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The Perfect White T-Shirt (via averageinsuburbia)

May 12, 2011

I had to reblog this for three reasons:
1. I have yet to find the “perfect white T-shirt” to fit my sizable girls.
2. The Olsen twins do, indeed, look like meerkats.
3. It’s hilarious as F

The Perfect White T-Shirt My older sister, the one I will henceforth call Big Sister even though she's 3 inches shorter than me and only weighs 2.6 pounds, has been on the search for the perfect white T-Shirt.  If I had a nickel for every time she has related to me the story of the perfect T-Shirt, a Rebecca Beeson, purchased years ago at Century 21 in New York City and now impossible to be replaced, I'd have enough change to  buy one of those little bottles of vodka they … Read More

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I just bought a new swimsuit…

May 10, 2011

Oh man, here comes another summer. Another summer where I promise myself that I will work harder at getting in shape so I don’t feel like a blob in a bikini. I just bought a ‘tankini’ online hoping that it will give me some motivation to get off my ass.

Hopefully a tankini will be a little more forgiving...

Is it weird that I’m more worried about my extra-large boobies not fitting in the cups as opposed to a rolly tummy or jiggly legs??!!! Haha at the very least I hope that I am comfortable in it, no matter if I lose weight or not. If you are comfortable in what you’re wearing you come off to other people as attractive and happy. I’m sorry to whoever this lady is, but I really don’t want to be her. It’s cool if she’s comfortable in her swimsuit, but I would be mortified if someone snuck a picture of me and posted it on the internet for all to see and make fun of. Everyone is beautiful in their own way and yes I am aware that I am continuing the vicious cycle by posting her picture. I’m just trying to make a point.

Photo courtesy of colros

Also, I want to point out that the guy who posted this pic and many others like it, is a doctor who is trying to make a glaring point about the level of obesity in the U.S. When you look at yourself through other people’s eyes, it’s a lot easier to realize what needs to be done to get healthy. I applaud him for his efforts even if they are slightly offensive.

My boyfriend recently bought the “Insanity” program and is planning to stick with it through the whole 60 days. ( I believe that’s how long it goes for.) I would love to do the program with him, but since we don’t live together it’s very difficult to stay on track with him. So I’ve decided to renew my membership at 24 hour fitness. If you have never heard of that gym, look it up online and see if there is one in your area. I highly recommend them. The only set back is price. They are a little pricey. I’m trying to get around that (I’m a struggling college student) by joining onto my dad’s family plan that he has with his fiance. Anyhoo, I’m gonna see if my boyfriend will let me monitor his progress on Insanity and maybe post some pictures. Once I get my membership going at 24 hour, I will somehow gather the courage to post some before pics of my own.
Well, that’s it for now. Hope I’ve inspired a few of you to join me in the battle against the bulge. At the very least entertained you for a bit. Let me know if you have any advice, opinions, or horror stories!

I’m fat because I can’t sleep?!?!

May 9, 2011

Apparently studies have been showing that there is a link between insomnia and obesity. While I was laying in bed trying to fall asleep yesterday it occurred to me that a lot of my overweight friends complain of having a hard time sleeping and so do I. A google search led me to a bevy of sites confirming the theory that insomnia leads to being overweight which in turn leads to more insomnia. It’s a vicious cycle people!

According to Natural News getting too much sleep or having irregular sleeping patterns can cause excess fat deposits in the belly area. That’s just great! I work on overnights every other week and sometimes sleep for 12-15 hours to try to catch up on sleep from my previous work week. I’m screwed! Over 75% of Americans claim they have trouble sleeping and over 61% of Americans are considered overweight. Scientists believe that obesity and insomnia are linked by hormones. Two hormones in particular, ghrelin and leptin, are the traffic signals of when and how much to eat. Ghrelin decides what time and leptin decides when enough is enough. When you are tired, ghrelin levels increase and leptin levels decrease.

Here’s another interesting article on this topic from WebMD.

For those of us who work the night shift, here’s an interesting article.

