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Yesterday I did a thing I hate, but have to do, I went pant shopping. I hate paying more than $20 for a pair of pants, and refuse to do it. I also am a size 14-16 depending on the pants. I went to target, all their pants in my size are either too expensive or are ugly as hell. I then had the brilliant idea to go to Lane Bryant, now I've never been in there before, but as soon as I walked in I felt immediately uncomfortable. Everyone in there gave me dirty looks. Now I know that the store is sizes 14 and up, well Hi I'm a size 14, why do I feel like a bitch for going in there? Does anyone else feel like they're in the middle? Not small enough to be a skinny girl, not big enough to be a big girl? ugh. I like my body right now, but why do manufacturers hate me? ugh
I'm having a lot of problems with my sewing machine; it's not the machine itself but the fact that I have no clue how to use it. I really like sewing and crafting and whatnot, I just can't seem to figure out how to fix the tension. So I made a new community called sewconfused. If you can sew and you want to help others who are having problems, please join, or if you are like me and are totally confused join. Tell your sewing friends! Thanks dudes and dudettes.
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Ok justasuare members, Lets get active again. We started out with a bang and have fallen off. I realize I have been a lazy maintainer, and a lazy poster....but that is going to change.Let's see, what is new with me??I went back to school in August of '06 to become a Massage Therapist. I graduated on March 28, 2007. I received my certificate of completion and my official transcripts in the mail yesterday, and am looking forward to the huge graduation ceremony this upcoming Friday....yep, I am graduating on 4/20.This is what I am wearing to my graduation:What do you all think???So I am putting it out there, update us on what you are doing, anything new and exciting?Buy any fabulous clothes recently? Anything???Let's get active!~Keri
Hey there! :) Im new here..and new on LJ also..hehebut.. I was looking around and found this place and I was reading..and felt so confortable...that i thought about joining this comunity! hope you dont mind!My name´s Fernanda.....Im 26..and from Buenos Aires, Argentina..Im a film producer..and make up artist...no husband/ boyfriend/ lover/ anything...(guys here are VERY superficial..and..i dont have the kind of body they like i think....) so..now Im trying to be happy alone! :)well..dont want to bother you...and hopefully i´ll get to know you allhere´s a pic of me :) xoxoxoxo,Fer
Hello to all the fabulous fat ladies in this community!!I need your help! I'm doing a bit of market research as I'm planning to open my own online store selling trendy, unique and fashionable clothing for plus-size gals in Canada.
As you may know, the options available to those of us in the great white north are pretty disgraceful. So in the spirit of helpin a sista out, please click here to take survey This survey is open to all residents across the globe
If you have any suggestions/opinions/advice or information you'd like to share with this fledgling entrepreneur, or if you would like to be personally notified of when I launch, feel free to email me at stephanie.agosta at gmail dot com
Thank you so much!!
i never post here...sorry!!! hope all is well. things here are busy. alexis is now 8 months old and is soooooo busy! shes pulling herself up on EVERYTHING and has stood on her own for a few seconds. YAY.we'll be moving into our own place soon and im excited about that!!! hopefully after that i can go back to school. ugh! i have 2 years left on my degree and i'll be damned if i dont finish.im still working on liking myself. still have 40 lbs to lose, but i dont have the time. or when i do im too tired! over workeddddd. anyway here are some pictures of my little girl with my grandparents, just a few weeks old
does anyone know where I can find nice plus size backseam pantyhose? That are not thigh highs, not footless and not fishnet? I already checked torrid and lane bryant... thanks for the help ladies =)
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alexis got her first tooth saturday and it's a molar! at 4 months of age..she's already ahead of the game. atta girl.
