I could never have imagined that something that initially seemed so humiliating would turn out to be one of the greatest teaching events of my life. Although my food stamp benefit itself will be ending soon because I no longer require assistance, the benefits to my lifestyle are not.
We are a culture obsessed with beauty and youth, yet many of us create an environment within our bodies that is counterproductive to achieving healthy beauty. To achieve beauty, you must first define what it means to you.
When I was about one week into my freshman year of college, I remember thinking that I had finally discovered the way to a Jessica Biel body. Six months and 40 pounds later, I was staring at my muffin top and wondering what had gone wrong.