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The trouble with hating the media (women and body bashing)

Hopefully it isnt shocking news to you that images of women in the media are overwhelmingly edited. Thighs are slimmed. Muscles removed. Muscles added (depending on the publication). Cellulite taken away. Its all very smoke and mirrors. Photoshop can do amazing things and it is used to not only enhance photos but to enhance the appearance of a woman. As a result of this women (and men) come to have…

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Vacation hangover… and TMI

Lola and I had our first big road trip. We went to Lincoln, NE to visit friends for a few days. I planned ahead, and brought healthy snacks for the road and drank a ton of water however I didnt strive for perfection here. I ate out at restaurants I missed from college. I didnt order lovely salads either. I had all my faves. Know what else? I didnt work…

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How I manage depression with exercise.

I have a history of depression. Well go ahead and add this to the list of things I disclose here that while Im not at all ashamed of it, I wouldnt want to walk around with a sign around my neck announcing it either. That said, I feel like a lot of what I talk about here (self-esteem, body shaming, internal mantras etc) are often not discussed in a real…

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I’m not a vegan I just veg a lot.

People ask all the time so I thought Id just give a quick answer I see you post all these vegetable dishes, are you a vegetarian? The short answer is no. I dont eat meat as a general rule. I do eat fish. I dont post about that as I feel like its a personal decision, that I made for personal reasons. I am not of the conviction that everyone…

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The slow death of the inner fat girl

In case youre new, I used to be fat. My 57 frame sat at 240lbs before I got pregnant. I dont actually know how large I ended up being because there is a point of no return on the scale. For me 200lbs was it. I just couldnt bare look after that. I only did once and 240 stared back at me. When I talk about being fat Im not…

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Chopped Greek Salad Wraps

I dont do a lot of sponsored posts, but cmon its cheese! Sargento asked me to check out their new ultra thin cheese slices. Theyre pretty rad. I mean the jist is there is 45 calories or fewer per slice, mostly because they are really thin. Which doesnt seem thatgeniusexcept, you melt those bad boys and those thin slices go far! I love me some cheese, and having such thin,…

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Music and cheese.

I was recently asked to participate in Sargentos Thin to Winchallenge and was given the following challenge: Music is a great way to keep your mind and body in tune. Create a playlist that keeps you off the couch and share a picture of your playlist. I was pretty pumped to get this one because if any one knows theimportance of a good play list, its me. I have a…

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Happy Mothers Day! (You’re doing just fine).

Im a smart bitch. Im educated, experienced, well read and have mad emotional intelligence and communication skills. And yet somehow I still received the massive Mommy guilt like a gift with purchase from the hospital where my daughter was born. Ive been a stay at home Mommy, a work part time Mommy and am currently a work 4 jobs including running my own business Mommy. Ive struggled with all the…

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All the beautiful princesses: Little girls and body image

There have been many articles called to my attention recently about how others deal with the issue of self-image and little girls. I have been careful not to respond specifically to one of them as, if there is anything Ive learned as a parent, no matter what you do someone will think you are ruining your child. Both body image and being a good enough Mother are both such sensitive…

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Me, the scale, and how I said “screw it.”

When I started this journey my goal was to teach my child by example how to live a healthy life and have a positive relationship with my body. I talk a lot about confidence and being lessjudgmentalabout other womens bodies (as that is an issue with your own confidence, period.) But that doesnt mean that my demons dont creep up. I have those moments, sitting on the couch at the…

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