If you are on your path to a healthier you. Whether it's weight-loss, substance abuse, or even getting a better job, be careful of your peers. Be careful of those who seem to always lead you down the path of the dark side... with those cookies. You know the voices that you hear in your head that say it's ok... you can just have one... well, they are hard enough to ignore. When you hear them from those who love you it's even more challenging.
Scales for years have been the bane of many women's existence. They diet all day and don't see a change in the numbers. Then at the end of the week or month after working hard at the gym and eating like a bird there's a drop by one.. maybe two. After a while it's enough… Continue reading Your scale is lying to you
We need a new word for plus-size. Someone who is healthy and strong is NOT plus-sized. The average size woman in America is 16, that makes it not plus, that makes it average. Now I'm not promoting obesity. In fact I'm doing the opposite. This country is fat. I'm fat. I've been working on my… Continue reading How many sizes plus, exactly?
I read an article today about a 9 year old boy getting fat shamed by Santa. I couldn't believe it. I mean I'm all about trying to get and stay healthy and feel that this country is out of control with #bodypositive excuses to enable obesity, but there is a time and a place. Santa… Continue reading Santa, bully!
OK, I may get a little flack on this one, and I'm alright with that.I'm sure you've all seen the post about the mom who was "snack shamed" for sending her kid to school with Oreos, and I get that as parents we have the right to feed our kids what ever we want. But here's… Continue reading Taste the rainbow!
I was at a wedding last weekend and I was sitting next to a friend of the bride's that I remembered a few years back was on the chubby side. Now he was REALLY SKINNY. I could just tell by looking at him that he had made dramatic changes to his eating... but not necessarily… Continue reading Please pass the bread
I had an interesting conversation with a friend recently. This is one of those friends who is an amazing person but has extremely ow self esteem about everything. He's the type who loves to make self deprecating comments and jokes and thinks that he doesn't deserve anything good. We were discussing my 3 year old… Continue reading How do you talk to yourself?
So... it's official. I have a thyroid condition. Ugh... I've never had a "condition" before. At least I never knew that I did. Apparently my records indicate that I was tested a decade ago for hypothyroidism, but the doctor never told me or did anything about it. Anyway, now I have it and now I… Continue reading It’s so not my fault
I am proud to announce that all of my hard work is paying off. No I am not a size 2, but I went to my doctor's and my bad cholesterol is down FORTY points... yes, you read that correctly 40! And my good cholesterol is up 3 points. Also, though my blood pressure was… Continue reading I need a new drug… or not
I read the most ridiculous article in the world the other day. It was all about how exercise doesn't help you lose weight. That was actually the title of the article. Seriously! This is what people are writing about? This is supposed to be helpful? Telling people there is no point to exercise because it… Continue reading Exercise is for losers