Monthly Archives: November 2008

Ever heard of "sugar?"

Sugar substitutes were the cover story of the Chicago Tribune today, a topic I've been interested in since the days of Tab, and when the little cute pink packets of Sweet 'n Low somehow became a mainstay at every restaurant … Continue reading

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Did I say thanks?

I am thinking I don't thank you all enough. The emails, the thoughtful comments, the everything…its really quite overwhelming at times. This blog has been an incredible journey, one that has caused me to dig deep inside at times, take … Continue reading

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America The Beautiful

My husband and I went to see America The Beautiful by director Darryl Roberts last night, an event I had been looking forward to for weeks. America The Beautiful sets out to determine, as the tag line states, "is America … Continue reading

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Self Esteem Crisis

 "The experience of being capable of meeting life's challenges and being worthy of happiness. People who have healthy or authentic self-esteem trust their own being to be life-affirming, constructive, responsible, and trustworthy." – Definition of "Self Esteem" Real Girls, Real … Continue reading

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DOVE LOVE

Dove Brand is doing an outstanding job with Campaign for Real Beauty. Launched in 2004, they continue to invest in research, outreach, and media campaigns that slap us in the face about the reality of our perceptions of beauty and body … Continue reading

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What Guys Want

BookClub Post: Chapter 7 of Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters, by Courtney Martin….What Guys Want.   Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters by Courtney Martin This video excerpts one of the main takeaways from this chapter-guys want real. Sure they may want to look … Continue reading

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Skinny Bitch

skinny bitch books, rory reedman, kim barnouin, eating disorders, anorexia, bulimia, pro ana, proanorexia, diet, body image Continue reading

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Oprah Global Beauty Report

Oprah Beauty Around the World, West Africa Mauritania Fat Women Thin Men, Nightinggale facial Japan, Brazil beauty 50 percent of salary Continue reading

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Dove Evolution Video

Watch this video a few times. Then really, really think about it. What you see in fashion magazines is not real. Why do you continue to compare your body to theirs? Why do you continue to believe that this beauty … Continue reading

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In Control! Yeah right…

Stumbled upon  an ED blogger Bubblewrapped today.   UPDATE 11/20/08 mamaV: More info because I confused everyone with the earlier post!    Below is an image of ED Blogger Bubblewrapped after she passed out on her coffee table and talks about it in her post … Continue reading

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Tear Jerkers

These videos kill me. Dove has done a superb job delivering their message in 30 second blasts…take a look.  UNDER PRESSURE ONSLAUGHT

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Poll: Do Fashion Magazines influence your disordered eating habits?

We have about 150 votes on the poll posted on the right side of the blog. If you click on the “comments” link at the bottom of the poll you can view this map which I found quite interesting. Kind of odd how the central part of the U.S does not have many voters, I wonder why? Continue reading

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Imperfect Star: Winslet strikes again

Kate Winslet rules. She is one of the fearless star moms willing to say it like it is, and practice what she preaches by posingnude without a body double in order to show off her real-ness. She is garnering a lot … Continue reading

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She had purple skin

My last post Fran The Fat Lady, has generated quite a bit of discussion, so we are going to keep rolling on this topic; Obesity. Morbid Obesity. Fat. Overweight. Whateveryouwanttocallit. While writing about Franny on Saturday afternoon, my husband walked … Continue reading

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Fran The Fat Lady

My buddy Fran will always remembered as “The Fat Lady.” Not as the nice lady. Not as the kind, generous, smart woman. Not even the hilariously, funny one. Just the big ole’ fat lady. Franny was morbidly obese. If I … Continue reading

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A girl named Sheri

Stephanie, the sister of Sheri, a lost member of this community, posted the message to help us all remember her. Sheri was talented beyond belief, and full of compassion for others. She is yet another teenager who lost her life … Continue reading

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Lives Lost

Reality sets in today for us at mamaVISION. Although we talk, support, argue, laugh and tease here on the blog….the truth we must always remember is we are discussing a deadly topic. Eating disorders take the lives of women every … Continue reading

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Disordered Eating, Eating Disorder…what's the diff?

Call it disordered eating. Call it a diet. Call it balanced lifestyle. It’s all whacked. This was a topic of conversation over the weekend at a blogger meeting in Chicago. I had the pleasure to meet up with a group … Continue reading

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Perfection Projection

As women, we fantasize about being someone else. If only we could be perfect chick, with the ideal bod. The one that makes it all look effortless. You love her and hate her at the same time….and would like nothing … Continue reading

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Work For It

Do you? -mamaV

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