People use this directory in many ways. If you have access to the Internet, you can flip through the pages and mark the sites you want to visit when next you are online. If you or your loved one do not have access to the Internet, this book can be a goldmine of phone contacts so you can order print catalogues to arrive at your door. Either way, as you peruse the pages of this directory, the world will opening up. You and your loved ones can now live large in our small world. There is room for all of us.
I get emails every day telling me that these resources have changed peoples lives. This helps people feel like they fit into the world. When people get their needs met, they can take better care of themselves. Here are a few examples of resources that have changed peoples lives.
* Finding a bridal gown that fits has put smiles on countless brides faces because they found services that catered to their special needs.
* Having sturdy armless chairs has improved the comfort and back health of plus size people. It has also saved them money because these chairs lasted and lasted. After all, they were designed to carry extra weight.
* Finding bracelets, necklaces, belts, and fanny packs that fit plus size bodies has helped people function better in the world and feel better about themselves.
* Enjoying fitness wear, sporting goods, and workouts designed for the unique biomechanics of the plus size exerciser has spelled success for long-term fitness plans.
There is another important function of the Plus Size Yellow Pages. I think this is perhaps the most important function: This directory (both online and in print) spreads HOPE. As I speak at events and appear on television shows, I hold up this fat little book filled with THOUSANDS of resources for plus size people. I see HOPE shining in the eyes of the plus size people in the audience. People are shocked to find out that these resources exist. I see people beginning to feel that they can get what they need to build their best lives.
Whether or not someones body may change size in the future,
if they are plus size today, they deserve to find what they need
to take care of themselves now.
At the time this edition of the directory is published, 67% of Americans are plus size. This means, the MAJORITY of people need access to clothes, personal care, healthy eating and fitness without weight cycling, home furnishing, body image support, and so much more.
If you are plus size, flip through the pages of this book and get what you need to take care of yourself. Immerse yourself in the plus size world and begin to appreciate the aesthetic of your own body. When you feel better about yourself, you have a better chance of continuing your self-care for a lifetime. If you love someone who is plus size, give them this book so they can feel like they belong and find what they need to build their best life!
INDEPENDENT of Weight
The real problem is that we need healthy living activities
for every body of every size.
Instead of a War on Obesity, we need a new peace movement: Healthy Living for ALL Sizes.
This new definition of the problem has a solution built right in. This solution is based on the ACTIONS of the individual, rather than on the characteristic of body size. Notice the inclusive nature of this new definition of the problem and solution. If someone had poor dietary habits and a sedentary lifestyle, they would get support and encouragement to improve their lifestyle, independent of their weight. Likewise, if someone is participating in the actions of healthy eating and fitness, they would get support and encouragement to continue their healthy lifestyle. No one is stigmatized. No one is ignored who needs help. Everyone can be successful. Whether someone is small or large, the moment they participate in the actions of healthy living, they are in the process of succeeding. One success motivates another.
This constructive process of healthy living actions has the opposite effect of weight watching. When the numbers on the scale are the measure of success, people are doomed to frustration. Have you ever known anyone who lost weight as fast as they wanted? Has anyone ever participated in a weight loss program without hitting a plateau? Not in my experience. However, when the goal is NOT weight loss, but rather eating well and exercising, then success is one action away. Everyone of every size can succeed.
Lets end the War on Obesity, and begin a
new peace movement: Healthy Living for ALL Sizes.
Find what you need to live your healthy life here,
in the pages of Plus Size Yellow Pages and
ONLINE at www.PlusSizeYellowPages.com
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