Cierra and VW, I totally get what you mean. I think part of it was so much emphasis is placed on beauty from the time a girl is born, and it's like if we're not beautiful, we're nothing. And we can't control our faces, but we can control our bodies (somewhat! not me, currently )
I've also wasted so much time feeling fat / being depressed and unable to get out of bed cos' I binged. I look in the mirror, see new wrinkles forming, and I fear the reflection the future might bring.
As the article said - we need to embrace this moment of life, because we we're aiming for might never arrive, and we'll end our lives regretting that we didn't live them.
Anyway, with cholesterol like mine I should really start partying again... I'm clearly doomed anyway My numbers were a lot better and I was thinner back then too, ha
“Man surprised me most about humanity.Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”
- The Dalai Lama
"I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.
In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."
- Ray Peat