Not bad for a fat girl


I live where it gets way too hot, but I love it. I have a sweetheart, a son in college, and an adorable dog. I have a professional life too, but I try to keep that separate as an elementary school teacher. It’s really hard to keep it separate from everything else!

I use Twitter in spurts, and get sucked into it way too easily. There are so many incredible blogs, and tweets to follow that a person could surf 24/7. Since my life doesn’t allow me that luxury, I tend to go in waves.

I’m glad you’re here, please jump in at any time.

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  1. I’m glad you found my page so I could find yours! I love learning about other people and watching their journeys to fitness as well! I love your list of challenges. The one about saving up for a great family vacation is one I’m envious about πŸ˜€

  2. Hello Bea πŸ™‚ I am sorry, but I don’t do FB πŸ˜‰ Thank you for introducing yourself.

  3. Hi bulgingbuttons,

    You are indeed such a prodigious blogger!

    SoundEagle is glad to be acquainted with you here. Happy October to you!

    SoundEagle would like to wish you a new dawn and a satisfying journey of blogging in the final quarter of 2013, and writing about your experiences, satisfactions and frustrations in life and world in general, whether or not the buttons, seams and love handles continue to bulge. . . . .

    Indeed, SoundEagle would like to congratulate you on your having achieved a great deal and writing voluminously on your blog with fervour and conviction. Bravo!

    SoundEagle hopes that you continue to do very well and find fulfilment in whatever you enjoy doing and savouring, especially through your prolific blog as a creative outlet to share and document why you are “Not bad for a fat girl”.


  4. bulgingbuttons, given that you are very fond of, and diligent with, the Daily Writing Challenges, there is a new and different kind of Writing Challenge with more creative potential and associative freedom at http://soundeagle.wordpress.com/2013/09/07/daily-wisdom-word-quote-article-history-birthday-and-news/ (or http://soundeagle.wordpress.com/news/daily-wisdom/), including the chance to receive a special, eye-catching award batch designed by SoundEagle.

  5. Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I appreciate it very much. πŸ˜€

  6. I live in a very hot place too. Anyway thanks so much for following my blog. Hope to keep you entertained. Best wishes, Zainab

  7. Hi, bulgingbuttons, Thank you so much for following me at BigBodyBeautiful, my new sister. I am so enjoying your blog. You are a hoot. I’m so looking forward to reading more and connecting with you. XOXO

  8. hey bb – thanks for reading and following. your site looks great and i look forward to reading more from you too ) beth

  9. Hey there! Thanks for the follow! You are indeed very funny and I, too,work hard to keep my life as an educator of young ones separate from everything else!!

  10. Love your style. Looking forward to getting to know you better.

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  12. I rewarded you another star for blog of the year! Check out the post & mention here πŸ™‚ http://thelovelyphotog.com/2013/12/04/i-won-blog-of-the-year-award-my-nominees/

  13. Hi, I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Congratulations! Please check out this post for details: http://zainabjavid.wordpress.com/2013/12/06/the-versatile-blogger-award/

  14. I was a teacher for over forty years so I understand the thrill and not so much thrill of teaching. Some days better than others. Lesson plans, tests and meetings, meetings and more meetings.

    • Yes. The actual teaching part of it is great and so worthwhile, especially when you have a group that doesn’t have a lot of discipline issues. Good administration helps a lot too, don’t you think? πŸ™‚

  15. I’ve nominated you for a handful of awards. Maybe there’s one here you haven’t already received from someone else. πŸ™‚

    • How wonderful of you to think of me! Thank you so much. Lucky me, I have received all of these wonderful awards in the past, but I am so excited to be included with so many wonderful bloggers in your list. Thank you for your kindness.

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  17. Adding a little Sunshine to your day with the Sunshine Award. Details in my post

  18. Thanks for your kind follow, BB. I fear I’ve had to refrain from further mutual flows until I can learn to manage my daily WordPress workload.

    Always at themirrorbooks@gmail.com if you want to chat.


    • Thanks for the comment and email address. I enjoyed what I read on your blog and look forward to reading more. I know what you mean about the WordPress load. There are so many fantastic blogs and not nearly enough hours in the day to keep up with them!

  19. Hi, Bea: Thanks so much for following my adventures in stitching. Love the mini bio you use on your footer. I’ll definitely be back!

    • I’m glad you found me! I love that little sampler you posted. I was in a rush and didn’t comment, but I really like the simplicity of it. I used to cross stitch a lot, but haven’t in years. I’ll enjoy your work instead!

  20. BB, I have nominated you for the β€œBlog of the Year 2013” award at http://wp.me/p4b8U2-GH! Thank you for your terrific writing and fostering of community in 2013. – Theresa

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  23. blog title is nice.

  24. Hi Heidi. Thanks for telling us about your blog. It looks like you’ve got a great schedule going. I noticed that you participated in NaNoWriMo and NaBloPoMo last year. As blog editor for Literary Mama, I’m also looking for inspirational/motivational posts about writing. Would love to read your thoughts about participating in one of these “months.” Check out our guidelines for more details about what I’m looking for.

  25. Lovely to meet ya πŸ™‚ I love the sense of humour that runs through the blog! I work in a school to but as a counselor far far away in Mumbai, India πŸ™‚ Looking forward to your future posts and hoping to catch up with more past ones! Cheers !!

  26. I hope you don’t mind, I love your blog and wanted to nominate you – please do not feel obligated to respond http://wp.me/p4cFju-hg

  27. Omg. I just LOVE the name of your blog!

  28. Hey,

    I have nominated you for the three day quote challenge. You can find the details here:

  29. HI. I’ve been following your blog for quite a while. My personal blog is Just Expressing Myself. I recently revived shewhoblogs(dot)com. Would love to write something up about you and your blog – maybe an interview question or two. Let me know. You can comment/contact me via SWB or JEM. Take care.

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