Ellie Johnston has just been dumped by her boyfriend Mark. Being dumped by the man she calls The Weasel has dented her ego, and not only is she sulking, but as a plus-sized blogger she’s feeling like a fraud because her confidence in her curvaceousness has been seriously dented.
While she’s still feeling raw, she comes across some evil comments on a newspaper website, which fire her up with a desire to show the world that you don’t have to conform to a skinny stereotype to be happy, healthy, successful and beautiful. Shes passionate about helping other women escape the tyranny of constant dieting and body hatred, after being caught up in it herself.
She enlists the help of her two plus-sized and gorgeous girlfriends, Zoe and Lauren, to come up with a plan, and seeks solace in Jamie, a gorgeous younger man with commitment issues. The Viva Voluptuous campaign takes the girls on a hilarious journey through PR disasters, dating sites and flash mobs but will it make a difference? And will Ellie get her curvy-girl mojo back again?
Published 26 April 2014
Gorgeously Full fat: Live like you love yourself!
Back in 1987, when Margaret Thatcher was still in charge, the Pet Shop Boys were number one, and I was just 16, I went on my very first diet. This is the story of how I got sucked into the diet trap, and how long it took me to escape its clutches.
With the help of some other diet escapees, Gorgeously Full Fat looks at how the media, fashion magazines and just wanting to fit in keep people like me trapped in diets that don’t work, and then, what it’s like dating as a thirty-something chubby girl.
There’s also some wise and rather fabulous advice from people who’ve been there, done that and got the T-shirt in more than one size on life after dieting.
Live like you love yourself!
I’m currently reading ‘Beyond Temptation‘ by Sophie Boss and Audrey Boss. The strapline is “Say Goodbye to comfort eating, treating yourself, bingeing and cravings’
To be honest, I started it a few weeks ago and only got a little way in before Christmas hit and all attempts at food management flew out of the window, taking what was left of my waistline with them. But I’m re-reading it again and I’ll report back on the book as soon as I’ve devoured its delicious contents.
I loved the original ‘Beyond Chocolate‘ and I do have a slight worry after reading the reviews that it might be mostly the ideas from that book repackaged but I’ll let you know.
Meanwhile, if you want to check it out for yourself:
December 29 2012