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Body Self Image Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Body Self Image.

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Boost Your Bathing Suit Confidence

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

Boost Your Body Image

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

5 Reasons to Get Rid of Your Skinny Jeans

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

Help Your Kids Love Their Bodies

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

A Little Imagination Can Boost Your Motivation

“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

How my body works...help me understand me.
Updated 8/21/2014 1:42:40 PM

So I have been talking with my wife and we have come to some thoughts about how we eat. I think everyone has a different way and times when your body wants to eat (and what it wants). I notice that I get very hungry about 1-2 hours after I wake...  Read more

Disgusted - Weight Loss and Body Image
Updated 8/24/2014 7:02:56 AM

This is a little TMI (apologies in advance) but I'm really struggling with my body image as I lose weight. In particular, my ta-tas have gone from being "fun bags" to "sad sacks." I know it's really vain to focus on that, but it's really messing wi...  Read more

time for self
Updated 8/9/2014 2:55:06 AM

have to build in time now for curves,...  Read more

Self motivation is low - can't seem to fight it!
Updated 8/13/2014 5:43:08 PM

When I started SP this second time I was so hyped - ready to lose this weight finally. I started off tracking my food, then started using a notebook (more comfortable with pen/paper). Kept track of exercising on my calendar. Someone gave me a compli...  Read more

Self motivation is low - can't seem to fight it!
Updated 8/8/2014 12:47:00 AM

When I started SP this second time I was so hyped - ready to lose this weight finally. I started off tracking my food, then started using a notebook (more comfortable with pen/paper). Kept track of exercising on my calendar. Someone gave me a compli...  Read more

Media Motivation

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

Take it off!

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

Actresses/Actors and Other Theatre Enthusiasts!

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 Hot and What's Not: The Latest Tips on Mental Health for Men & Seniors

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

Poll: Does Your Body Image Change With Your Weight?

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

body self image ups and downs today

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

Body/Self Image Insight I had this week

I will make this quick. 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