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Spring color pop courtesy of molmanik

Black, chocolate and charcoal may be flattering and slimming wardrobe staples, but after a few months of winter, a girl's wardrobe could use a little something-something. Brighter. Cheerier. Bolder. So when those first sunny days arrive, I start jonesing for color - which makes this week's
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I have a secret: I'm a carboholic. Potatoes? Love 'em. Bread? Yes, please. Pasta? Pass me a fork. But, in spite of my love for all things carby, I also recognize that moderation is my friend and it wouldn't kill me to skimp on the starchy stuff every so often.

This Thai shrimp is one of
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Closet reorganization by LizMarie

After a ridiculously long winter (even our southern readers had a rough one this year), the official arrival of spring this weekend offers a wealth of exciting possibilities. More daylight hours to lift our spirits. Green, lush life ready to burst forth from trees, lawns and flowerbeds. The
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This weeks guest post is from an unusual source for FGG: a personal trainer who helps celebrities (including Leonardo DiCaprio, Audrey Tautou, and Colin Firth) get into camera-ready shape. Cornel Chin, author of Celebrity Body on a Budget, talks about what its really like to train like a celebrity and shares some
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Image by happywalks

A funny thing happened in Chicago this weekend: the sun came out. And it stayed out, as if it felt guilty about hiding for the past five months. Startled by the sudden reappearance of bare earth and the unfamiliar ball of flame in the sky, I reached for my
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Love Thyself by JamieBates

I love visiting our FGG Girls Flickr Group. There's so much color, honesty, life, and courage among the images displayed there, and endless great ideas for self portraiture. We have several girls (myself included) who are doing a
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We're very lucky in our family: no food allergies or other dietary restrictions outside of the occasional self-imposed decree that it's time to cut back on the coffee . . . or the sweets . . . or the wine. But there are so many people out there who have to carefully watch their diet
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Ahhh... by ktpupp

With warmer weather (hopefully) just around the corner, many of us have turned our thoughts to how we might de-winterize our bodies and minds. To that, we say: Spa day, anyone? Before you schedule a luxurious rubdown, some TLC on your piggies, or even (gulp!) a bikini wax, check
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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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From a sketchbook Toni's mom saved from her artistic days.
(Russell Iredell, Drawing the Figure, 1941)


Rod Stewart once confessed: I seem to have a particular liking for blondes. The most memorable is always the current one. The rest seem to merge into a sea of blondes. And while Rod may be a bit of a
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