Archives for April, 2011

Body Image

Body Image & Strength: Running Like A Girl

In the past few weeks, there's been a running theme in my posts here on Weightless: appreciating what our bodies can do for us. (I couldn't help the pun!)

When we push through personas that tell us we're not athletic, we're weak, uncoordinated and talentless, when we do something that reminds us of our strength, our body image inevitably improves, and we feel empowered.

We blaze through these limiting beliefs, and we stand...
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Body Image

5 Ways To Overcome Body Image Obsessions

Recently, I was revisiting Therese Borchard's memoir Beyond Blue: Surviving Depression & Anxiety and Making the Most of Bad Genes because I love rereading my favorites. (And Therese's writing and searing honesty and humor always reel me in!)

I came across Therese's writing on overcoming obsessions, and that got me thinking about my own ruminating ways.

Particularly that I the time.

There are nights that I still lie in bed going over everything...
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Body Image

Body Image & Self-Reflection: Complete These 15 Sentences



Mondays can be rough for many of us, and this doesn’t create the ideal environment for building a better body image. To help you turn that around, every Monday features a tip, activity, inspiring quote or some other tidbit to help boost your body image – and kick-start the week on a positive note.
Got a tip for improving body image? Email me at mtartakovsky at gmail dot com,...
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Body Image & Social Support

{My parents, Brian and I at Savannah, GA, taken almost three years ago}
While it's important to build self-acceptance from the inside out, it's also important to surround yourself with loving and supportive people who always have our hearts in mind.

My family has always made me feel beautiful. Even during those inevitably awkward adolescent acne-filled years, they made me feel beautiful.

Regardless of my weight or looks, my parents never had anything negative...
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Body Image, Self-Discovery & Change

I've been both afraid of change and antsy for it.

When I fear change, I fear the unknown. I can't plan out what will happen next, and this bothers me.

I'm slow to get comfortable when things change, unless the changes are absolutely positive, like winning the lottery (yep, still waiting on that one).

I'm also a routine-aholic. For years, I'd eat the same turkey for lunch. I'd have the same cereal for breakfast. I'd drive the...
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Body Image

Body Image Booster: Where Do You Come From?


Mondays can be rough for many of us, and this doesn’t create the ideal environment for building a better body image. To help you turn that around, every Monday features a tip, activity, inspiring quote or some other tidbit to help boost your body image – and kick-start the week on a positive note.

Got a tip for improving body image? Email me at mtartakovsky at gmail dot com, and I’ll be happy to...
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Binge Eating

Overcoming Emotional Eating: Triggers, Myths & More, Part 2


Here's part two of my interview with Katie, from one of my favorite blogs Health for the Whole Self. Katie has written an e-book called Taking Action: 30 Specific Strategies About Overcoming Emotional Eating. It's truly a must-read! (Here's more about the book and how to get it.)

In part one, we talked about her own struggles with emotional eating, what helped her get better, her favorite tools and...
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Binge Eating

How To Overcome Emotional Eating: A Q&A & Giveaway!


Thank you so much for all your thoughtful comments on the post introducing Karen's book about weight loss, weight gain and weightlessness! Remember you can still comment and be eligible to win a copy of her book until this Sunday, 12 EST.

Today, we not only have another giveaway, but a fantastic interview with Katie from Health for the Whole Self. Katie is also a good friend and a...
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