Claris: Start making a change now

So basically, “skinny” is never a description in my dictionary. My mum was like any typical Singaporean mum. She controlled what I ate and how I ate from a tender age of seven. No matter how thin I was, to her I was always FAT. So because of that I would always pig out whenever I could, especially when she is not around. She would often compare me with others, be it friends or cousins of the same age group and I would always be “The Fatter One”. After while I

Caren Keung: The love I feel for all of you, in turn helps me love myself

My self esteem and regard for how beautiful a person I was inside and out, plummeted when I entered secondary school. For six years (secondary school through JC), I was constantly bullied, and my friendly attempts at making friends would often be regarded as desperate, pathetic or weird. This would very often be because of (a) my being labelled as ugly/unattractive, (b) people misinterpreting my intentions and actions but never clarifying them, (c) peer influence and/or (d) vicious spreading of

Maralene Joshua: Accept yourself before anyone else can

Growing up, I was a very insecure child mainly for two reasons – my scars and my body. I had scars on my legs and certain parts of my body, and when puberty hit, the shame doubled because I started to get pimples. I had stick legs, a flabby torso and poor posture – so I didn’t find my appearance pleasing. During secondary school days, I only exercised when I had to during PE or CCA. Naturally I felt that was sufficient as I was in a uniform group and

Jacinta Felix: You have to eat to lose weight

I used to be of average size before I had my daughter, but I gained about 20kg during my pregnancy and had difficulty losing these extra pounds after. I could not fit into any of my old clothing and had problems looking for clothes to fit me. Due to my busy work schedule and having to take care of my daughter, I couldn’t find time to exercise. I did lose a little weight in two years, but the truth is I gave up. Time just passed and my daughter is now 17. Over the last

Cherrie Maria Liew: Food is our source of energy

Many may not know this (including the closest of family and friends), but I’ve silently gone through body image issues for the past three years, since I was 16. Being in an all girls’ school, I was pressured to look a certain way to be accepted by peers. The girls were critical about how each of their friends look – how you have rolls on your belly, how flabby your arms are, whether you’re eating too much, eating too much carbs (yes, carbs was the

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  • Everyone was feeling the burn from the ROCKtri pain cave, but a sweet reward awaited them at the end - thank you @specializedsg for the helmets and jerseys!!! Christmas sure came early... •
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  • And just like that, the SCSM Women Squad 2017 Programme by @rockrunnerssg is over! We hope you ladies benefited from the training runs, talks and workouts over the 4 months. Most importantly, we hope you had fun and also made lots of new running friends! It’s just a little over 2 weeks to the race, so take care of yourself and we will see you at the finish line!!! (Huge thank you to, @heidirunningtheworld, @mokyingrong, @ufitsingapore, @anabel.chew, @webarre, @denisekellerofficial and for being part of this initiative ❤️❤️❤️
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  • Yup, we should take time to count our blessings... instead of counting calories and making ourselves miserable! (📷: @gilbertyang) #rockthenakedtruth
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  • Paula Abdul started dancing at a young age and she learned that she didn't fit in physically, which led to her being rejected countless times at auditions.
She went to a dance camp at the age of 15 and that's where she learnt how her dance friends kept themselves so thin. They would make themselves vomit after they ate. •
So at the age of 16, Paula began to use this unhealthy tactic as a way of controlling her weight. This was the start of her 17 years in the hell of bulimia.
Paula rose to fame when her talent was discovered and the desire to stay thin intensified. She felt nervous and out of control, and all she could think about was food. Food numbed the fear and anxiety. She would eat and thn punge. •
In 1994, Paula decided to seek professional help and went through a month-long bulimia treatment programme. Finally, her 17-year battle came to an end. •
Through therapy, Paula realised that her bulimia was a way of suppressing her feelings. Dealing with her neglected emotions helped her to recover too.
Thus, don’t keep everything in all the time. Find a trusted adult to speak to or look for a professional who can help you. You don’t have to go through this alone. #rockthenakedtruth
  • It may be hard to cut someone loose, but sometimes it is necessary. Find that courage to walk away. It will hurt for a while but you will feel much better in time. #rockthenakedtruth
  • What a haps weekend we had! We had our usual weekly dosage of happiness at @rockrunnerssg, we were at the YOLO Run, we had filming with Mediacorp for the SCSM Women Squad and then we were at the Great Eastern Women Run too! Hope you had a fulfilling weekend - life is too short to be miserable so get out there and live your life! #rockthenakedtruth #rockrunnerssg