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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 : 67 comments   59,321 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 : 90 comments   128,383 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 : 78 comments   137,238 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 : 159 comments   216,262 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 : 796 comments   101,796 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 : 42 comments   171,603 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 : 295 comments   698,870 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 : 22 comments   425,798 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   25,371 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 : 46 comments   246,223 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   31,501 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 : 62 comments   39,621 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 : 200 comments   122,623 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 : 76 comments   27,101 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   17,142 views
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