I went to check my E-mail and I looked over and saw an ad for E-diets. Well I've never been one to be offended by a diet add. Sure, they imply that being fat is ugly, but I know better than that. Today though I read the add that I've see a few times. It said "ready for summer, think again" and shows this thin woman pinching a little bit of fat on her, and then it tells you to pick your weight based on your age. The most anyone could possibly weigh was 148 and then you had to be over 45. I found this add a bit annoying because...A) it's telling people that even if they think they're skinny, they're really not.B)It shows a thin woman pinching a little fat off like it's horrible to even have one bit of fatC) It's not even geared toward bigger women since there isn't even an option for my weight in there. In fact, if I weighed 137 which is the most I could click for my age range, my BMI would be 20.2, if I lost those 10 pounds that they promised, I would by .3 from being under weight. I know I'm taller than most girls, but that doesn't matter. Even if i was 6 inches taller I'd still be the proper weight.Anyway I'm annoyed and wanted your opinions on this add. Have you seen it? ~RiverPs. I refreshed the add and a similar one came up, it had the weight chart, but not the same girl or saying. This one tell me I need to lose weight if I weight 132 and if I lost 10 pounds? I'd be underweight!X-posted
Hello everyone i was all by myself this afternoon so i decided to have some pigtail fun! I hope you enjoy them most are worksafe. Leave some love behind cause everyone can use a compliment now and then! :)( Read more...Collapse )
Well it's fun time again , a friend of mine gave me this top hat, and so i naturally desided it was fun time!! Under the cut for size and content NWS.( Read more...Collapse )
OMG! I just made the most amazing lunch/dinner/snack thing. I got it from the WW TurnAround Program Cookbook, and modified it to suit my likes. But without further ado, here it is:
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Hey All~As most of you may know I am participating in AIDS Walk RI with a bunch of great people, such as popicn, obscureterminus, superfluous1, and hah424. It is a great event to raise funds for AIDS Project RI! So, I am here drumming up donations. Please donate what you can...even if it is only $1.00. You can donate here:
so life with the lil munchkin is great. she is now 7 lbs 13 oz...almost a whole pound more than when she was born! i cant believe how much she's changed. she's such a lil pig!!! and oh man she's developing such a temper. it's either HER WAY RIGHT NOW OR YOU ARE GOING TO PAY! i'll bore you all and post pictures of her soon! we're spending the weekend at grandma's house next weekend. should be a lot of fun! her first MAJOR outting...i'm excited.i'm not going to go into all the stupid details...but a few weeks before my daughter was born, someone amazing came back into my life.an amazing guy..who not only cares about myself, but alexis as well. i feel as if i've won the lottery...last friday the three of us ended up taking a nap together all cuddled together. it was...it was the most amazing feeling in the entire world.i honestly can not believe how great and RIGHT life feels. i cant remember a time since my dad died, that i have truly been this happy.
Hey guys, it's been awhile. It seems like spring is my time to go into body-dislike mode, but I'm working through it! I think it's all the emphasis on summer clothing and bikinis and the beach... I just wish I was strong enough to not get sucked into it all. I did start up another small community lose2gainlife because of my obesity-related illnesses, so I felt like it would be a hypocrite to post in here about my day-- and I've been missing out. One thing I've gained from being a part of this community with you guys is the knowledge that unless I accept myself-- no matter the size or shape of my ass, I'm never truly going to be present in my life. I need to love me, and consider myself beautiful-- exactly the way I consider you ladies beautiful.I've made some moves to improve my body image, like stopping reading certain beauty magazines! It sounds small, but it's made a big difference. I seek out pictures of beautiful plus-size models to use as wallpaper on my laptop (Mia Tyler is my favorite). I have to stop being ashamed of not being what the world asks of me, and not be afraid of blazing my own trail, with my own diverse appearance and experiences.So, in honor of honoring my whole self-- here's my body shape.... not an hourglass or board or a ruler-- but an "APPLE"... big belly and upperbody, and smaller legs. Not proportionate to a lady in Victoria's Secret, but proportionate to ME. So, what shape are you? Honor yourselves, ladies!
here's some more pictures of my daughter alexis..the morning after i had her. not a happy camper, but we had a long night..
