SparkPeople Health At Every Size Team Messageboard We can't all be thin but we can all be healthy. Let's talk less about weight loss and more about being healthy at whatever size we are. SparkPeople Health At Every Size Team Messageboard 2014 TEAM CHAT HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY EVERYONE!! <em>26</em> <em>214</em> <em>255</em> <em>247</em> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 08:33:19 EST Okay, Give it Up (Dieting, that Is) .... I know I will, for here is a HAES rock star, Darryl Roberts ... <BR> <BR> " I addressed in my latest film, America the Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments, is that the diet industry suggests that weight loss, not a healthier lifestyle, is the key to living a happy and fulfilling life. And there are specific numbers -- BMI, weight, inches -- where life begins. <BR> <BR> "I interviewed Marsha Hudnall, M.S., R.D., owner of Green Mountain at Fox Run, the women-only health retreat that has h... Tue, 31 Jan 2012 10:13:41 EST HAES recipe swap! Ok, Folks, as you know, another part of health at every size is intuitive eating and eating as healthy as we can. So, I'm putting this here as a place for members to post their favorite healthy recipes! These should focus on basic tenants of healthy eating (i.e. vitamins/minerals and fiber ect) and not so much focusing on the mainstream idea of only worrying about calories. We want to feed our bodies good things, and if you have a recipe you'd like to share, this is the place to put it! Sun, 10 Jul 2011 09:56:58 EST What is your favorite exercise? One important part of health at every size is active living/exercise. So, what are your favorite ways to get moving? <BR> <BR> My personal favorites are dancing (Bellydancing and Dance Central on the Xbox Kinect), swimming, and Wii Fit plus. Fri, 8 Jul 2011 21:30:25 EST checking in Hi, I realize its been awhile since I've been here and checked in with you all. <BR> <BR> As I've been working on my own responses and triggers around food and weight issues I sort of realized that in spite of the positive, healthy attitudes of this particular group on SparkPeople I am experiencing the SparkPeople website as an overall negative experience. I think there are definitely great tools here and I found a great local Spark Buddy through SparkPeople but I can't turn off all the "big... Sun, 3 Apr 2011 11:25:47 EST Good Posture Some friends and I were discussing the importance of good posture today. <BR> Let me begin by defining what good posture is: <BR> If you're sitting down, your feet should be flat on the floor, your abs are engaged, your shoulders are rolled back and down away from your ears, and the small of your back should be against the back of the chair (if applicable). Your ears should be aligned with your shoulders and your neck shouldn't be jutting forward. <BR> If you're standing up or walking, your a... Sun, 6 Mar 2011 23:11:12 EST Links I guess SP changed teams a bit so you can't add links. <BR> If you have any links that you think are helpful or inspiring, please feel free to add them here! <BR> Here's one that a friend in one of my groups sent me. All I can say is that first picture is one of the coolest things I've seen in a while! <BR> <link> </link> Fri, 11 Feb 2011 14:50:06 EST Reminder This is a reminder to all of us to reconnect with our senses. Listen to our bodies and LEARN to trust them. Take the plug and do the hard work today so that life can be enjoyable and lite tomorrow. Let the emotional baggage go and learn to stop relying on numbers (scale, calories, ect) to tell you if you're "right, wrong, good, bad, successful, a failure, ect". <BR> <BR> This is a reminder that YOU CAN DO THIS! You are strong enough! Change your mindset and it'll change your life! Thu, 3 Feb 2011 23:55:44 EST What do you like about yourself? Here's another exercise from Health at Every Size: <BR> Make a list of everything you like about yourself. Don't leave anything out. If you like the fact that you have wavy hair, write it down. Then list the successes you've achieved throughout your life. Make sure you're listing things you feel were successful, not things society deems successful. For instance, if you graduated from college in four years with no debt, write it down. And don't forget the little things...Now take that list and... Tue, 1 Feb 2011 22:47:08 EST No Dieting Contract! My friend and inspiration, Debra Mazda, has created a No Dieting Contract and I wanted to share that all with you! <BR> <BR> Join me in taking this pledge! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>NoDiet_Contract_2011.pdf </link> Fri, 14 Jan 2011 11:49:40 EST Changing the Question So I've got my trusty copy of the Health at Every Size book here, and one exercise is as follows: <BR> <BR> Fill in the blank with your fantasies: When I'm thin, ____________. Then think about what you can do to go after that goal directly, instead of believing you need to lose weight before you can go for it. <BR> <BR> I'll start. <BR> 1. I'll be able to find clothes that fit. <BR> 2. I'll get cast in plays and musicals. <BR> 3. My husband won't question my eating habits. <BR> 4. I'll lik... Wed, 12 Jan 2011 22:01:30 EST The D Word I'm not sure where I'm going with this yet...but let's see. <BR> I'm listening to my co-worker who lost quite a bit of weight on the HGH Diet. I was impressed and intrigued, but also skeptical. Extremely skeptical. <BR> I asked around on one of my forums and discovered that HGH, like so many other diets, is a starvation diet. You eat less than 1000 calories a day. The HGH really doesn't do's the calorie restriction. Naturally once you're off the diet the weight has a tendency to... Fri, 7 Jan 2011 15:03:45 EST The Fat Nutritionist! Here's a lovely lady you've got to see...well read from. <BR> <BR> She's fabulous! <BR> <link><BR>line-nutritionist/ </link> Wed, 5 Jan 2011 18:20:58 EST What are you passionate about? What are you passionate about? <BR> I think that being passionate about something can translate into self love-- and self love develops into wanting to take better care of your body. Passions can also lead to doing something more often. <BR> I'm passionate about belly dancing and crafting, especially knitting. Belly dancing is my favorite form of movement, but it has also been a jumping off point to discovering other forms of movement that I love: swimming, yoga, and weight training. So what ... Mon, 3 Jan 2011 19:39:07 EST Team Goals? I'm not a goal-oriented person, but I know that some of you probably like goals. <BR> we want to have any team goals? If so, give me some suggestions! Mon, 3 Jan 2011 17:23:12 EST Let's start a revolution! I was looking for a team picture and I had just given up and was deciding on one of my belly dance pictures when I received a message from one of my Yahoo groups to look at a blog...well that was perfect timing! <BR> Let's encourage everyone to love the bodies they have! <BR> <link> </link> <BR> BTW, I'm on Facebook a lot if you want to find me: <link> </link> Sat, 1 Jan 2011 20:27:00 EST Introductions Welcome to Health at Every Size! I'm Laurie and I created this team because even though I'm probably in the minority on SP, I believe weight loss should not be the reason to pursue a healthy lifestyle. I believe that focusing on self-love and self-acceptance are the foundation for a truly healthy lifestyle. I also believe that you can be fat and healthy and that being overweight in itself isn't a death sentence or an excuse to not live passionately. <BR> It's taken me a long time to even get ... Sat, 1 Jan 2011 15:25:41 EST Health at Every Size It occured to me that there isn't a SP team specifically about health at every size. I find that odd because on a lot of levels SP seems to encourage people to move towards a healthier lifestyle. That message sometimes gets lost because weight loss is such a huge topic. <BR> The health at every size movement has been growing slowly but steadily over the last few years. I jumped on the bandwagon when I first heard about it. <BR> I'm stealing this from the founder of HAES, Linda Bacon, PhD: <B... Fri, 31 Dec 2010 02:54:26 EST