October 11th, 2007



I've been wanting a change recently... 

I'm tired of my hair.  I've had some derivation of the same cut for almost 5 years now...

For years I've wanted an A-Line bob.  And I think I could rock it.  My face looks great with some peicey framing, which the A-line gives in spades...

And I think the short back would lend itself to a great deal of volume at the crown, and as someone said on here about this cut it will give the illusion of a longer neck in the back.  

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So... whadda ya'll think?  Yes? No? Maybe so? 
Suggestions and constructive commentary would be greatly appreciated. :) 



Thank you all for your advice! I am going to discuss what I'd like with my hairdresser when I see her next and try to work out a "transition style". I'll post pics of the results.
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Coat style suggestions?

It's that time of year to shop for a winter jacket, I can never seem to find one I like that fits properly because of my uh.. ample bosom... I have put a picture behind a cut, anyone have a suggestion of a type of jacket that might look ok? I also wanted some suggestions of where to shop, I have checked Target, nothing, Fashion Bug, nothing.. I was thinking of going to Lane Bryant and Old Navy...


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Boot review/recommendation

I've finally had the opportunity to break in all three pairs of my new LB boots, and I have to say that I ADORE them! I purchased this style (in both brown and black) and this style, all in size 10.

I have 18"-19" calves (yes, one leg is wider than the other; I'm lopsided ;) and pretty stocky legs, so here's my take on the fit.

For the scrunch boots: They were pretty snug at the top when I first tried them on, but after a day of wear, they zipped up just fine the second time. My feet/legs were a little sore after breaking in the first pair, but I think that was more due to me not being used to wearing heels (I'm a flip-flop girl in FL) because the second pair I broke in didn't leave my feet/legs sore at all and they were the exact same boot.

I'm breaking in the stretch suede ones today, and I have to say these are my favorite of the two styles. No problem zipping them up, even right out of the box, so I think someone with 20" calves could do these ones, too. Because they're stretch, the ankle doesn't feel as stiff as with the other style (and I like that - if you need ankle support in heels, these probably aren't the boots for you). Also, I think the suede stretch ones look sexier because the heel is slimmer, but they actually feel like a lower heel and look a bit pirate-y with pants, which I LOVE!

I'm still thinking about getting LB's third style now that they have my size in stock because I think the slimmer line would look better with skirts than the scrunch ones, but I got such a good deal with my first order and I'm a bit hesitant to spend $60 on a pair of extra boots. With the outerwear sale that they had going on when I bought mine combined with the coupon I used (spend $150 get $50 off, which you can find here), I got my original three pairs for around $30 each.

So, if you're looking for some fall boots with a heel, I would definitely recommend you grab a pair of these. They're good quality for the price (unlike LB's clothing nowadays IMO), and they feel pretty sturdy under my 270 lb. frame.

Links and resources online

~~Last updated 06 February 2010~~

Please comment with your additions so we can keep this list growing!
Please also comment if any links are broken or have incorrect information and I'll be happy to make the corrections.

Size Acceptance
Big Fat Blog - A weblog focusing on fat acceptance articles, links, and issues.
Don't Tell Me What Size I Must B - Size acceptance community.
ISAA - The mission of the International Size Acceptance Association (ISAA) is to promote size acceptance and fight size discrimination throughout the world by means of advocacy and visible, lawful actions.
NAAFA - Non-profit human rights organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for fat people.
No Lose - NOLOSE* is a volunteer-run organization dedicated to ending the oppression of fat people and creating vibrant fat queer culture.
Shapely Prose - Kate Harding's smart web log of size acceptance.
The F Word - Size acceptance blog with an enlightening perspective.
The Rotund - Great blog centering around size acceptance.