okay girls, I asked this on amipregnant, but i usually only get a reply or two on there and I really wanted experiences so I wanted to ask the girls of beautifulcurves and justasuare. Sorry if this is off topic, but some of it is on topic. And for the boys you might not wanna read on.Well my period was supposed to start on the 16th.Normally (as in always) I get really bad cramps a day or at least a few hours before my period then for the first day or two it's really heavy, and then it becomes regular. Well half way through the 16th I noticed some brownish blood on the toilet paper.No cramps, just blood. I put a pad in and by the end of the day, there was only a little brown on the pad. The next day I put a tampon in because, though there was still only a spot on the toilet paper, I figured it would start soon and I might as well be prepared. Well about 4 hours later there was only a small streak on the tampon. It's been like this ever since and it's been 2 days. It's not even enough to be considered I light period and sometimes there's no blood at all. It seems a lot like implantation bleeding to me, but I assumed that only lasted a few hours or so and I also bled a little a week ago, but that was just a little on the toilet paper one time.I was wondering if I should take a pregnancy test in a few days if the bleeding never gets heavier or if I shouldn't worry about it until next month and also how long does implantation bleeding last? Is there anything else that would cause a very light period? I know that drugs and stress and all cause no period, but I'm not on drugs, I maintain the same weight, and I am a little worried that I might be pregnant, but since there is some bleeding it's not like the stress has stopped my period.Also more on topic I have these bumps under my arms. Not like in my arm pits, but a little farther down past my arm pit and above it too. It's not ingrown hairs. I know all about those. They're like dark and round and only stick up a little. Most of them won't pop so that's why I'm sure they're not ingrown hairs and that I don't have hair growing where they are. The only thing I can think of is that it's caused by my arms rubbing or something since I have really big arms. Sometimes if one's been there for a while I can pop it a little, but that's only happened like twice. I was wondering if any of you girls have these, and if you know what causes them. I've only noticed them in the past few months. I think they're really unattractive and I'd like to be able to get rid of them.~River
https://www.growingfamily.com/webnursery/babypage_view.asp?URLID=5B4G3K7A4Jpassword: DCFVGRXMTWpictures of my little girl. (not the best since they were taken by some shitty ass hospital photog...but my uncle is being lazy and has yet to email me any others).
i thought i would write a fast update.my little girl alexis was born wed!! =D. my water broke at 7 am and after fifteen hours of labor..i was still only dilated to a three. i was given drugs to help with the contractions and the babys heartrate went down, because of them.i ended up having a c-setion. it wasnt nearly as horrible as i thought it would be and my mom held my hand through most of it (once they delievered the baby, she followed her up to the nursery). she was 6lbs 15 ounces. 19 1/2 inches long. blue eyes and strawberry blonde hair. the most PRECIOUS little thing ever. we came home yesterday and it's been good. she's such a sweet little baby and is so good to her momma. recovery is slow and im in a lot of pain, but i am not pushing myself to do more than the dr told me to do (which normally i would try and do everything!) and other than that..the only thing i can say is THANK GOD FOR PAIN MEDS!!!!!i will post pictures as soon as i get them!
to our wonderful mod and creator, kerissamarie!!!
Hy Girls, I just wanted to stop in and say that I love you all. I really wish this community was more active. I know i'm not that active either but I'm a hypocrite, lol. I've been busy the past week or so. Last Sunday my grandfather passed away so I planned his funeral for most of the week. Then I spent a few days with friends and met a really cute guy who I of course slept with right away Ii have no self control) which probably ruined my chances of a relationship, but we did hang out all the next day so I dunno. Now I'm just waiting to see if he calls or not 'cause there's no way in hell I'm gonna call a guy who probably isn't expecting to ever hear from me again. I'm hoping to take a few college courses over the summer and I'll be turning 20 in a week. And other than that nothing really new is going on. What's going on with you guys?~River
i havent posted here in a LONNNNNNNNG time. thought since im here waitin on my mom to come to town, i would real fast.things are good. the baby is due in two weeks. God, time flies! i am so not ready to be a mom. but i guess for better or worse it will happen.i think i have FINALLY gotten over the initial shock of how this came about and although being a single parent was never in my plans for life, i am going to give it a shot. i just hope and pray im making the right choice for this little girl. she deserves the best.i've always realized that im lucky to have such wonderful friends, family and other people in my life. on a daily basis, this is confirmed! i wouldnt have made it this far in this whole pregnancy with out them and i am so lucky. i cant wait to bring this baby into my family and my circle of friends so she too, can feel the love, support and joy i feel from these special people! anyway..that's all for now! i hope all of you are well and life is good! smile, spring is FINALLY here.
