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Wednesday, August 24th, 2005
2:12 pm - Told ya ;)


My Egyptian Name is Shani (wonderful)
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Sunday, May 22nd, 2005
6:38 pm
ujp Has anyone flown lately? I don't know if this is the right place to ask/post sorry if it's not, but I'm supposed to be on the East Coast next month and I still haven't booked my flight/hotel because I'm freaking out about flying. Not out of fear, but because I'm afraid I won't fit in one seat. I know airlines like Southwest will charge you twice or for two seats, and I'm afraid of the aisle sizes etc. I'm just wondering if anyone knows which airline has the biggest seats/space etc. Believe it or not there is not a lot of information available online about this issue only that you can get refunds etc. Please help if you can, thanx. *cross-posted*

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Thursday, February 17th, 2005
9:21 pm



I don't really know what to expect here. Whether this community is heavy on posting pictures, the age group of members etc. Well I'm 15, and some of the things I dislike about my looks are-

  • I have really muscley lower legs from horse riding. They look manly.
  • I have cellulite and stretch marks on my thighs, how much do you think these things actually matter to partners, because it matters alot to me.
  • The lower half of my body is generally too big in proportion to the upper half.

Well anyway, I havn't joined yet, I just thought I'd introduce myself, read through some old posts and see what this community is like.

Comments are nice.

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Monday, December 6th, 2004
5:25 pm - Vote for Tami! (x-posted)

Hey guys...I am currently in a contest where my pictures get rated on a scale of 1-10, and the picture with the highest rating wins a prize!

If you could all go here and vote on my pictures, I would appriciate it. People are being really mean over there and my pictures are being rated pretty low:


You have to rate a few pics before mine comes up, probably, and there are two of them. If you would please vote on them both, it would make this fat girls day. Thanks!


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Monday, October 25th, 2004
6:38 pm - Crossposted to my own LJ.

According to this article, a woman was fired at a Ruby Tuesday in Hickory, North Carolina, claiming that management let her go because they said that she was too fat to find a uniform that could fit her properly.

I must wonder if that was just this store, because I know that mine has plenty of servers, including myself, who are not thin by any means. And I know there's not a one of us who have been fired over it. Admittedly, we did have a small clash with management over thier vauge threats of firing waitresses who didn't conform to the dress code by wearing a man's shirt instead of woman's shirt, but we demonstrated the difficulty of finding a plain, long-sleeve, button-down white shirt in the women's section to begin with, let alone the virtual impossibility of finding one that actually fits if you're anything above a size ten. After counter-mutterings of "lawsuit over wrongful termination based on gender and size discrimination," we hit on the compromise that men's shirts are okay, as long as they fit.

So, if I can get my size eighteen self into a pair of jeans and a white shirt that fit very comfortably and make me look very neat, polished, and professional, I sincerely believe that the manager who told her, "Your shirt will never fit you correctly. And you will never be able to buy that one that does" was either talking out of his ass or just has a problem with larger-sized people. Although I'm aware that fat people are not currently a protected group, this is still a specious and utterly ridiculous reason to fire someone who is, by all accounts, a damn good waitress.

And here's a bonus! Look kids! It's further proof that Neil Boortz and Tucker Carlson desperately need to be slapped!

And now I'm off to the gym.

current mood: angry

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Saturday, October 23rd, 2004
6:46 pm - X Posted

The model search continues!

I am looking for women between a size 18 and 26 who might be interested in having a paysite to show off their curves and make some extra cash. Models must have a high quality digital camera and be proud of their bodies!

Check out the site...there is a model info link on the main page...read it, and let me know!

Tami (tami_paige@yahoo.com)


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Wednesday, September 29th, 2004
9:31 am - Another quick hello...

A recent thread reminded me that I never took the time to properly introduce myself, and for that I apologize!

I'm Tami, I am a full time college student, girlfriend, friend, webmodel, size 22 or 3x in pants, size 40D in bras and 1x or 2x in most tops.

I include my sizes in my intro because I think they very much play a part in who I am. It took until recently (about a year ago) for me to finally accept that my genetics were pointing me in the heavy-set direction, and very recently (six months or so ago) to start to love my body truly. I don't want to give him all the credit, but a lot of it has to do with my boyfriend, who, even before we started dating, pushed me away from diets and towards a better self esteem.

I told you guys I'm a college, student, and I am. I have a double major in Philosophy and Criminal Justice, and I aim to work for the ACLU as a size activist, gay/lesbian/transgendered activist and lawyer. I want to protect our rights as citizens (those of you who are) of the United States. I highly encourage everyone to get out and vote in this election. I will not tell you who to vote for, that is for you to decide.

