I’ve Always Been a Glamorsized Girl!


What an honor it was for me to be asked if I would like to be featured as a Glamorsized woman! I have always loved fashion and makeup and feel you can be sexy and stylish at any size. To me, “Glam” means someone that has that “it” factor. A beautiful woman, inside and out, no matter her size, who carries herself well, always looks fabulous when she goes out, isn’t afraid of thinking outside the box and playing with colors and hairstyles. Being “glam” does not always have to mean glitz and glitter, a fancy dress or an up-do. I can feel just as glam in a pair of jeans and flip flops as I do in an elegant dress with my heels on. It’s all about the attitude!


My name is Ivey and I’m from North Carolina. I am a wife and mother of 2 beautiful children. I’ve always been a glamorsized girl. As a teenager, my dream was to become a model. Well, that didn’t happen, but the dream is still alive inside me. I have always tried to make myself look as good as possible and I don’t let my size hold me back from being as fabulous and wonderful as I possibly can. I believe that anything is possible with the right attitude and positive energy…oh, and a great pair of shoes and lip gloss! I love to play with makeup, especially the smoky eye, and I believe in the saying “don’t save your special perfume or outfit for a special occasion…” make EVERY day special!


I have been a member of the MyFitnessPal Community for almost a year now. Since joining, I have lost 80 lbs. and 115lbs. total since 2011! I work hard, train dirty and eat healthy (99% of the time)!! I love giving and receiving support plus, I’ve made some life-long friends in the process.

Michyl Collins enjoys blogging on topics close to the curvy lifestyle and has expanded her career by appearing on national TV, choreographing events, modeling in over 50 runway shows, magazine features and currently acts as COO for Plusforus.com.
  • Ivey Marlowe Patterson

    Thank you SO MUCH for this opportunity!! What an honor!!

  • dwhitley55 .

    What a wonderful article, and what a beautiful woman…from her pictures you can see she was and is very pretty, before and after, now with the weight loss, she is also getting healthy…I’m sure she is a great inspiration to all her home town friends and family, and her friends in The MyFitnessPal community….Great Article!!

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    Xoxo! :)