While training one of my clients, we had a conversation that left me thinking for days. Elaine has been exercising with me for over 10 years, is in her seventies, and truly one of my role models. Her high energy, devotion to staying fit and healthy,... Read more
On a recent trip to California, I went on a hike in Runyon Canyon, a park near my daughter’s apartment. During my climb, I overheard two women chatting behind me. One was expressing concern regarding comments her teenage daughter ha... Read more
Peek into a woman's closet, and tucked amid all the clothes is something that almost every woman keeps. She strives to wear it again someday, no matter how unrealistic or out of style it may be. What is it? Her "skinny" jeans. Whether y... Read more
Playing, friends, and homework are among the top things a kid thinks about during a day. But increasingly, one's body shape, size and appearance are competing thoughts. According to Kathy Kater, author of the book Real Kids Come in All Sizes (200... Read more
“I really want to lose weight. I hate the way I look and feel, and I know things will be much better when I get the weight off. But I just can’t stay motivated to do it. I think there must be something wrong with me.”
If this s... Read more
I have some extra skin in my abdomen due to pregnancy/stretch marks (and possibly weight loss). Will this impair the accuracy of caliper measurement of my body fat percentage? Thanks for your response!
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I'm Linda of L.A. I just started on SparkPeople about 3 days ago and am excited to have found the site!!!
I've been stress eating and taking meds in which side effects are weight gain (not happy). I have been eating so much a... Read more
Are you your own worst enemy? I know I am. I have so many "tricks" up my sleeve to help me rationalize just about any unhealthy choice I make. Funny how after so many years of making up excuses or reasons for my choices, they have become a warped... Read more
All I had to eat all day was a sardine wrap with lettuce and a tuna sandwich. I just came back from the night market. We passed by a fried flat rice noodle stall with seats and me and my aunt decided to get dinner there and then because we were hungr... Read more
Instead of letting media images of fit and fabulous women demotivate me, I decided to turn that on its head and use those images as a light to run towards. There is a particular actress who, whenever I see her, I think looks amazing. Her body is fit,... Read more
I am 5'6", 28% body fat, and bad self image. I learned a funny secret, but it works! At home, I exercise in skimpy outfits, because your body looks good when it's exercising! Seeing your body working and being pushed helped me get past the vanity of... Read more
This is for every actress/actor or anyone connected to theater out there dealing with the struggles and triumphs of a thankless but wonderful business! It's hard being in a group of perfect bodies!... Read more
What's HOTIn a previous blog entry, I mentioned some research that showed how keeping your mind active with reading, puzzles, games, and other such activities can help reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease and dementia, and slow down the general cog... Read more
We all know it’s very easy to develop a negative body image when we feel like our own bodies don’t match up very well with media images of the “perfect” body. Sometimes, even very minor imperfections can be the source of much dissatisfaction. And I i... Read more
It started out on a pretty good note...my family gave me money to spend on new clothes for my birthday, so I hit Kohl's big bogo sale...it felt very strange to NOT go into the women's department. I feel like a whole new world of options have opened... Read more
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So I work for a media ministry that is making dramas in different languages for minority people groups to share the gospel. Its cool, and I'm always complaining about how I never get to be an extra because I'm too white.... Read more
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