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Pioneers of the Plus-Size Movement

This season, some brave, beautiful plus-size women are leading the charge toward a more accepting beauty industry.
Posted 3/21/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 38 comments   33,436 views
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4 Tips to Stop the Fat Talk for Good

Stop beating yourself up about every little flaw! Here's how to accept your body right now--not 10 pounds from now.
Posted 4/17/2014  12:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 29 comments   94,216 views
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How Your Genes Affect Your Jean Size

Everyone is born with a certain body type and shape that we can't change. What we can change is how we choose to take care of our bodies!
Posted 11/7/2013  6:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 58 comments   92,314 views
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Is Being Really Lean Really Worth It?

Is being super lean really all it's cracked up to be? Here's a trainer's take on whether it's worth the work to aim for a ''perfect'' physique.
Posted 8/1/2013  6:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 141 comments   186,454 views
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What is Your True Size?

Do find it more frustrating to go clothes shopping today than it was just a few short years ago? Does a size on the tag determine how much you are willing to spend for an item?
Posted 5/24/2013  12:00:00 PM By: Nancy Howard : 746 comments   80,017 views
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How to Treat Post-Menopausal Hair Loss

If you're struggling with post-menopausal hair loss, you know how frustrating it can be to find a solution that works. Here are a few suggestions for how to treat hair loss.
Posted 9/26/2012  10:00:00 AM By: Cathy Cram : 31 comments   125,024 views
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Do You Know What the Average Woman's Body Really Looks Like?

We've become so accustomed to the airbrushed pictures that it's easy to forget those images aren't real. Here's proof that those photos are anything but normal.
Posted 6/23/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Jen Mueller : 272 comments   537,527 views
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5 Weight Loss Tips for Breastfeeding Moms

You want to return to your pre-pregnancy weight while breastfeeding but are having trouble. Use these tips to help you reach your goal.
Posted 6/13/2012  6:00:00 AM By: Tanya Jolliffe : 13 comments   375,049 views
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I Have a Permanent Case of Mommy Brain

I used to have a great memory. But these days, I feel lucky if I can remember what day it is and whether or not I ate lunch.
Posted 6/12/2012  6:00:00 PM By: Jen Mueller : 31 comments   18,949 views
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You Asked: How Can I Get Rid of Cellulite besides Losing Weight?

Is there any way to actually get rid of cellulite? Coach Nicole explains what causes it and whether weight loss alone can help.
Posted 4/26/2012  6:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 16 comments   192,614 views
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Are You Always Trying to do Everything for Everyone?

Iíve always felt like Iím the crazy mom who canít seem to find balance, while everyone else has it all figured out. That is, until I read the results of a recent survey.
Posted 4/6/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Jen Mueller : 36 comments   20,972 views
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You Can Have It All, Just Not All at Once

When we learn to stop demanding perfection of ourselves, we're able to keep ourselves from being our own worst enemy. You can't give 100% of yourself all the time. And that's OK.
Posted 1/31/2012  6:00:00 PM By: Stepfanie Romine : 61 comments   31,307 views
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How Loving Myself Led to Losing Weight

Do you feel desperate to lose weight, yet incapable of sticking to a diet or fitness program? It may be counterintuitive, but ''giving up'' on weight loss may be the answer...
Posted 8/24/2011  6:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 174 comments   90,453 views
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Your Words: Weights or Wings?

Do your words help or hinder you with your healthy lifestyle goals? SparkPeople member, MICHCLEARY, talks about the power of our own words.
Posted 8/19/2011  10:00:00 AM By: Michelene Cleary : 68 comments   15,866 views
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Why is Making Time for Ourselves So Difficult?

I like staying busy, and feel like I get a lot done every day. But the one thing I've never been very good at, especially since having kids, is making time for myself.
Posted 8/11/2011  12:00:00 PM By: Jen Mueller : 43 comments   13,322 views
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