“39% of African-American women are obese.” This was a statistic I heard on CNN earlier this week. It also indicated that 29% of Hispanic women and 22% of White women are obese. Obese, not just overweight. Being an African-American woman, I was curious to hear more. This study compared poverty levels with obesity rates and… Continue reading It’s time to get moving!
“Living life as a plus-sized woman”
I have decided to change the format of this blog to make it more personal. If you are interested in reading my more educational/advice-based articles, please visit my website for the free monthly newsletter. In my practice, many of my clients are working on improving their overall health. Often, this means trying to figure out… Continue reading “Living life as a plus-sized woman”
Okay. So you may be larger than the average woman, but most likely not. That is because more than 50 % of American women are dealing with being overweight or obese. In 2003, the US Surgeon General declared obesity to be the greatest health threat for our generation and the next. Just because you are… Continue reading Healthy Snacking
Dealing with others
Last week I had a lunch meeting with a member of a networking group. The plan was to talk about how we could do some business presentations together. I was taken by surprise when he brought up the issue of my weight. Now, I realize that I am a plus-sized woman, there is no hiding… Continue reading Dealing with others
You probably saw ‘Oprah’ yesterday – Kirstie Alley was on talking about her weight gain over the past two years. It was painful to watch Kirstie try to explain what had happened after her successful ‘bikini show’. It was clear that she had made some bad choices (removing her exercise equipment to the garage), indulging… Continue reading Diet Failure?
Making the choice to…
Three and a half years I decided to start running again. Yes, I was approaching the big 50, was at least that much overweight, and dealing with asthma. The desire to run was quite unexpected. We had gone out for a walk after Thanksgiving dinner (before dessert) and it started to snow. For some reason,… Continue reading Making the choice to…
“Being a Healthy Plus-Sized Woman”
Spring has officially arrived whether or not it feels like it. For many of us, this is when we start planning the ‘spring cleaning’. Or maybe just complaining about it. Now, I know that we are all busy women, trying to squeeze as much as we can into each day but let’s consider the possible… Continue reading “Being a Healthy Plus-Sized Woman”
I was having lunch today at a popular restaurant when I noticed several ladies leaving. What made me notice them was their weight – all would count as being obese. Since I work with women around health and weight issues, I am seeing heavier women everywhere I go. It is clear that obesity is becoming… Continue reading
In my work as a psychologist and a life coach, I have had many opportunities to work with women who are concerned about their body image. For some of them, weight loss is the goal. For others, it is about dealing with being a plus-sized woman. A common theme that I see is that each… Continue reading
Hello! Welcome to my new blog.
I’m Dr. Jacqui, a clinical psychologist and life coach. I’ll be writing about things that will help you to reduce stress, regain control of your life, and help you become healthier and happier! I believe that we all have qualities inside that are meant to help us along the path of life. By using these… Continue reading Hello! Welcome to my new blog.