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Monday, March 25, 2013

How is one supposed to love who they are if they constantly struggle to lose those extra pounds. I hear that you should love yourself and accept yourself as you are, but I have a BMI chart that tells me I still have work to do before I can accept myself and be at my best. Sometimes, it seems our best is not good enough.

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WOUBBIE 3/30/2013 11:47AM


The number on the scale and the number on the chart are guidelines to healthy living. Even your "health" numbers (blood pressure, blood sugar, etc.) are just guidelines to help you make good decisions.

When it comes to how you want your body to LOOK when all is said and done I think your attitude has to be a lot like your attitude to how you want your HOME to look.

I may WANT to live in a mansion, but it would take a hella lot of work to afford one - is it that important to me to put in that work? For some people the answer is an immediate "yes". For me, the answer is a long, loud laugh. Nope. Not that important, thankyouverymuch!

I may want to have perfect body composition, but it would take a lifetime commitment to very specific eating habits and a lot of training to get there. (Plus maybe some surgery, lol!) In my case it's definitely NOT worth the investment, but for others it may well be.

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JESSICASMITH7 3/29/2013 10:36PM

    I suppose you are right Woubbie. I just struggle with acceptance when the numbers aren't just right. I can get into the healthy weight, but can't seem to maintain. So frustrating! Ultimately, all I really want is good health and wellness for me and my family and to pass healthy habits to my kids.

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WOUBBIE 3/25/2013 10:52PM

    Whoa. That BMI chart did NOT say that, and it feels sad that you would think that of it! Right now it's crying on the shoulder of the blood pressure cuff on the other side of the doctor's office!

"Why does she hate me so much?! All I ever tried to do was to predict whether she was at risk for being sick or not!"

To which the blood pressure cuff replies (after patting the poor chart on the back of its cardboard) "I know how you feel, sweetie. You should HEAR the words that come out of peoples' mouths when I tell them that they need to cut out some more bread and potatoes to make themselves healthier. It just makes me deflate!"

So, are you saying that if your son was overweight you'd stop loving him? Didn't think so. You'd WORRY, but esteem would not even come into the picture.

The same thing applies to you. Loving yourself no matter what size you are means this: you are NOT your fat cells.

Fat comes. Fat goes. You remain.

You might be happy to be at your goal weight when you first get there, but then life will happen and you'll be unhappy again for other reasons.

Give yourself a hug and a break! Make the BMI chart smile again!

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GRANNYGRIGGS 3/25/2013 10:17PM


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PAZUZURISES 3/25/2013 8:17PM

    I hear ya.. I feel the same way about myself

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