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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Bruh bruhs,

The winter break has brought out the night owl in me. Since I donít have to work tomorrow morning, I thought seriously about attending yet another event tonight. (That makes five nights! Thatís like a workweek of being ďin those streetsĒ as mama likes to say.)

Instead, I have decided to sit in my bed with a cup of soup, a turkey sandwich, and the World Wide Web.

(I normally post everything here on Sparkpeople, but I have a lot of links that look crazy here so please visit the Wordpress version.)

See you there! bossybelly.wordpress.com/

  


Waiting to Exhale

Thursday, December 20, 2012

It has been politely suggested that I try a torso shaper. Thanks. But now I think that youíre trying to kill me.

I have seen them, and already I shiver in fright. I am not trying these without some more guidance. Now, I must admit I like my Spanx, but sometimes they are not enough. Are there such things as Flogx?

First of all, why do catalogs always show skinny people modeling body shapers? I want to see a true before and after. I donít want to see someone who canít pinch half an inch become perfected. I want to see someone who has lady lumps in unlady like places. Iím talking four breasts because only half of them fit in the bra. I want to see a body shaper on her.

Secondly, I want to make sure that these body shapers donít dig into my flesh like chastity belts. Iím quite chaste enough. I donít need to be chafed too. Seriously, I have worn knee highs that left me with scars. Sometimes the elastic of underclothes can take its job too seriously. I want my fat rolls to be roped in. I donít want to be left with rope burns.

Apparently, there is a store in my city that specializes in hard to fit shape wear and underclothes. Iíd like to visit them soon to see what they can suggest.

Until then, Iím happy to breathe without being kidney punched by a modern day corset. And until you tell me otherwise, Iíll think that all torso shapers are just bear hugs in disguise.

Waiting without bated breath,

Bossy

  
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ANGRITTER 12/21/2012 10:09AM

    Hey, that's me on the back of that bike!!! JUST KIDDING!

I know that the shapewear was a bad idea, but you never know about how they feel. My BFF is a size 10 or 12 and she even hates Spanx - and we got them at Lane Bryant!

I did find that using a belly wrap - the neoprene zippered kind does help me when I am working out... but only because it keeps all my rolls from jiggling and knocking into each other. And I have a bad back, so they do help with that. But no matter how we reign it in, there will still be lumps as the mass has to go somewhere. I have always wanted my body to be like a tube of toothpaste... so I can squeeze all my fat to the top (my boobs). I may fall over, but I may look good doing it! LOL!

I myself am letting it fly these days. Like I said, shapewear either rolls up under my boobs and tries to cut me in half, or rolls down to my waist and tries, once again, to cut me in half.

I have found that wearing a camisole tank top (very stretchy kind) under my shirt does even out my lumps a bit, but this will only work here in Jax in the Winter (the REAL Winter, like today). Mabe that is a more likeable idea. And sorry for suggesting the shapewear but it works for some!

Happy Holidays!
Angela

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MEENABUG 12/20/2012 7:54PM

    I totally agree with you when it coms to those body shaper thingys. It's just not realistic to walk around with something squeezing you so tight all day everyday...I also would like to see REAL models wearing those contraptions in catalogs and on commercials AND on those commercials for work out equipment!

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What Not to Wear: A Gut and G-Cups

Monday, December 17, 2012

Today I have discovered Fashion bloggers. Iím not going to say anything about any of them yet because I donít know internet blogging etiquette . . .

OK. I lied. I just came across Fatshopaholic. That lady is the business. I would like to marry her blog and let our hypothetical, chubby, ultraliterate progeny take over the blogosphere.
Alas, Computer Love is only a song. Sigh.

Well, Iím looking for information on plus size bloggers because I need help. Iíve said it, and I will say it againóThe Gutstapo is out to get me. My stomach runs my life. Today, I tried on a size 24 dress. Breasts? Check. Hips? Check. Gut? Heck no. The evil was trying to pour out through my waist. I looked like a scene from Constantine.

So, Iím seeking some information about how to dress with a gut. Iím working to accept myself exactly as I am right now. That means I want to be my best today, whether I have a flat or fat stomach. I still have to wear clothes, and Iíd like to look and feel good in whatever I wear.

