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When Toni wrote the original Fat Girl's Guide to iPhone Applications last December, she noted that, despite the holdout status maintained by some of our more technophobic readers, the smartphone wasn't going away. How right she was! In the eight months since that post ran at FGG,
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Try something that looks fun but makes you nervous. We dare you.
(image by Lori Greig)

This summer, I tried something that terrified me. And I loved it.

Something about surrendering my body to a dark, narrow tube, hurtling downward through twists and turns, only to be unceremoniously ejected and swiftly deposited into the
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Squeeze every bit of fun into your amusement park trip (Great America photo booth ca. 1998)

Until I was 14, I was terrified of roller coasters.

Per longstanding tradition, our 8th grade class trip took place at Sandusky, OH-based Cedar Point. It was 1990 and the Magnum had just debuted. The sleek, orange
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Swap Wheaton's book (sorry, Wil) for one of these fat-friendly titles (image by Mingo.nl)

Some girls over-pack clothes or make-up when they travel. One of my best friends insists on lugging along what we've dubbed a "shoe-case" because it's dedicated only to footwear. Me? I over-pack . . . well, everything, but
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Well, we asked and you delivered. I am so grateful for the feedback you've given us on our first year, your comments were insightful, detailed, creative and all-around helpful in letting us know what's working, what isn't, and what you wish we'd cover here at FGG. Thank you!

Toni and I will be scouring the responses
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If you haven't already, head on over and let us know what you love (and don't) about FGG so we can make our second year even better than our first! You'll be entered to win a $20 Walmart gift card in thanks for your feedback. Deadline is 11:59 pm (PST) on Friday, June 25.

See
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We've answered your questions about everything from the best at-home workouts when you're really out of shape to strapless plus-size bras to generously-sized ponchos, we've offered up practical guides on canoeing and fearless volunteering and hot-weather hiking when you're overweight, we've even talked about sensitive stuff like chafing
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Lessons learned: You don't need to cook with edible flowers to call yourself a foodie

Fact: To be a fat girl of any shape or size, for any portion of your life, is to have some kind of a love/hate relationship with food. Sometimes the conflict is as benign as a lighthearted "Why can't french fries
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You're busy. We get that. Catch up here. (Image by thewaltonsare)


Here at FGG, we understand busy lives--nurturing, working, gardening, entertaining, remodeling, traveling, healing, being. We know that everyone's to-do lists can extend for pages, making us even more grateful for you readers who take the time to visit, read, and comment
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A "just our size" bathtub is a worthy indulgence (image by LonnaS)

A few weeks ago, some friends were in town for a convention and I crashed (with blessings) their comped room at the Westin for a weekend staycation in downtown Chicago. The Westin prides itself on its
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