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Seeing myself through ugly pancakes

My Sunday began with weight gain and an ugly pancake. After two weeks of little daily splurges here and there – an activity I typically reserve for only the weekend – my mind and body battled with the degree of … Continue reading

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Demi-lition Derby

Read this article about Demi Lovato the other day, and thought, “Well…that escalated quickly.” The rundown: an Instagram artist drew a picture of Lovato several months ago as a topless mermaid. Lovato herself commented on the photo recently and said … Continue reading

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Calling…everyone

A recent post on my blog drew a lot of attention and reaction. I would like to say thank you to each and every one of you who offered encouragement and bravely admitted to identifying with body image struggles. Your … Continue reading

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Weighing happiness

As much as I enjoy advocating men’s and women’s acceptance of their bodies and the pursuit of health rather than a beach bod, I often have days when the beach bod takes precedence. Ever since I was 7 years old, … Continue reading

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The Losers who keep losing

Like millions of Americans, NBC’s The Biggest Loser captivated me for many seasons (until I wearied of reality TV and the same synopsis year after year). The strength and motivation each contestant managed never failed to baffle and inspire me. … Continue reading

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Times have changed

One day last week, I didn’t feel like going for a run, and I had done some strength training at the gym the day before, so I decided to engage in an activity that’s still new to me: yoga. I’m … Continue reading

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Alphabet Series: (Special) K

Day Eleven: (Special) K I couldn’t really think of anything to describe myself that begins with K, but I recall eating a lot of Special K cereal (Chocolatey Delight, to be exact) when I was single because it wasn’t a … Continue reading

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When words fail…emojis

As you may be aware, I’m a big proponent of positive body image for women and men, but that doesn’t mean that my own body image is 100 percent all day every day. I have a lot of days when … Continue reading

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Seriously, Cheryl Tiegs?

By now, you’ve probably heard about model Cheryl Tiegs’ comments against plus-sized women in modeling. This in the wake of plus-sized model Ashley Graham’s cover for Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Edition; the first plus-sized cover model SI has ever used. Before … Continue reading

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Let’s embrace hibernation mode

It has begun. Winter. The time of year when my body – and maybe yours, too – prepares for the onslaught of freezing temperatures. Our bodies, with careful years of practice from our caveman ancestors before us, know just how … Continue reading

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