Category Archives: Body Image

Breaking THE DIET COKE Habit

How long does it take to break a habit? Some say 21 days; others say more. A quick Google search reveals numerous books and articles that present varying view points. I suppose, in the end, it’s up to the individual. … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts on Beauty

I do not consider myself beautiful. I also don’t consider myself ugly. My thoughts on beauty formed at an early age, no doubt framed by traditional concepts of beauty as portrayed in the media. Beauty is thin. Beauty is perfect … Continue reading

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Which Way Do You Turn?

When I’m in the classroom I encourage my students to create new pathways, new grooves in their brains by making small changes in their routines. When they exit the classroom, go left instead of right. Take an alternate route to … Continue reading

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Feeling the Fat Stigma

So today I got insulted. I’ll spare you the details, but it had to do with my body size. I got insulted by a little girl (who may or may not have known better) and her mom. I could go … Continue reading

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A Gym Life

Years ago when I first joined a gym I felt hesitant and fearful. I weighed over 400 pounds and felt like a gym was the last place I belonged. That might sound irrational, but it’s how I felt. I think … Continue reading

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LOCK THAT KNEE!!!

In a Bikram yoga class you’re bound to hear the phrase “lock that knee”, but have you ever stopped to think about what it means to “lock that knee”. I’m not sure I did…..until Friday. As it often happens, we … Continue reading

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How I Feel NOW

As I sit here on my red couch I look over at the empty box of debrox on the floor and wonder why I haven’t picked it up. I bought it last week when my right ear felt a bit … Continue reading

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