Pain and Carbs

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As many of you know, I'm a recovering binge eater. In the past, I would use eating to completely numb emotional pain or depression. I wrote a bit about this in this recent post. Eating was a way to make the pain stop, even for just a little bit. (We may be entering into TMI territory here - you've been warned.) Yesterday, I had an IUD (intrauterine device) put in. It's a long term, reversable contraceptive option that is inserted into the Continue Reading

Plus Size Swimwear

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This summer, I've been swimming quite a bit and unfortunatley (or fortunately) the 2 suits I have are both a little too big, especially in the bust. Instead of hoping nothing comes out that shouldn't, I ordered a new swimsuit on sale at Lands End. They always have well-made swimsuits that resist chlorine well and they have a good selection for plus size. There are quite a few other swimsuits I loved as well, which you can see on my Pinterest Continue Reading

Virtual Fistbump: Holley Mangold

I've been quite obsessed with Holley Mangold the past few weeks. An article about a 350 pound female olympian grabbed my attention, and ever since, I've put her in my imaginary pack of plus size besties. (Also on this list? Melissa McCarthy, Adele, Ashley Graham, and Brooke Elliott) If you're not familiar with Holley, she is a first time Olympian who will be competing in Olympic Weightlifting. She is the sister of New York Jets center Nick Continue Reading

Endless Possibilities

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Last week, my friend Christina blogged about the birth of her new niece. This part of her post really made me have a little "aha moment" I needed: Speaking of life... my niece was born. She’s one of those seriously beautiful babies that you can’t stop looking at. Dark hair, dark eyes, perfect skin. So sweet. Anyway, today when I stopped in the hospital to see her, my brother (the baby is his daughter), says to the baby, in a joking way, Continue Reading

Spotlight: Elva Fields

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One of my clients for my social media company is STORY Magazine, which is this amazing new magazine highlighting untold awesomeness from the Commonwealth of Kentucky. In the inaugural issue, there was a feature article on jewelry company Elva Fields, founded by Emily Wheat Maynard. Seeing as I love the jewelry and the gal's name is "Emily," I had to check it out. Wow. Everything is handmade, and the pieces are beautiful. Here are some of my Continue Reading