Q: Erika you have to help me figure this out. My trainer is HOT. Like, five alarm fire hot and he's charming, too. Can I get it in with my trainer? Is this a bad idea?
There are a million reasons to choose to lose weight. Don't let "because I need a man" become one of them.
Erika's note: This post gets graphic. This post is for grown folks. Notice I didn't say mature folks. I just said grown ones. I might make a couple of dick jokes in here, and I don't want any e-mails about how you were clutching your pearls while you read this. I have pearls, too. I [...]
Q: I'm ashamed to show my legs because of cellulite. When my bf and I are out and he sees ladies in shorts and skirts, he asks when will I look like them.
Q: Despite having this acceptance and new found confidence, how do you overcome rejection?
All about the value of sleep and how limiting your sleep limits your ability to prosper in multiple ways.
Q: Do you have a go-to work-out playlist?
The bottom line? Real women do not look like just one thing.
"You wind up making friends with guys who admit their dating preferences freely, knowing that - since you're no longer fat - they won't offend you..."
Is there any reason for a woman to refrain from dating while losing weight?
"People don't realize that there are about 20 layers of makeup on my butt alone."
People who are obese are more likely to have sexually transmitted diseases and unplanned pregnancies?
Revisiting the idea of "dating while overweight," and what I learned from the debate that ensued.
How Boris Kodjoe went from "300lb women with chicken wings grinding on" him to "be healthy so your kids can be healthy!" in under 5 tweets.
"People who want to lose weight have low self-esteem. Why can't they just stay the way they are?"
How stock in Duracell helped me become a better person. Just kidding! Sort of.
Marriages are more satisfying for both partners when wives are thinner than their husbands, according to a new study.
A short rant on the development of self-confidence as it applies to weight loss.
I remember high school. I'd pretty much prefer to forget, honestly. I can say that I enjoyed my years, there. I was entrenched in the music department, lived in the library and was pretty good at staying out of trouble. I was pretty shielded from the traumas of weight that the outside world was facing. [...]
A white man's perspective of street harassment and interactions between men and women of color.