom Menu, Social Links, Site Logo, Featured Images, and Widgets. Read more about Gazette on the…
  • New Themes: Nucleare and Afterlight

    Caroline Moore
    30 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Nucleare Nucleare, by Cresta Project, is a classic blog theme with a crisp, elegant design and plenty of handy features. A built-in search box, links to your favorite social networks, four widget areas, and beautifully styled post formats make this an ideal theme for your personal blog. Check out Nucleare on the Theme Showcase, or activate it on your site from Appearance → Themes. Afterlight Afterlight, designed by Takashi Irie, is a different take on his Cyanotype, featuring an option for a full-screen background image. Add your favorite background image or color to lend your personal…
 
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    Does Every Woman Have an Eating Disorder?

  • A Love Letter to My Patients in Early Recovery from Anorexia

    drstaceyny
    21 May 2015 | 4:28 am
    You recently accused me of wanting you to be fat. Here's what I've been thinking. . . . Long after we part ways, I'll remember the sound of your voice, the tender and emotional moments we shared, those times we burst out laughing together. I'll have little memory of what you weighed.I have no investment in wanting you, according to your eating disorder, to be fat. What I care about is your brain, that it's nourished sufficiently for you to think clearly and be yourself again. I'd like to see you return to the you you were before this ugly illness hijacked your anatomy and convinced you to…
  • Two Awards this Week!

    drstaceyny
    6 May 2015 | 5:04 am
    This blog was the lucky recipient of not one, but two awards in the blogosphere this week!The first came from Psych Central, which named DEWHAED one of the Top 10 Eating Disorder Blogs of 2015.The second award came courtesy of Healthline, awarding DEWHAED one of the Best Eating Disorder Blogs of 2015.Many thanks to these sites for recognizing my nine years(!) of blogging dedication. I encourage my readers to check out my great company on both lists for additional reading suggestions. 
  • Helping Patients with Binge Eating Disorder Drop the Weight (Mentality)

    drstaceyny
    22 Apr 2015 | 5:31 am
    A woman, who reported she struggles with Binge Eating Disorder, contacted me recently online. She was scheduled to participate in a medical weight-loss program but wondered if she should address her BED first. Unfortunately, this woman is not the only person with BED who has fallen prey to the weight-loss industry.One of the most challenging things in my work with patients with BED is disavowing them of the diet and weight mentality. Most patients come in with a significant diet history and, despite many failed diet attempts, are intent on losing weight in treatment via the latest diet…
  • Women's History Month at Miami-Dade College

    drstaceyny
    2 Apr 2015 | 7:56 am
    A couple of weeks ago, I had the honor of speaking at Miami-Dade College for Women's History Month. A number of the students in attendance, as part of a class project, had constructed life-size body collages exhibiting information about eating disorders. Here's a panoramic shot of the students with their projects, their professor, and me:So wonderful, right? And here are some of the individual projects close up. The first is a visual representation of the emotional pain and body distortion inherent to anorexia:The second collage highlights the relationship between eating disorders and…
  • Recovering Around a "Backdrop of Disorder"

    drstaceyny
    18 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    Check out my latest NEDA blog about recovering around a backdrop of disorder - thanks NEDA for publishing my words!
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    Authentically Emmie

  • Palm Paradise

    Emmie
    24 May 2015 | 6:57 pm
    This palm print dress just screams summer, and I love it. You know you have a winner on your hands when a stranger at a restaurant comes up to your table to compliment the dress! To keep the summer feeling going from the print, I added an old straw clutch for a pop of color and some jeweled sandals. I also wore the same statement necklace with this dress. Super versatile. Taylor Dresses Leaf Print Dress c/o Gwynnie Bee (Learn more about plus size subscription service Gwynnie Bee and get 30 days free) Elaine Turner clutch, old (similar) Lane Bryant sandals RJ Graziano necklace from Rent the…
  • A Soft Roar

    Emmie
    14 May 2015 | 11:05 am
    You know when you put on a piece of clothing and you just say to yourself, “YESSSSS!” That was my reaction with this IGIGI maxi dress. I loved the colorful, summertime play on an animal print. Brandi Maxi Dress in Jade c/o IGIGI New Look Clutch, similar Lane Bryant sandals I loved the flowy skirt – the wind kept catching it and I felt as glamorous as Beyonce standing in front of her wind machine. Okay, maybe not quite as glamorous, but you get the point. I was also glad there was some length to this maxi. For reference, I’m 5’10 and wearing the size 22/24. I…
  • Push and Pull

    Emmie
    13 May 2015 | 6:01 pm
    I’ve always struggled with balance. It’s like I only have the capacity to throw myself into one area at a time. Lately, the default has been work. I’m a whirling dervish when it comes to work, even when it’s not necessary.  It’s an easy excuse to opt out of other situations. In my efforts to stop scrolling and start doing, balance is becoming a key priority. The past few weeks at the gym, one of the workouts involved pushing and pulling the sled. It was a perfect metaphor for trying to find balance. Pushing is something I’m totally comfortable with. You…
  • Lady in Red

