Battling Body Image, One Day At A Time

News flash, I'm not as thin as I used to be, mostly because I no longer take handfuls of laxatives with my meals. What? That's why I was so thin? Yes, that's why. I started taking them when I was 11 and didn't stop until my late 20's. The reasons don't really matter now, the lasting damage and the continued battle do, my calendar looks something like this:January and February - Completely disgusted with myself for being fat and not sticking with diet or exercise. Realize I wished another year away in the hopes of finding myself thinner than I was last year. Avoid the mirror as much as possible....more

Teaching My Kids to Be Fit, Not Skinny

Photo by Kim Silkebækken Although my kids are only 3.5 and 6.5 years old, I already worry about their perceptions of body image....more

How to start loving your body NOW

I’m sure at some point or another, you’ve come across a magazine cover shouting at you, “Drop 10 lbs now with this new awesome pill”, “Zap belly fat with this hot new diet” or “Get the best body with this perfect workout”.Guess what? There’s no perfect workout, no perfect way of eating and no get-the-perfect-body-now quick fix. Yet we’re constantly being told that what we need to do is get even stricter with our diet, and workout more....more

Got Cake? Put it in your FACE!

We've all done it, don't lie! ...more

A Day At The Salon: Good Hair, Better Soul

I've been going to my local salon for almost 22 years.  The file they've got on me is almost three inches thick and tells the story of who I've been and what I've dreamed of becoming over the years.  There are the celebrity hairstyles cut from magazines that I've dared to choose, the list of the names of colors I've been willing to try, including the phase when I was a Lucille Ball redhead, there are notes about my pregnancies, and dates of special events when I came in for fabulous up dos and other crazy looks....more

The Secret to a Fat Stomach

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I Have No Excuse

I've spent an embarrassing amount of time staring at this picture.At every. single. pixel....more

Secret Subject Swap: I'm Fat

Welcome to Take Two of September’s Secret Subject Swaps. This week 11 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts. ...more