‘Real Women’s Stories’

Whitney Thore’s Successful Journey to Overcome Negative Body Image

By Erin Risius, MA

Did you say the F-word? When it comes to self-acceptance, a self-described ‘fat and fabulous’ woman is getting national attention because she is choosing to live her life and pursue her passions in the body she has today. What a concept. So many women who struggle with their weight put aspects of their lives on hold until a magic number […] Read more »

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Journaling for Change: Finding Success One Blog at a Time

By Beth Turchi

Journaling is not my thing. I like to write and I’ve been lucky enough to find outlet for my writing but I don’t particularly like journaling. I tried it once and it didn’t go well. I was pregnant. I know what you’re thinking… Well, that would be me. I was going through all the emotions that an expectant mother feels […] Read more »

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Healthy Weight Week: The 2015 Healthy Body Image Hero

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

Each year, we select a body image hero, someone who has taken a stand during the year or over the years, to make a difference in the way that women think about their bodies. Last year we honored Francie Berg, founder of Healthy Weight Week 22 years ago and  a pioneer in the move away from diets and body loathing. […] Read more »

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Keeping Fitness Going When the Feet Say No

By Beth Turchi

If it’s not one thing, it’s another….Beth tells us how she keeps going even with the kind of challenges that life often presents. I have bad feet.  Really bad feet. I’ve had major surgery on the right twice (to remove bone fragments) and have plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis in both. I suppose it was all that crazy dancing in the […] Read more »

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Are You a Diet Addict?

By Beth Turchi

It’s that time of year when thoughts turn to…magic weight loss solutions. If only…. I’m an addict! I had no idea.  I mean, really, I had no idea that I am a diet addict until yesterday when I saw a piece on Yahoo about Jessica Simpson. Simpson Ticks Off Weight Watchers Seems Weight Watchers is ticked off that she espoused […] Read more »

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