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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I flip through numerous Sparkpages and find the same background story again and again. This story involves the girls and women whom are trying to reclaim their high school bodies after the pains of childbirth or that sneaky Freshman 15. I, on the other hand, would never like to return to my high school weight... or my middle school weight, for that matter. I have been pleasantly plump from the moment that I sprang forth from my mother's... okay, I won't go there.

I've really begun to wonder lately how much genetics play in determining a person's healthy weight. Perhaps I have just been mentally blocking or sabotaging myself in some way. I have never had a tight and toned body. I don't think that my goals are too lofty and I know that I can have what I'm trying to achieve if I am consistent. I guess it's just that much harder when I can't even envision something that I've never had.

Every day that goes by, I've notice that I feel more at peace with myself. Even if I never quite get to that 170 mark on my ticker, I can be satisfied knowing that I'm taking good care of my body every day.
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    You have come so far, and you look great. If you want to lose more you will. Have faith in yourself!
    4011 days ago
  • 8E8KEYS
    I like your train of thought. Perhaps we all ought to be looking to claim our best selves instead of our "old selves".
    4015 days ago
  • JPRICE217
    emoticon I am right there with you
    4015 days ago
  • PHD140
    I know exactly what you mean-- I'm entering brand new territory not returning to some comfortable, familiar place.

    Applies to the scale and to my healthy lifestyle. I'm learning how to take care of myself and my health for the first time. Lots of newness and it can seem overwhelming. I'm trying to create a picture of health and work it into my new view of myself so that it all seems less foreign and intimidating.

    Now I'm the girl who's active everyday and loves feeling strong. I'm a runner and I love spin class! And I'm a yoga novice. Nice to meet you, lol!
    4016 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/17/2010 11:42:46 AM
  • KLEE76
    Wonderfully said! emoticon
    4016 days ago
    Graceful: I don't track my strength training, but I do it... three times a week. Last summer I did P90X from start to finish. I remained the same weight, but I was definitely toned. Unfortunately I couldn't really see (in order to fully appreciate) the delicious solid center underneath the soft pudgy outer shell. I'm one backwards candy bar!
    4016 days ago
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    I totally agree with Aimeem77!
    Im glad you are starting to accept yourself more, I think thats really healthy.
    And with that attitude, i think youll get to 170!
    4016 days ago
    Sounds like you ahve your head in the right place.. I say I will be ecstatic if I hit 199 even though I am 5'4
    4016 days ago
    Taking care of your body is the most important thing!

    According to your shared tracker, all the exercise you have been doing is cardio. If you want to look tight and toned, you will probably need to do some resistance exercise. Also you will have to take in enough (lean) protein to retain muscle mass which might require you to change your diet (based on the contents of your tracker over the last few weeks).

    I grew at least 3 inches and filled out greatly since high school; it wouldn't be healthy to regain my high school weight. I hovered around 150lb at that time, and I have about 175 lbs of lean mass on me right now! Reducing to that total weight would be a bad thing!
    4016 days ago
    Good blog! i know what you mean! I am wearing my clothes the way they should be worn, not stretched to its limit. I have never been tight and toned, so what happens will be a new experience. I am happy with what I have done and I am sure you are too. Woo Hoo!
    4016 days ago
    i could have put it better myself Aimee.
    4016 days ago
  • AIMEEM77
    And you know what...the number isn't important at all when you feel great. A number is just a number, but success is what you feel inside.
    4016 days ago
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