Antidepressants make you fat. Depression only happens to weak-minded people. If your parents were depressed, you will be, too. Depressed people are just sad all the time. Do any of these sound familiar? They're all part of the many myths surround... Read more
If you’re like most people who want to lose weight, you probably think that shedding a few pounds will help you feel better about yourself. And chances are, you see exercise simply as something you need to do to accomplish that goal. But here&r... Read more
According to the Giving USA Foundation, charitable giving in the United States reached an estimated $295 billion in 2006—a new record. The record-setting donations included $1.9 billion from Warren Buffett, paid as the first installment of his... Read more
You're committed to a healthy lifestyle. You hit the gym every day when they open their doors, ditch soda for water, and brought healthy fruits and vegetables back to the center of your plate. Then you step on the scale, only to find that you hav... 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
This is my second time on Spark People. The first time worked really well for me, then life happens! I've gone through some major life changes since August (not my choice) so I'm having a hard time getting motivated. I just sit on the couch, watc... Read more
I'm a very introspective/analytical person. Particularly as it pertains to emotions, relationships, etc. It's just how I'm wired. In journaling in my fitness and nutrition daily trackers, I've been concluding with a short note to myself (to future... Read more
I recently read this article that discussed the link between self esteem issues and eating disorders. I could relate deeply, even though I don't think I have a proper eating disorder, I do use food compulsively as a distraction or a numbing method to... Read more
Hi beautifuls! I'm Megan, 15, and for at least the past 4 years I have had a really big problem with self confidence. I usually don't have very much confidence even if I portray it and act confident. I am 5'6 and 171 pounds. Now, I don't have the "no... Read more
So far so good, week two is done! But I know from trying this in the past, I will do great for a month, even six weeks, then people start to compliment me and I just absolutely lose focus and everything goes downhill. What do you do... Read more
When I Catch a glimpse of myself in the window/mirror I sayi to myself "wow, who's that sexy lady!" I do this because often I avoid mirrors and reflections of myself because I've always had poor self esteem. By forcing myself to say something positiv... Read more
Vegetarians&Vegans sharing recipes,health tips & more along the path to finding our healthiest selves. Also anyone looking for a challenge by adding healthy vegetarian meals/days to current lifestyle.... Read more
Your thighs are too big. Those fat rolls on your stomach look disgusting. Your butt is as wide as a house. Your breasts aren't perky enough. Your arms need to be more toned. And since you're wondering, yes, that outfit does make you look fat.... Read more
From our partners at Woman's DayConfidence is easily attainable and makes a huge impact on how others view you as well as how you feel about yourself. Try these instant boosters to put a little spring in your step: Straighten up. A recent Ohio... Read more
Something happened this weekend that truly motivates me to keep going.
Back from summer camp where I was so sure I'd ruined my diet eating so poorly I was surprised to see (when I finally had the guts to face mrs scale) that I did not put on weight... Read more
Living with low self esteem is like driving through life with your hand break on – Maxwell Maltz
Why does it seem to be easier to believe negative things about ourselves rather than positive things? Why is it that our negative beliefs about ours... Read more
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