Playing, friends, and homework are among the top things a kid thinks about during a day. But increasingly, one's body shape, size and appearance are competing thoughts. According to Kathy Kater, author of the book Real Kids Come in All Sizes (200... Read more
On a recent trip to California, I went on a hike in Runyon Canyon, a park near my daughter’s apartment. During my climb, I overheard two women chatting behind me. One was expressing concern regarding comments her teenage daughter ha... Read more
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While training one of my clients, we had a conversation that left me thinking for days. Elaine has been exercising with me for over 10 years, is in her seventies, and truly one of my role models. Her high energy, devotion to staying fit and healthy,... Read more
“I really want to lose weight. I hate the way I look and feel, and I know things will be much better when I get the weight off. But I just can’t stay motivated to do it. I think there must be something wrong with me.”
If this s... Read more
I'm very interested in Coach Nicole's Total Body Sculpting DVD, but I have weak knees.
I understand that there is a beginner example for all the moves. I quite often have to adjust movements on DVDs, but I wondered if the beginner level was eas... Read more
I'm having a very low self esteem day. I looked at my old pictures on my profile and I feel so sad. I've gained 20 lbs, and at 4'10, that's a lot.
It was really easy over the summer to be in super good shape because I was manic. But now that I'... Read more
Many times I hear about people who have lost a lot of weight but still "see" themselves as fat. I am the opposite. My fighting weight was 130, when I was younger, in my 20's and 30's. I have gained a lot of weight over the years, but in my mind's... Read more
Violence in the schools is once again a big issue.
April 9/2014 Stabbing at Pittsburgh High School is yet another news story.
DO YOU THINK THE MEDIA NEWS COVERAGE HAS A NEGATIVE OR A POSITIVE AFFECT?... Read more
I realize this is going to sound ridiculous, but I would like to lose some weight and I'm not sure how to go about it.
I am a female competitive distance runner, and although my body fat percentage is quite low (~17) I... Read more
Instead of letting media images of fit and fabulous women demotivate me, I decided to turn that on its head and use those images as a light to run towards. There is a particular actress who, whenever I see her, I think looks amazing. Her body is fit,... Read more
When I put any food in my mouth I imagine how it affects my body. If I get a negative image in my mind I won't eat it. For example, I get the best images from eating kale and spinach, as I imagine them clearing "gunk" out of my body as they pass thro... Read more
This is for every actress/actor or anyone connected to theater out there dealing with the struggles and triumphs of a thankless but wonderful business! It's hard being in a group of perfect bodies!... Read more
Warning: The images and words in this post could be triggering to anyone who has had an eating disorder. "Strong is the new skinny." "When I exercise, I wear all black because it's like a funeral for my fat.""Skinny... Read more
Editor's note: This is a sponsored post from Weight Watchers® Smart Ones®. It was written by the SparkPeople staff. No matter where you are on your weight-management journey, Smart Ones® helps you stay on track by offering a variety o... Read more
While on Pinterest the other day I came across a picture of a mother and daughter both sitting at a lake with their backs to the camera. The woman was of average weight....not too small not too big...same with the girl. The caption on the picture... Read more
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