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Diet Mentality


Friday, June 14, 2013

I ran into this blog at another sparker's blog scottabel.blogspot.com/2
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From what I gather, Scott Abel is a body builder trainer and he sells lots of DVDs and other merch, which makes me a little wary.

BUT. I was that kid who thought she was fat at age 10! Whose momma and grandma thought they were fat. I have a weight problem that I don't want my daughter to inherit. Am I guilty of this! My mom used to count calories, and when she wasn't, she was binging. Heck, we even did Richard Simmons together when I was in highschool. I even made me own little set of food exchange cards. Gah! gah!

Things I want to model for my daughter.

1) eating good food for sustenance and healthy pleasure.

2) loving my body, regardless of its size.

3) having a healthy relationship with alcohol (this one is a toughy-- my parents are teetotallers and that didn't help me very much. This could be a wildcard for anything I might be tempted to use as a crutch for emotional pain)

4) exercise for the joy of it, not as a punishment or chore.


Living in a female body has a lot of challenges, but it also is a beautiful thing with terrifying power and pleasure. I have so much more to say, but I hear my kids stirring. Good Morning!
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CARMEN327 6/18/2013 9:39AM

    Everyone, thanks so much for commenting. Especially @1stateofdenial. I hadn't given therapy any thought before. Hm, I wonder if my insurance will cover it... sounds like I have some phone calls to make.

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KOFFEENUT 6/14/2013 8:28PM

    Good for you that you're being proactive in thinking about the messages you want to send YOUR daughter about food and how she views a healthy lifestyle. You are giving her a priceless gift while taking care of yourself!

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1STATEOFDENIAL 6/14/2013 6:31PM

    Knowing that you might not be sending the healthiest message is the first step to changing the message. You might consider talking with a therapist or psychologist about your own issues and how you can prevent subconsciously teaching your daughter unhealthy ideas. For many of us, we were taught messages by our parents/family which was then intensified by our friends and society. If we can challenge our inherent beliefs about ourselves and ensure that they are healthy, then we will pass those healthy messages to our kids and the next generation.

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CATLADY52 6/14/2013 11:39AM

    You make a great point there..I know you will meet the challenge. emoticon emoticon

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SKATER787 6/14/2013 11:31AM

    I think you're very perceptive. It's refreshing!
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