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I am Jane…still…and that’s okay

August 16, 2009 by  
Filed under Activism, Self Esteem

Last month I saw the debut of the new Lifetime series Drop Dead Diva. I was so moved by it that I simply had to blog about it with a post titled “I am Jane”. (Because when I blog I bring my thoughts into focus. It is very empowering. But I digress.) The show, and […]

Mutts like me

August 14, 2009 by  
Filed under Food Revolution, Self Esteem

This post introduces Contributor Miss Lori to WeAreTheRealDeal, we are thrilled to have such an inspiring mom, musician and multi-talented individual join us! Read more about Miss Lori here ———- It is time to have this conversation, and it is not going to be a quick one, or an easy one either. Last year in […]

SELF Magazine PhotoChops Kelly Clarkson; Has the Cojones to Defend Butcher Job

August 13, 2009 by  
Filed under Body Image

I’m banning SELF magazine … not because they photochopped Kelly Clarkson and admitted it, but for the reasoning/thoughts behind it. Click here to read editor Lucy Danziger’s post about why she chose to so drastically retouch it.

The case of Maggie Baumann and the problem with “pregorexia”

August 12, 2009 by  
Filed under Pregnancy

Maggie Baumann was brutally honest when she came forward and admitted that she had suffered with eating disorders through both of her pregnancies. In an essay for MomLogic, she described what it felt like to be horrified by the changes to her body during those months. After working hard on her own recovery, she shared […]

Moms, Daughters & Cookies

August 12, 2009 by  
Filed under Moms & Sisters

Growing up in my house, we ate wholesome, balanced meals. We never talked calories or nutrition, but we ate pretty healthily for the most part.

My mom wasn’t one of those moms who wouldn’t allow cookies in the house; a cookie was a treat, not something we had every day or abused. So if we had a cookie or two for dessert, it was a special night.

She never told me I couldn’t have one. But if I reached for a third or fourth cookie, she’d usually ask me gently, “Lissa, do you need that cookie?”

Nine times out of ten, I didn’t. I’d sometimes feel a little bit of shame, but only because I knew deep down she was right.

Fat is NOT a Dirty Word but Maybe it’s the Wrong One?

August 10, 2009 by  
Filed under Fat Acceptance

I wrote this over a year and a half ago before meeting Kate (Shapely Prose) and being a part of We Are The Real Deal. A few people sent me a link from the NY Times entitled In the Fatosphere, Big Is In, or at Least Accepted and wanted to know what I thought. Why […]

Shelly is winning.

August 8, 2009 by  
Filed under Eating Disorders, Recovery

Shelly Guillory, one of the three main women featured in the film “THIN,” has become a regular contributor to my personal blog at mamaVISION, a community of women and girls struggling with eating disorders.

Step 1. Self-Acceptance

August 7, 2009 by  
Filed under HAES, Self Esteem

Last year I wrote a short series on my blog called 3 Steps to a Healthier YOU! In it I shared how I changed my thinking and my habits. This was Step 1 of the 3 things I changed about my approach to “dieting.” I call this the chicken egg problem of weight loss. What […]

Eager for 30

August 5, 2009 by  
Filed under Loving Your Body, Self-Acceptance

Two months from now (ok, October 2), I will turn 30.

The big 3-0. But is it really such a big deal?

Honestly, I don’t fear 30, especially since so many people today (if they’re both lucky and healthy) end up living well into their 80s or older.

Rather, I’m excited for it. Eager, even.

The Belly Project

August 3, 2009 by  
Filed under Activism

I stumbled on an interesting blog today called “The Belly Project.”

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