Should being built "like a 5th grade boy" make someone a willing target?

Talk show host Wendy Williams once said she would love to see full-figured Adele naked in a PETA advertisement (whose images of naked women have somehow not convinced me to stop eating chicken). Here is Willimas’ quote (read the full article at the Huffington Post):...more
Well said. Nice example turning Wendy's words around to the other foot. The world will be a ...more

Fitnessgrams: Your Kid Passed Math and Failed in BMI

A in science, B+ in math, and an obese in weight? According to an article in Salon, middle school students in 65,000 schools in 19 different states are now receiving Fitnessgrams, the evaluation from a physical fitness assessment that looks at a students' BMI amongst other criteria. ...more
We were not only weighed, but in seventh and eighth grade, the students learned to do body fat ...more

Silencing that inner voice

Throughout my Motivation Monday posts, I tracked my weight loss journey, from start to finish as I lost more than 30 lbs....more

Livin' Large In Zumba Land

Livin' Large In Zumba Land     ...more

Weight Watchers Update

Today I am so excited to share my progress from my guest post last month.  You are new and didn't read about it?  Check it out here.  ...more

We Need To Talk: About Diets

 Whenever I hear the word “diet” I cringe a little. It’s like a fairy made out of cookies and cream dies or something. I dislike it completely. Maybe it has to do with the fact that “diet” implies that there is something you need to fix about yourself...maybe it is the fact that I spent nearly my entire high school career on a diet until the day...I crashed....more

How to Avoid Winter Weight Gain (Or: How Not to Panic on Memorial Day!)

 Ever wonder why we seem to get the "automatic" weight gain in winter?  Those extra winter pounds can really creep up on us, in some very hidden ways. Here are five sneaky ways your weight can be sabotaged, with solutions for you to keep it in control....more

So I don't Like My Body. So what?

I just went shopping for a dress for my kids' B'nai Mitzvah. I  have been avoiding it - thinking that maybe if I lose 5 pounds (at least) first, I'll be happier with how I look.  But I'm kidding myself.  I need to shop for the body I have and not the body I want.  Because the truth is, I am never going to love my body just the way it is, and I just have to learn to live with that....more
You reminded me of my nails!  I chewed my nails for years and always was embarrassed about their ...more

Anonymously Speaking

Today I was getting ready to go to a business conference. Something my company does once a year- we ditch our grubby clothes, get together and have a large meeting with the Big Boss. Like most women this started simply enough- put my son to bed and then start packing. I have a closet full of clothes that I haven’t worn in a year. Last year I was pregnant and couldn’t fit into have of what I had but I still was able to pull it together.  ...more

Bullying Prevention Month: News Anchor Responds To Fat Shaming Email On Air

Jennifer Livingston -- an anchor/reporter at News 8000 in La Crosse, Iowa -- gets emails from viewers every day. But this email? This day? Enough is enough....more
You gotta be kidding me.  Calling someone "fat" is now bullying?  OK, now I'm going to put on my ...more