I need a change with my drab, limp, long hair! It is realllly long (like 2.5 feet long maybe) and the natural color is dark brown with red highlights. At this moment in time I have like 6 inch roots. :(I have had this same 'Do for like 7 years. I used to have a shoulder length blunt cut with blunt bangs.(I had a slimmer face then tho (>.<)The thing is that I have a short forehead so my questions for You Guys:* Should I get bangs? If So, should I keep my middle part and get bangs or get a side part and get diagonal bangs?*Should I keep the length (trim an inch or so) BUT get some shorter layers to add some height? Or maybe cut off like 6 inches and have some crazy shoulder length layered look?*What color should I color it? (Remember I have ugly red highlights I CANNOT get away from) I was thinking maybe those 2 layer colors? I don't know!Sooo stressful! *sighs*note: I HATE people cutting my hair! I Love my Long Locks and every time I have gone in for "trims" or asked for a certain 'Do - They mess it all up and I end up with some mullet or something!AND I will not go all Black, Blonde or crazy rainbow! Any Advice would Help! (Sorry about the crappy pics! My camera died too mins ago!)THANKs chickies!( ...Peektures...Collapse )
So my friend took some picture at her birthday party that I thought we gonna be really cute, but when I finally saw them I realized I looked fat. Now, I am fat, and that's fine, but I look even bigger than usual in these pictures. So I wasn't going to share them at all, but then I realized you guys might actually appreciate them. There's only two due to her camera cutting off and deleting most of the pictures, but I have one more friend who has pictures too so maybe if I don't get a terrible response from these I'll post those later when she uploads them.( me+misc peopleCollapse )I see all of you guys and I think you're gorgeous at the size you are, but I just don't think I look right when I gain weight/look fat in pictures. If I'm anything bigger than a 16 I look weird.Anyway, I don't think our fat picture should be something we're ashamed of (I'm a hypocrite, I know) so feel free to post yours in a comment.~River
I saw this herbal essences color flirt stuff that wears off in about a week so I bought some black. It didn't spread well so I need another layer of it to get it not to look so gray-ish, but I kinna like it.( picturesCollapse )~River
http://www.igigi.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Offset=0&Category_Code=sale_3&Previous_Stack_Depth=0&Previous_Stack_1=Igigi is`having a sale on some of their items :) some gorgeous stuff from a 12/14 up to a 32 :)
So.... I'm a newbie.I got here through beautifulcurves and i'm just increasing my love for cuves and chubbyness!I started a whole kinda "Self-awareness" thing at the beginning of the year when i made my most important resolution to be to gain confidence and feel happy about who i am and feel comfortable in my own skin.so the questiony thing.... here goes...Name/Age: I'm Susie, or Susannah and I'm 14. soon to be 15 on the 21st of march! I cant wait!Location: Snowy scotland! It is actually snowing just now! Its fabby!Heritige/Languages: Well, I'm scottish and always have been. I speak english and French, I'm forced to learn french in school. I'd love to learn gaelic though.Why you'd like yo join: Well, I just want to improve my confidence and my body image. Being around people like me must help!Three Great Things About your personality: Well I love to have a good laugh and I have a good sense of humour, I can be very caring and i will always look out for people. and I can be a great