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It's time to ditch the fat girl mindset and lose the emotional weight that's holding you back. Join confidence and body image coach, Aimee Beltran to learn how to love yourself by breaking down body image issues so you can lose the emotional weight and gain the confidence to look and feel irresistible...at any size or weight. Aimee keeps it real and raw because she knows exactly what it's like to be the fat girl on the yo-yo diet/body hate shame cycle. If you're ready to stop waiting for the ...
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Global Media & Communication podcast series is part of the multimodal project powered by the Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication (CARGC) at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. At CARGC, we produce and promote critical, interdisciplinary, and multimodal research on global media and communication. We aim to bridge academic scholarship and public life, bringing the very best scholarship to bear on enduring global questions and pressing cont ...
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Welcome to Irresistible Links, a new series on the podcast. This is a round-up, commentary-style series where I share the latest news and headlines about plus-size fashion, body image, weight loss, and more. I also share with you "irresistible" things I love this week. This week, I'm giving my 2 cents about the Lifetime Movie, Dying in Plain Sight,…
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Do you ever wake up in the morning and still feel like you haven't slept? You feel a deep exhaustion in your bones that sleep will never satisfy? That is because sleep and rest are not the same thing! I recently discovered the 7 types of rest from Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith. Check this episode out to see which type of rest your body is really craving…
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I have been feeling quite uninspired lately not just in weight loss, but in life. I think a lot of it was coming from the nonstop circus in the past week where I haven't had a break or time. This past weekend was awesome, but it wasn't relaxing. My daughter had her first cheer competition weekend, which was so much fun but was busy, loud, and overs…
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I'm back with this week's weigh-in! This week, I'm sharing what's been going on here and how it's effected my results. There are also some amazing non-scale victories! Subscribe to the podcast free with the Amazon Music app. Amazon Music provides Prime members with access to millions of songs, top podcasts, and thousands of playlists and Stations a…
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January should be easy and slow. It should mimic what's going on in nature. It's a time of reflection, hibernation, and easing back into life. A slower pace does not mean giving up or not accomplishing your goals. We need to stop this societal BS that we need to be perfect starting in January. Come along with me in this episode as I talk about how …
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Welcome to the first episode of Irresistible Links, a new series on the podcast. This is a round-up, commentary-style series where I share the latest news and headlines about plus-size fashion, body image, weight loss, and more. I also share with you "irresistible" things I love this week. Give it a listen, and let me know what you think! Irresisti…
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It's time for this week's weigh-in results. I also shared an aha moment I had while helping Catalina and Javi with a science experiment to teach them how water turns into ice. Tune in and grab a nugget of inspiration for your own weight loss journey. Subscribe to the podcast free with the Amazon Music app. Amazon Music provides Prime members with a…
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In this episode, I am talking about our frustration when we hit that dreaded weight loss plateau. We've all been there—initial success, feeling unstoppable, and then BAM, the scale stops moving. But here's the rub: what got you here won't get you there. The pounds come off faster when you first start your weight loss journey because it's a shock to…
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Back to life....back to reality! Happy New Year! It was ROUGH waking up today after all the Christmas break adventures. I shared some chit-chat about how my break was and how we need to give ourselves grace in the new year transition. You don't need to hit the ground running this first week. You don't need to do anything perfect just because it's a…
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It's the most wonderful time of the year!! Yea, yea, yea. The holiday season is here and you know what that means. Food, parties, mystery weight gain, and empty promises to yourself to start over next year. Newsflash! The weight gain doesn't "just" happen during the holidays. It happens when you mentally and emotionally disconnect and go into zombi…
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November 14th is World Diabetes Day. My daughter lives with Type 1 Diabetes and this day is very near and dear to my heart. In honor of Dr. Banting, who discovered insulin in 1921, we are talking about sharing your gifts with the world. It's time to stop sitting around feeling scared to try. You never know how you could change someone else's life! …
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There's a running joke about how I keep burning my Mexican rice. It came out perfectly the other night while we were making enchiladas. Frank said, "practice makes progress." Girl, what?! My mind was b l o w n. I've never heard it said that way, and it inspired this episode. We gotta stop focusing on perfection in our weight journies and focus on t…
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I love to travel! BUT travel can also trigger the inner fat bitch. From the moment you decide to plan a trip, you might find yourself in desperate diet mode. There's a lot of unspoken "emotional preparation" that needs to be unpacked when planning a trip as a plus sized, fat, overweight, curvy (insert adjective of choice) woman! In this episode, I'…
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We have to stop being afraid of happiness! After my trip to Disney with Catalina, reality slapped me in the face HARD and I went into a mini depression. I went from being at the most magical place on Earth to the cluster f*** of adulting. In this episode, I'm sharing that experience with you and why it's so important to stop putting your happiness …
