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Do I Look Fat In This? My Recommended Response

By Katie, 6:27 am

I have been there. Standing in front of the mirror, clothes strewn all over the room, feeling like my body and my closet are in an all-out war with one another. In that moment of desperation, I look at Dave and utter the loaded question: “Do I look fat in this?” The color drains from [...]

Because We’ve Had Enough: A Look at the Slut Walk Movement

By Katie, 6:40 am

Hold onto your hats, folks. I’m about to express some really strong views about sex and sexual violence. Don’t say I didn’t warn you! When I first heard about the representative of the Toronto police force saying that “women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimzed,” I can’t say I was surprised. [...]

Inside My Wallet: Everything I Need to Know about Debt I Learned in Kindergarten

By Katie, 6:59 am

Two weeks from now I go to settlement on this bad boy. That means two weeks from now I officially begin payments on my mortgage. Seems like an appropriate time to talk to about debt, huh? Three Lessons from Kindergarten (care of Robert Fulghum) Applied to Debt Lesson #1: Live a balanced life. Learn some and think [...]

Things Fat People Are Told

By Katie, 6:47 am

When I wrote a post in honor of Fat Talk Free Week, I pointed out that while we often discuss our struggles with negative self-talk, we shouldn’t forget that fat talk can also be directed at others. I was referring to off-hand comments like, “she really shouldn’t be wearing that top…” Turns out that’s not [...]

A Quick Note About My E-Book

By Katie, 5:23 am

We interrupt regularly scheduled blogging to make a quick housekeeping note about my e-book. If you purchase the PDF version, you will need to click the link that says “Return to katie@healthforthewholeself.com” on the payment page in order to reach the download page. If you accidentally click out of the site before reaching the download page, please send me [...]

Inside My Wallet: How Budgeting is Like Dieting

By Katie, 5:00 am

Welcome to the second installment of “Inside My Wallet.” Today I want to talk about that dreaded, ugly thing called budgeting.  (Source) Do you remember those standardized tests we had to take back in high school? Remember the analogy section? Well, let me throw out this analogy today. Dieting:Budgeting as Intuitive Eating:Intentional Spending Since I’m [...]

Inside My Wallet: Katie’s Money Philosophy

By Katie, 5:39 am

Ah, money. Who knew that such little pieces of paper could cause so much stress? We earn it, we spend it. We make it, we lose it. We love it, we hate it. I’ve decided to start a new series here on the blog called “Inside My Wallet.” A few years ago (read: after I [...]

In Celebration of What Our Bodies Can DO!

By Katie, 5:36 am

Well, I’m feeling a lot better than I was yesterday. I’m not nearly as discouraged, in part because of your awesome comments and in part because of this awesome video. Indi Cowie is a soccer freestyler, which I had never heard of before watching this video. The tricks this girl can do with just her [...]

Stop the Madness: The hCG Hormone Diet

By Katie, 5:56 am

Have you heard the latest news from diet land? I posted before about how women used to sacrifice their health for thinness, using methods such as swallowing tapeworms or smoking cigarettes for appetite suppression. But clearly this phenomenon is not limited to the past; it’s still with us today, just in different forms. I was more [...]

ACTION WEEK – Day 4: E-Book Launch!

By Katie, 8:18 pm

It’s official!!! My first e-book, called Taking Action: 30 Specific Strategies for Overcoming Emotional Eating, is now available! To purchase it for the Amazon Kindle, go here: Buy E-Book for Amazon Kindle The e-book is just $4.99. _________________________________________________________________________________ Potentially Asked Questions Q: Is emotional eating really that big of an issue? Absolutely! Over 10 million people in [...]

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