Monday, 30 March 2015

I live in the (constant) state of frustration…

Things have been tough and just when I thought they can’t, they get tougher! Such is life, eh? At least mine. The last few months have been, in a word, brutal. I am still the director of happiness at a local start up and still miserable there. On March fourth I sprained my spine at […]



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Tales From Retail: Five Finger Discount

I’m coming back from lunch, and I’m headed to the office to get clocked back in and get some paperwork done. As I’m walking across the store, I notice a commotion in the beer aisle. Really, it wasn’t hard to notice the commotion because it was pretty loud, but I digress. I see one of […]



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Sunday, 29 March 2015

Watercolor Eyes

I originally wanted to put this up on Friday, but my phone camera just did not capture all of the colors like I wanted. And there are a LOT of colors in this look. :D I’m still celebrating Spring even if the weather isn’t cooperating, and I showed y’all the video that inspired this look […]



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Saturday, 28 March 2015

P.A.D.S Saturday will make you “Happy”

If you are wondering what PADS stands for, it is: Public Acts of Dancing Spontaneously And for our very first PADS Saturday, we have this totally epic dance to Pharrell Williams’ song “Happy”. This kid decided to bust a move at the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s basketball tournament last Friday. Since then his crowd-pleasing […]



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Friday, 27 March 2015

Barriers to Alternative Birth Positions





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Makeup Friday!

Hi loves! I know I promised y’all a makeup look today, but my pictures did not come out the way I’d planned. :( I’m such a perfectionist when it comes to my makeup that I just can’t show y’all subpar work. So, I’m going to give y’all a bonus Sunday makeup post (Scout’s honor!) with […]



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Thursday, 26 March 2015

Fatshion: Cats and Florals

Hi friends! I know I haven’t done an outfit post in a while. I have a ton of different outfits to share with you but it’s been hard to stay motivated with blogging lately. After going to Oregon in January … Continue reading



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the HAES® files: Amanda and the Myth of a Single Story

by Judith Matz, LCSW One of my favorite authors, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, grew up in Nigeria and has an excellent TED talk where she explains the danger of a single story. Adichie loved books as a young child, and she reveals that when she began writing her own stories at the age of seven, her […]



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Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Nail Adventures: Sunshine and Blue Sky

Spring is finally upon us! I’m looking forward to longer days, beautiful weather, and wearing all of the loud, happy colors. What were we greeted with in NYC? Snow. Because of course we were. Sigh. Well. I refuse to pay this abysmal weather any mind, and instead focus on the fact that vacation is almost […]



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Wednesday Fa(t)shion Inspirations, 3/25/15: Black and white





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Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Easy Upcycle T-Shirt DIY Tutorial

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BringingInnovation #CollectiveBias Hi friends! I’m super excited to share an incredibly easy way to upcycle an old t-shirt to make it a brand … Continue reading



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Monday, 23 March 2015

Tales From Retail: Racial Scents

Picture it: NYC, mid-morning, 2012. I’m approached by a male customer wanting to purchase fragrance for his sister and niece before he flies home to India. So, I grab the fragrance keys and pull out some of the fine fragrance we have to keep locked away because thieves. He’s not happy with the prices, and […]



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If Not Weight Loss, Then What?

One of the most common questions I get from people who are starting out with Health at Every Size is – if I’m not making weight loss goals, then what goals can I make? Considering the way that weight loss is advertised as the end all and be all of health (to the tune of […]



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Sunday, 22 March 2015

On fitting in (t-shirts and stuff)

Throughout my life, I have loved music. I love listening to music, I love making music. I love live music especially. I love the energy of the crowd, and getting to see the performers in person; catching the occasional unguarded moment. In all my years attending concerts, however, I’ve been denied the opportunity to be […]



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Look AHEAD vs. DPP?

One of the articles I came across when researching my last post was called “Diet, Diabetes, and Doubt: Is Preventive Medicine Lost In Space?” by David Katz. I wanted to make a few quick points about it. Dr. Katz writes: … Continue reading



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Sunday links, 3/22/15

Fa(t)shion -35 plus size Instagram babes rocking crop tops. -Melissa McCarthy’s clothing line will launch in August. Woohoo! -30 plus size skirts for spring. -Why banning models with a low BMI is a bad idea. -How to DIY a watercolor headband. -Rihanna’s all-pink outfit is everything. -I love Marie Antoinette’s stunning costumes at the Steppenwolf […]



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Friday, 20 March 2015

Charlotte Russe Introduces Plus Sizes!





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Fatshion Friday: Vacation Prep (And Bonus Story Time!)

I go on vacation in two weeks, and I am so excited! So excited that I am already piecing together outfits. I’m not even going to be gone for long, but since I’m going somewhere warm (Myrtle Beach) I’m trying to fit in all of the skin baring outfits I can on this trip. At […]



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Thursday, 19 March 2015

The Look AHEAD study: a rare long-term weight loss study

I’ve blogged before about the Look AHEAD Type 2 diabetes study, but mostly focused on the effect of the weight loss on cardiovascular events, which is what the study was designed to measure, as well as comparing the amount of … Continue reading



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Behind the Curve

I’m calling this post “Behind the Curve” to acknowledge how late I am with this post. There have been a few things I’ve wanted to say, but I haven’t had the passion to drop everything and say them here. There’s another reason for the title: I want to talk about the recently completed Season 1 […]



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Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Nail Adventures: Four Leaf Clovers

So, yesterday was a rare day for me at work: I didn’t have to wear all black! Because St. Patrick’s Day. Naturally that meant I went full throttle with all of the green I could muster. I did a green sweater dress, did my eyes up in green and blue, and adorned my nails in […]



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Wednesday Fa(t)shion Inspirations, 3/18/15





