Hard to believe it, but 2013 is coming to a close. This has been a rough year—a year full of opportunities, yes, but with every silver lining came a cloud. So many of the people in my life about whom … Continue reading
[image source] ’Twas the morning of Christmas, though the children were sleeping, I was Yelp!-ing like crazy, while silently weeping. The stockings were filled with presents so dear, Yet all that I searched for were “gyms that are near.” At … Continue reading
Here’s my problem: the more research I do on different nutritional recommendations for diet and lifestyle, the more I am convinced that the internet is broken. Everyone—myself included—has an idea of what constitutes an ideal diet, fitness plan, or lifestyle, … Continue reading
Monday’s post is now on Thought Catalog!
I just searched Google for the words “holiday weight gain” in the news.
In 0.17 seconds, Google returned about 30,400 results. This isn’t just “evergreen content”—I’m talking about stuff that’s being written right now about holiday weight gain.
What does this tell us?
1. That if you’re looking to boost your page in the search rankings, you’re going to need a less competitive keyword?
2. That if you’re on the internet at all this holiday season you’re most likely going to run across another stupid blog post about the “7 ways to avoid holiday weight gain,” “why holiday weight gain isn’t inevitable,” and “why exercise may not stave off holiday weight gain,” et. al.
Here’s a quick Christmas story for you:
Once upon a time, when I was naive young lass, if you said the word “holiday” to me, I immediately thought of presents and decorations and time off…
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[source] How do you strengthen the muscles for embracing yourself? I think the problem with acceptance is that we often feel resigned to our “fate,” as if whatever we have to accept we do so only grudgingly and because … Continue reading
I just searched Google for the words “holiday weight gain” in the news. In 0.17 seconds, Google returned about 30,400 results. This isn’t just “evergreen content”—I’m talking about stuff that’s being written right now about holiday weight gain. What does this tell … Continue reading
I know I don’t normally post on Saturdays, but I had to share this with you. Recently, I was on the Rebooted Body podcast, which is hosted by Finding Our Hunger podcast guest Kevin Geary. It was, quite honestly, one … Continue reading
[source] If I’ve learned nothing else in the past year and a half of this journey to health, I’ve at least learned this: You cannot change the world by yourself. You cannot change yourself by yourself. For 13 years, I … Continue reading
Well, the acne/skin problems have once again spiraled out of control since my update last week. I’m waiting for the results of the blood test I took last Monday to find out the level of testosterone in my body, but … Continue reading
There’s a fine, fine line between a diet and a lifestyle—and often, those lines get blurred when you’re a disordered eater. So why, then, do I advocate a Paleo-style template? Well, you’ll just have to read to find out: Is … Continue reading