Oprah and I are Plus Size!

There is no nicer way to say “plus size”. It is the nice way to say XXXLarge, 24+, the “Large Women’s” clothes etc. There is no such size as “one-size-fits-all”. I’ve been known to say I wear  “one-size-fits-New Jersey”.  New Jersey isn’t small but most people (except those in New Jersey) have no idea what size it is. You can get a Plus-size Women’s designer sheath (it’s a style of dress) for $1395 via the Oprah network (http://www.oprah.com/style/Designer-Clothes-for-Plus-Size-Women).  My whole wardrobe isn’t worth $1395! OK, I’m exaggerating again.

I have lost a couple of sizes in the last two years.  Now I even own clothes (and wear them) that are sized in the teens.  I have saved a pair of size 28 pants from the 300 pound days, though.  They were actually loose then but I need them to put both my daughters in when I’ve lost more weight! You know, the “after” picture. Sigh! I do have a beautiful, long, royal blue, very sexy nightgown that was called “Empress” for a size not a description.  I like Empress as a size. It beats 3x all to hell.  Of course I am not comparing my size to a very classy hotel in Victoria’s inner harbour, but she is beautiful!

This is "Boa Hancock - Pirate Empress" an anime graphic I got when I Googled images for "Empress Size"

Then again, as I think about it, “Plus” added to size makes it about more than just size! And Oprah and I are more than just size! In addition to (plus) being modern women we are much more. I am a mother plus a wife plus a partner plus a teacher + a learner + a friend + a sister + a “Boomer” + a patient + a success + a failure + and so much more.  This is just a short list, not a judgemental list even though some of the words have negative connotations.  This is list and I’m glad I’m going to keep adding to this, maybe everyday (+ a procrastinator).

So, I may not run an Empire like Oprah or Boa Hancock but I am so much more than my size!  Thanks for listening. ;D Diane

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~ by 1fatgirlshrinking - Diane Kirby on January 8, 2012.

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