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Historical and Traditional Birthing Positions





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Monday, 16 March 2015

Tales From Retail

Picture it: early morning, NYC, 2014. I’ve just finished my cup of coffee and paperwork, and I’m headed to the sales floor. I’m met by an older gentleman holding some boxes of lubricant in his hands, looking quite perplexed. I can tell he’d like to ask someone about it, but he’s embarrassed. So, I offer […]



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OOTD: Old world glamour

I got this shirt at the Big Thrifty last year, and it’s become one of my workweek wardrobe staples. I love the bright, colorful poppies. The pants are also a work staple. I don’t love how they look, but finding soft, stretchy, short-length pants that fit me properly is hard enough, so whenever I find […]



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Saturday, 14 March 2015

UK teen wants gastric band but seems unaware of what she will face post surgery





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QotD

So my advice to women is this: If a man ever tries to use the Bible as a weapon against you to keep you from speaking the truth, just throw on a head covering and tell him you’re prophesying instead. To those who will not accept us as preachers, we will have to become prophets. … Continue reading



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Friday, 13 March 2015

The New Empowering School





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Dance opportunity: The New Empowering School





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OOTD: Casual goth

While getting ready for brunch over the weekend, I couldn’t decide if I wanted to wear a t-shirt or go full-out goth. So I ended up doing both, and I’m really happy with how the outfit came out. T-shirt: TeeTurtle, cardigan: Kohl’s, skirt: Cloak & Dagger Creations, leggings: Re/Dress, shoes: L.L. Bean, necklace: Domino Dollhouse, […]



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Thursday, 12 March 2015

OOTD: Seeing stars

Red and leopard print is a classic combination that I just can’t stop wearing. I wore this outfit to a friend’s Pacific Rim-themed birthday party, which was a lot of fun. There was even a cake with a Kaiju (for those who haven’t seen the movie, they’re basically giant sea-monsters with a Godzilla-like propensity for […]



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Self-Care Tips to Deal with Loneliness

Hey friends! Today I wanted to talk about something that I deal with a lot, especially in the last year – loneliness. I have a huge community of amazing and inspiring friends and family. I am so grateful for the … Continue reading



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the HAES® files: I Am No Shadow

by Stacey Nye, PhD, FAED “It looks like you have lost weight”. I hear this periodically. It’s always said with a big smile, some knowing head nods, and usually a “you look great!” attached to the end. It makes me so uncomfortable. I know, it’s almost universally said as a compliment. This is how most […]



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Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Wednesday Fa(t)shion Inspirations, 3/11/15





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Tuesday, 10 March 2015

OOTD: Summoning spring

Lately I’ve been operating under the theory that if I wear a lot of florals, it’ll make spring come. That’s how weather works, right? ;) I wore this outfit for a short nature walk over the weekend, where there was plenty of snow but also plenty of sun. We also saw a few cute dogs, […]



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Laughing In the Face of Danger

One of the really interesting things that I notice whenever someone points out that the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are not size dependent (and so fat people should be able to exist in fat bodies without being stigmatized, bullies, shamed or oppressed,) or when someone points out the research about […]



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Monday, 9 March 2015

Hello world!

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!



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Thursday, 5 March 2015

Let’s Talk Lipcolor

As Spring approaches (hopefully the Weather Deities are considering my request), it’s time to refresh wardrobes and makeup bags. Now, I’ve decided I’m living in all things breezy and comfortable for the warmer months (we’re talking maxi and swing dresses, and cheeky t-shirts and shorts), but I am always on the lookout for more shades […]



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Why Do Dieters Gain Their Weight Back?

Before we get into this I want to be clear that even if there were research showing that sustained weight loss is possible for most people (and there’s not) and even if there were research showing that weight loss (and not simply behavior changes regardless of weight change) increases the odds for health (and there’s […]



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the HAES® files: For Want of a Chair — Standing Up for the Right to Sit Down

by Miriam Villchur Berg A chair is the most mundane of objects. It can be beautiful, of course, but it is first and foremost functional. It is considered a symbol of the ordinary, everyday things we take for granted. But when that chair is found in a health care practitioner’s waiting room, its importance is […]



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Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Nail Adventures: An Appeal For Warmer Weather

I feel like it’s been winter for 1,000 years now. Weather can’t decide between Cold, What The Fuck Cold, and Fuck It Cold. Fuck It Cold is when you step outside your house to run an errand, the wind/snow/chunks of ice hit you and you decide “Fuck it; I’m staying home,” and go back indoors. […]



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OOTD: Summoning spring

If I wear lots of bright colors and florals, then spring will come more quickly, right? I’m pretty sure that’s how weather works… Cardigan: Eloquii via clothing swap, dress: Yours Clothing, teggings: Re/Dress, coat: Nicolette Mason for ModCloth, shoes: L.L. Bean, socks: not sure, necklace and bracelets: eBay, earrings: So Good (present from Steve), headband: […]



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Monday, 2 March 2015

Weight Bias in Maternity Care: Weight Harassment and Over-Testing





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Why I won't WLS





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Fatshion February, day 27: pink, black, and my signature pink poof

This is what I wore for work on Friday, and then out for a friend’s birthday dinner. I meant to bring my black sequined cardigan to change into for the evening, but forgot to throw it in my bag. At least I remembered to bring my gold glitter eyeliner! A night out without sparkly eyes […]



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Sunday, 1 March 2015

Historical Fat and Not-Thin People, Part 4: “Stagecoach” Mary Fields

“Stagecoach” Mary Fields was not exactly fat: at 6′ tall and ~200 lbs, she had a BMI of about 27, the middle of the overweight range. Probably, based on accounts of her life, a lot of that was muscle. But … Continue reading



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