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Hiiiii! It came to my attention that some podcast platforms were not playing the actual #193 episode and were a repeat of 192: How to Find Your Pink. I am re-uploading my Semaglutide weight loss update since so many of you never got it! This podcast is from September 18th, 2023. A new episode is already scheduled for Monday, 10/9/23. "See" you then…
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Did you know that flamingos lose their gorgeous pink color because of parenthood? When flamingos raise their chicks, it literally drains them of their energy and nutrients, and their pink feathers temporarily turn grey. The parallels between this and motherhood are just too real. I've lost my pink...and I really love pink. I lost my way in the worl…
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Hello, world! This is the Global Media & Communication podcast series. In this episode, our host Jing Wang discusses the book The Labor of Reinvention: Entrepreneurship in the New Chinese Digital Economy (Columbia UP, 2023) by Lin Zhang. You’ll hear about: A history of the book and Zhang’s entry into the fieldwork through family stories; How to und…
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In this episode, our host Lucila Rozas discusses the book Latino TV: A History (2022) by Mary Beltrán. You’ll hear about: A brief trajectory of the book and the conversations on global studies of media and communication with which this book engages; The concept of cultural citizenship and its relevance to study Latino TV; How the author puts togeth…
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Remember last episode when I told you it’s time for something new? Well, I went to the doctor and we decided that semaglutide injections are the right decision based on what's been going on with me. So, in this episode, I'm telling you all about starting semaglutide, what it is, and how things are going so far. Oh and news flash! I also talk about …
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I'm just done with weight loss. I can't keep bouncing between these same 10 pounds. No matter what I do, the weight isn't coming off and it comes with intrusive thoughts about planning, tracking, what to eat, when to eat, wondering how it will effect the scale. I'm just DONE. It's time for something new. In this episode, I'll share with you what my…
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I'm fed the f*ck up with being fat. I'm sick and tired of always having to think about food and weight. I'm pissed and I'm venting today. How many more times does the scale have to go up? Am I throwing in the towel and giving up on my weight loss journey? Listen to find out! Get the show notes Head over to the free Irresistible You Podcast Discussi…
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This episode was originally posted on April 15, 2019. I took the day off for Memorial Day but I didn't want to leave you hangin! This is one of my most listened to episodes and is a great reminder for summer, which is right around the corner! There you are. Standing in front of your closet, clothes laying everywhere around you. You have nothing tha…
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The time is going to pass whether you're sitting around feeling fat and miserable under your wet blanket OR if you're committed to becoming Irresistible You. How are you choosing to spend your time? This is another episode in the "10 Pounds 10 Times" series. I'm sharing my weight loss journey progress with you in addition to a lesson about how to s…
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Hello, world! This is the Global Media & Communication podcast series. In this episode, our host Ignatius Suglo discusses the book Made in Censorship: The Tiananmen Movement in Chinese Literature and Film (Columbia University Press, 2022) by Thomas Chen. You’ll hear about: Author’s intellectual and professional trajectory that led him to the book; …
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It's been one of those mornings where one kid wouldn't sleep and the other is sick. I'm running on fumes and would much prefer to stuff my face and hide from all my responsibilities. BUT, we aren't about that life! We have goals. In this episode I share my weigh-in results from last week, what I need to work on this week, and how to keep focused wh…
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I am bringing the 10 pounds 10 times series back to the podcast! 10 pounds 10 times is a series I started to document my 100 pound weight loss journey. I have felt stalled out and bored with my weight loss. I need some accountability and consistency, yall! This episode was a little hard to record because I'm giving you all the personal details on m…
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What is the gap between wanting weight loss more than anything in the world but going another month without any real progress? It's like you blink and the month is over. You feel busy but not productive. You feel stressed but not accomplished. What is causing you to zone out and forget about your goals? Why would you forget about them if they are a…
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Imagine being a cave woman. You're walking around the woods, looking for some berries when all of a sudden a sabre-tooth tiger is standing right in front of you. Your brain goes into fight or flight mode. Adrenalin surges through your body so that you can fight the tiger off or run away as fast as possible. This response is necessary. It keeps you …
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In this episode, our host Sim Gill discusses the book Dislike-Minded: Media, Audiences, and the Dynamics of Taste (2021) by Jonathan Gray. You’ll hear about: A brief history of the book and its connection to global studies of media and communication; The role of media and cultural studies in amplifying the voices of dislikers, and how can scholars …
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Putting yourself first is not always glamorous or even easy to do. You think it should be easy. You think it should feel effortless. But, putting yourself first means sacrificing your "wet blanket" of uncomfortable comfort for your future self. It's telling yourself "not right now" when it comes to overeating. It means working up a sweat when it's …
