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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

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Today's topic: "What do you like most about your body? Has what you like most about your changed as you've progressed towards your goals?"

Hands down, what I like most about my body is that I live here! That it has forgiven me for years of abuse with food. That it responded with gratitude every time I treated it well. That I can *do* what I need to do to function in life... freely and much more easily than at times in the past when I was carting around a good deal more poundage.

Has what I like most changed? Not really. Gratitude for the miracle of life was there before I started, and it's still at the top of my list.

Imagine: this body protected and sheltered then kicked out a functioning infant, even while overweight! What's not to love about a miracle like that? This body houses my mind, that I'm so invested in. My body and yours are really pretty incredible. They are worth cherishing and taking care of.

It's not about how it looks. It's all about how it WORKS!

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SUPERSYLPH 8/23/2013 11:47AM

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KARRENLYNN 10/14/2012 6:15PM

    The body is a pretty amazing thing. Takes alot of abuse and pretty awesome how much progress it makes when treated well.


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SHARON10002 9/30/2012 6:04PM

    I am grateful that my body is as healthy as it is for all that it's been through with you-yo diets, lack of exercise, etc.

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GINA180847 9/18/2012 11:57AM

    I have had a quick think about what I do love about my body. Firstly I love my body without question, it has been very kind and forgiving of me for some of the things I have put it through and it has never seriously failed me. Other than slightly elevated BP it is actually in pretty good shape considering there is really too much of the greasy stuff hanging around. I can still walk a very good distance and I can bend most of my parts. I have an upper plate but the rest is all the original God given parts and best of all my mind is still pretty good. Not fast mind you but sharp in small bursts.

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NEWCHINELO 9/16/2012 4:07PM

    YES,we owe it as a duty to respect and take care of our bodies . . .just calling for more discipline on my side because i am so GUILTY!

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SMOOCHIESMOMMY2 9/15/2012 9:20PM

    Thanks for sharing. I certainly need to take care of the only body I have.

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HYATTI1 9/15/2012 5:24PM

    Interesting, but trying to keep up with a daily blog is a job in itself. You must like communicating ... I agree our bodies are miracles a fine running machine that needs to be tuned from time to time.


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SELENAPEPPERS 9/15/2012 4:43PM

    Thank you for posting this. I needed to read that.

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JIBBIE49 9/15/2012 9:46AM

    emoticon What an honor having your blog featured in the Spark Mail. You are an inspiration to a million and a half others today. emoticon

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FRABBIT 9/14/2012 4:53PM

  Good reminder!

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EWL978 9/14/2012 6:43AM

    You are SO RIGHT!!!

Some days I think that I should have to pay rent for the use and abuse!! emoticon

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CRGEK1960 9/13/2012 10:38PM

    I never looked at my body that way. Thanks for sharing

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DEBBYNATION 9/13/2012 8:59PM

    Thx! I needed that! :)

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JEANNINEMM68 9/13/2012 7:31PM

    This is such a great attitude to have. Our bodies really are a miracle.

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EDELWEISS33 9/13/2012 1:01PM

    It has been said, your body is a temple. now with better information, we can go forth and treat it as such.

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MAGGIEROSEBOWL 9/13/2012 10:06AM

    I think what I like most about my body is even though I abused it horribly over 30 years of over-eating, it hasn't let me down. Oh yeah, my joints are sore and arthritic, but over-all I feel really good. Carrying all that weight all those years doesn't seem to have done lasting damage, my heart is good, my BP is normal again, I never got beyond pre-diabetic, and I can walk fairly easily again! I know when the doctor said, "The EKG seems to show you've already had a heart attack." I thought I had done irreversible damage by being so morbidly obese for so long, and it was too late for me. It was quite a relief to find out he was incorrect in his reading of my EKG and my heart was okay! I guess I am an example of the old saying, "It's never too late to change." At 61, I'm living a life I had long since give up on--going places and doing things I had forgotten how much fun it is to do. I'm glad my body stuck around long enough for me to realize how much fun I could have in it!

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IRISHANGIE1 9/13/2012 8:49AM

    We only get one body, and it is up to us how to take care of it and how to cherish the life we will have. Your blog is so beautiful and so thought provoking. Thanks for the inspiration!

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CAROLZ1967 9/13/2012 8:37AM

    So true! Thanks for sharing!

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LORELLELAURA 9/13/2012 8:10AM

    everyone should remember what a miracle the human body is!

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LEANMEAN2 9/13/2012 8:06AM

    Thanks for sharing

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    nice

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46SHADOW 9/13/2012 4:54AM

    Good reminder!

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SPSPSP1 9/13/2012 3:49AM

    Well said!

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SWEDE_SU 9/13/2012 3:23AM

    isn't that the truth!

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DYSMITH0365 9/13/2012 1:35AM

    Beautiful Thoughts...

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MARYJEANSL 9/12/2012 11:39PM

  I have to agree with you - even overweight, our bodies are pretty amazing things!

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    Good blog, thanks!

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    Excellent!

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    Great thought. Thank you.

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    Love your blog! Good job!

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  good blog

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