Women’s Healthy Lifestyles: Self-Esteem & Loving Ourselves


We’ve written a lot about self-esteem and self-acceptance over the years we’ve had this blog.  The issue is that we spend our time apologizing for who we are because we are ashamed or otherwise feel bad about our body size.  But for the last 36+ years, we at Green Mountain at Fox Run have been trying to move women beyond the issue of body size and women’s weight loss.  We have always proclaimed that we are much more than our body size and to be successful in achieving a healthy lifestyle and living a healthy, happy life, we need to like ourselves for who we are, regardless of our body size.  Thelma, our founder, began our program with the phrase “You’re going to like you!”  Sounds simplistic but is so at the core of the issue.

Pat Ballard, self-described “Queen of Rubenesque Romance Novels,” recently published a non-fiction book titled “10 Steps to Loving Your Body (No Matter What Size You Are).”  Check out the 10 steps to building your self-esteem independent of body size.  Here’s her tenth tip that I think rings true for all of us as we traverse this challenging journey called life.

But most of all, you have to love yourself. When you love yourself, others will love you and respond to you in the exact manner as you feel about yourself.

2 responses to “Women’s Healthy Lifestyles: Self-Esteem & Loving Ourselves”

  1. So, so very true.

    Thanks for the great post today (as usual)!

  2. Michael Lee says:

    I’m new here landed up searching blogs on resources on Self Esteem. cool blog you have here, keep it up. and its nice to be here. i’ll be back some time later for more updates.Thanks for sharing with us….

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Marsha Hudnall, MS, RDN, CD

If you’re looking for an embodiment of dedication disguised as obsession, look no further. Marsha is a registered dietitian who has spent the last four decades working to help women give up dieting rules and understand how to truly take care of themselves. Her mission in life is to help women learn to enjoy eating and living well, without worries about their weight. She encourages women to embrace their love of food, which you might call being a foodie. If so, it’s appropriate because being a foodie means you pay attention when you eat. That’s a recipe made in heaven for eating well. Marsha is the President and Co-Owner of Green Mountain at Fox Run.

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