But first a look at 2017: OK so my posing still needs improvement but I… … had lots of wonderful times with Ken, family and friends … made some new friends … went out of my comfort zone to wear white pants and more skirts … took part in Smart Glamour’s #AllMeansAll: Size photo campaign …… Continue reading Looking ahead to 2018
Hello Beauties! It’s been a while since I’ve written on here and for that I apologize. A health update is coming in the next few days, I promise. In the meantime… Have you seen the People Magazine article on The Resort? If you haven’t heard about it yet, The Resort in the Bahamas was built exclusively for plus… Continue reading Plus Size Paradise at The Resort
June 26th, 1991… I got married in a black dress that was handed down by a friend who lost weight. I wouldn’t have dared wear a white dress not just because I was no longer a virgin (we already had our 2 kids by then) but because black was slimming and flattering and I had… Continue reading All Dressed in Black
I have a confession to make… I don’t particularly like my arms. Actually, the forearms are kinda cute but my upper arms are big, lumpy and bumpy… like Popeye in reverse. Also, the left one has an indentation which I’m convinced is from all the times a rubber tube has been tightly wrapped around it… Continue reading My Lumpy, Bumpy Arms
Unpopular opinion ahead: Unlike some body positive / fat acceptance advocates, I’m not angry over designer and Project Runway winner Ashley Nell Tipton’s recent public announcement that she underwent gastric bypass surgery. I had actually known this for several weeks but said nothing to no one because it was not my news to share. HER body, HER… Continue reading ANT & WLS: I Ain’t Mad At Ya, Ashley
Do you know blogger Sarah Sapora of Sarah Plus Life? If not, you might want to become acquainted with her. She’s absolutely gorgeous, has such an upbeat attitude and great style. I’m personally not crazy about how she sometimes conflates weight loss with improving her health… which she’s been pursing in the last year…. but… Continue reading Trolling’s Unwise, No Matter Your Size
As a fat woman who wears size 26/28 and sometimes 30/32, it’s disappointing when clothes are promised to be for “all women” but the size charts belie that promise. It’s a topic I’ve written on several times before when Old Navy, Kelly Osbourne and Melissa McCarthy launched collections that did not fit all bodies. I’m… Continue reading #AllMeansALL!!!
It’s that time of year when we’re bombarded with hype in order to pour over 60 billion dollars into the coffers of the weight loss industry. Between ads for diet programs (like Weight Watchers with famous stock holder Oprah Winfrey) and products (like prescription medication Contrave), the message is that our bodies… and even our brains… aren’t acceptable. We’re… Continue reading ReVolution, Not ReSolution!
Dear Ms Mercado, I saw your interview on TMZ a few days ago. You mentioned getting mail from fans who told you to “jump off a bridge” (are they really fans?) and that fat activists “hated” how you’re “really public about… weight loss”. The media ran with the story, distorted what you said and now… Continue reading An Open Letter to Rosie Mercado
When celebrities… or even regular, every day people… lose weight, it becomes a news-worthy event. Media outlets rush to get the “secrets” and “tips” and gush over how so-and-so looks “amazing” and is “an inspiration” after dropping X amount of pounds. What’s ironic is how those same media outlets will post body positive stories about… Continue reading And in Other News…