friend, I can always stand up for my friends and help them whenever i can. I'd give the world for my friends.Three Things you love about your body: I love my clevage. Its nice to have some nice large assets! :P I love my booty, aggain the large roundness is good sometimes :D and I think i have a nice face in general i like my eyes.Any books/sites/movies: Well. I did see this site before and it was extremely simple and it was a woman who took her own artistic nude shoots and set them to words. I cant for the life of me find it though. I think it was called I am. and it was so inspiring.Anyone to admire: I love Maya Angelou's poetry, its very strong. And so many pther people i've met in LJ communities like this one.I will get you some new photos soon, but in the meantime you can have some of my old pics.( This has, been said, so many times...Collapse )Thankyou for listening :P
it's amazing. i think about to last year at this time or even two years ago and im so not the same person. im happy. very happy.i moved over the weekend and i friggin LOVE IT. i sleep better, though still crappy (i guess that comes with being 7 months along eh) and my roommates are the coolest. everyone pretty much sticks to their own rooms..which is fine by me. i love the location and the street we live on is so quiet and peaceful. i'm not sure how long i'll be there for ... (depends on what happens with the lil baby) but i hope it's for a while.even mousie is happy there! =Di had an ultrasound yesterday. it was the most amazing thing ever. i got to listen to the babys heartbeat again. got to see its fingers and toes and feet. the spine and heart....part of the face. i cried....i cant even begin to tell you how amazing and beautiful it was. so do you all wanna know what it is? some of you do (jen and cher)...it's a girl. i have no idea what's going to happen or how i'll make it..but for now things are good. she's healthy and so am i. (and i get to take tylenol pm to help me sleep better..which i did last night and im a functioning person today! OMG YAY)...Anyway....Alexis Dawn is due may 6th. =). Dawn is my moms middle name. i figured the best thing i could do for my little girl is name her after the most amazing person alive in my life.
Hello,I'm taking part in the AIDS Walk Rhode Island 2006 to raise money for AIDS Project Rhode Island and would really welcome your support.Please take a moment to sponsor me. It's really easy - you can donate online by credit card and receive a record of your donation. Here’s my page:http://www.firstgiving.com/kerilbellAll donations are secure and sent directly to AIDS Project Rhode Island. Please join me in supporting AIDS Project Rhode Island and a fabulous cause!Thanks and best wishes,synn1977
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Ok peoples....this is a fun fun thing I would like everyone to do.I recently purchased a new MP3 player (Creative Labs Sleek Photo Zen) that holds 10,000 songs as well as photos. I know there is no way in Hades I would ever think of that many songs on my own...so this is where all my LJ peoples come in handy. Heck even LJ strangers!What I am asking is that you reply to this post with 5 to 10 of the songs that you absolutely could not live without and their artist.Thanks in advance.....and I can promise that as long as I can find the song I will add it to my list.
I added this community ages ago and realized just today that it wasn't showing up on my friends page for some reason :( so i'm trying to catch up. Thanks for not deleteing it!This is me :( Read more...Collapse )I dont have much to say but I look forward to reading.
