Retouching Our Perspective

Retouching Our Perspective It’s time to retouch our perspective on what is healthy and beautiful. Within the last few weeks, stories have surfaced that present a major issue in our perceptual framework of our body image…the retouching of pictures in media. However, it’s not just retouching of pictures, but also video and other forms of media....more

The Aftermath of All the Pork

            So, after all that talk about pork, maybe now’s the time I should mention Weight Watchers.             I started in August and I’ve lost about fifteen pounds. I like it. It’s juvenile, but I really enjoy getting stickers in my little book and watching the line on my weight chart head downward. ...more

Feeling and Staying Attractive for Life

Don’t panic or click away too soon, because I promise this isn’t one of those articles where the writer offers beauty tips.  Being a beautiful person means much more than looking attractive because a truly beautiful person isn’t necessarily one who is physically stunning.  Beauty really is only skin deep, so the true mark of attractiveness is inner beauty and personality.Continue reading here....more

Healthy Eating

Whether your goal is fitness or weight loss, you can’t accomplish either without eating healthy.  Healthy doesn’t mean starving yourself or counting calories frantically. It simply means providing ample nourishment to your body. With the temptation of sugary treats and junk food it may be a challenge, but if you adopt the right eating strategies and perspectives, it won’t take you long to make eating healthy a natural habit.Here are some tips and suggestions that can help you eat healthy and stay fit....more

What's fake about you?

By Maryanne Comaroto...more

Looking for Weight Loss - Body Image blogs for my Reader

I have been on BlogHer for quite awhile but in stealth mode. While my profile says I am a recent member its because I started a new account.  My blogs have gone through re-vamping, changed servers, and direction, and just like my weight loss, it was time to start once again but focus on the little habits..  Now I need your help.I need blogs for my google reader feed! I start my day reading other blogs.  I love to comment and share. I am looking to build what I read!...more

Thanks Crabby!  That is an awesome starting point!

I will probably burn a few ...more

A Call to Gynecologists: Don't Let Menopausal Women Down

By Dr. Patricia Yarberry Allen The following post first appeared on Dr. Allen's Huffington Post blog, as an urgent message to her fellow physicians. -- Ed....more

Interested in learning more? Dr. Lauren Streicher debunked more

8 Quick Tips For Staying Fit During The Winter Months

If you’re like me, then getting to the gym can be a real chore. Especially now that I’m blogging, I have come up with nearly every excuse in the book to avoid the gym. “I haven’t written a blog in a couple of days, so I want to write this morning. I have no time for the gym today!” Now I’m in pretty decent shape. I won’t lie. I’ve been active my entire life, from ballet as a little girl through to late teens, and then fitness after that.  Being fit and eating healthy have always been a part of my life....more

Does Motherhood = Loss of Brain Cells


YES!!!! But's temporary!  Another 18 years or so and you'll feel those ...more

Oddly enough...Day 8

I know...most people start a weightloss journal on Day 1, or even the day or week before Day 1 to preface the journal.  I am not like most people.  In fact, that is an understatement as well!Anyway, While writing, or avoiding writing, the last paper for my last class to complete my BS in Psychology I was out of control.  Since July 7th, I had gained 13lbs!  Not acceptable.  So I decided to try the ultra low carb "reset your pancrease" 8-week plan featured in First magazine's Nov 16, 2009 issue. ...more