Wish me luck,
Bossy

  
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COXBETH 12/21/2012 11:14PM

    I have a love hate relationship with fashionbloggers. Because I have not the money, creative skill, nor* time to follow their awesome and wonderful lead. But occasionally getting lost in them and in pinterest helps me make better choices every couple months when I go to either Goodwill or (if I'm rolling in the dough) Target.

*(Also, you are a writer. I'm not sure if my use of "nor" was appropriate above as I have always been told it only goes with "neither." But I play fast and lose with the English language, so please forgive if it offends.)

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ANGRITTER 12/20/2012 12:17PM

    I love the comparison to Constantine! Wonderful, wonderful way to compare!

I hvae a fat roll that is quite large and I have always had it. I used to wear bigger shirts to hide it, but that only made me look fatter because it looked like I was wearing maternity clothes. So Lane Bryant used to get most of my clothing expenditures. However, Dress Barn then became my favorite place to shop as they cater to our extra padding in part of their store, and not everything is way too big.

I guess it all depends on how comfortable you are with allowing your gut to show... nothing uber tight, but don't go baggy either. I has taken me 38 years to understand that baggy is not better. Wear something that gits and maybe hugs, and try a torso shaper. They don't work for me as my fat roll either pushes it to roll up or roll down and then constrict and cut me in half!

But, I am proud to say that after 4 monfths of measuring, I have finally lost 6 inches in my fat roll alone. So there is a happy ending out there somewhere, it just takes time!!

Good luck with it and if you find the miracle cure, please do tell!

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JESSIG5 12/19/2012 7:40PM

    emoticon emoticon No advice to offer though.

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12-12-12? That's like a dozen donuts to the third powder! . . . Go ahead, groan.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

This will be short and sweet, like my encounters with Krispy Kreme donuts.

Listen, I eat too much. You know it. I know it.

Somebody stop me.

Today I ate two paltry meals at home. I ate breakfast, a milkshake, and a meal in my car. I also ate one meal at work, and one meal at a restaurant. I would like to say that Iím just really healthy and Iím trying to rev my metabolism with mini-meals. That would be a lie. Iím just enjoying too many meals each day.

Honestly, Iím not even enjoying them. I keep thinking about rats pressing the same button in order to get a past emotion. I keep pressing this button and nothing is working. When I eat certain foods, I donít feel full. I just feel like I need to eat more of them.

At least I am done eating for the night.

Sweet dreams (Yum),
Bossy

  


$240 Worth of Pudding

Friday, December 07, 2012


Well, $241.00 actually. That is the approximate dollar amount that I spent on food Ė this week.
I guarantee you Ė I ainít got it like that. I donít even want it like that, but between eating out at King, Donald, Bell, Kentucky, or anyone elseís kitchen over my own, Iím stuck.

Granted, I did spend about $100 on groceries. I saw a show once that suggested that people who eat a lot of fast food could benefit from buying frozen dinners. The meals are still convenient, but healthier.

That might have worked if my stomach werenít always in Man vs. Food mode. If I see, smell, or sense anything edible and succulent, I want it in the worst wayó like Rihanna and Chris Brown duet chanting birthday cake. (For the record, as a former fat kid and current fat adult I donít ever crave cake. Contrary to what Fifty Cent would have you believe, I would rather eat macaroni and cheese.)

So, when I bought the weekís worth of frozen meals, I told myself that I would also eat vegetables at lunch and dinner to complement my entrees. However, when it was time to eat, I just ate double entrees instead. Hence, the gaping hollow inside of my freezer shelves, wallet, and waistband buttonhole.

Plus, my lovely family wanted pizza with cheese . . . that I ate, along with cheddar and sour cream chips. What a difference a day makes! Take that Essylstyns!

I donít cry over spilt milk. I curdle and eat it melted or dried over golden waves of potatoes and grains.

Love you like a fat kid loves dairy,
Bossy

Post Namesake: http://www.mtv.com/videos/misc/173418/240-
dollars-worth-of-pudding.jhtml

  
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PYNETREE 12/8/2012 10:00AM

    Oh..how awful to see it in dollar amount! Almost as painful as seeing it in body fat...

You can make this better...Only YOU can eat smarter.

The choice has to come from you. Try to lessen the damage, by finding out what are the healthiest selections of the Fast Food poisons, at your choice of places. IF you have to go there...don't ever PAY them for the most high fat, high sodium, high calorie unhealthy Big Burger, or Bucket, or Super Sized anything. If you have to give them your cash...pick the least offensive menu items.

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