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?
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!
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?
Q: Erika! Did you give up carbs to lose the weight before? Are you giving up carbs to lose your baby weight?
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.
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.
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...
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.
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!
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 [...]
Q: Hey, Erika! What is the most important thing I can do to ensure my weight loss is a success this time?
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
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.
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 [...]
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...
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 [...]
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?
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!
Q: any advice to help me not look like a bobblehead like [redacted] did at first? i don't want to look like that!
Q: Is everyone this hungry going through weight loss?