The Great Contraception Debate(s) of 2012

March 20, 2012

It is hard to believe that in 2012, contraception has become a hot topic in the news, but here we are. As Daisy recently asked here on the Curvy Girl Guide, you have to wonder if political candidates are using contraception issues to score points with voters and posture? Among many examples of it happening around the […]

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Me and Whitney.

March 7, 2012
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I was unfortunate enough to be on twitter at the exact moment the news broke of Whitney Houston’s death. There’s no such thing as “Rest in Peace” on twitter – especially if you are a dead celebrity. Even more so if you are a dead celebrity who struggled with drug addiction. Drug addiction is hilarious, […]

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Lose Your Appetite With Photos Of Public School Lunch

February 28, 2012

Curvy Girl friend, Ali Roberts, started collecting photos of regular, public school lunches taken from around Louisiana.

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Menstrual Pain aka The Worst Kind of Pain

February 28, 2012
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I was ‘blessed’ with my period a month shy of my 11th birthday. I’ll never forget the moment on that beautiful May afternoon when  I walked into the bathroom a girl and came out a “woman”. I was in the 5th grade. I knew more or less what the menstrual cycle was about and how the body […]

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“Safe” Diet Pills? Sorry!

February 27, 2012
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Last week as I was reading some online news I read a headline that gave me pause. The FDA had voted to approve a diet drug, one they had previously rejected, and now they were taking time to make a formal decision. As much as I wanted to feel good that it had gone through […]

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Tanning: The Good, The Bad, The Cancer

February 23, 2012
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As we edge closer to spring, many of us are itching for the summer sun, and I don’t know about you, but a tropical vacation sounds truly delightful right about now. In lieu of basking poolside, I have quite a few friends who visit the tanning salon for a summer-worthy February glow.  The vitamin D […]

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Diagnosis: Diabetes

February 22, 2012
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I am a very healthy person, but wasn’t always so diligent about caring for myself. I took my metabolism for granted when I was a teenager and even hopped on the diet pill train for a while, struggling with eating disorders and obsessing over numbers that didn’t define me. After my first child, I started […]

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Are Whole Grain Labels the Whole Truth?

February 17, 2012
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We’ve all heard the virtues of whole grains preached enough that most of us reach for them out of habit. Anyone who has tried to make healthier food choices has probably chosen whole grain over white for everything from bread to bagels, and hot cereal to granola bars. As it turns out that  ”whole grain” […]

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Why Dieting Will Never Work

February 15, 2012
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So I have question for you. Are you on a diet right now? Do you plan on starting a diet soon? Have you ever dieted in the past? Do you feel like you’re always on a diet? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’ll probably gain weight in the future. I recently […]

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Why I Love My Trainer.

February 9, 2012
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Working out is a part of my whole being-healthier game plan. Every year, I strive to workout more and eat less junk, and every year I seem to fail at both. When I decided to have weight loss surgery my doctor was my biggest workout advocate. He was always sure to point out how important […]

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