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I May LOOK Healthy…

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Normally I don’t pay any attention to what my co-workers are talking about because 1). They’re ignorant and 2). They’re idiots, but today I listened.

Check out the following conversation:
Male Co-Worker: “How many ketchup packets did you use for your fries?”
Younger Male Co-Worker: “I don’t know, like ten?”
Male Co-Worker: “You’re going to have to drink three more bottles of water now.”
Younger Male Co-Worker: “Ah dang…”
Male Co-Worker: “Oh well, you’re young. You’ve got good insides.”
Younger Male Co-Worker: “I may LOOK healthy but I’m really not…”

What’s my point? My point is, if we continue on with our healthy journey, eat the right things we can look healthy and actually BE healthy. My co-workers are thin, work out a lot and are constantly hit on by women. They claim to be healthy, but they eat terribly on a daily basis. We as Sparkers, cannot live this way. We must never give up, never stop seeing our goals and never let anything stand in our way. I go through this on a daily basis when dealing with my emotional eating and frustration with my plateau. Am I willing to give up all that I’ve worked so hard for because I want the chocolate cake, chinese food or quesadilla? It isn’t worth it. I’ve got to see beyond my brain’s craving, beyond my belly that I just can’t stand and beyond all of the pressure to be thin. I’m proud that I eat better than my co-workers on a daily basis and that I know despite our weight/height, I more than likely AM healthier then they are. To me, it’s the little things. You can look like a million bucks, but it doesn’t neceassrily mean that your insides are.

So tell me, do you want to LOOK healthy or BE healthy?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SUGAR0814 2/6/2013 10:22AM

    I want to be healthy. If I'm healthy on the inside, I'll look healthy!


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RUNNER4LYFE 2/6/2013 5:09AM

    Brava!!!! emoticon Another short, simply stated, yet powerful blog! Its amazing to see how others think, isnt it?! Those we look up to bc they are so thin often open their mouths to reveal all kinds of neg thoughts. Brings to mind the saying....Better to be silent and thought a fool instead of opening ur mouth and removing all doubt. I love how u turned that neg convo into a positive learning experience hun! U never cease to amaze me!
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JULIAINLA 2/6/2013 3:14AM

    When you're right , you're right! Thanks once again for the inspiration!

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MERRY_XMAS 2/6/2013 2:59AM

    BE healthy for sure! If it's on your inside, it's gonna show up at some point, too!

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EATVEGAN 2/6/2013 2:27AM

    Oh, yeah, I want both. That's why I try to eat vegan. I believe it is the healthiest way to go. There are a lot of ways to lose weight, but many of them are not healthy at all. You really show some good insight here. emoticon

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ILIKETOZUMBA 2/6/2013 12:31AM

    Good for you!!! I feel the same way - I'm proud to eat healthy, and it's definitely not worth the hit to eat junk food all the time (though I do love the occasional treat!). As you say, I want to BE healthy, not just look healthy! :) My body doesn't care whether it looks skinny or whatever; it cares if my heart can pump efficiently and my lungs can work optimally and my muscles can carry me around and my bones can support me! :)

Great blog!

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CATHEMARIE 2/5/2013 10:14PM


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NIKKICOLE83 2/5/2013 7:55PM

    I want BE healthy and look SEXY! Was that an option?

I know a lot of folks who are smaller than me but couldn't last just 20 minutes through one of my workouts. Now if I had the ability to eat what I want AND still be healthy, I would take it because I looove food.

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 2/5/2013 7:35PM

    I want both = ) But if I *never* lose another pound, I know I'm definitely healthy on the inside.

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BROOKLYN_BORN 2/5/2013 7:17PM

    I'd choose both. In my case both things went together. I was one person able to eat enormous quantities of healthy food. Only tracking finally opened my eyes.

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WALLAHALLA 2/5/2013 5:13PM

    are skinny poops healthy? hee hee hee
good health is measured by SO much more than size

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LHLADY517 2/5/2013 5:10PM


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OLIVIANIGHT 2/5/2013 5:04PM

    Be! I'd much, much rather be healthy. Although if I could look it too that would be awesome : P

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