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The Fat Fear Factor

  1. dimplefacect says:

    Excellent piece, Glenys! I will be sharing it with clients and friends. My mantra today was, “I am enough, just as I am,” and when I shared it with my dieting bestie, she said, “I am more than enough so I need to lose a little.” She will be my first share.

    • GlenysO says:

      So glad you liked it! It’s funny your friend said that – it makes me think of the fantastic site moreofmetolove.com!

  2. Natalie says:

    Brilliant article Glenys! One of the best I have come across on the topic of body hatred. Thanks. Hope you don’t mind if I share it around?

  3. We are so overly brainwashed to think that being curvey with meat on our bones women makes us unattractive and not sexy. It’s very sexy to be a woman with a mature body. We fight a huge fight that all of media and society promote. But really I have to tell you that the most together women I’ve noticed and have had as friends and with happy husbands weren’t pencil thin model types, but were about twenty -thirty pounds over the medical guidelines for what’s healthy. A couple women I’ve known weight wise were right on target but just ate the proper foods and were active. Men don’t see what we see when we look in the mirror.they love us and mature men know that we are human beings not airbrushed models.
    Diet is about eating the best foods to keep your body happy, working well, giving you energy when needed and an over all good sense of well being. It’s not about starving yourself and being hungry. When we starve ourselves our body goes into survival mode to conserve energy. We end up getting heavier, weak, and prone to illness. Our metabolism slows down. To lose weight you need to do the opposite of starving yourself. Just eating the right foods and taking care of ourselves by walking minimum of twenty minutes a day will increase your bodies metabolism by quite a bit . And even after that brisk walk hours later it’s still sped up faster from your walking earlier that morning. Eating an apple will fill you up. It’s so much better than sugar filled candy bars. I won’t say I don’t like my Reese’s fast break candy bars! But on occasion only. Just cutting that out as my daily treat got me to lose about 3 pounds. We make ourselves sick trying to be something we aren’t.
    If we focus less on this subject and more on finding the best foods that give us the most real energy and promote good health then you’d be surprised at what happens when we add in that twenty minute walk each day. Increasing by five minutes each month. I have a friend who lost 68 pounds by this method and she walks an hour each morning before working her desk job. She looks great. But my other friend who ill call Mindy also has a great attitude and she accepts herself at all stages and knows by looking at her family me members she is a big boned woman and her height being 6 ft tall she is just that. You can’t diet and walk that off. She dresses better though now which helps her use her being the most noticeable woman in the room and she represents all women who are built like she is. She says you can’t be a Yorkie when you were born a golden retriever. And she is right. And last year she got married to a guy 6’7″” who loves her look and attitude. They just found out she is 16 weeks pregnant. She said her sister who is built just like her didn’t look pregnant at all, not even in the 9th month. Her sister had 9 children and not one complication ( she was a surrogate mother four times) what a beautiful gift she makes possible because of her being of her body type and her good health. and you couldn’t do that with some fraile, under nourished 80 pound little girls body now could you?!!! So let’s stop thinking bad thoughts and embrace what’s awesome about us which is everything!!!!

  4. PS) Wanted to say GREAT ARTICLE. And I’ll be sharing with my friends on FB & Google. And WordPress!

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  6. rosalen101 says:

    The pic is so cute! LOL!

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