I take solace in the light on my face. I take solace in the light on my skin, on the fat that creases and bulges. I love my body.
Pretty good is the new perfect. Incorporate this motto into your life. There is no perfect. There is just "pretty good" -- and that's good enough.
I was now 98 pounds, and spiraling downward rapidly. Normal body functions stopped. Blood pressure plummeted, bones protruding, clothes were anchored on with huge safety pins so they wouldn't fall off.
Thigh gap is not commonplace, and advertisers should certainly be ashamed of trying to promote these unhealthy images as common practice. But insurance gap is very real.
Am I glorifying thin-ness; the hot bod I had in my teens and twenties? I tell myself that this five and half decades old body has absorbed love and adoration that the itsy bitsy one could only dream of. It has survived injuries and illness for which I am grateful.
If you find yourself developing a pattern of giving in to your food cravings and repeatedly using emotional eating as a coping strategy -- and most especially if you do so without realizing you are doing it -- beware. You'll benefit from developing new, healthier ways to cope!
I remember those days when my kids went from one birthday party to the next, eating what seemed like nothing but cake and ice cream. I also saw the parents who would try to get their kids to not eat the cake, even forbidding it due to the sugar overload for that particular day.
After losing half my body weight, I somehow thought that life would get easier. Somehow, I thought that all of this would be easier. But as it turns out, it's harder. It's more frustrating and far more painful living in this body than it ever was living in my 300-pound one.
We as consumers have the power to vote with our dollars. By not patronizing outlets that use potentially dangerous advertising tactics, we can send the message that it's unacceptable.
The #1 New Year's resolution is to lose weight (it's the winter equivalent of "bikini season!"). But while there are certainly health concerns associated with obesity, there's also a tremendous amount of gratuitous dieting going on aimed at achieving impossible standards of "ideal beauty."
"Do You Think I'm Fat?" I used to ask this question all the time, and each time I did, my inner critic responded with: "Yep, you're definitely fat! Th...
Everyone has a natural body type. Yet the paradox of society is inescapable: Don't be too skinny, but don't be too large either. Talking with my friend that day reminded me that people's eyes are on you either way, although you've done nothing to deserve their admiration or distaste.
Do some teens, because they embody the caricature of a fat person, literally grow into that caricature?
Let's not forget that at Weight Watchers, it is a weight loss method they are selling -- not a treatment approach that gets to the root of why people "eat their feelings" or use food for other reasons than as fuel.
What 10 aspects of yourself have you not realized yet? What 10 new beliefs could you adopt in 2015?
Your body is not a problem to be solved. Your body is your home and regarding it as separate, problematic or disgusting can result in a type of detachment that interferes with your ability to hear its valuable messages to you. You need your body. It does not lie.