Category: fat girl musings

Fat girl musings: Girl, where is your waist?

Fat girl musings: Girl, where is your waist?

We were having dinner with friends the other night when my girlfriend eyed the cute romper I was wearing and said this to me,” You don’t have a big stomach. Your waist is small. You’re so lucky! I always get…

What I learned on my Whole30 journey

What I learned on my Whole30 journey

Thirty days without sugar, grains, legumes and dairy sounds crazy but Whole30 has transformed my life and the way I view food. Let’s jump this off by saying the Whole30 program is a complete mental trip. They say that changing…

Conquering body image fears

Conquering body image fears

Me, last summer, doing my best Stevie Nicks impersonation at Venice beach. It’s no secret that I have body image fears and body issues. First of all, I’m a woman so that is kind of a prerequisite. Also, I grew…

How to make your own “Skinny” Raspberry Italian Soda

How to make your own “Skinny” Raspberry Italian Soda

Like pretty much every kid from the 80’s, I grew up with an unnatural obsession with soda. Coca-cola.Pepsi.Cherry Pepsi (fave).Diet Coke.Cactus Cooler.7-Up.Root beer. You name it, I’d like to crack open a can and guzzle it down. Yesssssssss. Funny thing…

The best shaper I’ve ever owned

The truth of the matter is, my thighs and backside haven’t gotten into a dress without first pulling on some sort of shaper since 1995. I’m just like Dolly Parton’s character in Steel Magnolias when she says, “Well, these thighs…

Favorite midnight snack: Roasted Cauliflower

Favorite midnight snack: Roasted Cauliflower

Us, thinking about what our midnight snack will be that night. My husband and I are those mean parents that snack on yummy stuff after the chil’rens go to bed. That’s right. We’ve been known to throw some serious Fat…

An ode to fat thighs

An ode to fat thighs

It’s late and our six children are safely tucked in their beds. Exhausted, we finally make it to our own bed. I hear my husband’s quiet whisper in the darkness. Come here and put those hamhocks over me. Obediently, I…

Hey, you’re fat!

Hey, you’re fat!

I have been reading about fat activism for a few years now. It feels good to be aware–to have your eyes opened on things. When I read Spilt Milk‘s words on the fat body in the post  I am not…

Extending beauty toward yourself

Extending beauty toward yourself

I am a big fan of fat girl blogs. I’ve stated this before. But I have to admit, my reason for reading fat girl blogs has definitely evolved. At one time I was drawn to them because I was eager…

Finally figuring out what looks good on me

Finally figuring out what looks good on me

Hey people, I wrote about The fine art of dressing to flatter your body type over at Babycenter’s Momformation today. A subject that is near and dear to my heart. Its kinda rough dressing this here bod. It always has…