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This episode was originally posted on 3/15/23. It never published to Apple Podcasts and they've been "looking into it" for 2 weeks now. Sigh. I'm reposting it in the hopes that it will republish and actually be available for my Apple listeners this time. Today's episode is a casual chit chat about life lately, work-life balance, leprechaun traps, a…
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Today's episode is a casual chit chat about life lately, work-life balance, leprechaun traps, and how to shed the fat girl identity. Check out these episodes for more on the fat girl identity. 02: I Know What It's Like To Be the "Fat Girl." 07: Fat Girl Problems 08: I'm Sick of Being the Fat Girl 159: Fat Girl Trauma Links Mentioned Get the show no…
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Hello, world! This is the Global Media & Communication podcast series. In this episode, our host Yuval Katz discusses the book The Ethics of Engagement: Media, Conflict and Democracy in Africa (Oxford UP, 2020) by Herman Wasserman. You’ll hear about: The ethical and methodological challenges of studying media in Africa; Why democratization is not a…
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Everyone is chasing the fantasy that losing weight will make you happier. "If I could just lose the weight, everything will be so much easier and I'll finally be happy!" Is it true that weight loss makes you happier? What is the real answer? It's not a simple yes or no. If you're chasing happiness by desperate dieting with the latest, greatest fad …
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One of the most common excuses that we use when it comes to losing weight is "I don't have time to lose weight right now." Well, I'm gonna let you in on a little secret . . . losing weight doesn't take time. It takes decisions. It requires giving up the fat girl identity in order to become the "irresistible you" version of yourself. It requires you…
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It's the day after Valentine's Day. So, if you're in the middle of a chocolate heart eating binge, this episode is for you! Those chocolate covered hearts that you are eating are the exact same exact chocolates that shaped like Christmas trees a few months ago! The same holidays come and go every single year. The time is going to pass anyways; how …
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Sure the root causes of your emotional eating and weight issues are important. But, are you allowing the quest to connect the dots distract or prevent you from taking action? Taking action on the path to losing the emotional weight is where the root causes will get discovered. Don't let this become an excuse that keeps you stuck under your wet blan…
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Hello, world! This is the Global Media & Communication podcast series. In this episode, our co-hosts Aswin Punathambekar and Jing Wang discusses the book Platforms and Cultural Production (2021) by Thomas Poell, David B. Nieborg, and Brooke Erin Duffy. You’ll hear about: How this collaborative project came about, given each of the authors has disti…
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I took a one night mom-cation at the boardwalk this past weekend. I had plans get in some alone time to brainstorm and plan business stuff. I just knew I'd walk away energized with new ideas and a kick-ass business plan. NOPE. You know what I did? Absolutely nothing! It was exactly what I needed. In this episode, I want to talk to you about the art…
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There are a lot of unique terms and phrases that I use on the Irresistible You Podcast. From the "inner fat bitch" to the "emotional weight", there's a lot to know! In this episode, I define 10 of my most-used terms. Important Links Get the show notes Head over to the free Irresistible You Podcast Discussion Group to continue the conversation about…
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It's a new year and a new season of the Irresistible You podcast. I have recommitted to myself and the podcast this year. Consider this a rebirth of sorts. I figured what better way to kick it off than a new introduction about why I started the podcast, who it is for, and what you can expect in 2023. Get the show notes Head over to the free Irresis…
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I was trying to come up with the right words for what 2022 meant to me. I was at a loss for words. It wasn't a horrible year. It wasn't a stellar year. I don't think I was killin' it either....but I also wasn't just in survival mode like the year prior. Then, it dawned on me why it felt so hard to put a word to it. ​​2022 was my recovery year. The …
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Hello, world! This is the Global Media & Communication podcast series. In this episode, our host Juan Llamas-Rodriguez discusses the book The Digital Border: Migration, Technology, Power (2022) by Dr. Lilie Chouliaraki and Dr. Myria Georgiou. You’ll hear about: What The Digital Border is about, its importance, and its implication; How the authors’ …
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If you haven't heard yet, Weight Watchers is changing their program once again. A lot of people are upset and this outrage happens every single time the plan changes. I mean they even tried to change their name to just WW a few years back and now they are Weight Watchers again. You'll start hearing the chronic WW yo-yo dieters complain of the "good…
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Hello, world! This is the Global Media & Communication podcast series. In this episode, our host Florence Madenga discusses the book Left to Our Own Devices Coping with Insecure Work in a Digital Age (2022) by Dr. Julia Ticona. You’ll hear about: Dr. Ticona’s intellectual trajectory and how her first monograph has been transformed from a dissertati…
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It's bad enough that 90's fashion has made a return. Walking through the clothing section right now gives me middle school flashbacks. I've had enough sunflowers, CK One, butterfly clips, and body glitter to last a lifetime. Another thing the 90's gave us besides questionable fashion choices? Eating disorders, body image issues, and a generation of…
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In this episode, our host Mariela Morales Suárez discusses the book Rude Citizenship: Jamaican Popular Music, Copyright, and the Reverberations of Colonial Power (UNC Press, 2022) by Dr. Larisa Kingston Mann. You’ll hear about: Dr. Mann’s intellectual trajectory and how she became interested in the topic of copyright in Jamaican popular music; The …
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