Tuesday, December 8, 2009


First and foremost, I apologize for the slight blog abandonment the last few days. I had to spend quite a bit of time preparing for something professionally so free time meant doing that and NOT blogging.

I'm currently sitting with The Boy watching the finale of The Biggest Loser. Rarely would I be so inspired by a TV Show to sit here and blog about it (I mean, Friends isn't on anymore) but this is one reality show that I feel like I enjoy for all the right reasons.

I'm kind of obsessed watching this show. Watching normal, beautiful people fight to lose their weight is always inspiring - no matter what you weigh.

I've never been the 'fat' girl and I think I weighed negative numbers through much of my youth, however now at age 25- I truly find that I have to work hard to keep my body in check - a need I understand and I make the necessary effort ... but sometimes it comes with a few cuss words.

(Above image found here)

That's why this show inspires me. 20 out of 7 days a week I try to find reasons to not go to the gym, 95% of the time I lose that fight with myself and head on in to workout. But 5% of the time, I don't go. And I regret it later... because exercise isn't just about weight loss- it improves your mind, body & soul.

(Rebecca LEFT: before, Rebecca RIGHT: after.)

Thus, when I see people who have a long, long, long journey ahead of them pushing themselves physically... my heart pitter patters. So proud of them!

With that said
... I noted during the finale how many of the newly-trimmed gals said that since they lost weight:
"This was the first time I wore a dress in X amount of years!!"
What is with these girls!?!? On my fat days, I'd much rather wear a dress than try to pry jeans over the skyscrapers I call my legs.

So in honor of my Biggest Loser heroes... with much ado I present a few super-flattering-"fat day"-dresses - trust me! You don't have to go years in jeans/black pants because you feel fat!!!

Adrianna Papel.com


So when feeling fat and looking at your sweats... think of 2 things:
1. Empire Waist Dress
2. Wrap dress

Bada-bing, bada boom!

Have a great night :)


Unknown said...

Don't you hate it when work gets in the way of blogging!!!!
I love the biggest loser too, we get an Aussie version.
And I agree, dresses are definately the way to go if having a fattie day - they are so much more forgiving.
Nice frocks featured :-)

Leah said...

You got it right... empire dress for fat days is the ultimate solution.

Sher said...

Great post! Baby doll dresses always work for me on my fat days lol:)

Gia said...

Hello you wonderful girl, how's going?
I hope you're doing great!
What can I say, every time I read your posts, it makes me smile, you put a good energy into your words, hehe:)
Good advices, I love dresses on or out the fat days...


WendyB said...

I'm the only person I know who looks terrible in wrap dresses. I keep trying them and they keep failing!

Mari said...

great post!! this was awesome I had never though of dresses before for fat days..lol I'm busting out my "Fat dresses" out on those not so cute days!

Unknown said...

i love the biggest loser! its great seeing how well they do over the period of the show xxx

Anonymous said...

I totally watched that last night too!
So inspiring!
Cute Blog!
I also live in Portland, well Beaverton!

bananas. said...

i love wrap dress...but not on me. heck no!

because i'm super short, i've got a weird build and the wrap only adds to that weirdness. but i'm sure you'd look hot...espesh with those "skyscraper" legs of yours ;)

Grumpy old man said...

I guess the battle of the bulge in not only for the ladies, men have the same porblem, and I can relate to your problem of the 5%. I had to smile when I read that. My wife and I gym together, and that is a huge help.
I used to play squash, but injuries to my knees have ended that and I miss it terribly. It is the quickest way to loose pounds...
Thanks for visiting and commenting, it was great to hear from you.
So when can I expect your pics... ? :-) Just checking...

Iva Messy said...

ohhh I like that last little number ;)

Kim Axani said...

Love that show too! Didn't get a chance to catch the finale though :*( .. She looks great!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ohmigosh I so agree with what you said about exercise. Honestly, when I slack off and don't work out I feel so guilty later on, and it totally throws off my spirit, mind, and soul. Exercise is definitely not only beneficial for the body! :)

Unknown said...

Oh - I love that black sparkly dress. Really cute.

And - are you ready for Biggest Loser Couples??? Yay!

{andthisiswhatshesaid} said...

haha we are twins in our post. love it. Cute tips!

Nathalie said...

thank you soo much for your wonderful comment.
I so agree, The biggest Loser is just such an impressing show. I get always so stunned when they come out on stage in the finale. Unbelievable!
Great post... I think everyone knows what you're talking about :)

Tights Lover said...

I love the Macys.com dress! Great post!

Summer said...

Girl, I am so with you! Dresses, skirts, tunics....where would I be without them??? How they hide the belly and touching thighs makes me giddy. =)

Anonymous said...

I never wear dresses. I have no idea why, but you may have just persuaded me to get one for one of our Christmas parties! I'll keep you posted if I find something! LOVE the wrap (if I was that skinny!)

Elizabeth Marie said...

I love a good empire waist when I'm pmsing. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!

Holly Lefevre said...

Work and life really get in the way of blogging don't they? My hubby and I watch the Biggest Loser together. I love that show. Good point about the dresses...if it is a good style (the right style) it can do wonders!