More from Mara: Loving What Is

Today we re-post again from Mara of Medicinal Marzipan, who is with us this week participating in our special week on binge eating, compulsive eating and emotional overeating.  While our year-round program addresses these issues in depth, we started 2012 with a special program on the topic  this week. We’ve covered a wealth of topics […]

Losing the Body Fantasy: Guest Post

We’re delighted to have Mara of Medicinal Marzipan here this week, participating in our special week on Mastering Binge Eating, Compulsive Eating & Emotional Eating with Dr. Carolyn Coker Ross.  Medicinal Marzipan is about body image and authentic living, both big issues for many of us who struggle with eating and weight.  Following is a […]

A Weekend of Mindfulness

Here at Green Mountain at Fox Run we had a wonderful weekend of healthy eating, movement, SoulCollages®, self compassion, walks of mindfulness, and so much more. Alumnae came to the “Sustain the Change with Mindfulness” weekend for so many reasons: to reconnect, to renourish, to renew, to remind. One of our alums, Jacki Monaco of […]

Magical Thinking and Wishes

During this holiday season, I hear many women wishing for weight loss or not having  negative feelings about their body image. This time of year the power of weight stigma becomes more soul crushing. Judgment based on size crumples the tender, budding esteem for which we are desperately searching. Deciding that we are not okay […]

We Found a Scale We Highly Recommend! How Would You Use It?

There have been a few scales over the years that we think are a good idea for people who have a romance (spelled obsession) with the thing.  One has always been the Yay! scale that Marilyn Wann developed many years ago.  I remember at an ASDAH meeting where she debuted it, she had us all […]

Winter Wonderland and Body Rhythm

Our first snow here at Green Mountain …oh so beautiful with sun twinkling off the glistening trees.  A change in season is an opportunity to connect with ourselves in a more hopeful way. One way to enhance our day to day life is by noticing our body rhythms.  What is your best time of day, […]

Learning to Love Your Body

Today is Love Your Body Day, a special day for women who struggle with body image and all the things that come out of that — eating struggles, weight problems, lack of self-fulfillment are just a few things that come to mind.  That means it’s a day for most of us because fully 80% of […]

Self Care with Body Watch

September was the month of Ovarian Cancer Awareness and Weight Stigma Awareness.  As we think about our bodies it is often in deprecating ways  loaded with body hate and a deep desire to be different than we are.  We telescope our vision down to each bit of our bodies that we deem as wrong or bad. So I […]

Confront Your Own Biases about Weight

Today we wrap up the first-ever Weight Stigma Awareness Week by asking you to observe the official call to action, which is to observe our own weight biases and assess whether we may be contributing to weight stigma knowingly or unknowingly. Do you judge others by their size and whether or how their food intake, […]

Self Talk Tips to Fight Weight Stigma

We’re continuing our series for Weight Stigma Awareness Week with this video by Darla on one more way to practice self compassion.  On Tuesday Darla recommended noticing if you would talk to a friend the same way you talk negatively to yourself. Today Darla suggests stopping negative self talk by visualizing how you would talk […]

Fight Weight Stigma with Pleasure

In our classes at our retreat that explores issues surrounding weight loss for women, we talk a lot about connecting the mind and body.  It’s one of the best ways to bring yourself back into the moment to understand what kind of nourishment your body really craves when you want to turn to food for […]

Fight Weight Stigma with Self Compassion

To kick off Weight Stigma Awareness Week, Darla discussed yesterday here on A Weight Lifted how important it is to be aware of body negativity and criticism.  Before we can make behavioral changes, we must first notice negative self talk and observe how hurtful it is.  Today, she shares a tip about self compassion.  When […]

Fighting Weight Stigma with Body Positivity

Today marks the first day of National Weight Stigma Awareness Week, an effort sponsored by the Binge Eating Disorder Association to build awareness of what weight stigma is, the harmful effects it can have on people of all ages in all environments, and what can be done to stop it.  The theme of this inaugural […]

It Happened This Week: Superstars, the Cockroach Effect, & We’re Back!

We’re back on WordPress and life is good.  Well, sorta.  We’ve got a lot of cleaning up to do of “stuff” that occurred during the transfer, but we’re definitely headed in the right direction. Speaking of headed in the right direction, here are some great things we’ve seen come across the web this week that […]

How Weight Stigma Hurts: Hating Our Bodies

As part of the Binge Eating Disorder Association’s build-up to Weight Stigma Awareness Week, we offer this second post on weight stigma.  It’s part of a blog carnival; check it out to find other what other folks have to say about  weight stigma.  You can also check out our first post on how weight stigma […]

Grateful for My Body

At first glance this may sound like a vain blog post, but keep reading. As many of you know, Vermont experienced some very significant flooding this weekend as the result of hurricane Irene.  Luckily our healthy weight loss spa in Ludlow, VT was spared and we are 100% up and running.  However, on Sunday when the weather was peaking, […]

Summer Read & Giveaway: After the Before & After

Continuing with our recommended summer reads series, I’m pleased to tell you about Karen C.L. Anderson’s book After (the before & after): A real-life story of weight loss, weight gain and weightlessness through total acceptance. Gotta love that title! But even more, it’s one of the best chronicles I’ve read of the ups and downs […]

Fitness Fashions That Fit!

Today’s post is courtesy of Jessica Fleischer, college student by day, plus-size fashion blogger the rest of her day and all-time Green Mountain alum.  You can see more of her fashion sense at Chic in Every City, her new blog devoted to the best in plus-size fashion.This summer, she’ll be traveling the world to photograph […]

It Happened This Week-Women’s Day, George Michael’s Un-Marijuana Diet, Lily Allen’s Bulimia Struggle

The 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day occurred this week, and many organizations seized the opportunity to highlight women’s continuing struggles across the globe, including in regards to health. In the U.S., 61.2% of women are “overweight” and 35.5% are “obese.” While weight is hardly the only indicator of health, those percentages are a bit […]

It Happened This Week – Michelle Obama and Gwyneth Paltrow Criticized During NEDA Week

In honor of this being National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, today the focus is on women’s body image in the public eye. And there has been plenty of talk on this topic recently… On his radio show on Monday, Rush Limbaugh criticized Michelle Obama’s dinner. The First Lady, whose wellness initiatives hope to teach children about fitness […]