We are who we are and we must learn to accept that! We vary in body frame sizes, body weight, and body shape. Oh don’t misunderstand … I am NOT suggesting that we merely sit back and sigh with “I can’t help it …. this is who I am.” NOPE! We must do the best we can to be the best we can be.
My point is that I cannot change my genetic inclinations, but I might control how I look and feel somewhat by taking responsibility for my eating and exercise habits. Now I love cookies so much so that I claim ownership to the cookie monster title! I have had to learn self-control by telling myself it’s OK to eat 3 cookies and not the entire batch. The same goes for vanilla cakes …. it’s OK to eat half of a tiny slice and save the second half for tomorrow. OH let’s laugh about my chip cravings every now and then …. a plateful vs. the entire bag …. ?!?!? HA HA! I’ve had to learn to say NO to these temptations before me every day and yes, I can do it with presence, awareness, and determination. As a matter of fact, I have an affirmation sign on the wall just in front of my desk that reads “Just because it’s here doesn’t’ meant I have to eat it!”
I’m convinced that if I do my best, my body will be at it’s appropriate size and condition for ME, and I must not compare myself to my skinny friends. Are you with me as well at this point in YOUR life?