The Beck Diet Solution: My Experience (Week Two)

In the spirit of giving myself credit - one of the key strategies in The Beck Diet Solution - I want to start today's post by acknowledging that I am really proud of myself for completing my first two weeks' worth of tasks on the program, and for (re)starting my diet yesterday. Yay! *pats self on back* ...more

Body Image Issues

BlogHer November Prompts: Day 6Wednesday, November 6, 2013If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?————————————-...more

The Other Side of the Weight Spectrum: Being Too Thin

This is not a pity party. I am relatively healthy, of sound mind (albeit occasionally debatable). I love myself, I do. I practice self worth in front of my girls, never complain about my [under]weight. I am happy and free and in love with my body in front of them. Oh, I can give the performance you've never imagined. But inside my head? Ugly. Skinny. Tittyless. Meatless. You're always cold because you don't have enough meat on your bones. No one wants you. Your husband is pretending. Your girls are destined to follow the skinny path. Make them some potatoes. ...more
Thank you greatly for sharing this incredibly important truth and experience, it is shared by ...more

Pretty times PLUS - day 1

So I've ventured into middle age ( how did that happen?) and I weigh 50 lbs more than my highest weight ever (HOW did THAT happen?) and I've been trying to lose weight unsuccessfully for the last several years. I realize one of my problems is poor body image. From a very young age I was taught to believe I was fat and that it was bad and, as hard as I've tried over the years, I can't seem to shake that belief!...more

How To Avoid Gaining Weight While Traveling - Paris the Happiest 15 lbs. I Ever Gained!

Paris…the happiest 15 lbs I ever gained Gaining weight while traveling does NOT have to happen. Packing on the pounds is not a souvenir I am interested in taking home with me after a trip! Over the years, I have gotten a bit smarter, in general about how I eat. But, I must admit, it is a constant practice! There was a time when keeping up with my wellness practice did not apply to my vacation time or work trips....more

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