1. Having been "The Fat Girl"..since childhood..(do people realize that telling you "you have a pretty face" is an insult and very hurtful)??..I am very anxious to read about this young lady..She sounds like a lady I am going to like..Thanks for telling us about her Brenda..

  2. "another holy grail to dieting", love that! Would be enough to gag a person if that had been the case, right? Thanks for the link to her blog. I will surely be a reader. Always looking for something fresh to read, instead of the "stepford blogs".

  3. Visited her blog. I don't return to blogs that contain profanity. Her book is probably the same. Brenda, you do write a good review but I'll avoid this book like the plague.

  4. I couldn't seem to comment=-my connection has been wonky. I am so happy that this girl has a successful blog…I just went to have a look and signed on and I've bought her book on my Nook. I love stories that involve self-acceptance and confidence. As an overweight woman I totally understand. With—and very much "with" the exception that we are also talking about being healthy and as active as we can be. Not doing that contradicts the message we send out to younger girls and women. That it's okay to sit on the sofa and eat donuts and chip. Not acceptable. There are many exceptions for weight gain and problems with losing it…having a child, menopause, thyroid problems, that's just to name a few. I simply don't want to cheer on someone who ignores their health, especially when it disregards the ones who love them.

    Still—it looks like a great book and I wish her all the best. And Brenda, you do a great book review. Please do more if you can.

    Jane x

  5. I'm all for anything that breaks those stereotypes!! Go girl.


  6. OK, I don't want to be a stick in the mud but I have to be honest. What's with people having to have photographs of themselves in their underwear? I don't care what size the person wears. It's like these celebrities that show up practically naked. Talk about in poor taste. My children would be horrified if I have pictures of myself in my underwear all over the Internet. I don't see how this is any different than the other blogs that annoy you. It's all about me, me, me. I realize I'm alone here but I find this just one more self absorbed blog. And no it has nothing to do with a person's weight. Why not send a better message to your daughter that focusing on yourself will not make for a happy life. I must be feeling grouchy. The message she's sending is STILL focus on yourself in the mirror.

  7. I love this recommendation. Thank you. A smart talented women stating the truth . I was a size 6 all my life until my 40's with a 14 hours a day desk job my metabolism changed as I aged and now I am a size 12 senior no matter what I do. Healthy diet, vegetarian, no sugar ever, no junk, small portions and daily hour of exercise make no difference. I finally had to embrace life as a size 12 because I am healthy and that is what counts. My doctors agree with low blood pressure and very low cholesterol. . Take that haters my health is better then yours! Our bodies change and we have to make peace with it to live a happy life. . I may have a tummy but that does not mean I eat wrong or lay about. I have also been bullied on the job, in public called fat and ridiculed for my weight,, I found myself at 45 walking down the street and subjected to cruel cat calls about my weight from men in cars. I am 5'3 so it looks heavier then it is at only 18 pounds extra. I do shop in the petite section due to my height and yes I have a almost impossible time to find anything as more are my size then size 2! They sell out immediately. I just spent a week trying to get my size in Capri's for summer.
    I applaud her honesty as she stands up not just for herself but for all of us that are not skinny and deemed unacceptable to the male dominated idea of what women should look like in this society This war on women's bodies in the media and on the internet has reached absurdity. For those of us that are not size 2 we are left to feel that we are not valued and do not matter.

  8. She was on TV this week. I remember her being interviewed. Today Show,maybe. I missed the first part so I didn't know she had a book. They showed the clip of her I the bathing suit. She didn't watch it. They asked why. She said something on the line, it didn't matter to her.
    I know first hand about this. Not only because I am a fat girl. I know a family that is all about the calories. Healthy food only. I won't say who. They have two little children. One of them worries about every calories, he is 8. The other night I overheard mom talking about how they get by eating in the evenings when they work and have sports. Someone said sometimes they all just have their healthy shakes.

  9. Your review of this book truly makes me want to read it. Brittany sounds like someone I'd love to know. Heading over to her blog now.

  10. You can find sizes for larger women in the petite section because petite in clothing means SHORT GALS WITH HIGH WAISTLINES. I shop in the petites but I am not skinny. So there.
    I enjoyed the review, Brenda.

    1. I sometimes shop in petites for length in pants and the sleeves in tops. But seriously, they tend to stop after size 10. I do better shopping for my size and some stores have petite, average and tall lengths.


  11. Hey wait a minute ~ I am petite and I can tell you that it's hard to buy clothes in my size. I once asked a clerk at a dress shop why there were not more items in my size (2) and she told me that the buyers don't order many because there are not enough sales. So if another size 2 gets to the store before I do, she picked up the only one available. Same for shoes. So I guess one can say that life just isn't perfect for any of us. I think it's great that Brittany is happy in her own skin because that truly is the only way to be. I commend her for tackling the issue head on and thanks for the heads up about the book. Sounds like a fun read.

    1. Well, uh, I've never really encountered anyone who really shopped in the petite section. So pardon me for the misinformation. But I can see why they don't order more in petite because I doubt, if there aren't enough sales, why would they want to order them. Geez Louise, you're a size 2???

  12. You do SUCH a great job with your reviews! You can write so well. You truly make me want to run out and get this book. She definitely seems like someone that we should aspire to be like. Life is too short to be worried about what others think ALL the time. As long as she's healthy, that's all that matters.

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