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I'm going down!

Earlier this week, a coworker of mine told me, "No need to try to pull them up because they are too big!"  My dad had bought me several pairs of jeans for Christmas because I had lost weight and needed some new ones.  Well, at the beginning of this month, I went to Old Navy to shop.  I could zip the smaller size, but using the little bench in the fitting room, I noticed I was not able to sit down and be comfortable.  Needless to say, I put those back on the rack.  So, today, I went to them again and guess what, I could zip those pants and sit down in them. Now, I still cannot get into the super skinny version (which I doubt I would ever wear anyway), but at least I got into the size.  I cannot lie, my goal was always to get back into Old Navy clothing where I could go in the store to buy if off the rack and not order it online.  I am one size away from the goal I set for myself (yes, it will still be considered plus), but I am so proud of how far I have come in less than a y…

The Magic Touch

Let me go ahead and get this disclaimer out of the way - not everything I write in here is going to be on what I would consider a serious subject.  There are going to be some days where I have these really random moments that I want to share with you.  I'll share because I feel like you will understand where I am coming from and will offer advice if you feel like it.  So, since I've cleared the air, let me get on with my post.  

A few years ago during my previous relationship, my then boyfriend suggested that we go get a couples massage.  At first I was all game, but before he could make the appointment, I told him not to do so.  When he asked me why, I told him that I just wasn't excited about it anymore and that I would rather him spend that money doing something else with me.  What I really should have told him was, "I did not like the thought of someone else touching my rolls because I was barely comfortable with you touching them".  Yep, that's how I felt…

The call out - Abercrombie & Fitch style

In 2006, Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries made the following statement to Salon Magazine:  

“In every school there are the cool and popular kids, and then there are the not-so-cools kids.  Candidly, we go after the cool kids.  We go after the attractive all-American kid with a great attitude and a lot of friends.  A lot of people don’t belong (in our clothes), and they can’t belong.  Are we exclusionary? Absolutely.  Those companies that are in trouble are trying to target everybody: young, old, fat, skinny.”

I’m not exactly sure what events let to this 7 year old statement to come up, but I know it sent a uproar in the plus community as well as in the souls of people in general that have a heart.  I’m glad that this came back to light though because it brought back the conversation of size and beauty back to the headlines.  Not everything that has been said has been positive about us plus beauties and I think if people would take 5 minutes to even attempt to look at the world…

Even the mannequin was dissed!

Since this blog site was just started yesterday, I still have a few things I need to catch up on.  Don't worry, slowly but surely I will catch up on all the news.  I've been wanting to add my take to a subject that was stirred in Sweden about their H&M using a size 12 mannequin.

Now, I'm not a size 12, but personally, I think it would be pretty cool to see a mannequin in a store that resembles an average size woman and not one that people starve themselves to look like.  I'm just saying.  It's my own opinion and since you have your own, you probably don't agree.  Also, just in case you haven't seen the photo, I have placed it here for you to view.  


Now, other than the fact that the lingerie looks purple to me (I don't like purple - LOL), I think this mannequin looks pretty good.  It shows a "healthy" mannequin that seems to look cute just the way it is.  I hope that "healthy" women look at the mannequin and see that as well.  I ho…

The Introduction

I cannot believe I am taking this leap of faith and confidence.  Faith, I think we can all understand.  Confidence, well, I'm just learning to step into mine and it gets stronger each day.  As I sit in the floor writing this first post for this page, there is so much that I can and want to say, but I don't want to bore you.  Instead, I want you to be so intrigued that you cannot wait to see what I post.  I told my really amazing friend, who is more like my sister (but she has managed to turn into my publicist) that I felt like this blog was my official coming out party.  No, I'm not a lesbian, but I'm coming as a proud, plus size woman.  Now, don't get me wrong, I know there are still going to be some low confidence days, but at this moment, as I write this, I am so happy to be who I am because it is giving me the chance to share my experiences with you.  What experiences?  I have plenty to share.  It's just what I do!  

Let me take this time for properly introd…