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!
Edited by: BABYPOP at: 8/7/2007 (15:40)
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