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

Granny Panties: A Love Story

Last week I came across a post on WhoWhatWear.com – a must-read to stay current on celebrity and fashion trends -- titled "What Do Your Pajamas Say About You?" Before I started reading, I was convinced there would not be an "I wear actual concert T-shirts from the 80s and granny underwear" category for pajama wear. But, s-u-r-p-r-i-s-e...there was a category for me!...more
I happen to be wearing a sweater with a sweatshirt over it right now because I am freezing. But, ...more

2 different experiences with at home tooth whitening system

I recently have tried the brand new Crest Whitestrips Supreme Flexfit and I like to share my experience with you. These new whitestrips promise to whiten your teeth like a $500 professional treatment. It also promises that the strips stretch much better then it´s versions before and to get a "custom fit". It also gives you a bit more lengths (30% longer) then the whitestrips before to cover more teeth. It also costs more! LOL! The really big drawback I noticed right away while reading the directions: you have to leave these strips on for ONE FULL HOUR A DAY FOR 14 DAYS!!! ...more

How to get rid of wrinkles, fine lines without Botox!

I know that some of my readers are too young to even think of wrinkles- but I promise: the time will come when you start to worry too! lol. Hopefully by then they found a new wonder cream, but I doubt it. Since I am getting fine lines on my forehead I am on the constant hunt on how to fix this I like to share with you some tricks and tips I found out. ...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

Lose The Weight, Gain Your Life: My Journey On Losing 100 Pounds week 6

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.- Mark TwainKnow or listen to those who know.- Baltasar GracianTwo great motivational  phrases for week 6....more

How to Teach Your Child to Love Healthy Food

At family gatherings, we have one who rushes around and acts busy, hoping nobody will notice she's not eating. (Pssst, we all notice.) We have another who won't touch a carbohydrate. We can't get through a photo album without hearing, "I was so fat then." On more than one occasion, I was assured that my baby daughter would "grow into herself." Soon after she started walking, I started to hear, "oh good, she's trimming down." Um, I wasn't worried. When it comes to shaping my kids' attitudes toward food, I have my work cut out for me. ...more
This is so awesome. I wish more parents would take the time with their children to teach them ...more

Lose The Weight, Gain Your Life: My Journey On Losing 100 Pounds week 6

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.- Mark TwainKnow or listen to those who know.- Baltasar GracianTwo great motivational  phrases for week 6....more
Your post inspired me to grab my mini trampoline and jog for 10 minutes!  Thank you so much for ...more

Big Butts...Big Lie?

There’s been this phenomenon happening on my Facebook page: sponsored posts that are essentially soft-porn disguised as “Fitness Inspiration”.  Most of these have to do with disembodied butts….plump, rounded, and implanted, these sweaty cheeks don’t seem to belong to any face…and yet purport to be encouraging me to be a strong, physically-fit woman. I have a problem with this....more

Plastic Surgery: Would You?

Plastic surgery is prevalent in our society today like never before.  When I was a teen and younger adult, it was barely even heard of and certainly not talked about.  Nobody got nose jobs in our small town and I'm not sure anyone knew boob jobs existed yet.  No one whitened their teeth or knew how.  We loved our big 80s hair, for sure, and fashion was a big thing as was makeup, but that was somewhat the extent of it as far as beauty products and treatments were concerned....more