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Wanting to be skinny then not wanting to be skinny-changing perspective and looks(with pics)

Saturday, March 16, 2013

I admit when I started wanting to be healthier, vanity was part of it. I HATED wearing the large dress pants and oversize blouses. Being reminded of how overweight I was didn't help me to forget it either-even now, several years later I remember how I felt then-the depression, anger and hopelessness even as I was beginning my diet and exercise regimen.

If only I were skinny I thought. I would walk past the 5-7-9 store in the mall and dream of shopping there as I would head to Lane Bryant's. I could shop in any store if I were skinny! Sadly pulling on my size 20 (which were tight at the time)exercise pants, I longed to wear shorts that weren't billowing around me. Oh the things I would do if I were skinny! The places I would go, the things I would do!

But now..now that I am in maintenance mode, I've realized that I don't want to be skinny. I want to be healthy. I want flexibility, healthy digestion and heart, and muscle to shape my body--I don't want skinny any more. Skinny was the vanity dream I had longed for--healthy is the reality that I aspire to now. And that goes a longer way indeed.





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OHITSKELLY 4/5/2013 10:08AM

    Great blog, and timely too! Just seeing your daily status changes is motivating for me. Thanks for taking time out of your day to post. God Bless you and keep you on your continued journey! :)

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LOVESLIFE48 3/26/2013 7:20PM

    You look awesome!! Such an inspiration!! emoticon

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KARIEWILLIS 3/24/2013 10:11PM

    Wow! That's exactly right. I agree, I agree.

Looking better is nice, I won't deny that, but being healthier and fitter so you can *do* more is where it's at! I want to be able to roller skate, horseback ride, etc.

Inspiring post!

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DANCINCAJUN1 3/20/2013 11:21PM

    very very smart .... you go girl ! Roc
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LUVNY199 3/19/2013 9:27AM

    emoticon blog post. Healthy is the new skinny. Keep up the great work. You are my inspiration to get "healthy".

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CLPURNELL 3/18/2013 10:15PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TABBYJO88 3/18/2013 6:34PM

    emoticon That is a very good realization. Thanks for sharing this. emoticon

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BEMILLER30 3/18/2013 9:40AM

    Wow! Awesome post! You look fabulous and amazing! Way to go!

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MELLYBEANS0919 3/17/2013 9:08PM

    You look great!!
Healthy is a great reason to keep at it.

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CARRAND 3/17/2013 1:43PM

    emoticon

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MISSYMOOSE71 3/17/2013 1:22PM

    Awesome!!! You look amazing!

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BELIEVER104 3/17/2013 12:28PM

    Awesome and so true! I want health and muscles! STRONG is the new skinny :)

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PURPLE180 3/17/2013 11:41AM

    Well said and I can totally relate. I pick healthy now, although at first I dreamed of "skinny" but to me too skinny is no better than too fat. I am loving my "new muscles" that I see coming through; who would have thought....me with muscles. Happy Sunday, emoticon .

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STEVIEBEE569 3/17/2013 10:35AM

    Way to go! Great job on your accomplishments!

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DB1167 3/17/2013 10:00AM

    emoticon

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SCOUTMOM715 3/17/2013 9:25AM

    You have definitely achieved healthy & fit!! You look emoticon

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GETSTRONGRRR 3/17/2013 9:04AM

    Great progress, great perspective, and great attitude! Congrats!

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LITTLELENNA 3/17/2013 9:03AM

    It looks like you have accomplished both. emoticon

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DIETSAFARI 3/17/2013 8:18AM

    You look better than skinny!!
Good for you!
(Love that six pack by the way!)

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LINZBM21 3/17/2013 7:39AM

    You look amazing! please tell me how you did it!

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CONFIDENTLY_FIT 3/17/2013 6:34AM

    Read something the other day:
"Skinny girls look good in clothes. Fit girls look good naked."
Something to think about:)
Enjoy your Sunday!

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SPARKCHANTAL 3/17/2013 5:08AM

    well, healthy and slender go together
like birds of a feather

you look great.

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MY_HEALTH_BABY 3/17/2013 12:34AM

    emoticon I agree with all of the above (below)..your confidence beams out like a bright light. Gurl, you are hawt! emoticon

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ELIZABETH5268 3/17/2013 12:23AM

    You look great, good job!

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LJCANNON 3/17/2013 12:09AM

    emoticon Maybe we didn't Aspire to "Healthy" or "Fit" in the Beginning because we didn't understand the Difference.

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WOLFKITTY 3/17/2013 12:05AM

    You are awesome! :)

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