Too-Faced Shadow Insurance-Primer

May 9, 2011
Too-Faced Shadow Insurance

Tonight I decided to do a product review. It is an eyeshadow primer called Too-Faced Shadow Insurance. Sephora says ”This is your full-coverage insurance policy against all fading, creasing, melting, blurring, oil slicked, and hard-to-blend eyeshadow accidents. Our silicone based eyeshadow primer transforms any eyeshadow into a perfectly blendable, color-drenched, intensified version of itself, then locks it down perfectly until you take it off. This soothing formula evens out the skin tone on your lids and smoothes lines while securing a barrier between the oils of your skin and your makeup, so no shadow catastrophes will ever happen again.”

It is .35oz for about $18, which is great because you only need a tiny bit for each lid. It will last a long time! I have hooded eyes which, if you look at the diagram below, you can’t see the whole or most of the eyelid when the eye’s are open. When you

have hooded eyes, it is easier for skin oils and sweat to build up in the crease and effect makeup. I have tried many eye primers and different tips and tricks to get my eyeshadow to not only look good but to last. This is the first eyeshadow primer that has kept my eyeshadow bright and in place all day long and even after sleeping in it! I really love wearing bright shadows especially in purple tones and this primer kept it in place. Also I have a problem with my eyeliner transferring onto the upper part of my lid when I open my eyes wide. Too-Faced Shadow Insurance keeps that stuck in place too!

I know…I know…

May 8, 2011

I haven’t posted in an extremely long time. I have a good excuse though, I swear! Like I said before my roommates and I have moved into a new house. Cleaning and painting the new house, moving, and cleaning the old apartments has literally worn us all out. I haven’t had much time to breathe let alone post any blogs. I AM SORRY!!!

Along with moving, I am trying out for an orchestra on May 14th. I have been taking any available free time I’ve had to practice my audition piece (I play the violin.) I am very excited to be part of an orchestra again…if I get it in that is. I am also very nervous. It’s been at least 6 years since I have auditioned for anything. The area that I live in doesn’t have many choices for extra curricular music programs if you’re over 18…unless you start a band.

Anyhoo, I hope you guys have still kept up with me in my absence. Tonight is kind of busy at work so I can’t post much but I plan on doing a makeup product review…spice things up a bit 😉

Accessorize it…or you’ll look just like all the other fat girls…

April 13, 2011

I’m bored, so I’m scrolling through ‘If Style Could Kill’ website. Plus size clothing isn’t so varied and it’s really expensive, so we have to stand out from the fat crowd by adding amazing accessories, shoes, hair and makeup. I love accessorizing…although it can be expensive as well. Have a look at some shoes and accessories that caught my eye.

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Mmmmmmm…Moon Pies!

April 11, 2011

If you’ve never had a Moon Pie, I highly suggest you go out to your nearest Wal-mart or whatever mega store you have and buy one. Their like $.50 a piece at Wal-mart. 

Chocolate Double-Decker Moon Pies

 A MoonPie is a pastry which consists of two round graham cracker cookies, with marshmallow filling in the center, dipped in chocolate or other flavors. It was first made for coal miners as an easy snack.Today after painting the new house for a good 4 hours, the girls and I decide to make a trip to Wally World for another 5 gallon bucket of super-duper white paint (as I said before, the original owner was a heavy indoor smoker and the walls just soak this paint up.) It’s covering the walls great and the smell of smoke and cats is nearly gone. It’s also covering us very well. 

Kim with my paint covered hand print on her ass!

 We all made our appearance covered in stark white paint from head to toe. I had my hair in pigtails and it being bright red, the paint drops all over it stand out very well. I looked like a doofus. I really didn’t want to go out in public dressed like a paint covered homeless woman but they made me go. I was purposely annoying Kim, asking to buy everything shiny and bright that caught my eye. I was getting very irritated and tired and I just wanted to get the hell out of there! But as we searched for a check out lane something caught my eye. A chocolate double-decker Moon Pie! It was glorious! I immediately grabbed 2 and held them up to my cheeks while cooing “moooon piiieeess.” Kim just stared at me and got in line to check out. I bounced around in line anxiously waiting to buy my scrumptious little chocolate disks. We got back to the house to continue painting and Kim said “You totally looked like a fat kid with a Moon Pie in each hand waiting to check out.” Yes I probably did, but I don’t care. They are delicious and it made my day. I was a happy fat kid today! So I decided to blog about it. Check out the Moon Pie website if you can’t buy them in your area.