Jared, I want you to know I am unfollowing you today. You have become annoying lately, and your last post was one of the worst. I used to love your page but now I cannot stand it or you. Sorry, but you have lost a fan. Beth   My dearest Beth, I saw that you were unfollowing me today. You wrote it on my timeline. You used to love me, and now you cannot stand me. I have become annoying. Losing fans is a huge concern for me. I have lost sleep wondering if I would lose people on my page. I have not eaten because of this as well. Well…whom am I kidding? Nothing stops me from eating. What can I do to keep you? Will you give me a chance to change? Will you give me a chance to change up my posts a little? I can be less […]

Ryleigh is a shy girl who does not like the spotlight. In fact, it is pretty amazing that this story is even out. I am glad it is because it made my day. Ryleigh Wilshire and Ethan Alexander were both in the same physical education class last year at Edwardsville High School in Edwardsville, Illinois. They became friends instantly. You can see why since both are incredibly friendly. One day in P.E., Ryleigh was showing Ethan some pictures of homecoming on her phone. He said it looked like fun, but he never thought he would be able to go. So Ryleigh made a “pinky swear” to Ethan that she would take him the following year. A lot can happen in a year. A “pinky swear” is a bold promise. There is no turning back. I remember when I was a kid, when you “pinkie swear”.…you meant it. So this year […]

Jenny Craig has partnered with David’s Bridal to offer brides to be discounts before their wedding. It is a pretty strategic move. I would assume that many women are motivated to lose weight before their wedding date. They want everything to be perfect when they walk down the aisle. They want to wear a dress they worked hard for… What if you are a woman who is already perfect regardless of weight? Today I got a message from a woman named Alexandra. Alexandra has struggled with weight her whole life. She has battled anorexia and bulimia and has focused on changing her life for her health. She has done well. Although she has gained some weight in the past, she has dropped some weight this year. She goes to the gym three days a week and is taking her weight loss slow. Two weeks ago her boyfriend John proposed to […]

I have a daughter. I have a son. I want my son to follow his dreams. I want my daughter to follow her dreams. I want my son to do well in school. I want my daughter to do well in school. I want my son to believe he can be the next President of the United States. I want my daughter to believe she can be the next President of the United States. I want my son to make the most money possible in his career. I want my daughter to make the most money possible in her career. I want my son to fight for what he believes in. I want my daughter to fight for what she believes in. I want my son to get treated with respect. I want my daughter to get treated with respect. I want my son to play professional sports if he […]

In a lot of ways, I understand where Carlos Romero is coming from. It is hard to tell someone you recently lost a lot of weight. Weight loss does not solve a lot of body image issues. You have to deal with loose skin and stretch marks when you drop an excessive amount of weight. I would venture to say it is harder for women dating as well. The girl Carlos sees now did say that she would probably have passed on him at his old 400 pound self. They have things in common now including rock climbing. The report from NPR is saying that most people do not want to admit that they lost weight. It shows a failure. It can be a deal breaker with the skin and the stretch marks. I believed that for a long time. I lived a life of obesity and still fight every […]

At Devil’s Lake High School in North Dakota, the administration has adjusted their dress code. They have prohibited girls from wearing clothing such as leggings, skinny jeans, and yoga pants. They have done this for a very important reason in their eyes. As an assistant principal of the school said, “ The policy was not to objectify girls but to stop boys from focusing on something other than classwork.” In fact, the school showed a couple of clips from “Pretty Woman” to help get their point across on the dress code. No dressing like a prostitute because you will get treated like one. I think there is a bigger problem that is happening in our schools as well. It is starting in middle school and going all the way to adulthood. In fact, I did not even realize how big this problem is until the other day. We must do […]