I was re reading an interview with Barbara Berkeley from wekeepitoff.com and the part about a vocabulary for maintenance really came across to me.
"There is no language for maintenance, and I think it’s important that there’s a vocabulary... the language surrounding weight maintenance is lacking and it needs to be created.”
“The word ‘maintain’ means that nothing changes and it’s pretty hard to get excited about just keeping things the same,” she says. “I don’t think that “maintenance” conveys what successful maintainers do. What’s actually happening is that they are creating an interesting new life that they prefer."
I don't actually like a lot of Berkely's verbiage (POW for previously overweight, and her book's stance on "moderation") but I think the message of this interview is spot on. Maybe my thoughts on POW could change though. Initially it meant someone currently interred in a prison camp, but I guess there's another idea, of one of those people who goes to the protests to remind folks that there are people who always get left behind. I'm not sure that idea is a lot more inspiring, but it's something different.
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