Is Weight Loss During Pregnancy Ever a Good Thing?

Putting On The Pounds When PregnantAs the euphoric moments that directly follow finding out that you are with child begin to fade, that gorgeous glow can morph into anxiety. Those antagonizing thoughts have haunted almost every woman who has learned she has a baby. You know what they sound like, "What's going to happen to my body?" Horrific flashes of stretch marks and expanding waistlines dance around in her head. For some, they're a small price to pay in order to experience the gift that is motherhood. For others, it's their worst nightmare....more

5 Ways to Avoid Gaining Weight on Vacation

Oh, the summer. Many of us spend all winter either working out or fretting about how to get ready for the warm weather.  We want to get fit before it's time to expose more of our bodies than can be covered up with a winter parka. Hopefully everyone was successful with their cold weather weight loss goals and feels that it's important to avoid reversing that progress on vacation.  Even if you haven't reached your goals yet, you don't want to be side tracked by a few days out of town....more
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Weight Loss and Yoga?

When it comes to yoga, looking at videos of tiny women draped in spandex, bent and twisted up like pretzels can be quite discouraging. Many women look on and immediately dismiss any possibility that they could ever do yoga. "I'm too big." or "I'm not flexible." has been uttered far too many times. If you do a quick search online, you may be pleasantly surprised by how many women of all shapes, sizes and levels of fitness practice yoga on a daily basis. Or, better yet, how many people actually use yoga to lose weight....more

6 Tips To Shed Pounds Quickly And Safely

Results, results, results! That’s all we want. It’s what we work for. If people don’t start to see results when they want to see them, many people will quit their efforts prematurely. If we aren’t seeing progress, it must not be working, Right? Not at all....more

Sweat, tears, bloating, and just pure frustration! What 40 Feels like Sometimes

 Is that a rogue black hair growing out of my chin? Where the hell did it come from and how did it get so long? I actually spoke those words out loud the other day, as I was on my way to my ball game....more

I Am Not Your Fat Friend

This is an open letter to people I have/do care about throughout my life who have either disregarded me, not seen my sexuality, or not seen my value and worth because of my weight. Some of these people I am still friends, even best friends, with but this is my truth. These stories are not personal attacks, but rather examples of how thin privilege operates on interpersonal levels between friends, lovers, and the people we interact with. I am not necessarily placing blame—I am telling part of my story....more
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How to Develop the Right Mind-Set to Reach your Goals

How to Develop the Right Mind-Set to Reach your Goals

The age of questions


I Got 99 Problems But Perky Boobs Ain't One

 Dad, stop reading here. For both of our dignities, please.Also ex-boyfriends. I want to always be remembered as the one with the glorious rack who got away....more

The Naked Lady

I stepped out of the shower, dropped my towel, and caught a glimpse of my body in the mirror.  Not a spring chicken anymore but not quite an old bird either.  Somewhere in the middle, I guess.  The body I saw did have a lot of middle to look at and too many imperfections to count.  I’ll try anyway....more