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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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NCSUE0514 9/12/2012 6:36AM

    Thanks, and have a great day!

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NANA2ANGELS 9/12/2012 6:31AM

   

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JBASKETT63 9/12/2012 6:23AM

    Fantastic, love reading your blogs, thank you.

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FARIS71 9/12/2012 6:07AM

    Oh my gosh that's so true. We have pretty amazing bodies!

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THEIS58 9/12/2012 5:13AM

    Great perspective!

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KRISUA 9/12/2012 4:32AM

    Very well said...

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_LINDA 9/11/2012 11:21PM

    Amen! That is how I feel. I may have had derogatory remarks my whole life about my looks, but I bet I could now run circles around those bullies!! I am astonished what my badly crippled body has come back from and what I can do today. It truly is an amazing work that should be taken care of the best you possibly can. I am happy every day I can get out there and kick some butt in my exercise classes!
LIFE is Good, and your body is GREAT!
Enjoy!

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KARIDIAN1 9/11/2012 11:10PM

    Cool blog. You are on a roll this month.

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SLENDERELLA61 9/11/2012 7:32PM

    You are so right!! Thanks for spelling out how miraculous our bodies are. You've got your priorities absolutely right. Glad you've always valued the miracle that is your body. Good attitude!! -Marsha

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DLDMIL 9/11/2012 3:21PM

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NEW-CAZ 9/11/2012 12:14PM

    Great comeback emoticon

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DOGLADY13 9/11/2012 11:31AM

    "this body protected and sheltered then kicked out a functioning infant, even while overweight! What's not to love about a miracle like that?"

Preach it, sister! It is, indeed, a miracle. Every single time.

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SUNNY332 9/11/2012 11:29AM

    Awesome answer!

Keep up the good work.

Sunny

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MANDELOVICH 9/11/2012 11:11AM

    Great response!

I value my body for giving the energy to exist, for keeping me healthy and strong, and for allowing me to give birth to a wonderful child!

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LINDAKAY228 9/11/2012 11:01AM

    That is an awesome answer!!!

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LDRICHEL 9/11/2012 10:54AM

    SUCH A GREAT ANSWER!!!! Wow!

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MSLZZY 9/11/2012 9:41AM

    That is a perfect, positive attiude! HUGS!

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DEBRA0818 9/11/2012 9:35AM

    No question that some of us (me included) have received an incredible genetic endowment that has resisted (so far) the exploitation of it. No sense in taking any chances though -- I'm planning to treat my body well from here on out and I know you are too!

Rock on!

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EBEAMS 9/11/2012 9:06AM

    Love it ... our bodies truly are incredibly intricate creations that have all sorts of chemistry and systems that are always at work, with or without our loving care. Funny though, like most things in Life, what you put into it is about what you get out of it! Have a great day!

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KALIGIRL 9/11/2012 8:39AM

    Forgiveness, gratitude, and "can *do*" - sounds emoticon to me.
Such a marvelous journey - so glad you are sharing it!
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SWEDE_SU 9/11/2012 8:02AM

    "It's not about how it looks. It's all about how it WORKS!" - the wisdom of living life, emoticon

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EMGERBER 9/11/2012 7:44AM

    Great post thank you fro sharing your thoughts.

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LAURIE5658 9/11/2012 7:43AM

    So true and our bodies are pretty forgiving after what we put it through.

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