Jennifer Hudson: Focusing on HEALTH, not weight … for Weight Watchers

This is a cross-post at WeAretheRealDeal.com today. You can read it here or after the jump.

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Fending Off Negative Feelings

This is a cross-post at WeAretheRealDeal re: Fitbloggin!

What a weekend! MizFit, Marsha, YumYucky and I spoke on a body image panel at Fitbloggin in Baltimore this past weekend.

(Were you there?! If so, let us know — and thank you for coming; it was a blast!!)

Fitbloggin was a fitness/wellness blogger conference organized by Roni, and it was an amazing time!!

Seriously, a wonderful experience and so nice to meet Marsha and YumYucky, and to see MizFit and Roni again (I met them at a blogger meet-up in Chicago in ’08).

Anyway, though we didn’t have a huge turnout at our break-out session (our time slot had us up against book authors) it was an intimate and engaged crowd and an overall awesome experience.

Our topic was body image and blogging: what are we teaching our kids.

But today I’m not here to talk at length about our panel discussion (more on that in another post later). I’m here to talk about the day from a personal perspective and how it relates to our topic. Continue reading “Fending Off Negative Feelings”

Navigating an Identity Crisis

I know I said I wouldn’t blog the rest of this week, but I wrote this post for WeAretheRealDeal and wanted to share it here, as well. You can read it here or after the jump.

Hope everyone has a safe, happy and healthy weekend and I hope to be back next week, rejuvenated! Continue reading “Navigating an Identity Crisis”

Being Mindful of Size Sensitivities

32103517_RuffledfeathersThough the dialogue was very respectful and, in the end, very fruitful … my post yesterday at WeAretheRealDeal unfortunately ruffled some readers’ feathers.

And I can’t help but feel bad about it today.

What did I do? Well, I named sizes … and called a 10 “average,” which made some readers who are bigger than that (and happy there!)  feel bad about themselves.

Eeks.

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