Q&A Wednesday
7 09, 2016

Q&A Wednesday: Can I Really Walk Away the Pounds?

By | September 7th, 2016|Q&A Wednesday|6 Comments

Q: Erika, I'm 300+ right now and I really want to get in better shape but I know I can't run and I'm starting to get scared. What if the zombies come and I can't save myself! Ha ha ha just kidding, but I need to know. Can I really walk off the weight?

17 08, 2016

Q&A Wednesday: I Lost Weight While I Was Sick, but Now I’m Scared to Eat!

By | August 17th, 2016|Q&A Wednesday|1 Comment

Q: I was ill, had to stop eating for a few weeks, and I lost 39lbs...now that I'm no longer sick, I'm scared to start eating again!

10 08, 2016

Q&A Wednesday: Do’s and Don’ts of Working Out at 300lbs

By | August 10th, 2016|Q&A Wednesday|7 Comments

Q: Have you already answered the question of "What do I do in the gym when I'm 300lbs?". What are the do's and don't do's when you are a newbie to working out?

21 07, 2016

Q&A Thursday: Do I HAVE to Give Up Carbs?

By | July 21st, 2016|Q&A Wednesday|6 Comments

Q: Erika! Did you give up carbs to lose the weight before? Are you giving up carbs to lose your baby weight?

13 07, 2016

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

By | 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.

6 07, 2016

Q&A Wednesday: What Do You Think About Intermittent Fasting?

By | July 6th, 2016|Fad Diets, Fat Loss, Q&A Wednesday|5 Comments

Ebony asked me about my thoughts on intermittent fasting, and I was actually surprised that I'd never written about it before. Basically, it works, but I still wouldn't do it. Here's why.

1 06, 2016

Q&A Wednesday: What Does It Mean to Be ‘Skinny Fat?’

By | June 1st, 2016|Q&A Wednesday|0 Comments

Q: Hey Erika! Love the blog! I wanted to ask you, a message board I'm apart of has a lot of women who use the term "skinny fat," and I don't understand...

25 05, 2016

Q&A Wednesday: Squats Make Your Thighs Bigger?

By | May 25th, 2016|Q&A Wednesday|1 Comment

Q: I read that doing squats can make your thighs bigger!! My thighs are the biggest part of my body, so my goal is NOT to have them bigger at all.

18 05, 2016

Q&A Wednesday: Working Out Doesn’t Work For Me!

By | May 18th, 2016|Q&A Wednesday|9 Comments

Q: I don't see why I should work out, what's the point anymore when I know it doesn't work for me? I feel so hopeless and pointless. Help!

27 04, 2016

Q&A Wednesday: Getting Back On The Wagon…Should I Set a New Goal?

By | April 27th, 2016|Q&A Wednesday|0 Comments

Q: hi Erika! What advice do you have for those who've started gaining weight back? Do you find the same old motivation that you started with or do you find a new goal? Short answer—and, really, short is all I've really got before Baby Sprout wakes up and goes HAM—is yes. Long-ish answer: We can't [...]

30 03, 2016

Q&A Wednesday: What’s Your Most Important Tip for Ensuring Weight Loss Success?

By | March 30th, 2016|Q&A Wednesday|1 Comment

Q: Hey, Erika! What is the most important thing I can do to ensure my weight loss is a success this time?

16 03, 2016

Q&A Wednesday: Is There Such Thing as Having a Fear of Losing Weight?

By | March 16th, 2016|Q&A Wednesday|8 Comments

Q: Can you address weight loss fear.. I'm still holding on to the size 12s and girrrl they look bad lol..I can take them off without unzipping them

18 02, 2016

Q&A Wednesday: Clean Eating is Boring!

By | February 18th, 2016|Q&A Wednesday|4 Comments

Q: How do you manage to stay on track with weight loss eating the same boring stuff day in and day out? Eating clean seems to be a serious obstacle for me.

27 01, 2016

Q&A Wednesday: The Stretch Mark Question… Again

By | January 27th, 2016|Q&A Wednesday|13 Comments

One of the most contentious comment spaces on my blog is the one where I talk about how I feel about my stretch marks, and what I plan to do about them. My response was "I don't care," and "nothing," albeit expressed in a pretty defensive fashion. This doesn't go over particularly well in the [...]

20 01, 2016

Q&A Wednesday: I Lost the Weight, But Now I Hate How I Look!

By | January 20th, 2016|Q&A Wednesday|10 Comments

Q: I lost about 50 to 60 pounds and kept it off. Am 130 plus pounds now and severely depressed. I have extremely saggy breast as a result...

13 01, 2016

Q&A Wednesday: Self-Hatred, Self-Shame, and Self-Compassion

By | January 13th, 2016|Q&A Wednesday|12 Comments

Q: Just like the title of the email says I hate myself.  Now my body image issues did not start until I got into college, which is like the holy grail of mind f***ery.  In short when I first got here I knew I was big but no one around never told me how big, until freshman [...]

6 01, 2016

Q&A Wednesday: My Family is Sabotaging Me!

By | January 6th, 2016|Q&A Wednesday|0 Comments

Q: My parents make me feel bad about eating, which makes me hide, and then I eat out of spite, but they won't stop! Help?

9 12, 2015

Q&A Wednesday: Can I Eat Clean Without Sacrificing My Social Life?

By | December 9th, 2015|Q&A Wednesday|1 Comment

Q: I’m dating, meeting and socializing with friends, going out for drinks, traveling, enjoying life and having fun, but that's why my weight is what it is!

2 12, 2015

Q&A Wednesday: I Don’t Want to Be a Bobblehead!

By | December 2nd, 2015|Q&A Wednesday|1 Comment

Q: any advice to help me not look like a bobblehead like [redacted] did at first? i don't want to look like that!

19 11, 2015

Q&A Wednesday: I’m Losing Weight, But I’m Starving!

By | November 19th, 2015|Q&A Wednesday|0 Comments

Q: Is everyone this hungry going through weight loss?