Genna Gan: My primary focus is the functionality of my body

I was a fat kid in primary school. I come from a family where provision of good food (in large amounts) was a gesture of love. Right before entering secondary school, I decided I’ve had enough and needed to be “regular sized”. In the span of two to three months I shed 10kg. For a 12-year-old this was quite a big decision – involving loads of of exercise and restricted eating. Like so many young girls, I associated food and exercise as means to achieving the ideal
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Namira Mohamad: My days might be limited but I’m not letting it get to me

#iamnamira I am suffering from the final stage of a chronic disease known as Endometriosis. They said I have four years to live life to the fullest before the next saga of surgeries. Endometriosis is a reproductive and hormonal dysfunctional issue that affects one in every 10 women worldwide. Sadly, there is no association here in Singapore that our women can look up to, so creating awareness is of paramount importance. I have been advocating the awareness campaign for the past
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Gabriella Berliany: I don’t want to feel depressed all the time

I have always been a chubby girl since young and although people around me are trying to be supportive by saying “You’re not fat”, I felt like they didn’t understand me and I continued to feel really fat. Recently, I had a week in my life where all I cared about were my thighs and everywhere I went I was afraid of my own reflection. I could hear so many condemning voices in my head saying that I was a failure because I have fat thighs at a young age when
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Anne Tng: Learn the proper techniques

On the contrary, I was a happy fat kid. Sure, I got snide comments from the boys that I was a ‘roly-poly’ and I was huge, plus I had a bout of acne when I was in secondary school. I wasn’t an extremely popular girl in a mixed school, but I simply didn’t care. The only thing that truly annoyed me was how the PE Teachers would pick me on, insisting that I join the TAF club. Notwithstanding my size, I was a pretty decent runner but one day it got to a
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Berenice Seow: Don’t underestimate what your body can do for you

By Deborah Rowe While most people struggle to lose weight and fit into smaller sizes, Berenice Seow faced the opposite. Weighing in at 50kg for her 1.74m frame, many would look at her and think there’s nothing she needs to change about her body. In fact, most people fall prey to eating disorders because they want to be thin like Berenice. The 26-year-old marketing executive however, became unhappy with herself and once, made a New Year’s resolution to
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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 @theautobus.cc, @heidirunningtheworld, @mokyingrong, @ufitsingapore, @anabel.chew, @webarre, @denisekellerofficial and @triplefit.sg 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
  • Yoga with @denisekellerofficial in session now! #scsmwomensquad
  • 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.
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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.
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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.
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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