My friend carriejane posted this http://www.leonardnimoyphotography.com/7body.htmon her lj... thought you all would enjoy. I thought it was very beautiful.I liked her comment on it " LOOK! One can be fat, happy, naked, AND beautiful! All at the same time. "hehe
*I know this is off-topic, and I apologize. If this isn't allowed, please let me know... I'll delete it.*I need advice. And I have seen the great advice and help you have given those before, and I don't know where else to turn. Too many close friends and family read my personal journal and I can't write about this topic without making things uncomfortable. And before I go into my question, I'd just like to say that I have been with my husband for over a decade & I know how men are... that they are visual creatures and all that but I am coming to the end of my rope. My husband, my best friend... the man who is perfect in ALMOST every way... is addicted to porn. I know. It's not exactly a unique problem. But I have been dealing with it for 12 years and I just don't know if it's me and my inability to accept this or if I am right to be tired and upset about it. I just want to know if I am making a mountain out of a molehill, you know? It's not that I am jealous of the girls he looks at, because I got over the jealousy a long time ago. It's the fact that he doesn't just look at it, he collects it. He used to buy dozens and dozens of magazines, and now that he has a computer, he just saves hundreds of dirty pictures on his computer. And I have known about it for years. We have fought tooth and nail over it. I finally came to the conclusion that I was overreacting, and that masturbation is normal. It's even considered healthy. So I compromised with him, asking him that he just take my feelings into consideration once in awhile and to maybe just collect a small amount of porn, and admitting that even I look at porn once in awhile. But... *sigh* but... I feel it's gotten out of hand. And the fact that this has gone on for over 10 long years. I kept thinking that he would get it out of his system, you know? And we have a healthy sex life. It's not like he is turning to the porn instead of me, it just seems to be too much. And for every fight we have about it, he tells me that he is going to try and stop but.... it doesn't. Like I said, I don't have a problem with porn. Just the (sick) amount of it, that for some reason he feels he needs. I am so lost, so confused. I am tired of the fighting. I don't want to blow it out of proportion by leaving him, he is a great husband in every other way. I just don't know what to do. Help anyone? Advice? Anyone gone through something similar? Sometimes it helps to know that I am not the only one in the world that goes through these things. :) Thanks everyone. *hugs*
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have you ever listened to music and it just totally summed up how you felt? i did that this morning and i thought i'd post the lyrics. im sure it's a song that some of you like....it's by one of my most favorite bands..social distortion."Faithless"I know a girl who warns the dangers of loveall the pain and the anguish, the sorrow that it bringsshe keeps herself in a world that's protectedher outsides are toughbut inside her heart longs to sing[Chorus:]Don't let your walls downYou might fall in love, You might fall in loveHe's gonna get his girlfriend's name tattooed on his neckand hope he never, never lives to regrethe's gonna walk down that long, dark alleyand what he finds there you know he'll never forget[Chorus:]Don't let your walls downYou might fall in love, You might fall in loveThey're crashing down now, You might fall in loveI remember a time I believedthat the words love and pain were both one in the sameI'm gonna trade in my old ways for a new shot at lifeI'm gonna change, change my directionI'm gonna change my ways[Chorus:]Don't let your walls downYou might fall in love, You might fall in loveThey're crashing down nowIt's you I'm thinking of, It's you I'm thinking ofLet's fall in love.- i hope all is well with everyone. im gettin by! i got my hair cut this weekend. pictures soon to come -
The West Jersey Animal Shelter is closing at the end of this month. The Pennsauken, NJ shelter had it's license revoked due to unkept and dangerous conditions for the animals. There are currently 31 dogs and 5 cats on the premises that are in desperate need of adoption. If these animals are not adopted by the end of the month, they will be euthanized.The West Jersey Animal Shelter is open for adoptions Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. and from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Phone (856) 486-2180.Even if you can't adopt an animal, please repost this.. .Eventually it will reach someone who can.. Even if only one pet is adopted, that's still a big difference for that animal's life
I made a new community for parents. A place to swap activity ideas, recipes, advice, etc. Most of all a place for parents to get away and meet other parents. If you're interested, come join!parents_placeMods, if this isn't allowed, feel free to delete. :)
So I'm offically going under the knife on Friday at 12:45pm. I have to be put to sleep which lets face it is always a little nerve racking. I'm sure eveything is going to be fine but let' face it almost anything can happen! So i'm saying I love you to everyone and that i will see eveyone in Tampa on Monday. Carlye i love you guys sooo much and i miss you more than the world, Bryan i can't wait to see you, Stacia i wish we could be hanging out right now, and Alan you are the light of my life i Love you soo much. You guys are hte greatest. Since this is going to be cross posted i will also say i love all my BBW and BBM. Miss everyone i won't be posting for a little while more, they are going to be giving some pretty strong drugs so i;m going to be out of it. Kisses to everyone and i love you guys.
what makes someone a good parent?
i've been so busy lately, but i just was thinking to myself about how this year started off. how is 2006 going for everyone? i hope wonderful.mine is going better than expected...lets hope we can keep it up all year long =)