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Monthly Archives: August 2007

‘One thing I like about fat girls…’

28-Aug-07

As a lady of considerable substance, I have noted with delight the rise of a number of bloggers who are interested in encouraging women of size to be fashionable and confident. Over at Manolo for the Big Girl, (http://www NULL.manolobig NULL.com) the very talented Plumcake takes this a step further in today’s post (http://manolobig NULL.com/2007/08/28/one-thing-i-like-about-fat-girls-is-that-theyll-always-sleep-with-you), […]

Lipedema joke

22-Aug-07

(http://www NULL.library NULL.wisc NULL.edu/etext/wireader/Images/Big/WER0600 NULL.jpeg)When you’re dealing with a chronic condition, sometimes it has to get funny. Taffy, a member of the lipedema Yahoo group, referred yesterday to her “cows” — they used to be calves, but they grew up!

Boots for the fatted calf

14-Aug-07

(http://www NULL.duoboots NULL.com/images/2006/boots/2_classic_cavalio_2 NULL.jpg)I have basely stolen this headline from the divine Plumcake at Manolo for the Big Girl (http://www NULL.manolobig NULL.com). She is both fashionable and curvalicious, and she finds the most divine things to wear! Plumcake is a deep believer in the power of shoes, and while I cannot possibly hope to don […]

What my legs look like

07-Aug-07

(http://1 NULL.bp NULL.blogspot NULL.com/_E86K6-isvvA/Rrhc4ZShF6I/AAAAAAAAABE/wDxQ1tf5AHU/s1600-h/photo NULL.jpg)I was attending a conference last week and my best friend helped me arrange to put my legs up while the sessions were going on. I took a picture of my legs while showing off my iPhone. Note the toenail polish — not my usual color, but I had my nails […]

Advice to someone who just found out she has lipedema

07-Aug-07

Every so often, a new person joins the lipedema Yahoo group ( http://groups NULL.yahoo NULL.com/group/lipedema_lipodema_lipoedema/), having just discovered that there’s a name for what she’s got. Here’s my response to one such newcomer: Welcome Karen! Yes, it has a name, and lots of us have been through the same feelingsof frustration at the medical establishment […]