Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Livin' Large and Lovely !

It’s no secret that Americans are getting larger, and we are not alone. Waistlines in developed nations are expanding, and, surprise, surprise!! according to their own government statistics, the French are having to add extra notches to their ceintures.

Back home, the Mayor of New York has decided to tackle the problem head on by prohibiting eateries and fast food establishments from serving sugary sodas in containers larger than 16 ounces. No doubt there are elite Soda SWAT Teams in training even as we speak. (M-T Note: For those of you in the South where Soda is called “Pop,” you can think of them as the Pop Police.)


In the nearby Borough of Brooklyn, a large and lovely lady named Lisa Dolan has taken an entirely different approach from that of His Honor the Mayor.

Lisa had a love affair with fashion for as long as she can remember, but her lifelong battle with weight made it an unrequited love.

Five years ago, she and her husband sank their life savings into an empty warehouse property – that was the easy part. The hard part was finding fashionable, plus-sized clothes to fill it. With no background in the fashion industry, Lisa decided to design her own clothes, drawing on her experience and knowledge of what does and does not work for the plus-size woman.

The success of her boutique, Lee Lee’s Valise, proves that Lisa Dolan is filling a need long ignored by fashion designers.

And every week, on The Learning Channel’s (“TLC”) new hit series, “Big Brooklyn Style,” customers from sizes 10 to 28 leave Lisa Dolan’s store looking and feeling fabulous, often for the first time in their lives.

So, to those of you who are waiting for some “magic” number to pop up on your bathroom scale before you give yourself permission to look your best....and I know you're out there....I have only this to say:

It's time to dress the body you have and stop obsessing about the body you would like to have. Life is too short not to look your best right now!!  Tic Toc!!

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