Renting clothes is the answer for larger and getting smaller women

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Everybody deserves to look their best and feel their best knowing they’re dressed in stylish, well-tailored, flattering clothes – even overweight women. But a lot of bigger women will tell you that finding clothes that make them look and feel good is not easy. The clothes finding challenges start in the stores. The “misses size” […]

Why would the Weight Watchers lady support Whitney’s no body shame campaign?

Definitely not my best angle! It really doesn't matter anyway since I don't even have a "good angle."

Like it or not, they call me the Weight Watchers lady. I’ve been associated with Weight Watchers for almost 30 years. I started in January 1987 as a mother of 3 girls under age 6, and my weight had gotten out of control. I had an effective way to lose weight on my own. I was […]

Eating more meals at home can cause you to lose weight

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Back in the 50s eating at home was normal, dining out was special. Dining out was so special, in fact, that Mainers only averaged fewer than 20 times in a year. Considering most of us eat 21 meals every week, the average of those meals eaten out of the home nowadays, are 10. Fox news reported, “Americans spend […]

How to dodge the freshman 15

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Gaining weight your first year of college is more common than unusual. That’s why it’s called the “Freshman 15.”  There are several obvious weight gaining traps to avoid and a few subtle ways that pounds are added to your freshman frame, but you can escape their negative affect on your body. 1. Freshman meal plan […]

How to stop cheating and start eating to weigh less

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Cheating seems to be a pesky problem for people who want to get thinner. Some people say they start cheating as soon as they begin a weight loss plan. Others say it takes a few weeks. One thing for sure, cheating is not a productive method of reaching your weight goal and nobody wants to cheat. Cheating […]

5 best ways to lose weight in the summer in Maine

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I don’t even like to write this, but it’s the sad truth. Summer is coming to an end in Maine. Kids will be back in school before the month is over. Some of the eager-beaver trees can’t even wait until September for their leaves to start changing. Lots of people love the fall, but I’m […]

What to do when your size 10 is no longer “perfect”

I've given up on fashion and blaming my body for not fitting into arbitrarily sized clothes. Instead I appreciate it for being strong and healthy.

Believe it or not, in 1971 I was 5’7″ tall and weighed 125 pounds. I was a perfect size 10. I can say that with complete confidence because my first full-time job after graduating from high school was a pattern maker’s model for 3 (preppy,/collegiate) quality clothing manufacturers – John Meyer of Norwich, Emily M, […]

Guest blog: Having a fit over clothing fit

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I’m delighted to have a guest author today! David Jester, author of the BDN blog, To New England…and Beyond, and firefighterwithapen, shares a frustration that anybody whose body isn’t a clothing industry standard shape and size, and who has tried to find clothing that looks good and fits well, understands. Men’s big and tall – by David […]

5 foods you should never eat at a fair

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It’s agricultural fair season in Maine! It’s a Maine tradition that should never be missed! There’s so much to see and do at the fairs. 2016 Schedule of Maine Fairs And so much to eat! Traditional faire at the fair includes the fatty favorites: Funnel Cakes! French Fries! Sausage Sandwiches in big, bulky rolls and […]