New Book Tells Women to Stop Fretting About Their Health

My latest blog post at WeAretheRealDeal.com. Check it out here or after the jump.

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The Sweet Truth

I’m not feeling terribly inspired to blog tonight (I’m deeply entrenched in Eclipse, the third book in the Twilight saga, for anyone living under a rock like I apparently had been!) so forgive me for this being short and sweet (pardon the pun).

This evening I made delicious, decadent peppermint bark for my office cookie exchange tomorrow (you can see the recipe here), which capped off a complete chocoholic weekend.

Honest to God, I am so sick of sweets that I don’t think I’ll even be tempted by the goodies we’ll be sharing tomorrow! I simply overdid it.

Fortunately, we have lots of friends and neighbors to pawn the goodies off on, er, share the sugar with! Continue reading “The Sweet Truth”

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”

For the Love …

Thank you for wearing clothes!!
Thank you for wearing clothes!!

Why, for the love of all that is holy, do women –of all shapes, sizes, and ages (I’m not discriminating here) — insist on walking around locker rooms buck naked?!

I honestly don’t think in this case my disordered eating history has anything to do with my feelings about public nudity.

I’m not a prude, and I think you know I’m all about promoting positive body image and am personally striving for body confidence … but  c’mon … on a Sunday morning, the last thing I want to see is ABC or XYZ  in all their glory.

Even if SHE is confident in her body (and more power to her!!), why should the rest of us have to see it?

Because let’s be real, there’s no where else to go when you’re jammed into a locker room …

I realize it’s a public space, and people can do what they want, but I do wish women were a little more modest in the gym locker room. Continue reading “For the Love …”

Why Are Women So Weird Around Food?

I’ve always wondered this, partially because I, myself, am “weird” around food (and working on it!), but Anne at Elastic Waist made a good point about this today, after a strange dining situation she’d had with some women.

We all know eating is a human function, required for survival and longevity. Like water, clothing and shelter, food is a basic need — not something we can “choose” to go without. If we don’t eat, we die.

We fuel our body with nutrients so, like a car, we run smoothly. Many men and women who are dieting play games with this, trying to see how little they can eat and still lose, but the truth is, without adequate food, we’re setting ourselves up for failure.

In fact, taken to extremes (as with anorexia nervosa, which tends to be more about control than food), women can lose their periods, experience hair loss, bone loss, the inability to conceive and a host of other side affects, most tragic of all being death.

In the end, we really do need food. Continue reading “Why Are Women So Weird Around Food?”