From the maker of the Get Rich Slowly is www.getfitslowly.com/ . It's a personal blog where the writer charts his journey to fitness and also shares useful tips that are sensible, not fly-by-night dieting.
Also...I realized that SP cuts links off, so may I suggest, in the future, TINYURL-ing any links so they will be short and clickable. (I'll change the first post to note this, too. I didn't realize mine was so long!)
Pounds lost: 3.2
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 227 8/7/07 1:42 P
yeah, my mom always made me feel worthless about my sisze. we come from a tall, big-boned family, but she put so much emphasis on being petite and such that I ED'd my way to 96lbs in an effort to acheive petite even at 5'9". And my sister was praised as "sticks" for being rail thin pre-junior high. I was envious. later, my mom was an ED enabler. ironic.
My sister is very slight. When she was little (8-10 years old, maybe) she had severe acid reflux and ulcers, and it reappeared when she was in high school. I know it was frightening for her. I think that probably for her height, she is normal weight or maybe slightly under(she was around 95 and is now over 100, which thrills her - to me she doesn't look "too" skinny, just proportionate and petite). I always thought it was so offensive that people (relative strangers) would at once speculate/ridicule that she was anorexic and/or bulemic and at the same time, speak to her as though they envied her. She was/is as self-conscious about her weight, even though she's a size zero, as I am about mine!
Reminds me of people stating that they want to be on my "diet"--bulimia, anorexia. No, they really don't! People always said I looked SO good when my weight was lower, I get it less now and I am still medically underweight (but very close to normal). It's absurd how people are sometimes. Thanks for the link.
Well, I wanted to create a new topic of articles that are of interest to those of us who are on a journey back to fitness.
To kick it off, I found this article via feministing:
It's written by a woman who became ill and was alarmed that so many people were complimenting her weight loss.
I really struggle with the fact that I am overweight and uncomfortable being overweight but yet I am a feminist and feel as though I'm a hypocrite by saying "Don't play into the media ideals of what a woman should look like," but all the meanwhile, trying to attain that ideal.
I kind of get around this by realize that ultimately, it is my health I am more concerned with than my actual weight. My father recently died b/c of heart disease. Heart disease and depression run in my family, and I had cancer several years ago, so it *is* important to me to get to a healthy weight and get into healthy habits that include eating better (which I'm not doing so well lately) and getting physical exercise.
EDITED TO ADD: SparkPeople doesn't allow links, so when they're pasted, they cut off into two unclickable lines. To get around that, I suggest going to TINYURL.COM, pasting the article link, and getting a shortened web address that we can click to and redirect to the article. Thanks!
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