The reason I feel posting links to other size-friendly things, such as online stores, ebay auctions, or even other websites about fat in general is, I want everyone to be informed. Like someone said, it is sometimes hard to find clothes. Believe me, I know this first hand, and when I first started looking, I really could have used the help.

Anyway, this is me in a nut-shell. I promise I'm usually more interesting, but I have to get ready for class, so I guess you will have to wait to find that out.

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Tuesday, September 28th, 2004
5:57 pm - Obviously this concerns you all.

Guys, we need to figure out the purpose of this community and what will and won't be allowed posting. The basic purpose is to allow a support and news network for people of all sizes and body types. Does that include advertising job opportunities and/or various sales and auctions? Does it include promoting related communities? And, should we chose to allow it, at what point does it become spam?

I need all of your input on this before we come to a final decision. Thanks, guys.

current mood: annoyed

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Saturday, September 25th, 2004
11:28 pm - Gracious, it's been quiet here!

So, in an attempt to get you lot posting again, since I guess I'm kind of in charge here (terrifying thought...), I guess we do some self-image work and ego-building and start telling stories.

So...tell me about a time that you totally ignored all your body hang-ups and insecurities and felt that you were a beautiful person. It can be any time you want and any type of beauty you want. Just give me a story about feeling good about yourself and what set it off. You can either reply in the comments or you can make a whole new post about it.

current mood: calm

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Thursday, July 22nd, 2004
7:37 pm - Now this is commendable...

Kirstie Alley is getting a new series on Shotime called "Fat Actress."

I have so much respect for her right this second.

Even if she is a scientologist.

current mood: impressed

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Tuesday, July 20th, 2004
3:53 pm - Fun fat statistics to know and share!

According to Marilyn Wann's book and zine, Fat!So?, Americans spend over $40 billion dollars annually on the diet industry. That includes everything from artificial sweeteners to weight-loss surgery(i.e. liposuction, gastric bypass, stomach stapling, etc...). Just to give you an idea of how much that is...

With $40 billion, we could:

-pay the federal deficit twice

-donate four times more money to charities than the combined donations from all US corporations

-fund the NEA for 250 years


-provide six times more federally-funded day care to help working parents.

In Leora Tannenbaum's book, Catfight, she tells us that the average American woman is at least 140 lbs and wears a size 14.

Makes you think, huh?

current mood: thoughtful

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Friday, July 16th, 2004
7:39 pm - Wooooooo!!! Hoooooooooooo!!!!!

I'm 99 3/4% sure I'll be quitting The Pit*s tomorrow.Collapse )

Oh. Let's talk about spending.Collapse )

current mood: happy

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Sunday, July 11th, 2004
11:28 pm - Weekend Plans?

What has everyone done this weekend?

These past few weeks, I have been doing a *lot* of shopping...It's become like a disease! I have literally spent hundreds of dollars of clothes that I really like, but am not sure that I need.

Anyway, yesterday I went out with my husband and he suggested that we go into an Avenue that we hadn't gone into and of course I bought some more stuff...

Good thing is that this forced me to clean out my closet and get rid of a lot of unnecessary stuff that has been cluttering it up.

I also got some new stuff back from the tailor this week...so I feel totally revamped.

current mood: awake

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Monday, July 5th, 2004
12:20 pm - Greetings!

Hi everyone...

I just joined this community yesterday and have read some of the postings and like what I see.

I'm 39, in the NYC area and I'm in the process of opening my own art and custom framing business with my husband of 10 years. I have 2 jobs (one full time and one part time) and in a few weeks I will be leaving both to go into the unknown.

I have always fluctuated with my weight...my lowest size being a 3 and my highest at 14W/16W (which is where I am now). I'm just about getting past hating the size I am now. I don't love it, but to be honest, I am sick and tired of dieting and driving myself nuts about it. I'm just not willing to pay as high a price as I need to get into a size 10 again.

current mood: stressed

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Sunday, July 4th, 2004
4:13 pm

Hi Sharon and everyone else!

I'm yet another person who's glad this community was set up, there's so much spam about "lose weight now" things, everyone seems to have forgotten that being too skinny is just as damaging to psychological health...

During my childhood I went to 5 different schools at different stages and ages of my life and was *always* bullied in every single one of them. It was always the same reason as well, everyone thought I was ill or something because I was (and still am) so thin. Being a constant influence on my development from such a young age, I've always hated my body.

