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3/7/16 8:46 A

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It is interesting, Since getting into the lifestyle, wife and I seem to be so much more accepting of how our bodies look. Nothing like getting the attention of a much younger fella to boost a gals self esteem.

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3/6/16 9:23 P

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Still relevant and totally awesome! BUMP

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"Why? Because the next few months will go by whether you work out or not."

"A river cuts through rock not because of its power, but because of its persistence."


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Ten "Will-Powers" for Improving Body Image



Written by: Michael Levine, Ph.D., and Linda Smolak, Ph.D.
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Taking care of your body and doing things you enjoy will enable you to enjoy a happy, participatory life.



Twice a day, everyday, I will ask myself: "Am I benefiting from focusing on what I believe are the flaws in my body weight or shape?"

I will think of three reasons why it is ridiculous for me to believe that thinner people are happier or "better." I will repeat these reasons to myself whenever I feel the urge to compare my body shape to someone else`s.

I will spend less and less time in front of mirrors--especially when they are making me feel uncomfortable and self-conscious about my body.

I will exercise for the joy of feeling my body move and grow stronger. I will not exercise simply to lose weight, purge fat from my body, or to "make-up for" calories I have eaten.

I will participate in activities that I enjoy, even if they call attention to my weight and shape. I will constantly remind myself that I deserve to do things I enjoy, like dancing, swimming, etc., no matter what my shape or size!

I will refuse to wear clothes that are uncomfortable or that I do not like but wear simply because they divert attention from my weight or shape.
I will wear clothes that are comfortable and that make me feel comfortable in my body.


I will list 5-10 good qualities that I have, such as understanding, intelligence, or creativity. I will repeat these to myself whenever I start to feel bad about my body.

I will practice taking people seriously for what they say, feel, and do, not for how slender, or "well put together" they appear.

I will surround myself with people and things that make me feel good about myself and my abilities. When I am around people and things that support me and make me feel good, I will be less likely to base my self-esteem on the way my body looks.

I will treat my body with respect and kindness. I will feed it, keep it active, and listen to its needs. I will remember that my body is the vehicle that will carry me to my dreams!
I will choose to take care of myself and my body!

Do not try and think outside the box. Instead, only try to realize the truth. There is no box.
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Good judgement comes from experience. Experience usually comes from bad judgement.
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Live each day as if it's your last, because one day you'll be right.
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Stop whining and DO something!
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I have no shift key and I must scream.


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