Every year, shedding at least 30 pounds has been my number one New Year's resolution. And every year on December 31, I say, 'Well, next year!' Anyone who has lived in Southern California for any length of time knows that the Thin Police are on regular and vigilant patrol.
I was bulimic at 16. Pregnant at 19. Unhappy and at my highest weight at 24, and very hungry and still unhappy at one of my lowest weights at 27.
Next time you realize that you're comparing yourself to another woman, smile at her instead. Acknowledge her beauty and her health. And then, compliment yourself on being a badass in so many ways, and continue on your confident way as if the sidewalk is a catwalk.
These three paintings of goddesses posing in all of their majesty and grace, appear very different than the women worshipped in today's magazines and advertisements.
And knowing what I know now and getting on the other side of self-hate, from self-loathing to self-loving is why I'm on a mission to inspire. empower and uplift other women.
A little cushion for the pushin' isn't the only thing that many formerly fat people find they miss once the weight is gone. Our guests share what they appreciated when they were larger and what they won't begrudge if the weight comes back.
Most women are so hyper-aware of their perceived flaws that they could tell you their least favorite body part faster than they could remember their mother's birthday. "My chin... and ummm... I think February 11.
Had an argument with a guy in the street. I wanted to imply he was dumb but couldn't think of anything that said so and ended up calling him a "nimwit."
"Before you even think about prejudging a woman (no matter her size), think really hard about what it says about you."
I was frightened of passing down my body obsession and eating disordered history to daughters. With boys, I thought I'd be safe. Boys eat and run and eat some more. Boys don't ask if they look fat in their jeans, right?