Chunk Travels: Weird California Road Trip

California is a big-ass state Cali has so much to see and do. You could never leave LA country and never run out of new things to explore. Butttttt that ain’t my style and I was going crazy wanting to see some more of the state. I set off with my bestie boys, George & Bystry, to explore the east side of the state up to Bodie on a Wednesday-Saturday. Burbank Uhhhh, due to LA

Moving and Grooving My Jiggle In My Pakrat

Every chubby and fat chick knows what it’s like to be in the gym while people stare as you jiggle on the treadmill. Instead of focusing on your body you’re focusing on “am I jiggling too much?” and “shit, are all those people laughing at me?” We feel shame at the gym and we’re shamed if we don’t go to the gym. It makes taking care of your body pretty damn difficult when you’re shamed

The Definitive Chunky & Funky Guide to Chicago

Cool Things To Do In Chicago I’m going to start with my favorite thing to do and that’s sit by Lake Michigan. Go sit by the water on a warmish winter day or watch the boats come into the harbors and you won’t be amazing. Some mornings I wake up early just to go watch the sun rise over Lake Michigan. Damn, it’s so fricken beautiful. If you don’t spend time at the Lake or

Finding my set point weight and happiness at my heaviest

The story of before and after my fear of 210 I had an irrational fear of a number. This number consumed me. It scared me. 210 caused me anxiety. Everything was wrong with 210. 210 was unacceptable. It was the tipping point. 210 represented failure. Since I was 18 I’ve touched 210 every other year, if not every year.  Before 210, I always feared 200. When I touched 200, though, my new fear became 210.

Self Love Brings Beauty… and a lot of other cool stuff

Self love brings beauty When you’re caught up in everything that’s wrong with you then you can’t see everything that’s right with you. You see someone else’s success as a reflection of your failures. You see someone else’s beauty and wish you looked like them. Then maybe you’d be happy. DAMN, BUT FORGET THAT NOISE. One person’s beauty doesn’t define another’s beauty. None of us are made the same and comparing yourself to someone else’s

Chunk Travels: Costa Rica Travel Guide

Pura vida, dude. That’s basically the way to say, “coolio, dude” and so much more in Costa Rica. Callie and I had such a baller time on our San Diego vacation that we thought, “hmmm, let’s take this thing INTERNATIONAL.” So we did. We researched forever (so like a week) and finally landed on visiting Costa Rica during Labor Day Weekend. We found reasonably priced roundtrip tickets just 2-3 months before our trip, which we

All Summer Sixteen Playing Dirty Not Clean In The GabiFresh Princess Fatkini

“You gon feel it now. I’m out here looking for revenge… all summer sixteen.” – Drake Drake pretty much set up the rules to own this summer so I had to follow them. Revenge? Looked for it and got it. As always, summer was busy busy busy because in Chicago we maximize the shiz out of the warm months. This summer I balled out, per usual, but this year felt different because I wasn’t crawling

Turn A Bad Body Day Into A Yo Gotti Day With A Swimsuit

Beyoncé has bad days. Yes, you read right… even Beyoncé. My confidence and self-esteem have both grown by leaps and bounds, but there are still days where I feel eh or blah. That’s okay though because everyone has days where they feel like this. Even people like Queen B have days where they don’t feel 100% about their bodies or confidence because they’re bloated or tried on something that wasn’t flattering. It happens to everyone. Just

Plus Size Festival Fashion Tips From Pitchfork 2016.. plus my cute friends

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” – Bob Marley Also, “One thing ’bout music, when it hits you feel no pain and I swear I got this shit that makes these bitches go insane.” – Drake Music has the ability to take us to another world and transcend time. Music also has the ability to bring people together. Music is the shit. We are so lucky to live in