Fattie Gossip

Resources and discussions for overweight women

I need YOUR help! June 29, 2007

Filed under: Art,Uncategorized — FattieGossip @ 2:48 am

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Please message me here, or post as a comment (it comes to me first before seen by the public!), a song about the Fat Woman….i.e. “Fat Bottomed Girls” by Queen, or “Fat” by Weird Al…and yes, they can be serious, they can be parodies, and they can be from ANY genre of music.

Thanks guys!

P.S. I apologize for the lack of updating, but life gets busy every now and again. And PLEASE PLEASE, become more active, share opinions, leave comments, message me with suggestions and criticism. This is for YOU :).

 

Alli, the new FDA approved OTC weightloss pill…is it really your ally or foe?

Filed under: Health & Fitness,In the News — FattieGossip @ 2:31 am


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I’m sure you’ve all seen the commercials and news feed on Alli by now. Yes the “only FDA approved over the counter weight-loss pill.” But does this really mean it’s safe and right for you?

First of all, Alli is NOT a new weight-loss product. In fact, Alli is simply the brand name for Xenical (orlistat). It has been available by prescription since 1999.

So what does it do exactly? Well it blocks your body from storing about 30% of the fat from a meal…so where does the fat go? Yeah you guessed right…straight through you! Which can make using the restroom a rather uncomfortable experience. And Alli certainly warns you of this. The enclosed booklet suggests that you wear dark pants and bring an extra pair of underwear with you (wherever that may be) just in case of an “accident” while your body adjusts to the pill, as sometimes you may have little control over your bowel movements.

As a result, in addition to using Alli, Alli obviously suggests to reduce your fat intake (which is VERY important to follow to avoid uncontrollable bowel movements while taking the product!), and to follow an exercise regime recommended by your doctor.

So what are the actual results? Alli is claimed to be able to help you lose about 50% more weight than dieting and exercise alone (which seems low considering the obnoxious commercials for other weight-loss products claiming to help you lose 400-500% more weight than dieting and exercise alone.)

So why is the once prescription medication made for over the counter? Well as with most prescriptions becoming OTC products, the prescription pill had 120 milligrams of active ingredient, where as the OTC version has half that, at 60 milligrams of active ingredient. And guess what? Some doctors are as a result NOT in support for the OTC Alli product, claiming it’s effectiveness is not worth noting at 60 milligrams, resulting in 5 lbs of weightloss in a years time for some patients….however others are saying that it’s 80% as effective as the original prescription of 120 milligrams. Always the battle of doctors for and doctors against….

How much does it cost? For a 60 capsule bottle, it’s going to run you about $50. You are supposed to take 2 capsules before each meal, which basically translates into spending $2.50 everyday for use of the product.

Only you and your doctor can help decide if it’s right for you. You can also visit Alli’s Official Website Here, which can help answer further questions you may have, and see if it’s potentially safe for you personally.

 

Watch out for Nikki Blonsky!

Filed under: Celebrities — FattieGossip @ 1:58 am

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Nikki Blonsky, is the star of the remade film version of  “HairSpray,” who’s part was originally played by Ricki Lake. She’s not yet 19, but a wonderfully talented young woman, who’s talent will be recognized nationally on July 20th, 2007.  And what’s not to look forward to in a movie, when John Travolta is playing a woman? It should be some rather funny and innocent entertainment for the summer. I’m hoping Nikki has great sucess!

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Get Bitten…by Sara Jessica Parker…yum! June 8, 2007

Filed under: Clothing Stores,In the News,Websites — FattieGossip @ 2:04 am

 

I’ve always adored SJP…from her wild and frizzy hair of the 80’s, to Carrie in Sex and the City. Plus it helps I adore her husband as well :). Anyways, I’ve now got an excuse to adore her even MORE!

She’s thoughtfully designed a clothing line for Steve & Barry’s stores. They target college-aged persons, and have very affordable and fashionable clothes…

And the new SJP line “Bitten” brings the same affordability and fashion. Everything, yes EVERYTHING is priced $20 or less!! This includes dresses, jeans, jackets…under $20!!! And the clothing is actually good quality. The clothing line is designed for “every woman” including plus size. They will be carrying up to size 22 (not sure of what the measurements are yet!), and SJP herself has said that size and shape has been carefully considered in the design of the clothes…for example, if one style shirt would only look good on one kind of body, it was not allowed in the clothing line.

You can see a preivew of the line here. It’s very comfortable, yet fashionable clothing, everything SJP would wear “off the red carpet.”

It’s exclusively found at Steve & Barry’s retail stores. (They do NOT offer a catalog or online store stating since they’re new, they are putting all their dedication in their retail stores.)

Happy shopping :)!

 

Omni Woman

Filed under: Magazines,Plus Size Communities,Websites — FattieGossip @ 1:37 am

Omni Woman is an online women magazine”Designed for full-figured women who wish to dispel the media myths.” It looks like they’re on a major budget, but dig deep enough and you’ll find some good information….

Plus they’re currently running a promotion:

 

Enter to Win the Baby Phat Diva Charm Bracelet!
(Promotion runs until June 30, 2007. Winner will be announced on July 1, 2007.) Vist the site for details.

 

Fat Rant June 4, 2007

Filed under: Websites — FattieGossip @ 2:36 am

This woman speaks the complete truth! And also supports the view that fat is NOT a dirty word!  She is developing a site that is not yet live…but it’s:

 www.fatrant.com