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Confidence is your best asset in front of the lens (Photo by JenniferBanks21)


This week, we asked our FGG fans on Facebook how they felt about having their picture taken, and the responses weren't too surprising:

"I'm WAY happier BEHIND the lens because I'm always shocked that the girl looking back
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We asked, and you answered: "What's the FIRST word that comes to mind when you think of yoga?" From your 100+ responses, we randomly selected a winner:

::drumroll::

Sherri, who wrote "***energizing***" as her one-word association with the word "yoga."

Congratulations, Sherri!

Please email your mailing address to: letters AT fatgirlsguidetoliving DOT com so we can send your copy
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One of our first Fat Girl's Guides covered how to practice yoga when your boobs and belly are, shall we say, significant enough to render certain poses difficult without a skilled instructor to offer alternatives. Now we'd like to offer our readers a free copy of Plus-Sized Yoga: Beginners Yoga for People
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Once upon a time, I was shy about wearing knee socks

While we're lucky enough to have readers around the globe, it's cold and gray where I live in the midwestern U.S. While I love winter, once the snow disappears and the sun goes into hiding for days on end, I start hankering for color. As
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Open call for Biggest Loser, by Pierre Lascott

We don't typically cover weight loss on FGG because, let's face it, you can't throw a Weight Watchers cookie very far without hitting a diet or weight loss web site. It's unoriginal, it's redundant, and in the end that stuff usually does nothing for our body image
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"Better than Chocolate" - clitoral vibrator by Nomi Tang

Whew! The first Wednesdays of each month are quickly becoming known as "sexy Wednesdays" around here, with Peony's hot new monthly column, Sex and the Single Fat Girl, and now a sexy giveaway from brand new FGG sponsor Eden Fantasys.

Popular blogger, FGG reader
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I realize that not everyone owns an iPhone, or even wants to. But one look around any public space and you'll notice that like it or not, the smartphone is here to stay. The good news: the technology is rapidly advancing in terms of performance and the array of inexpensive downloads (known as "applications," or
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I'll even add a hot sparkle for emphasis

As 2009 lumbers on out of here, taking the first decade of the new century with it, we thought this would be a great opportunity to bid the year farewell. Why? Looking back and letting go allows us to make room for new and better things to enter
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My self-portrait project was both scary and liberating


Can you tell we love to see your self portraits? We're always elbowing you to get in on the FGG Girls Flickr group, and now we're willing to materially reward you for it. That's because we know how powerful a self-portrait series can be...especially when grappling with
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We can't count the number of times we've heard from readers since The Fat Girl's Guide to Living launched this summer. You've answered the call when we've asked for scoop on products and manufacturers or presented mini challenges. You've offered blunt but respectful honesty (our favorite kind!) when we've missed the mark. And
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