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Wednesday, August 3, 2005

VT Blogs: A Weight Lifted

Posted By on Wed, Aug 3, 2005 at 9:25 AM

Well this is good news. Marsha Hudnall at A Weight Lifted notes the death knell that's sounding for all things Atkins. Thank heavens. Ann-Elise mistakenly bought me some Atkins pasta in a box once, and it tasted like wet cardboard. So gross. I've never understood the low-carb craze.

Hudnall is one of several contributors to the blog, which has been around since April. She and her collegues are all affiliated in various ways with Green Mountain at Fox Run in Ludlow, which calls itself, "a women's retreat for healthy living without dieting." They fill their colorful, Typepad site with recipes and tips on healthy eating, as well as the occasional rant about the maddening American obsession with thinness.

After a recent shopping trip to a well-known department store in NYC, Gina Vescio complained about the lack of clothes for "real women":

Funny, my money is green, I get my hair cut at Gil Ferrer’s on the Upper East Side, facials at Mario Badescu, but apparently I’m not female enough when it comes to clothing, since I wear over a size 14. Uhm.

Nowevery woman that shops for clothing sizes that are more than 14 or 16knows that their sizes are often hidden in strange locations in stores.Better stores usually place larger sizes in the women’s department andgather all the sizes together. Or you might have a Coldwater Creekstore near you and were surprised and delighted to find sizes 2-24 onthe same rack and in the same style, with the same choices.

If we all know this, let’s demand size parity!...Let’s rally the troops, and get some goodlooking, fairly priced clothes in the women’s department. We can startby taking this survey about plus sized clothing - let your voice be heard by those that we spend our money on.


You tell 'em, Gina.

 

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Deputy publisher Cathy Resmer is an organizer of the Vermont Tech Jam, and compiles a weekly tech e-newsletter. She also oversees Seven Days' parenting publication, Kids VT, and created the Good Citizen Challenge, a youth civics initiative. Resmer began her career at Seven Days as a freelance writer in 2001. Hired... more

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