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Quoted from Sparkpeople Healthy Reflections

Monday, July 19, 2010

I am posting this for easy access to read again and again. I hope that is allowed, if not please let me know. Thank you Sparkpeople!

Battle scars from the Diet War

Like Martha Graham, who said that "The body is a sacred garment. It's your first and last garment; it is what you enter life in and what you depart life with, and it should be treated with honor," Jenny Craig seems to know a thing or two about caring for your body and your self. In the Garden of Eden, eating was modeled as one of life's most pleasurable experiences. But then Eve took a bite out of that apple (so much for the low calorie, low fat, high fiber theory), and women (and men) have been at war with food ever since. Both of these quotes reflect this fact.

Are your weight issues really a symptom of something else--boredom, depression, regret, or rejection? At the root of many issues is our self-loathing at worst, our self-indifference at best. Food is not the enemy. We are. Break the cycle of dieting and replace it with loving yourself enough to make good choices about your diet. Examine your eating habits this week. Are you honoring your body with your food choices? How can you love yourself back to a healthy relationship with eating? Take steps towards defeating the natural compulsion or craving that might take you down a path of regretful eating. Remember the sacredness of your own skin.
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SLASALLE 7/20/2010 1:12PM

    I LOVE many of the SP Healthy Reflections also. Thanks for sharing a really good one.

Have you ever purchased their page-a-day calendar? It's great also, plus I try to reuse each page on the back so that I'm not just killing trees!

Stephanie

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JAMER123 7/19/2010 11:26PM

    emoticon for healthy reflections again. Always a good reminder.

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HAPPYMOM8 7/19/2010 11:26PM

    This is so true! Now I have to go work on a better posture!

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