01:34 PM EDT 12/08/2013
Originally posted 08/11/2013 12:30PM
Growing up I was always the bigger girl.
I hated being the "clothes holder" for my friends when we went shopping because when I was 13, I was a size 28 and could never try on the same things.
In high school I'd get to class early so people wouldn't see me trying to squeeze into my desk. I was so embarrassed. But then I ate two bowls of cereal and two bowls of ice cream with chocolate sauce, peanuts, cookies and whole milk poured over it to make me feel better before bed.
Originally posted 08/07/2013 11:45AM
Helen Hunt made a splash at the beach – and the water had nothing to do with it!
On Monday, the Oscar-winning actress, 50, was photographed wearing a flattering black one-piece swimsuit at Venice Beach in L.A., while shooting scenes for her new surfer movie Ride, which she not only wrote but is also directing and producing.
In the film, Hunt plays a magazine editor who discovers her son has dropped out of college to become a surfer. Her character follows the boy to California, where she meets a surf instructor played by Luke Wilson.
Originally posted 08/07/2013 08:00AM
There was a time when Lindsay Kimball and Maria Jarosh wouldn't have dreamed of putting on a bikini.
Now – after each shed more than 100 lbs. thanks to healthier habits and a healthier attitude towards their bodies – these two women grace the cover of this week's PEOPLE magazine, showcasing all their hard work in tiny two-pieces.
Kimball, who at 5'7" once tipped the scales at 241 lbs., decided to jumpstart her weight loss after a serious conversation with her longtime boyfriend about her weight.
Originally posted 08/05/2013 02:00PM
No junk food? No problem.
That seems to be the case with Elizabeth Banks, 39, who manages her eating habits like a pro, telling Women's Health, simply, "People ask me how I stay thin, and I'm like, 'When you go to the grocery store, buy more bananas than cookies.' "
And when she does splurge on sweet treats, "[The freezer] is where my Girl Scout cookies are," she shares, adding that the prime location allows her to forget about them – instead of eating them.
Originally posted 07/31/2013 04:45PM
Sharon Stone has one of Hollywood's most enviable bodies – and she credits it to an unconventional workout.
"I put on dance mixes and I really dance my brains out at home because I enjoy that," the actress told PEOPLE at the New York premiere of her upcoming film Lovelace at the Museum of Modern Art on Tuesday.
"That saying – 'Dance like nobody is watching' – I do that. I dance like nobody's watching and I dance hard until I sweat and I think that that’s very good. It’s good for the mind and the body."
Along with her dedication to her dance moves, there's more that keeps Stone, 55, in phenomenal shape.
Originally posted 07/18/2013 12:50PM
Sexiest mom alive?
Jenna Dewan-Tatum, 32, revealed her post-baby body on the set of her new TV show Wednesday, and she looks fabulous less than two months since giving birth to daughter Everly on May 31.
Dewan-Tatum, wife of Sexiest Man Alive Channing Tatum, reported for duty in Vancouver on the set of her TV show, The Witches of East End.
Originally posted 07/18/2013 10:45AM
A three-time Olympic gold medalist, Kerri Walsh Jennings knows what her body can handle.
And so it was easy when it came to exercising both before and after giving birth to daughter Scout Margery this spring.
"I took four weeks off when my baby was born, and then I just got to work," the beach-volleyball star, 34, said at the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
Originally posted 07/17/2013 12:20PM
Since becoming a mom nearly 11 months ago, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi has been focused on getting fit.
And on Tuesday, the Snooki & JWoww star showed off the stunning results.
"I work out in the gym seven days a week. I go with my trainer five days a week, I have a treadmill downstairs or I do crunches," Snooki, 25, told PEOPLE at SELF Rocks The Summer Party in Manhattan. "I try to do something at least once a day."
Once famous for going clubbing and her drunken shenanigans on MTV's Jersey Shore, Snooki now seems to be a proudly reformed party girl.
Originally posted 07/11/2013 11:05AM
Candice Glover may have recently won American Idol, but she has also lost something, too – 30 lbs.!
"Over the course of the show, from January to May, I probably dropped 20 lbs. And I've lost about 10 more since the finale," Glover, 23, told PEOPLE Tuesday while rehearsing for the American Idol Live! 2013 Tour.
"It is always good to be healthy, so I am happy about it."
Originally posted 07/09/2013 07:30PM
Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings admits she was concerned about the public reaction to her nude photos – taken while she was pregnant and then just nine weeks after she gave birth to her daughter, Scout Margery.
"I am so happy and relieved that people are receiving my pictures so warmly," the beach volleyball competitor tells PEOPLE exclusively. "I didn't realize how vulnerable I'd feel upon the release of the photos … I am happy and I am proud."
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