The food landscape is different, and our children have different challenges to face. What did you learn as a kid? What would you change?
Q: Hey I’ve been a big fan of your blog for a while. I remember you mentioning that you went through a period of self imposed celibacy in order to
Q: You see, my family is mostly slim women – I was the odd one. So my relative Who was skinny all her life, asked me over dinner ” how you keep small ? That is what you eat ?” … I was lost for words her intentions were not good, she was being rude as she was not looking for help/ advice
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.
“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.
Q: Erika help!!!! i love my man but i need him to workout with me! he just doesn’t enjoy it the way that i do and it worries me because i want us to grow old and healthy together!
The longest Q&A Wednesday question to ever exist in the history of mankind.
Q: Do you have any tips about healthy cooking when you live with other people or have a family to take care of?
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?
Do we HAVE to choose between the two? We can’t have both?
How loving myself taught me how to love someone else.
Y’know, I often wonder just how much of our body issues as women come from men. Trying to attract men… or trying to keep a man… or trying to please
“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?
Q: How do I handle my partner’s constant complaining during our workouts together?
How much does your mate’s language affect your body image?
“…value my needs just as much as the needs of those who depend on me.”
Revisiting the idea of “dating while overweight,” and what I learned from the debate that ensued.