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I Have Fat... Reflections

Thursday, August 01, 2019

I read WarriorSue'sblog this morning. She makes the point that one HAS fat, not one IS fat. I understand her point, kinda. But I'm not in total agreement. I AM overweight. Because I recognize that, I am able to take corrective action. My body and I are one. Neither my being nor my body can do without the other. We have to get along, and it is in our best interest to attain a healthy body. What I do find interesting is that once I achieved near-goal, my self image changed. I now liked working out. I loved buying clothes. I loved the sense of accomplishment and pride that I had successfully dropped close to 100 lbs over two years. That was in the fall of 2016. Now it's almost three years later. I'm up 35 lbs and trying to drop these lbs. I know how I got here. A lot of wonderful eating in foreign countries, and less activities than I used to do. So I know how to lose the weight. It's going to take time to get back to my healthy size. The good news is that I stopped the trend now at size 18, not 26 where I was in 2014. I am not happy about size 18. It's good news that I recognize that I'm physically weaker than I was. I need to strengthen my muscles again. I need to improve my health. (Folds of skin do not get along well with this hot weather!) So I'm on the right track. My being (soul, mind, self) and my body are a team and working together. We are overweight right now, but we have a joint project to become healthier.
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  • BTINCHER2001
    You are right, Elizabeth. Sizes are not the same across the board. For me, who should own stock in JJill, my size is pretty consistent in the numbered size. The XS,S,M,L,XL are all over the block, and I have to try them on. The point to me, is that when I'm forced to buy up into a larger size of which I own nothing, The flag goes up that I have a problem and I'm no longer at a healthy weight.
    Thank you for your feedback!
    373 days ago
    You are, as usual, a wise woman, Barb. However, please don't measure your size by the size of clothes you wear!

    I checked out because someone here told me they sold petite sizes (I AM short!). According to them, I wear a size 1 emoticon Please, get real! Does that mean I should feel bad when I must order a size 8, 10 or 12 in another brand? I don't think so!
    373 days ago
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