Also, I had a bit of a revelation today / yesterday about this topic, which I thought I would share here.
I'm in Las Vegas and am hitting the pool every day. So many of the women here are beautiful and skinny, and you know what? This has just caused me to dig deeper, and remind myself that I am more than my body. I have an inner beauty that is worth more than what the eye can see. Nothing is worth more than that, yet that's what I keep forgetting.
Getting a perfect body requires so much head space and what does it give you? Nothing, actually. I don't become more confident, and I don't love myself more. When I've been gaunt and skinny, I still fold my arms to cover my "belly". The only thing I get from increased thinness is the ability to dress the way I want. Is that really worth all this anxiety and pain?
Looking at all the people at the poolside I realised that every single one of them wants to be beautiful. We all try on clothes, look in the mirror, step on the scales. We are all the same.
"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
When I'd had enough of the grain and starched based 'diabetic eating for health' diet (eating for health, my ass!) my weight was 242.5 lbs. On starting primal- 18th April 2013 weight : 238.1.
27th July 2013. weight after 100 days 136.9 weight lost 101.2lb ; that's 105.6lbs since I stopped the 'diabetic eating for health'
new journal http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...ml#post1264082
I didnt read this, and maybe someone else posted already but it looks like it will be a good read.
It 's Hard Out here for a Fit Chick
In her email, she says of the blog:
As some of you may know, last week I wrote a blog post called, "It's Hard Out Here For A Fit Chick."
It was, by leaps and bounds,my most popular post ever.
In summary, I discussed body image issues that I've struggled with since childhood, my fluctuating body fat
levels, and the scrutiny I've faced in the fitness industry because I don't walk around "shredded" all the time.
I talked about learning to give myself grace and compassion when it comes to my body. And finally, I talked
about how you too, can learn to give yourself grace and compassion about your body, and how you can still
LOVE YOUR BODY, even if you want to change it. That's OK!
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65lbs gone and counting!!
Fat 2 Fit - One Woman's Journey
Rail thin everywhere is not the best look in a lot of clothing styles.We've been made to think that women should be rail thin everywhere but we aren't (and sexier that way, I might add).
I get Marie Claire and they often show photos of runway models that get limited airbrushing and quite honestly, those women are not at all sexy looking, often very flat chested and no ass. It's not really a look I'd work to acheive.
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Yes, I stopped the workouts when I was dealing with the problem and brought them in slowly increasing the numbers. If I feel like I am fatigued, I drop cardio or go easier on the lifting. So, yes, I am watching my recovery and ability. Thank you for the empathy!lso, I'm sure you've already tried this but I'll suggest it to you anyway: have you taken breaks from exercise? Working out six days a week is a lot. Maybe you're overexerting yourself, and your body is responding to the stress by burning muscle instead of fat.
I know that some nuts are not inflammatory, but a strict anti-inflammatory protocol will have them out as they are one of the most common allergens after all (even soaked). But I think I do not have the need to take them out. Either eggs and nightshades removal did the trick, or I am just healing on my own. In a couple of weeks I will re-introduce the eggs, as they are more important than nighshades (though I love eggplants!) & see if they were the cause.
YogaBare, I go through the same thing every time I go to the pool or the gym. There are women of all ages, shapes and sizes in our busy rec center. Lately I endeavor to not slouch, covering up my flaws, but carry my tonnage proudly. In fact I am starting to think that in some respects me in low 130's actually look better than me in low 120s, as I think I look more proportional. Now, if only I could get firmer, lol.
Started snatches with the PT, yay, and wrist is completely good with it!
My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
Breathe. Move forward.
I just eat what I want...
I agree, Magnolia. I used to think those scary-thin women were pretty, but now I just think they look unhealthy. All I see is someone who might be suffering from lack of calories and nutrition.
My sister goes to Vegas multiple times per year and will barely eat a thing for the entire week prior to get "bikini ready" if not to just drop whatever water retention she's been accumulating. If she wasn't such a moron I wouldn't think it was so hilarious.
Is it weird in here, or is it just me?
Here we are on a primal forum talking about heathy eating and getting healthy and blah blah f*cking healthy and here we have a thread that makes me wonder if you all are using fun house mirrors to get dressed in the morning. "OMFG My legs are 6" long and my stomach is huge and my neck looks like a giraffe. I better stop eating <what the f*ck ever> because what I see in the mirror never lies." Good lord above in heaven.
okay, I feel better now.
"I need large pieces of dead cow to be happy." - skink531
"You truly are delusional and other forms of insanity apply go you. You aren't even interesting." - oceangrl
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Also I'm a size 8-10ish hourglass with a very present butt, I still rock the skinny jeans.