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NO DIET!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013



I have friends and family who ask me this question when I don't take something offered at a mealtime gathering: "Whut are ya on a diet or somethin'?" And it's almost always asked with a touch of sarcasm. I have to admit, when I started the whole process this question bothered me. For me, getting healthy (ie losing weight) was very personal. I shared with very few people what my goals were. I felt like what I chose to eat or not eat was up to me and I didn't need it pointed out to me what I was missing. And because I was so uncomfortable with how I looked and how I thought others were perceiving me, this was a question I dreaded when we went to events involving food, and honestly, there aren't many events that don't involve food!
This has been one of the biggest changes in my thinking. I AM NOT on a diet, I'm living my life in a healthy way. A diet is something I go off of, making healthy choices is life. Literally. Life to tramp all around Silverthorn with my daugher all day and not get winded, even once. Life to walk my sons dog around the lake (and beyond) and not want to just sit down and rest. Life to go shopping and not be embarrassed having to ask for a bigger size or worse, just give up. Life to do what I want to do---I AM GOING to hike that 14ner this summer!
I LIKE feeling strong and healthy and if that means I have to just smile and nod at folks who ask that question, that's okay. After all , the fourteener is calling!
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  • v 08ESCAPE
    Awesome!! :)
    1115 days ago
  • v CAMEOSUN
    emoticon Yes, health is a life choice. Our Pastor called it a "Lifestyle Change." He lost 100 lbs. by choosing healthy foods.

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    1123 days ago
  • v SUSHENO
    Love your attitude!

    I usually tell them, "Yes, I am on a diet; a healthy one. You, on the other hand, are on a see food diet." emoticon The word 'diet' means nothing more than a way of eating. Popular opinion added a negative connotation to it.
    1124 days ago
  • v STITCH4EVER
    LIKE YOU, I HATE THAT QUESTION. IT'S ALMOST LIKE THEY ARE WAITING FOR ME TO FAIL. AT FIRST I JUST SAID, "SORRY BUT I'M JUST NOT THAT HUNGRY." BUT THAT JUST MADE THEM MAD - LIKE I DIDN'T WANT THEIR "SPECIAL FOOD". I FINALLY JUST SAID, "LOOK. I AM SIMPLY FOLLOWING DRS. ORDERS. I HOPE YOU CAN RESPECT THAT." AND THAT STOPPED THE QUESTIONS. THEY STILL HAD ALL THE JUNK FOOD THAT THEY ALWAYS EAT. SO I STARTED BRINGING MY OWN FOOD. NOW I NO LONGER HAVE TO EVEN DO THAT AS I AM NO LONGER INCLUDED AND I AM FINE WITH THAT.
    ERIN
    1125 days ago
  • v 1EMMA2011
    love it!!! yes, I am trying to eat HEALTHY!!

    Awesome LOVE IT!! Great response!!

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    1125 days ago
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    1125 days ago
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    1125 days ago
  • v KAYLOU6
    I 100% agree with you, I too am ask that question quite often. Berry4's comment, took the words right out of my mouth!

    emoticon Blog!!

    1125 days ago
  • v BERRY4
    Right on!
    -- We keep having to decide what to do with or how to handle people around us. I guess it helps to think about which ones really care about you, and which ones are "tripping points" (not worth the energy it takes to explain the track you are on--health & fitness & what's best for YOUR body!).
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    So often PERSPECTIVE helps get past the naysayers or anything else that would stand in our way.
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    1125 days ago
  • v EMMACORY
    Good for you! Keep up the good work. emoticon
    1126 days ago
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