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Eat like a sparrow, look like an albatross

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Sparrow or albatross. Weird yes. But there is a reason behind it, I'm not that random. Anyways, at family functions I always eat less than everyone else. A lot less at least compared to everyone else. Same with my cousin (she's thin as a rail though. Bitch.) Just kidding. She'll be running with me in my first 5k this summer so I gotta love my "I ran 13.1 miles, a 5k should be a breeze" cousin. Back to the birds. Since I always have so little on my plate and rarely go up for seconds, I've been told I eat like a bird, a little sparrow. I may eat like a sparrow but I end up looking like an albatross.

With that said, I was telling my dad that weight loss is 80% diet and 20% exercise. He didn't know that so I told him how eating the same bad food as the rest of my family does, isn't helping my feeble attempt at getting in shape. He just said you're watching your portions. That's all you can do for now. Told him I doing that but every time I take a plate with a smaller portion I get the stink eye and I don't know why. All I'm trying to do is eat healthy. It just bugs me. Is she trying to keep me fat?

I'm watching what I eat. I'm not caving in to all the bad cravings and the ones I do give in to I don't have as much as I used to. I'm working out. I like feeling sore from a workout. I think it means I made myself do one more push-up or 10 more minutes of cardio than I did before. Or that I tried something completely new and failed miserably. And I might fail tomorrow. But there's always the day after to succeed.
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    I suspect the reason you get the "stink-eye" is that the person fixing the food finds her identity through her cooking. I had a mother-in-law like that, and she was definitely a food pusher.
    1828 days ago
    Keep being honest with yourself and keep trying different things when it comes to eating and you will lose weight just do your best to eat good healthy food and not processed foods It is best to eat fresh food. I hope the scale goes down soon. It should.
    1957 days ago
    I know the eating like a sparrow thing and I've been the albatross for years. I now eat less than a sparrow AND I'm eating healthier. It does change! The scale that is, lol. You can do it, woo hoo!!

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