For all big girls (and guys) out there a quote:
"In all my years, I have never, not once in my life, been on a diet. I have philosophical problems with the idea of food deprivation. I believe that food is a pleasure, a gift, not the enemy. I understand the benefits of never ingestiing another piece of cheesecake, but am not interested in that kind of life. So I eat butter and red meat. I have hot-fudge-brownie sundaes. I also eat carrots and arugula and grow my own heirloom tomatoes. I eat what I believe is a balanced diet, one without denial or an undue obsession with fat and calories. Truth be known, I'd much rather read a tabloid than a food label. If choosing not to diet slows my progress, so be it. At least I won't be hungry while I'm waiting.
I want to be fit, but I don't want being fit to be all I think about. I begin to consider that maybe being fat and interesting is better than being thin and obsessed with staying that way."
--Allison Glock, "I Want My Body Back"
Voluptuousness, sensualness, lusciousness = sexy. I am not ashamed of my body. I won't let society do that to me. I won't hide away in a plus-size resort. But I can understand that people might want to. When it comes to being large, society is not very understanding or accepting. We are portrayed as slovenly, lazy, out of shape, unhealthy.
Meowzart--6'0" and 255 lbs.
PS: When I was in Hawaii, women of ALL sizes wore bikinis everywhere. I LOVED that! I thought they were especially beautiful because they seemed so daring to me. It is all about culture, people, and we can only change it if we aren't sequestered away.