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Too much of a good thing?

Monday, July 30, 2007

You know, I've dedicated the last 13 months to exercising and eating right in the hopes that, in the end, I'd have a self-image that I would be proud of. I've lost the weight I planned to and then some. Now I see bones that I haven't seen in over a decade. So I should be happy right? Wrong. Here's the thing: It's gone from one extreme where I hated my mirror because I was too heavy to not liking it because I'm too thin in places. I don't mind having collarbones again BUT there are shoulder and chest bones that I never expected to see. Don't even get me started on my breasts (There's a certain unfairness to weightloss right there.) I also don't want to talk about my arm jiggle. These are things that I'm trying not to focus on. Instead I concentrate on what I AM proud of:
I have more energy than I've had in years.
I can run a half marathon.
I have a strong core. I'm even "this close" to a six-pack. :o)
I wear a size 6.
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    You're right to focus on the positives. No matter our weight, we'll always find things we dislike about our bodies! I've got collar bones and ribs poking out, but still arm jiggle and lower-body-blimpiness... we all have our issues! If you really think you are too thin, you can play with your caloric intake to put a couple of pounds back on (you know how to take them back off again if they don't make you feel better about your "too thin" parts!) Whenever you begin to get too focused on your appearance, close your eyes and turn away from the mirror, and remember all the fabulous things your body can DO. It's an amazing machine, and yours in particular with all the running you do! Think about how hard it works for you and how happy it makes you feel when you can be active and athletic - that should put a smile back on your face, and that's the most attractive thing about a person anyway!
    4912 days ago
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    Concentrate on the good Penny! And you look awesome!
    4916 days ago
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