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Bey Does it Again!!

Posted in Get Fit Not Thin, Loves It! on May 2, 2011 by miaamber

My BFFIMH (Best Friend Forever in My Head… Duh!) Beyonce (Who else?!) has done it again!

With the release of her highly entertaining workout video aimed at getting today’s youth moving towards healthier lifestyles for the Michelle Obama, “Let’s Move” campaign, Bey is motivating all of us!

LOVES  it!!



Barbie Gets Real

Posted in Get Fit Not Thin, Loves It!, Pop Culture on April 20, 2011 by miaamber

In an effort to bring awareness to National Eating Disorders Awareness Month, Galia Slayen decided to create a life-sized Barbie based on the iconic dolls dimensions. 

If Barbie were a real person she would be about six feet tall, and have 39-18-33 Bust-Waist-Hip measurements.

Slayen, a former anorexic, fashioned her Barbie in a size “00” jean skirt that she herself wore in the midst of her disease.

I think this is a powerful message on body image and the effects it has on girls, young and old alike.

You can read much more on Slayen and her message HERE


Marquita’s Curves

Posted in Curvy News, Fashion, Get Fit Not Thin on April 8, 2011 by miaamber

Plus size super model Marquita Pring has spoken out about the use of the word, “Curvy” to describe her body.

“I think we need to phase out the category ‘plus-size models,'” (and spoke of her unyielding fondness for Mama Cass). This time around, she told Fashionista, “As for the word ‘curvy,’ I see nothing wrong with it. I don’t need to stress it as my title but I am a curvy, voluptuous, sexy woman and I think the word ‘curvy’ relays a much more positive image. You can be a size 4 or 14 and be considered ‘curvy.'”

Wondering how she got “discovered?” Read on!

Growing up I was always the biggest girl in my grade. I had always been told that I had “such a pretty face,” but everyone seemed to feel the need to stress that it was only my face that was so pretty, never any mention about me just being beautiful, only my face. It was always a compliment but I always wondered why just my face?

Around the age of 15 I really wanted to give modeling a try. I figured I could do beauty work but I never even considered I could model clothing. My mother and I went to a casting agency call in Canada where I met with dozens of agencies. A few were interested, some told me they’d need me to get much smaller but I knew that wasn’t happening. At the time I was seriously active in competitive basketball and my body was extremely toned and fit. There wasn’t much weight for me to lose.

Luckily there were a few agencies telling me I could work at the size I was but I needed to do a test photo shoot so they could see if I was comfortable in front of the camera. I was, and I brought my photos to an agency an hour after the shoot and they signed me on the spot.


I want you to weigh in…

How do you feel about the terms, “Curvy,”  “plus-sized,” and “full-figured” to describe models sized 8-20?  Should we all just be categorized as “models” for all genres in sizes 0-20?

Also, if you are a consumer who wears a size 8-24 or higher does it matter to you what size the models for your favorite retailers wear?



Slim Takes Some Getting Used To

Posted in Entertainment, Get Fit Not Thin, Hollywood on March 29, 2011 by miaamber

Jennifer Hudson’s fiance, David Otunga, loves her but thinks her fab new look will take some getting used to!

“Jennifer Hudson’s fiance and father of her son, David Otunga, is still adjusting to the singer’s new body and incredible weight loss.”

“The ‘Where You At’ singer lost 80lbs after the birth of her son, going from a U.S. size 16 to a size 6, but during her interview on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, J-Hud said that her partner is having difficultly getting used to her new shape.

She said: “He’s getting adjusted to it. He’s not really into change that much.”

The Oscar winner also claims that she’s adopted a new sense of style to go with her body, and her fiance prefers the way she used to dress.

Jennifer explained: “He fusses at me like, ‘Why do you have to have to get all dressed up to go out, and why can’t you just go out like you used to?’ And I’m like, ‘I’m a walking billboard now, honey!””


JHud looked smoking hot at her album release party last week!

So happy she’s finally embracing her body!



Jordin Sparks Shines

Posted in Get Fit Not Thin on March 21, 2011 by miaamber

American Idol winner and former plus size model Jordin Sparks debuted a brand new look this weekend at Muhammad Ali’s Celebrity Fight Night.

A svelte, size 6 Sparks showed off her recent 30 lb. weight loss on the red carpet!

She’s always been a stunning young lady and I’m happy for what looks like a brand new confidence…

Another American Idol alum Jennifer Hudson is also celebrating a new body after her 82 lb. Weight Watchers enabled weight loss. 

Hudson’s new album artwork is stunning

Kudos to both ladies and I can’t wait to hear all of the new music!



DWTS Star Struggles With “Fat”

Posted in Get Fit Not Thin, Pop Culture on February 4, 2011 by miaamber

Two-Time Dancing With The Stars Champion, Cheryl Burke spoke out to People Magazine about her struggle with weight and being called, “fat” in the tabloids.

Here’s a portion of what she had to say:

“One night I was supposed to go out with my friends but I couldn’t do it. Every time someone looked at me I was like, ‘That person thinks I’m fat…You don’t have to be anorexic to be beautiful”

Ultimately, the estimated 5-10lb. weight gain did come off when she returned to DWTS after their hiatus.  Burke admits to trying to starve herself but later adopting a more sensible approach to eating.

Attacking someone with a body as beautiful as Cheryl’s in the press puts the self-esteem of women everywhere at risk.

What are your thoughts?



Khloe’s Struggle

Posted in Get Fit Not Thin, Hollywood on January 29, 2011 by miaamber

Khloe (my favorite) Kardashian has spoken out publicly about her life long struggle with weight and how the opinions of others have affected her throughout her life.

“My weight is always going up and down. I’m always fighting that, and I feel like no matter what I do, I never look good enough to everybody else…”  “…but that’s been a struggle that I think I’ve gotten a hold of, not caring what other people think. Now I just have my body to how I like it.”

“Other people’s words eventually do come and hit you hard,” she says. “My weight is my biggest lifetime struggle. It’s not the biggest thing in life, but it does get you down sometimes.”


Khloe released all inhibitions in her new spread in YRB magazine styled by the mags Fashion Director, Darius Baptist.

(I’m SO proud of you Darius!)

I think I love this editorial so much because Khloe seems to be branching out on her own.  What do you think?