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Spring in 2 Action Week #3

Spring In2 Action

I’m in better spirits posting this week. Still holding at 134 which I’m not thrilled about but I’m determined not to beat myself up about it. Pain has been an issue that last week so still no pushups.

I have found myself saying “once the pain subsides, I will start exercising and really buckle down on my diet” but the truth is I’m not sure when (or if ) my pain will subside so I need to be really conscious of my diet now. But I don’t want to be obsessive about it so I’m not sure counting calories is the way I want to go. I’m more interested in learning to make smart decisions more than I am the number on the scale.

I started reading Intuitive Eating last night and after just 2 chapters, I’m hooked. A lot of it seemed like common sense type things but sometimes it takes reading it for the concept to really sink in. I also really like that its written by both a nutritionist and a therapist to not only get behind what you are eating but why you are eating. One of the things that I read was that studies are now finding that children as young as 6 are becoming conscious of their bodies as far as weight goes and start obsessing about their weight. SIX!!! But why wouldn’t they when all they hear their moms (and dads) say “I’m too fat” or “I need to diet.”  I don’t want to be one of those moms. I really want to get a healthy relationship with food so I can model that for Abby. Media and society make it hard enough to be comfortable in one’s own skin.

Hopefully next week I’ll have some good news to report!

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7 comments on “Spring in 2 Action Week #3

  1. AZLB says:

    holding steady is a great accomplishment….I wish the pain would go away so you could feel better, I totally understand how hard it is to focus on diet and exercise when you have other things taking over…hang in there! Next week we will both rock it!

  2. Bari says:

    Like AZLB said, holding steady is a great accomplishment. You are doing fine. I hear you, too, on wanting to set a good example for our kids without turning them into weight-obsessed youngsters. It’s so hard. As the mom of a teenage girl, I’m trying to be very careful about what I say – to her and about myself. I’ve seen her devastated face when she stepped on the scale at the doctor and it registered 110. She’s 5’5″, in 3 sports, and more fit than about anyone I know. It’s so hard to teach them the right mindset.

  3. Karena says:

    I don’t want to be that mom either – I totally get you! Intuitive Eating was an eye-opener for me. Do I follow it to the letter? NO. But it has made me so much more aware of my eating habits and attitudes and…. well, MYSELF. So glad to hear you picked up the book 🙂 Changed my life — not in a huge scale way, but in a happiness way that just can’t be measured.

  4. Brooke says:

    i didn’t do a very good job of picking up on IE, but i love the ideas it discusses. and now is definitely the time to start being that mom with a healthy self image that little A can really look up to! 🙂

  5. Kirsten says:

    So glad you have that book. I haven’t read it but I think the premise is fabulous. Because we get so caught in our emotions related to eating, we forget that food is fuel and that’s all our body cares about. Learning to listen to our bodies is hard. (Well, hard to ignore the taste buds and listen to our muscles and organs.)

  6. Emily says:

    I am sorry your are in pain. I think having that healthy relationship with food should be all of our #1 goal. If we attained that everything else would fall into place. (thats my theory anyhow)

  7. Zelma's Workshop says:

    I love your attitude! I also think about my lil man and how he will see me once he starts paying attention. I hope to be healthy by then, and instead of “dieting”, we can simply eat right on a regular basis.

    Hope you feel better soon!


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