How Kate Winslet Taught Me I'm Not Showing My Daughters the Right Things About Body Image

Recently, I’ve started to see my daughters’ bodies changing. Not quite puberty yet, but a little rounder here, a little curvier there. Yep, it’s almost time to have “the talks” in my house. I’ve done my best to protect their body images. I never talk about diet, although they rarely see me eat bread or pasta (seriously, goes right to my hips), try not to complain (to them) about the wrinkles and sags, and never complain when my jeans feel too tight. ...more
My mother raised 5 daughters, 1 son.  I am the eldest.  Hmmm.. I'm just trying to remember:  I ...more

Eating Disorders and Blogging

I watched the world premier of Starving in Suburbia on Lifetime. It’s about a girl who stumbles across a anorexia thinspiration site, becomes obsessed with the blogs founder, and starts following her advice. I’ve been intrigued about people’s relationship with food for as long as I can remember....more

Eating Disorder Battle for Control

Robin's view I was speaking to a new friend lately about my journey to have Weight Loss Surgery and how I struggled with Binge Eating disorder. Why does everyone think they know the answers? ...more

Thoughtfulness Thursday: My Age

Thoughtfulness Thursday: My Age I've never revealed my age on the blog...not because I care if you know how old I am, because I really don't. I guess it's just not something that has come up. Well, without further ado, I'm 27 (though sometimes I still tell people I'm 23...weird I know)....more

#1000Miles: Getting Back On The Horse

The universe is having its fun with me... I love/hate when that happens.'Retreat' has never been a word in my vocabulary. I'm a fighter. I'm a survivor. I have only quit something a handful of times, and it was usually because I had to quit, not because I wanted to. I've used the word 'Retreat' once in my life....more

Make Peace with Your Body and Appearance

This is an excerpt from my new book Nothing Changes Until You Do, posted with permission.  Published by Hay House and available online or in bookstores....more

Water, Water Everywhere - And I Have To Force Myself To Drink

Okay, so I'm on a diet. Which isn't the end of the world, though some days it feels like it. I've been fairly successful so far. I'm down eight pounds since last week. I'm sure that most of that is good old water weight, but I'll take it.And to that end, along with my cutting back of calories and eating smarter and working out (yes, I'm actually working out), I am drinking lots and lots of water.And I'm hating it. Hating. It....more

Water, Water Everywhere - And I Have To Force Myself To Drink

Okay, so I'm on a diet. Which isn't the end of the world, though some days it feels like it. I've been fairly successful so far. I'm down eight pounds since last week. I'm sure that most of that is good old water weight, but I'll take it.And to that end, along with my cutting back of calories and eating smarter and working out (yes, I'm actually working out), I am drinking lots and lots of water.And I'm hating it. Hating. It....more

How we dropped 44 pounds in 13 weeks

Let me first start by saying that I'm not writing this post to brag so I would hope and assume no one reads it as such. I've had so many people privately messaging me asking how we dropped the weight, what we've been eating, what exercise we were doing, etc. etc. etc. This is for you people! Secondly, I am not an expert, and I won't pretend to be. This was literally our first real run at being healthy and fit at the near ripe ages of 29 and 30. A few jogging stints in college, and a run at Jillian Michaels in 2012, but that's pretty much it. ...more