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Self-congratulations Friday

Friday, October 04, 2013

On most days, I do aerobic weight training (aka FIRM-style workouts) and the other "work days" I do some form of aerobics (I love step training). I also move around a lot more than I used to. Even though my BMI is still considered in the obese category, I am an energy-filled, happier shadow of my former self, ready to continue towards my future. I love being strong. Yay me! emoticon emoticon emoticon

I have good muscle tone, improved cardio capacity, better mood...well the list goes on and on...

Still (and always) working toward a truly healthful relationship with food. This has proven to be much more challenging for me. With all due respect to my mom, I was taught extreme methods of calorie restriction (and then the binges that so often are the result) and perfectionism as a lifestyle. Unfortunately, mom still sees this "all or nothing" approach as the way to go, and so I don't share much of my healthy success with her, and this still confuses her. Oh well, I need to take care of me and she needs to take care of her. I wish her luck.

I wish you all luck, too! WE CAN DO THIS!!!
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    Such clarity hits the spot!
    1688 days ago
    You're wise! Have a great weekend. HUGS
    1690 days ago
    Yup, I seem to have the activity level down pat... but it is food I struggle with. My last blogs I need to re-read because I think I am figuring things out. I just have to watch that I'm not too hard on myself. Change for me is small with a goal of consistency. Otherwise I yoyo. I never want to diet again! Maybe I should print out my blog thoughts and put them on my fridge!
    1690 days ago
    Your mom sounds like my mom!

    Gotta tell you, between strong and thin, I'd rather be strong. I want to vacuum my floors when I turn 80!!

    And it sounds like you've chosen a slow and steady, healthful approach to eating. As someone who has seen and done it all, that's the best. You know you don't need Mom's approval for that? I know that my Mom (if she was still with us) would go nuts if she could see the way I eat.
    1690 days ago
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