Health & the Active Life
A Big Attitude - Plus size active wear for sizes 12-38.
Ad In Tennis - Tennis and active wear to size 24.
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition - Trade journal for nutritional information.
Anti Monkey Butt - The most humorously named chub rub prevention powder on Earth.
Big Moves - Every body can dance...but not everybody is ready to get out on the dance floor and do it. That's where Big Moves steps in, opening the world of dance to people of all sizes!
Body Glide - Helps prevent chafing from rubbing - no more chub rub.
Body Positive - Looks at ways we can feel good in the bodies we have.
Bodysuit.com - Plus size active wear to sizes 24.
Chajonshim - Martial Arts Wear.
Danskin - Active wear and tights to size 4x.
Edancewear - Active wear and tights to size 4x.
Moondance - Belly dance accessories and clothing.  Sold by waist size.
Netsweat - Active wear to size 6x.
Obesity Research - Journal published by The Obesity Society.
Soothing Care - Fighting chub rub without bike shorts.
Terry Bicycles - Bicycles, gear, and women's active wear up to 4x.
Tools for Yoga - Yoga gear and clothing up to 4x.

All Plus Size - Tons of links to tons of things
Beauty Plus Power - Wide range of resources.  Shopping to literature to editorials.
ChunkeBusiness.com - Fat-friendly gifts for your curvy friends (or yourself!).
Fat Chic - Awesome Blog about all things plus sized and an amazing link list. (huge thanks to theperfumer    for sharing this!)
Fat Fu - Great blog with lots of links and resources.
Life Tips - Info on body types and how to best fit/compliment your shape with your clothes.
Living XL - Lifestyle needs for the larger person from towels to chairs to camping gear to personal hygiene products.
Mr. Big XL - Wider hangers for the wider shouldered clothing and wide necked clothing.  No more poofy shoulders or falling off the hangers.
Plus Size USA - Link heaven for all sorts of plus size related stuff.
Plus Size Yellow Pages - Another resource of links out the wazoo.
Retailer Links - From our own Fatshionista, firecat .  This is her web page of gazillions of retailers.
So What If - Links to plus size retailers.

LBW Eyewear - Get your pretty specs online!
Zenni Optical - Lots of glasses with great prices.  Posted here.


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Happy to be fat!?

So I was over on MTV.com because a co-worker of mine was yacking about the new Tila Tequila show, A Shot at Love, With Tila Tequila. That's a whole other story though! LoL

Anyhow, I was talking to her about the other show True Life. So I mosey-ed on over to the casting calls for the show. Ya know where they post what upcoming topics will be and you can apply with your photo and story to be on the show. Let's see what I found...

True Life: I Need Anger Management

True Life: I'm Schizophrenic

True Life: I'm a Southern Belle

True Life: I'm Happy to be Fat...

What? So they're going to do a show on Fat Acceptance? Somehow I don't see this thing being positive. I mean, granted the description below sounds like it might have a positive ring to it. But something about this just seems wrong. Something sounds like it's going to just mock a fat person. I dont know.

True Life: I'm Happy to be Fat

Are you overweight but comfortable with your body type? Do friends and family urge you to lose weight but you don't listen? Do you appreciate the feeling or appearance of being fat or do you like to date men or women who are overweight? Do you want to increase your weight? Have you set a goal in bodyweight or size that you're trying to reach? Have you encountered health problems or risks while trying to reach your goal?

If you appear to be between the ages of 18 and 28, and are happy to be fat, email us at: fat@mtvstaff.com with all of the details.

Please be sure to include your name, location, phone number and a photo, if possible.

What do you guys think? Are any of you going to email this staff to try out? Or do you think that it's all just fun and insults?

Oh, and you know.. I know how this show ends up. My highschool was the one in True Life: Prom Night. They butcher everything you say and turn it into whatever they want to hear. I dont know about this. Any comments, arguments.. etc??

I feel fat, but not happy today.
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Fatty from Oakland! (OT)

Hi, All

I want to share some fat stuff.

Here is a tag I....stumbled (wink) upon at the entrance of Weight Watchers in Oakland (on Grand Ave.):

Here is a stencil a beloved friend made for me/of me:

These are really fun, easy and important to make. If you're local and want to do some stencils together, let me know!

If my post is inappropriate, kindly delete it (moderators) and let a sista know! :)

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