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Sick of the “Love Your Body at Any Size” Campaigns?

Sick of the “Love Your Body at Any Size” Campaigns?

In the past few years, it seems as if more and more companies/songs/advertising are hopping on the “love your body” campaign. You know the ones. Dove’s advertising showcasing women of all sizes.  Victoria’s Secret’s “I love my body” commercial.  Meghan Trainor’s number one hit.  But sometimes, even I (who write about this positive body kinda stuff) get sick of the “love your body at any size” campaigns. Because, really, if we are honest with ourselves, they aren’t quite working. How many women are there that still don’t love their bodies? (Yes, you can raise your hand too 🙂 ) There
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Love Yourself Now (Not 10 Pounds From Now)

Love Yourself Now (Not 10 Pounds From Now)

I know when you’re battling your weight, it’s hard to believe that anyone can love you at the weight you are. And I know the whole “just love and accept your body” culture is MUCH easier said than done. I want to tell you some things about this I wish someone had told me (but first a little story…) I remember when I got back from living in Ecuador for a year. I left thin. I came back fat. Well, in my mind, I was huge, but really I was only about 15-20 pounds heavier.  I was embarrassed of my
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Are The Words “You Look Thin” Music To Your Ears?

Are The Words “You Look Thin” Music To Your Ears?

If I asked you what would be the biggest compliment anyone could give to you, what would you say? For me, I’d say the most flattering comment someone could say to me would be that I inspire people and change lives. But it wasn’t too long ago that if I was asked this same question, I’d have a very different answer. A few years ago, the best thing anyone could say to me? You look skinny. You look thin. You look like you lost weight. It’s actually crazy to me when I think about it.  Any time someone told me I looked
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How To Make Peace With The Scale

How To Make Peace With The Scale

If there is one change over the years that’s brought huge shifts in my life, I would have to say it’s been my diligent effort to let go of my obsession with weighing myself. I used to be a slave to the scale. I weighed myself in the morning, after a big meal, after I worked out, after dinner, after anything really. What I saw on the scale dictated how I felt about myself, where I stood in comparison to others, and if I was “acceptable” enough to wear certain clothes. My main theme=the lower the number, the better I
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Beat the Bathing Suit Blues

Beat the Bathing Suit Blues

Well, we are smack dab in the middle of bathing suit season. I would say for about 85% of the women I know, summer comes with great excitement, and a twinge of “ugh, that means I have to be seen in a bathing suit”… It’s crazy to think about how many emotions “being seen in a bathing suit” brings up for us. Next time you’re heading to the pool or beach, remember these 3 things: Find a suit you feel amazingly comfortable in. Finding a bathing suit that really fits your body is a game-changer. When you are wearing a suit
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