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Eating disorder awareness week

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Starts today! I just discovered on PostSecret this morning, they put up a lot of postcards connected to eating disorders. This made me think about eating out the other night and there was this young couple behind us when we were waiting to pay. The girl was probably 20 and 110 lbs I would say. She remarked "I am freezing!" and he said "Why don't you wear a bigger coat?" her answer "Cuz I would look BIG!" and then scoffed at him. It was seriously 13 degrees outside. Between eating disorders in young girls and the horrible bullying that goes on, having a teenager or being one right now seems awful. I always had a bad self image of myself at that age but that was cuz i weighed 280 lbs. Hopefully that girl didn't have a problem of the being the opposite. When I have kids I wanna teach them to be a healthy weight. Not small, not big just exercising a healthy weight. Hopefully I learned enough to do so even tho my dogs tend to be chunky. If only someone would stop sneaking the cat food which she has to maneuver thru a very small cat door to get to.

I went to an art show with my friend last night and there was all kinds of goodies there. I held my self control and took 1 mint. I am proud of me! Finally a day not over 2000 calories, a saturday no less!

My friend and I hit Day of Dance yesterday at Heartland. My WERQ teacher did 30 minutes and then after was jazzercise so we finally got to try that. Not for me! It was a good class if u wanna pack a lot into an hr I would say. It was a combination of step, dancing, kickboxing and some leg and arm work. The music is awful tho and if isnt awful they scrample the song to make it that way. Lionel Ritchie kind of awful. I can't do stuff that is too repetitive, it's not fun. I like WERQ cuz i feel like I am dancing and losing track of time. This was not that at all.

My two favorite fitness teachers Kate and Vicki. I gotta work on my arms! The skin gets so loose when i take a week off lifting.
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    Something is definitely messed up with the mentality the majority of our society has regarding images and healthy vs. unhealthy. It makes me incredibly sad! I have no doubt that you will raise a healthy child, since you've worn both shoes, ya know? You are great, lady!

    I've never tried jazzercise... based on what you said, don't think I'd like it either! It is so much $$ out here.
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    You look great!

    I have to add, my niece in LA said she overheard a young couple - woman says to boyfriend "I can't marry you if you eat bagels and cream cheese, they're so bad for you" - guy says "Okay, I'll throw it away." - girl continues to look at him as if he's doing something terrible. Can you imagine??????
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    Thanks for the info and good job.
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    I saw a survey where most young girls would rather be dumb than fat. Our society is really sick.

    Most of our chinchillas are thin but they are pretty greedy with snacks. We have to limit them. Thank goodness they can't get their own or they would be quite hefty.

    Loved th picture of you and your fitness teachers. Looks like fun!
    1823 days ago
    Thanks for sharing! It's definitely something to be aware of.
    1823 days ago
    Great blog...addressed so many issues! emoticon
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