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08 Feb: Discover the benefits of a Keto Lifestyle

Proud Mary is excited to bring to you the personal experience of Regina Gysel. Regina, a former Ophthalmologist, began exploring the Keto diet and lifestyle two years ago. She is now a dedicated practitioner and has quickly become a local expert and resource on Keto diets in her hometown area of Chico, California. How would you describe yourself? (RG) I think I am a Buddhist. I did not know that I was until I read…

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16 Jan: Catherine Schuller – Evolution

This is Part II of Proud Mary’s exclusive interview with plus size fashion icon Catherine Schuller. In this section, Catherine shares her experience in the evolution of the plus size fashion sector, the challenges the industry faced, and new opportunities ushered in with new technology. You can read Part I here. [Catherine:] When I started out, there was a [plus size] store literally called “The Forgotten Woman.” We were forgotten. We were pushed aside and…

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11 Jan: Touchland

Touchland is revolutionizing hand hygiene with innovative products that are environmentally friendly, silky smooth, and stylish. Founder Andrea Lisbona shared with us her journey to found Touchland, where they are today and what they hope to achieve in the future. How would you describe yourself in 4 words. (AL) Ambitious yet humble; and dreamer yet perseverant. What are the items you always carry in your bag? (AL) Obviously my Touchland Sanitizer, my phone, my sunglasses…

10 Jan: Proud Mary Pick of the Day

    Athleta Sherpa Reversible Jacket Don’t miss out on Sherpa this season. This cozy Sherpa hooded jacket will keep you warm and stylish. It has deep pockets and thumb hole sleeves. And guess what? It is reversible! This jacket is seriously cozy inside and outside. Click here or the link above and see for yourself!. It is available is sizes XXS – XL, Tall, Petite and Plus. Colors: Black, Sea Salt, Sugarplum Mauve. Price:…

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17 Dec: INTO THE MODELING WORLD THROUGH THE BACK DOOR

Proud Mary is excited to bring you an exclusive interview with Catherine Schuller, creator, curator and entrepreneur. The interview consists of three parts. In Part 1, Catherine shared with us her amazing journey into the plus size modeling world, the obstacles she faced, and how they helped her become the fashion icon she is today. [Marialyce] Catherine, you have had an amazing career, starting in theater, comedy, modeling, and writing. Now you are called a…

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20 Nov: Barre3: a path to your barre body and mind

When I was last in Washington, DC, I was introduced to Barre3, an amazing barre workout. I fell in love with it.  I got a chance to chat with Alicia Sokol owner of  Barre3 studio located at 1832 14th St NW, Washington, DC,  to learn about the Barre3 approach and to secret behind her studio’s success. I heard Barre3 for the first time a few weeks ago. Could you tell people what is Barre3?  AS: Barre…

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19 Nov: Styling tips from wintery Minneapolis

Hi Proud Mary fans I’m a guest blogger, so let me introduce myself. My name is Rae, I’m one of Mary’s besties from way back, and my lifestyle is about as different from hers as you can get. I’m 46 years old, I live in Minnesota, I have two active tweens, a revolving door of foster pets, and I rarely go to the gym.   I love to be outside taking advantage of all Minnesota has…

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31 Oct: Nike – the most popular boy in high school

My relationship with Nike is similar to dating the popular boy in high school. You know the guy, the captain of the football team or the center on the basketball team. Nike is the largest activewear seller in the world. Not by a few sales, but by millions of sales for shoes, and both branded and off branded apparel. They dominate the global market, which means they have a lot of people to please. Which…

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31 Oct: Living the Hourglass

Proud Mary is happy to welcome our first guest blogger, Pearl Prynne! I’ve always been a big girl. I was born that way — literally. At 22 inches long and 9lbs, 9 ounces, I was at the very high end of “normal” in both length and weight for newborns. With that appreciable introduction to the world, it is no big shock that I have been considered “plus size” for much of my life. In elementary school,…

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28 Oct: Winter’s coming: Part I

Winter comes early in Minnesota and the North Woods of Wisconsin. I had the opportunity to try out some new winter activewear over the past week on my trip to the Midwest and Washington, DC. Today I will share with you my favorites from Athleta and Kühl. Stay tuned for reviews of the latest pieces from Nike, Target, Lane Bryant and old Navy. Headlands Hybrid Cargo Tight This is a great outdoor activewear piece. I…