Bess

We all know that blogging creates a community, and, accordingly friendships (and in some cases, rivalries). And sure, as a blogger you may choose to reveal personal information that might spark readers to offer you advice/inspiration. But sometimes you might find yourself feeling like your readers have more grandiose plans than you about your fitness performance/race […]

Whether it’s the cabbage soup diet (I cringe to picture what one’s urine smells like from that) or the grapefruit diet or Snooki’s cookies or low carb or the no carbs left behind diet plan, fad diets have always held a prominent spot in the media and, like the Biebs, don’t seem to be disappearing […]

When In Doubt, Blog?

by Bess on February 18, 2011 · 11 comments

Part of the fun and catharsis of blogging is having an open forum to runteldat. And there’s something to be said for having the courage to publish personal details about their lives in such a public manner. But more often than not, the HOW or WHY you tell something is more important than WHAT you […]

[‘Tis the season…to relax on blogging! Hollaback Health will be working with a shortened posting schedule over the next two weeks while our bloggers can enjoy their holidays. In the meantime, here’s a holiday drinking game to keep you busy until the new year! Merry everything! Love, The Hollaback Girls] Dear Health Magazines, You may […]

Happy Hour: Blog Rookie Style

by Bess on November 24, 2010 · 10 comments

I am no stranger to *drinking games.* And since I just celebrated my first “bloggiversary,” I thought what would be fitting to fete this milestone with a new version of our favorite game based on rookie blogging foibles. So pour yourself a stiff glass of tequila…though don’t blame me if you wind up dancing atop […]

When I first began blogging, I thought that my readership wouldn’t extend past anybody I didn’t personally know. I mean, I did start by blogging solely about vegetables and I’m also not the kind of person who is a follower when it comes to pretty much anything. Why would anyone follow me? So while I […]

Honesty Is The New Hungry

by Bess on July 29, 2010 · 4 comments

I was at the book store a few months ago and was stoked to see Hungry, the autobiography of plus-sized model Crystal Renn on the shelf. I devoured this book almost as fast as I would a slice of carrot cake and definitely did not have buyer’s remorse. Basically, Renn provides a very candid account […]

When I began the daunting task of bringing to light my concerns about some of the dangerous messages being spread in the media (particularly women’s health magazines), I was a little wary as to how these posts would go over. Just like one should do on a first date (unless you’re Rachel), I went in […]

“Why do I want to do nothing but gorge myself and watch TV?” No, this question was not posed by someone who just found out her boyfriend had been two-timing her with an Elvis impersonator. Rather, it came from the lips of my friend after flipping through a woman’s health magazine. You might say, Shouldn’t […]

I am not exactly what you would call a slave to the scale these days. I’ve gone years at a time without weighing myself and haven’t lost a minute of sleep over it. However, I consider myself an exception, given that the scale obsession is everywhere we turn.  Turn on the TV and you see […]

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