If food is your largest cause of anxiety, having an entire day focused entirely upon that subject feels like entering a bad dream.
You see, I felt like bowing down to that belly. I felt like celebrating it and thanking it for what it had carried -- for whom it had carried.
You don't need to be thinner to enjoy a sunset, to bask in the warmth of summer nights, to have a good laugh with your best friend, and to take a peaceful walk in nature. See if you can tap into your happiness now. Not 20 pounds from now.
The world has a habit of judging people on their looks. I wish it were different, but it's not. You'll quickly learn that everyone has an opinion on what's pretty and it's virtually unavoidable to not feel the weight of those expectations.
Lamilly has potential and certainly is sparking great discourse on a topic that really needs to be addressed in today's society. But we shouldn't rush to congratulate doll makers just yet. Brown locks and a higher BMI aren't enough to make little Lamilly the every-girl doll.
Instead of exercising to sculpt, change, and tighten, what if we simply moved our bodies in ways that brought us satisfaction and joy? This a radical mindset shift because we are inundated daily with society's belief that our bodies need to be fixed
I supported you through your pregnancies. I was strong for deliveries. I was patient during recoveries. It seemed like the more I gave, the less you appreciated it!
I've known smart women who've gone to extremes to hide the fact that they have to work for their figure. I've been one of them. I once got out of sharing bread pudding on a date by saying that the sight of it made me sad because it was served at my grandpa's shiva.
Whether you have a curvy body, are pint sized, or have legs for days, my tips from my NBC style segment on Kerri-lee Mayland's show, will solve all your denim conundrums.
And so I am writing a new ending when it comes to my relationship with my body. I choose to rock this statuesque physique from deep within. I choose to acknowledge my body as the incredible ally that it is, instead of using it as a container for my judgment and disdain.
I think her anti-Photoshopping statement, coming from someone more commonly referred to as "too skinny" than "too large," means as much for the future body image of my girls as it does from someone preaching the same message because they're seen as "too fat."
Being compassionate with yourself is all about giving yourself the loving truth. Not sugar coating or denying that a change is needed, but delivering the message in a way that you would talk to your child or to your best friend -- with love.
Technology is a danger of the contemporary dating landscape. I don't have it all figured out, but I have developed the "Donovan Rule:" No frequent calling or texting before the first meeting - and no overnight bags on Date 1.
The legacy that remains is having to monitor my thinking. Occasionally my choices. Automatic calorie counts registering in my head. Picking toppings off of pizza. 'I don't like crust', I explain. (That's a bunch of hooey).
Stick to your opinions and values. Be who you are. If you spend your life fearing the perceptions of others, you will never truly perfect the perception that you have of yourself.
I hate that there is even plus-sized versus regular-sized in the first place. It's one of the last acceptable forms of segregation and judgment. Yes, I said segregation. It's only been in the last couple of years that women over a size 14 were even allowed to shop with everyone else.