i love the body i have just the way it is. it has been there for me and it will continue to be there for me. i have learned since joining spark people that i need to take much better care of it than i had been. i now enjoy exercise immensely, which makes my daughter very happy. i plan on being around a very long time and i want to be the healthiest,strongest i have ever been in my life.
current weight: 372.0
Fitness Minutes: (29,630) Posts: 1,471 8/17/12 11:25 A
I recently was told by my 40 yr old size 0 sister that I have no reason to be proud of myself or my body.This was after telling her I lost 5 pounds and she sayed "where?"
Well I am proud of myself. Yes, it is taking a long time to drop the pounds, but the scale is going in the right direction. And I do feel good about myself. My clothes are fitting better, and I just feel better about being me!
So, regardless of other people's lack of understanding about how true, permanant weight changes go, I know I am on the right road and I know where I'm going.
I know the wonderful person I am on the inside. I can see differences in my body that make me very happy. So yes, I love myself, I love my body, and I will continue with what I am doing because it is working!
You're very welcome. I'm thinking about possibly theming our weeks or months! So, say we chose Self-Esteem for one week or one month, that means I would create a topic such as SELF-ESTEEM SEPTEMBER 2008 and then others could post in there as well as me any articles or other things pertaining to self-esteem. What do you guys think? Would you guys find this helpful? Let me know if you'd like it and what kinds of themes we could do...like one month could be self-esteem or debt or mental wellness...etc...let me know!
"Looking back and regretting your past never helps you move forward. Let go and look to the future." -Me
Pounds lost: 25.0
Fitness Minutes: (20,473) Posts: 606 8/18/08 1:40 P
Great article. I love the fact that there are actions to take to help improve our body image. Although I weigh less now than I have in a LONG time, I still struggle with body image. Sometimes, I catch a quick glance of myself in the mirror or see my shadow as I'm walking and realize I've made great progress. But so much of the time, I focus on all the areas that aren't what I'd like them to be and beat up on myself for not working harder and being more disciplined.
current weight: 157.0
Fitness Minutes: (3,415) Posts: 3,136 8/18/08 1:38 P
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