What is it like living with body dysmorphia?

What is it like living with body dysmorphia?

Sometimes I still see myself as the overweight person I was. I still see her And feel like her Because I was her for so long. I was overweight my entire childhood; I was overweight more years Than these last few years I have the 

After Losing Eighty Pounds, What Are My Three Key Weight Loss Tips?

After Losing Eighty Pounds, What Are My Three Key Weight Loss Tips?

Honestly, I hated being overweight. LOATHED it. How clothes fit me, shopping for clothes, being tired, being teased, eating in front of people, purposefully counting myself out of things, every part of it. I hated myself and went through some extreme measures to get what 

Me And Self-Discovery, As A Millennial-Twenty-Something

Me And Self-Discovery, As A Millennial-Twenty-Something

On the journey to Myself, I’ve been so many people. Personal growth becomes so addictive once you realize it’s always possible to improve your experience of Being. Humble as ever But very aware of my worth. I prefer Blessed, than lucky. Peace feels so good. 

Hello This Is My New Hair Color

Hello This Is My New Hair Color

Visit The Curly Supply for your crown needs my fellow curlfriends! Something new and bright! I am absolutely looking forward to this next season in my life 🔥 I have not been my best lately [read more here], And I feel like this hair change 

What’s the Latest News On the Childhood Obesity Epidemic And Why It Matters

What’s the Latest News On the Childhood Obesity Epidemic And Why It Matters

My why… Overcoming childhood obesity has been my biggest triumph. I used to think I was born to be overweight so I hated myself. I hated what came with it. Being teased, the special sized clothes Or not having my size. Not fitting in- Literally. 

13 Reasons Why You Should Be Focusing on Exercise, That Don’t Deal With Weight Loss

13 Reasons Why You Should Be Focusing on Exercise, That Don’t Deal With Weight Loss

I’ve learned soooo much about myself, Exercise, and [the effects on the] body along this fitness and transformation journey- From experience and my curiosity reading for more. I know you know exercise can help you lose weight. Exercise is beyond weight /loss tho. So moreover, read below 

September Wellness Calendar, And One Self Care Act Per Day

September Wellness Calendar, And One Self Care Act Per Day

I know. You’re busy. And finding the time to take proper care of yourself can be hard. But if you don’t, it won’t be long before you’re beat from exhaustion and operating in a mental fog where it’s hard to care about anything or anyone. 

Is PlateJoy kid-friendly?

Is PlateJoy kid-friendly?

School’s Out with PlateJoy School’s out for summer and you’re probably going to start hearing “I’m bored” and “I’m hungry” a whole lot more these next few months. Don’t panic, PlateJoy is here to calm the chaos and take the guess work out of mealtime 

The Worst Fitness Myth, Let Me Tell You

The Worst Fitness Myth, Let Me Tell You

I’m getting straight to the point. You cannot outwork a bad diet. No. Trust me. I’ve tried too. I didn’t get faster, lasting results until I committed to a balanced nutritional lifestyle- with less junk and more greens. We cannot eat sugary cereals, pizza, cake, 

Six Habits That Will Help You Feel Great

Six Habits That Will Help You Feel Great

And look your best. Here are a few small habits guaranteed to improve your health and wellbeing. Do you want to get rid of that sluggish feeling? It’s the small steps that really get you further from it. (1) Drink 80-110 oz of water daily 

Why Forget the Scale?

Why Forget the Scale?

I stopped weighing myself on the regular because it was driving me crazy, Being obsessed with numbers. I wanted to make this healthier lifestyle comfortable. Not have a new uncomfortable. Numbers had a hold on me, and they negatively impacted my day and life. I 

What Are The Top 11 Fat-Burning Foods?

What Are The Top 11 Fat-Burning Foods?

For those who are just getting to know-know me, I’ve been doing this weight loss thing since childhood. On and off. Taking my time. Yo-yo’ing. Whatever. It’s getting done though! I remember being on a soccer team, and my parents registered me for the “Play 

How I Went From Overweight with Self-Hate, To Losing Eighty Pounds And Writing About Self-Love

How I Went From Overweight with Self-Hate, To Losing Eighty Pounds And Writing About Self-Love

Everything about myself is how I was meant to be. I am thankful. And that’s a big deal for me to say Because when I was in middle school I kept a black composition book in my dresser And line after line, I wrote, “I 

Why Are Childhood Obesity Rates Still Increasing?

Why Are Childhood Obesity Rates Still Increasing?

I read this article about how, people thought the childhood obesity rates were plateauing, But actually, scientists found that the rates are stillllll, increasing. This is alarming! 🚨🚨🚨 And I really do not understand why This epidemic is not talked about more! Why aren’t we 

Why Drink More Water, And How To Increase Our Water Intake?

Why Drink More Water, And How To Increase Our Water Intake?

Dehydration is one of the easiest conditions to reverse, but one of the most commonly overlooked. What role does water play in our body? (1) Water is the major component of our bodies (our cells and tissues). An adult body 60%, and infant body almost 75%. 

What is a “Cheat” Day?

What is a “Cheat” Day?

*sponsored by Platejoy* Society has told us a “cheat” day (meal) is when we go off our “diet” and eat whatever our guilty pleasures are. There is power in words you know. And, I just don’t like saying “cheat day” or “cheat meal.” Because food 

What Does A Sew-In Have To Do With Self Love, For Me?

What Does A Sew-In Have To Do With Self Love, For Me?

ALERT: THIS IS NOT ABOUT ANY BEAUTY STANDARD This is about Creating myself. & Creating someone I Love. I am experimenting with myself. And I’m Being whoever I want. This is about making My own choices. This is about Me, trying new things. Overcoming overweight, and 

What Is Self-Love?

What Is Self-Love?

*FYI this will turn out to be a lengthier post* If I got to be in a room with my 15-year-old self, I would hug her. I would hold her tight and super long, rocking back and forth cause that’s the hug she always needed 

What is Self-Care?

What is Self-Care?

When you care, for yourself… 😆😂 Okay fr. A better question is: What does Self-Care look like? Self-Care = Activities that nurture Self. Activities that contribute to the maintenance of well-being, personal health, and development. I compiled a short list of the smallest acts of Self-Care, 

-80lbs, What Do I Think About Exercise Now, Compared To Before?

-80lbs, What Do I Think About Exercise Now, Compared To Before?

I used to think of exercise as a punishment; I was fat, so I had to work out. That made working out hard. It sucked. I hated every day. And every work out. Today, -80 pounds later, I am still never looking forward to a