‘Real Women’s Stories’

To Love Your Body, Try This with a Mirror

By Darla Breckenridge on 07/15/2013

“Mirror, Mirror Off the Wall: How I Learned to Love My Body by Not Looking at It for a Year“ tells the story of UCLA doctoral student Kjerstin Gruy’s quest for personal growth and self-acceptance. As she started shopping for wedding dresses during her engagement, she found herself struggling to maintain a positive body image and falling prey to expectations […] Read more »

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An Introduction to Self-Bullying

By Jacki Monaco on 04/11/2013

For the longest time I thought that most people treated themselves the way that I used to, and unfortunately sometimes still do treat myself. I was confused between “being hard on myself” in order to better the concept of “me” and bullying myself. When I think of the word “bully” I think of a playground, middle school, wedgies, practical jokes, […] Read more »

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Not Eating Leads to Binge Eating

By Robyn Priebe on 04/10/2013

Today, I’m pondering what my life would be like had I never dieted. If you know me, you might be aware that I battled with disordered eating when I was younger. I truly believe that if I never dieted, I would never have struggled with binge eating. For me, dieting: led to anorexia which led to binge eating which led to bulimia which improved […] Read more »

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Why the Scale Sucks: A Cautionary Tale

By Lisa Christie on 03/22/2013

Back in January, I announced I was doing Jillian Michaels’ 30-Day-Shred. I’m about halfway through, my ambition waning somewhat in March after a strong start in January and February. If I retrace my progress, I am pretty sure I can link my “waning ambition” back to an unfortunate incident with a scale. Although my primary goal in doing “the shred” […] Read more »

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What Causes Weight Loss?

By Robyn Priebe on 03/20/2013

So many people are trying to figure out what eating style, work out routine, and behavior modifications will result in weight loss.  Figuring out what causes weight loss is a complicated process and varies so much from person to person, much of which depends on our physical make up and our current habits.  For example, which of these patterns below […] Read more »

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