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When it comes to changing our lifestyle for the better, sometimes the biggest hurdle we face can be mental. Here, let’s discuss those hurdles and how we can overcome them together!

13 06, 2017

What Two Years of Post-Partum Depression Taught Me About Myself

By | 2017-06-13T19:36:33+00:00 June 13th, 2017|#ScaleFreeBaby, Emotional Eating, It's All Mental|1 Comment

What did I learn? That depression might be more familiar than I thought to me... it might be more familiar than you think to YOU, too.

23 05, 2017

5 Things I Say to Myself to Talk Myself Out of Bad Decisions

By | 2017-06-10T11:18:19+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|Emotional Eating, It's All Mental|0 Comments

Talk yourself out of making bad decisions, because sometimes it helps to hear the rationale behind making better choices than to simply hear the word "no."

19 04, 2017

Q&A Wednesday: How to Handle the Gym ‘Alpha Dog’

By | 2017-06-10T11:18:33+00:00 April 19th, 2017|It's All Mental, Q&A Wednesday|0 Comments

Q: so i know this is going to sound a little weird, but i am terrified of the gym. i mean, it scares the sh-t out of me. like, i get all siced to get up and go workout, but then i envision some a--hole in a muscle tank pointing and laughing at me as i struggle with two one pound kettlebells or whatever, and then i flip out and decide to stay on my couch in the comfort of shonda rhimes instead.

2 12, 2016

“You’ve Changed a Lot Since You Lost Weight”

By | 2017-06-10T11:18:50+00:00 December 2nd, 2016|It's All Mental, Social Construct|0 Comments

"You know, you've changed a lot since you've lost weight." It was always—always—said scornfully. It was supposed to signal to me that I was different now, and the difference was not welcome.

22 11, 2016

The Truth About Using Exercise as a Tool Against Depression

By | 2017-06-10T11:18:52+00:00 November 22nd, 2016|Exercise 101, It's All Mental|2 Comments

One of the frustrating things that I've learned in reading about depression is that people rely heavily on the idea that you should just be able to work out, and boom—problem solved. And this is sort of true. Sort of.

18 07, 2016

It’s Time We Talk Honestly About Gyms and Locker Room Culture

By | 2017-06-10T11:19:03+00:00 July 18th, 2016|Beauty, Body Image, It's All Mental|3 Comments

There are some cruel and inhumane people in this world, like Dani Mathers, and unfortunately you are likely to meet at least one or two of them at the gym.

13 07, 2016

Q&A Wednesday: We All Fall Off the Wagon, Including Me

By | 2017-06-10T11:19:04+00:00 July 13th, 2016|#ScaleFreeBaby, It's All Mental, Q&A Wednesday|4 Comments

So many of you talked about how you'd 'fallen off the wagon,' and how you regretted it. Here's how to hop back on the wagon, and stay there.

17 06, 2016

When Working Out Starts to Feel Like an ‘Obsession’

By | 2017-06-10T11:19:16+00:00 June 17th, 2016|It's All Mental|0 Comments

Sometimes, your exercise routine can feel unhealthy, and obsessing over it can take up so much of your time that it makes you fear that you're developing a disorder. Learn more about exercise obsession.

3 05, 2016

Why The Biggest Loser Metabolism Research Doesn’t Surprise Me

By | 2017-06-10T11:19:19+00:00 May 3rd, 2016|It's All Mental, The "Study" Guide|5 Comments

I believe I said, years ago, one more link for good measure, that the onslaught of reality tv show weight loss porn aggravated me to no end. I stated, very plainly, that these shows are little more than fat people publicly paying penance for being fat. As someone who’s lost a three-digit amount of pounds, [...]

21 09, 2015

3 Books That’ll Change the Way You Look at Yourself and Your Journey

By | 2017-06-10T11:19:39+00:00 September 21st, 2015|It's All Mental|5 Comments

Good books that take you forever to read because you spend so much time re-reading and highlighting are a treasure to behold. Here's hoping you'll find some treasure in here, too.

3 09, 2015

The Ridiculousness of Women’s Clothing Sizes, All in One Chart

By | 2017-06-10T11:19:42+00:00 September 3rd, 2015|Body Image, It's All Mental|0 Comments

Some numbers that illustrate the insanity of women's clothing sizes: A size 8 dress today is nearly the equivalent of a size 16 dress in 1958. WTF?

11 05, 2015

First Lady Obama’s Incredible Commencement Speech at Tuskegee University

By | 2017-06-10T11:20:25+00:00 May 11th, 2015|Body Image, It's All Mental|2 Comments

Quote: ...if I wanted to keep my sanity and not let others define me, there was only one thing I could do, and that was to have faith in God’s plan for me.