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    What Price Are You Willing to Pay?

    You want to feel accepted & fit in but it means… Dieting – take it to whatever extreme you have to just to lose weight because that’s what you’re told you should do (by well meaning family and friends, doctors, and the media). Your extreme and my extreme will be two different things. I starved myself, landed in the emergency room because of diet pills (thanks ephedrine…I think the FDA finally banned diet pills with that shit in it several years after my scare!). I binged & purged, tried Weight Watchers, cabbage soup diet, Atkins, calorie restriction , and so many other fad diets out there to lose weight. Why?…

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    Setting New Year’s Resolutions? Here’s How to Do It Shame Free

    I’ve been kinda bashing New Year’s Resolutions lately and for me personally I don’t set them anymore, haven’t in a long time. Instead, I pick a word (usually it ends up being 2-3 words)/theme for the year to focus on. New Year’s Resolutions never worked for me and left me “hating” myself more for not being able to stick, yet again, to another diet/weight loss program, exercise routine, etc. But for some, New Year’s Resolutions are what they still do. So, today I’m saying if you’re going to set some do it shame-free and I have a great resource for you to check out. Amber from Body Positive Yoga has…

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    New Year’s Resolutions – Remove This One From Your List!

    Weight Watchers, Atkins, Cabbage Soup, Jenny Craig, South beach… those are just a few of the gazillion diets I’ve tried over the years.  I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t dieting or trying to lose weight. And that’s going all the way back to 5th/6th grade! Abut 3-4 months ago I gave myself permission to stop dieting. It’s one of the best decisions and most freeing decisions I’ve ever made! There’s a whole post behind this but that’s for another day 😉 When I came across 10 Reasons Not To Focus On Weight In The New Year I was like he** yeah, someone else gets it and understands! As I…

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    Good Riddance Self-Hate, Hello Self-Love!

    I spent so much of my life hating my body and myself because of other people’s judgments and beliefs that I allowed to become my reality and my truth. Thankfully, several years ago, I began to question all that and started to heal and see myself differently. Now, finally, at 43, I love myself and my body. And I’m fat.  It’s pretty empowering… even though others still try to push their judgment and fatphobia beliefs on me. You know why? Because it’s ok to be fat. Just as it’s ok to be skinny. Nobody should be judged because of their body type. And Mary over at Uncustomary agrees with me:…

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