‘Real Women’s Stories’

The Binge Eating Diaries: Don’t Let Your Swimsuit Sabotage Your Summer

By Jacki Monaco

“OMG! Yay! It’s bathing suit season! I can’t wait to sift through racks of unflattering one pieces! I am so looking forward to reaffirming my suspicion that absolutely none of the cute bikinis come in my size! I love spending $80 on something I hate!“ …said no woman ever. I think bathing suits are miserable inventions. To this day, these […] Read more »

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How To Find Enjoyment In Your Exercise

By Beth Turchi

Most of us struggle with finding motivation to maintain consistent exercise due to the fact that, well, we just don’t enjoy it. That’s why Erin Risius, our Program Director here at Green Mountain, decided to respond to a journal written by Beth, one of our past participants, about struggling with enjoying her exercise routine. Beth’s Journal It’s a conspiracy. All those medical […] Read more »

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Altering the Equation for Happiness

By Beth Turchi

Remember when you were in school and thought: “Why am I learning all this stuff? I’m never going to use it in the real world!” Well, you were right. Most of it you didn’t ever use. But the learning process developed critical analytical thinking that you most certainly need in life! I bring this up because I was able to […] Read more »

Thinness and Youth DOES NOT Equal Happiness!

The Binge Eating Diaries: I Am More Than What I Eat 

By Jacki Monaco

I forgot how to swim. Tidal waves of never-ending, all-consuming thoughts knocked me down. There was no calm in my ocean – just an overflow of terror, shame, and guilt. I couldn’t carry the weight of my fear or the weight of my body. No matter how hard I tried to float… I kept on sinking. I ran out of breath. […] Read more »

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