    Emmie
    11 May 2015 | 2:00 pm
    I don’t know why I don’t wear red more often – I love it so much! This dress came in a recent Gwynnie Bee shipment (see all my GB outfits here), and I’m a little bit obsessed. The color, fit & flare silhouette (my favorite), and eyelet fabric that almost looks laser-cut from far away. Only thing I didn’t like was a nude belt that came with it, so I swapped it out for a red patent belt that I already had. London Times Belted Fit & Flare Dress c/o Gwynnie Bee (Learn more about plus size subscription service Gwynnie Bee and get 30 days free) Wearing my own…
  • Hats and Horses

    Emmie
    9 May 2015 | 4:16 pm
    Last week I had a last-minute invite to attend the Kentucky Oaks. For those not from these parts, the Oaks is the equivalent of the Kentucky Derby for the fillies (lady horses). It’s held the day before the Derby, and is part of the festivities. The race is nicknamed “Lilies for the Fillies” as the winner is draped with a blanket of Lilies (versus roses during Derby). In keeping with my desire to “stop scrolling and start doing,” I jumped at the chance. A day in the beautiful spring Kentucky weather with friends and the chance to wear something on my noggin? YES…
 
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    My Favorite Things

  • Giant Pineapple Yellow Serpentine Ring

    Moe Wood
    18 May 2015 | 12:55 pm
    This giant Pineapple Yellow Serpentine Ring by HardCandyGems is so awesome. I love the color, I love the size, and I love the detail paid to the encasement. It’s definitely a conversation starter. You send her your ring size and she’ll size to fit. This eye catcher is $78. You can see more images of […]
  • I’m No Angel

    Moe Wood
    8 Apr 2015 | 7:14 pm
    Even if you don’t like lingerie or even Lane Bryant, you must be able to appreciate their latest tongue in cheek “I’m No Angel” campaign that kind of pokes fun at Victoria Secret’s “Angels”. The first video features full-figure models (from left to right) Justine Legault, Marquita Pring, Ashley Graham, Candice Huffine, Elly Mayday, and […]
  • Micro or Cotton Tights

    Moe Wood
    29 Dec 2014 | 2:07 pm
    If you wear tights you probably have a personal favorite in regards to how sheer or opaque you like them. Personally, I tend to lean towards opaque more than sheer. In nursing school it was a requirement to wear sheer hose (or opaque white) and I guess I have had enough of that. Whether I […]
  • The Black Holiday Dress

    Moe Wood
    6 Dec 2014 | 1:50 pm
    The holiday season is full of bright lights and lots of red, green, gold, and silver. But sometimes a woman just loves to wear a black dress. Black is mysterious, it’s alluring, it’s sexy and it still can manages to be taken seriously. Igigi has three black holiday dresses for plus size women that have […]
  • 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 […]
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  • In Which I Have Good News And Bad News

    telanor
    21 May 2015 | 6:55 am
    Thank you for subscribing to FATGIRLslim - A Scottish Weight Loss, Lifestyle and Reviews Blog! 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 have some good news and bad news for y’all. The good news is that my recent hospitalisation wasn’t a heart attack, and that’s an absolute definite now. I got the above letter in the mail today (along with an annoying two calls yesterday from my doctor’s office) telling me…
  • In Which I Went Away With The Green Fairy

    telanor
    15 May 2015 | 4:41 am
    Thank you for subscribing to FATGIRLslim - A Scottish Weight Loss, Lifestyle and Reviews Blog! 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 don’t know if anybody actually believes me when I say I’m an alcoholic. When I was in college, first year was fine. I had good friends. We had a good time. But by “good time”, I don’t mean I drank every day. By “good time”, I mean, I went out one or two…
  • [Fitness Programme Review] Fit… Finally!

    telanor
    8 May 2015 | 7:32 am
    Thank you for subscribing to FATGIRLslim - A Scottish Weight Loss, Lifestyle and Reviews Blog! 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. Disclaimer Betty from Fit… Finally! has been kind enough to let me try out her amazing fitness and weight-loss programme free of charge, in return for a review of my thoughts on the programme, and my before and after results posted on FATGIRLslim.  No monetary compensation has been…
  • #WeAreTheThey – In Which I’m Really, Really Annoyed With Jamelia’s Comments On Loose Women

    telanor
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:52 pm
    Thank you for subscribing to FATGIRLslim - A Scottish Weight Loss, Lifestyle and Reviews Blog! 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. There are plenty of you who won’t know what Loose Women is – and trust me, I wish I could keep it that way.  But with comments made recently by one of the panelists, singer-songwriter Jamelia, on the UK’s afternoon women-with-opinions gossip show with regards to the…
  • Monthly Measurements: April 2015

    telanor
    2 Apr 2015 | 10:07 am
    Thank you for subscribing to FATGIRLslim - A Scottish Weight Loss, Lifestyle and Reviews Blog! 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: 20″ Upper arm L: 20″ Wrist R: 7.25″ Wrist L: 7.25″ Bust: 59 (-3”) Bra band: 52” (-3”) Waist: 58.5” (-7.5”) Hips: 72″ (1”) Upper thigh R: 34.5″ (-0.5”) Upper thigh L: 34.5″ Calf R: 20.5 (+0.5)″ Calf L: 21.5″ Ankle R: 10.5″ (-0.75”) Ankle…
 
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