When I used to be morbidly obese, the thing I dreamed about was losing the weight and getting myself healthy so that I possibly could live long enough to see my children grow up. It had taken a long time for me to believe in myself enough to start working towards that dream, but eventually, I made it come true.
Then I started focusing on other dreams. One of those dreams is to be a published author. While I’ve had some short stories and some articles for journals released, I haven’t yet completed any of my books to the point of experiencing them ready for publication. I am finding that trying to maintain one fantasy while striving for the other is not a simple matter. Writing is a process that helps to keep me sitting at my computer for extended periods of time.
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- 1 Tablespoon Fresh Basil
I am also discovering that writing increases results once I am not starving. The temptation, when I am writing, is to treat on junk food. I have already been fighting that temptation, and sometimes the temptation wins. Maintaining my weight loss sometimes feels as though it is harder work than losing it was but it will probably be worth the effort. I have more energy than I had when I was overweight still, and even my creative ideas seem to flow more easily now. Juggling two dreams isn’t easy, but it’s worth the effort.
These children have a tendency to resent their parents, feel bad about who they are, hide food, over-criticize themselves and their body, and, unfortunately, are at a higher risk for eating disorders. But this type of body image captivity and dread mongering doesn’t have to come from a parent. It can result from a spouse, friend, significant other, or society.
While parents and households can certainly help with the body image problem, they are as powerful in preventing it as well just. When you find a sense of worth that forgives and eliminates body image, you will have more capacity to teach your children how to take action for themselves. What can we do as parents to improve children to have positive relationships using their bodies? Here are a few recommendations that might help.
1. Look for a sense of human-worth that is not defined by body image, physical elegance, or any ethnic ideology. 2. Love and appreciate your system without condition. 3. If your body you are in is alive, it is perfect. 4. Expose the extreme perfectionism used in the media to control our principles of body image.
5. Expose the health-righteousness and body-righteousness used in the diet industry and body-image culture. 6. Know that as an able-bodied human being, you don’t already have a problem. 7. Give yourself the independence to live life as if the ideal body isn’t possible, as if it doesn’t can be found and it never will.