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How to be Fierce

1. Never be afraid to fail no matter how slow you're progress your lapping everyone on the couch.

2. Learn anything everything, I love fashion but I'm also enrolling in computer science courses next semester.

3. Rock red, no matter what size you are a bold red blazer makes you feel powerful, there's a reason every business man has a "power" tie that's always red. It works not comfortable wearing that much crimson? Substitute fire engine lipstick for a similar and sexy effect.

4. Never let other people define who you are. Chuck out all the rules of fashion (big girls can't wear stripes) of business (women cant be powerhouses, yeah right)

5. When the going gets tough remember the immortal words of Elizabeth Taylor "pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick and pull yourself together."

Taking the stairs by storm-Project Badass

Status: Badass
Starting Weight: 307
Current Weight: 303
Days in:3
Stairs, lots and lots of stairs. It seems like if you're an overweight person there are always stairs. You dread having to go up them because your knees feel like you're grinding them down, if you're like me and have terrible depth perception you dread going down them for fear of taking a tumble. My gym has two ways to get in and out of my gym, the stairs which everyone takes or the elevator which is meant to make the gym handicap accessible. The first two times I was there I took the elevator up and down and felt like a total stooge. The girl with the foot brace was taking the stairs for goodness sakes! So yesterday after a grueling cardio and strength sessions back to back, I did it (slowly) I went up the stairs to my car and even though I was winded by the half way point, I was so proud of myself when I did it. In a few weeks I'll be bouncing up and down those steps too.
-CGINTW

Fall's hottest accessories under $30

So lately my bank account has been shall we say pettite in stature? So the easiest most affordable way to transform any outfit? Change the accessories! Here I've found some of the season's hottest trends this is a great way to try them out without any  commitment or breaking the bank.

Faceted Geo Necklaces
Forever 21.com $9.50 Will look awesome with any colored tee or blouse.

Forever 21 Unleash your inner poet with this metallic infinity scarf as the weather get cooler, turn any cardigan into a chic ensamble by adding a scarf and some dangling ear rings.
Sparkling bow pin $6.80 Forever21 Fall is all about embellishments, can't afford a sparkling Christian Dior sheath dress? Buy a few of these and randomly place them on a cardigan or solid colored sweater, and bask in the glow of envy because you didn't fork out 1,200 for an awesome look.
Having an Elizabeth Taylor moment? You can drink your champagne and have your white diamonds perfume with these faux ruby clip ons, Forev…

Chubby Girl In the World-Style with Sense

So there seems to be a lot of stylists out there, which is awesome. Most of these men and women are fantastic at what they do. Only problem...they may have forgetten that most of us do not have a size 6 waistline and an endless budget.

I realized this when I talked to one stylist who I got a phone consultation from, all she wanted to do was go shopping, find me a "whole new wardrobe"! Which would be okay if I didn't have to pay things like rent, gas, food etc. She also didn't have a whole lot of experience with plus size women, and more than subtly suggested that "high fashion" items weren't available in my size. I'm a 28 not a 72, sheesh. I mean had she never heard of Torrid, Simply Be or Evansusa, Lane Bryant, Ashley Nell Tipton, Savannah Red etc?

So this post is more of a shameless promotion for Chubby Girl In the World's newest service, Personal Styling for the Full Figured, Fierce female who will not be defined by her dress size or her bud…

Evolving Style- Becoming a Snooty Shopper

Remember that days when you would walk into Torrid or Lane Bryant and you wanted everything in the store? If you're over 25 this feeling may have passed. I can't remember the last time I just had to have something from either store. I walked into both yesterday and while there were one or two trend pieces like some cute flats at Torrid or a skirt with a leather panel at Lane Bryant they weren't pieces I absolutely had to have.

Call me old fashioned but if I'm going to invest over 50 bucks for a skirt (yikes!) then it better stand the test of time and weather the fashion trends. It's strange I feel like I've grown out of my "young" style and into a more "twenty-thirty" style. I'm not as bedazzled by rhinestones I used to be I guess. I want clothes I can wear to work and not look 1.) ridiculous or 2.) frumpy in.

So many of the these companies cater to the young teenager crowd, Fashion Bug, Loop 18 but many of these companies have forgotten…

My stomach is a racist...

That's right my stomach is a flag
waving racist. Tonight we went out for Chinese food and then my friend noticed they had a $2.75 special on rum and coke my favorite. So I dutifully drained the tumbler my racist stomach immediately started having protests about the two cultures mixing in its space.

Three packets of pepto later and I'm really wishing I would have started that "clean eating" program me an Big have been talking about for months now but never seem to get around to.

Okay so I've never really taken my diet that seriously before but as I get older and (sigh) wider I realize it must become a priority though that doesn't mean I won't whine about having to eat what I call "hippie" food.
-a put out CGINTW

Into the fight again-getting tipsy as I tip the scale

So tomorrow is pay day and once again I've decided to go back to working out and trying to lose weight. I'm not as excited about it as you would think because I know what's coming weeks of aches, pains, sweat and bad hair days and what seems like immediate facial acne. However.... I was speaking to one of my relatives the other day one of my relatively young relatives and about the only thing they mentioned in the whole conversation was doctors appointments, illnesses and conditions they had going on at the moment. Though felt bad all these things were happening to them I couldn't help but think that every single one was preventable and therefore unnecessary for me to go through.

So tonight I came home came and poured myself a stiff drink and decided on a gym nearby because although I don't need a fancy club, I just won't go work out unless I'm paying for it and 9.95 a month for health didn't seem too bad to me. This move has been long in coming when I …