Even now, (at 23 years of age) being part of a particular social demographic where the popular media of that environ pushes the ideal of every guy is only considered attractive if they have well defined pecs, muscular arms and the legs of an athlete (etc) is just as bad... maybe even worse in some ways.

Yay for the internet! :-)

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11:04 am - I am glad this LJ community was created

I am really glad this community was created, because I cannot stand rating communities, which rate your beauty or uglyiness!

I am a victim of 'teasing', and I still bare the scars today. I have been teased about my nose-its not perfect, and my weight. Why, I have been told in my face that I am fat or that I am 'not attractive'.

I have tried to diet-but when I am under extreme pressure and stress in all environments, including home, its not worth it. When you have a younger sister, who has the PERFECT figure, and all the relatives love her, what is the point eh! My university friends are sticks, hence why they do not go shopping with me. But I do not care, and yes it gets to me..but that is just shallow.

I am happy with me. I have a loving boyfriend, and he believes I am beautiful, outside and within. I don't care what anyone thinks.

Thank you :D

current mood: dorky

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Saturday, July 3rd, 2004
1:44 am - uhm. so.

i'm glad there's a place like this.

when i was little, i thought i was beautiful. then i went to school, where it was told to me, quite clearly, that i am ugly. i'm nearly half native american and i have a somewhat broad nose. which, as i got older, became my most hated feature.

then, when i was 13, i sprouted b-cup sized breasts nearly over night. they became nearly as hated as my nose.

i'm 30 now, and while i mostly accept what i look like, sometimes i still have my "i'm so ugly" days. i'm also a size 11, which sometimes seems okay, sometimes feels far too fat. *weak grin* mostly, i'm just messed up.

i've been told i'm beautiful, but getting barked at by guys at the mall didn't really help...

current mood: shy

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1:30 am - Activism in it's most pure form, I say.

You know what? This is great. I think there should be more groups like this, not just on LJ, but everywhere.

I don't think people really realize how damaging society's idiotic standard of beauty is to anyone who comes in contact with it. Not just bigger people, but thinner people too. It's like, if you're not completely 100% perfect, you're substandard, and who are they to tell anyone that?

I don't understand how people can be so superficial. A person's body shape or size is only a very very tiny part of who they really are, so who cares what the package looks like...unless you're one of those weirdos who saves the wrapping paper from your gifts..that's just creepy and wrong.

Gods forbid you even talk about superficiality in the gay community... ::shudder::

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Friday, July 2nd, 2004
11:22 pm

First non-mod post is mine! MINE!

I agree, the standards of beauty have gotten way too narrow - but everyone who thinks so seems to be looking out for the plus sizes. Well, speaking as one of the thin ones, trust me, we have body issues too, and oftentimes they're legitimate ones. But we get no sympathy because we appear to be closer to the ideal.

And maybe we are, but dammit, I'm allowed to think my boobs are too small without a lot of eye-rolling from others! ;)

My self-image is great now - wasn't always. I thought I was ugly in my early teens, then figured myself for nondescript, but now I think I'm pretty. So nyah. :)


current mood: awake

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11:01 pm - First post!

More or less this is a post to say hi, make sure the layout is not sucky and to post a bit about what this community is for.

Like the title said, we are size-friendly here, whatever that size may be. We feel that society's judgement of what constitutes beauty has gotten way too narrow, and we are willing to shout and be as annoying as possible until society listens and stops putting down everyone who looks different whether by choice or genetics.

It may sound corny, but dude, everyone is beautiful in thier own way.

A little info about me. My name is Sharon and I'm your moderator/den-mother type person. I'm going to try to bribe convince others into moderating this community with me.

I've had a life-time of mistreatment by others and a lot self-hatred due to body-issues. I was a stocky, bookish, klutzy child who grew into a fat teenager with no interest in athletics, mostly because I hated my peers' oh-so-mature commentary on how I looked in gym shorts.

It took years of work to get to the point I am now where I'm a size 18, work out at least three days a week, and feel that I am quite sexy and lovely, and anyone who can't appreciate that is simply not worth my time. But I still have my bad days, and I know that everyone has trouble seeing how great they look no matter what.

So, I'm here. I'm speaking up for the fat chicks (since I'm one of them), I'm speaking up for the skinny chicks (who need advocates too!), and I'm speaking up for everyone in-between (because someone's gotta do it).

Come on in. Tell us your stories, share your triumphs, your frustrations, and your fears. We're here to listen to you.

current mood: happy

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