Friday, January 19, 2007

Rubenesque: MILF Friday


This week I came to a certain level of acceptance. That's not to say I accept my weight as it is, but I do accept that it will never return to the Twiggy look of my youth, when I was 5'4" and 96 pounds. In other words, really, it's just a matter of accepting my age and all that comes with it. It will not be possible to shed pounds like I did 30 years ago. It's a longer, more laborious process. The most important thing seems to be keeping a realistic and healthy perspective.

There's nothing unattractive or unhealthy at all about a firm Rubenesque body. The firmness is what matters, the healthy look rather than flabby and pasty. The flab communicates a message that I don't want to send, a message of depression, lack of nurturing and indifference. I came to this conclusion by doing some very difficult personal journaling, facing some core issues head-on.

I've lost inches this week but very little in terms of pounds. The truth is that with my vigorous walks, walking in place and aerobic exercise, I should have lost more. Over the next month or so, I might just visit my doctor for a thyroid test. It's always possible that mine is a little slow.

And here's a recommendation for those who, like me, need encouragement and a "road map" in this process.

http://www.kpcoach.org/ Change Your Life The S.M.A.R.T. Way. It is sponsored by Kaiser Permanente. No need to be a member to join. The good part in this is the interactive nature of it. Click on the link to check it out.


Peace,


~Chani

14 comments:

Melissa said...

Way to go Chani, if you've lost inches that is what matters! I'm also on the fitness thing...doing loads of exercise and being very careful with my diet. So far so good...but it's the long haul that matters! Keep it up!

QT said...

I think you are going about this in a healthy way, Chani. Remember, muscle weighs more than fat so you may not see a difference on the scale yet. The fact that you are losing inches means its working, m'dear!

De Aufiero said...

Hi Chani,
What QT said! My experience is this: I now weigh the same as I did 6 years ago. But my size? Bigger and flabbier. I've lost muscle and gained fat while maintaining the same weight. It sounds like you're doing it right! Keep it up.

Bob said...

don't forget that you are replacing fat with muscle, so while you aren't losing as many pounds as you'd like you are still getting a healthier body.

Don't forget that (according to what I've heard) Marilyn Monroe wore a size 16. I've always felt Twiggy was overrated. I've always preferred Sophia Loren.

My wife and I both need to lose weight, so I'm going to check out the link - Thanks.

Pam said...

It's the inches that count.
Keep on truckin'!

meno said...

Excellent news on the inches.

I too will never see the hipless, breastless body i had at 17. It's okay with me.

I think i'll check out that link, i gained a few over the holidays.

jen said...

way to go, sister. you are doing this for all the right reasons, and sticking to you goal.

Queen of the Mayhem said...

I think you are smart to be firming up. I am sure you have seen thin women who still look flabby! Good luck with the program! Any progress is good! Keep it up! Also, I am in complete agreement over the loss thing. It is SO much harder since I hit 30!

KC said...

Losing inches is great progress. The rest will follow.

Anvilcloud said...

You, On A Diet recommends that you don't even weigh yourself, or not very much anyway. Inches are what matter.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

I just read a heartbreaking story about a young girl who died of organ failure as a result of bulimia.

Nothing is worth doing that to ones body. Your new regimen will reap so many benefits besides weight loss. Good luck, Chani!

Laurie said...

It sounds like you are going about this the right way Chani. You are my inspiration!

Lotta said...

A wonderful perspective!

UU Soul said...

I've been reading You, on a Diet too. Trying to made realistic changes. Balancing acceptance with striving for better health. In my teen years I could never be skinny enough. Now I'm trying to think curvy and vibrant.