Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Toot Your Own Horn Tuesday

Yesterday was another non-OP day. Darn. Between this unexpected, unfair TOM and the extra stress of this week (all you other accountants and accounting support staff can understand...) I just can't handle it. So I'm going to maintain. I'm not taking the week off - I'm just not going to add one more thing to my crazy week. Besides, I've never worked on maintaining before. I'm either OP or waay off plan so it'll be good to have this week of "normal eating habits". That is, the eating habits that I want to have once I stop trying to get this last 10 pounds off.

So, since I'm not going to be blogging about the things we put ourselves through to lose weight, I've decided to blog about loving ourselves. I know - I've blogged about it before, but it's a big deal to me. I was cruising some sites yesterday and I found a really interesting one about BMI. Now, I personally think the whole concept is a bunch of bunk. According to them I'm obese and until I get under 145 I'll be overweight. My mother weighs 145 and she's tiny - and two inches shorter than I am. According to "them" my mom's overweight, too. And she's a size 6/8. She's a tiny little crazy running around thing and they think she's overweight. That's why I think it's bunk. But, just in case you think this is some sort of anomaly, check out this http://kateharding.net/bmi-illustrated/

People come in all different shapes and sizes. I don't think that God created us to all look the same, and I'm finally getting that into my thick head. (pun intended!)

So, check it out and form your own opinions. Be sure to notice the atypical triathlete while you're there. That one even surprised me. :o)

And be sure to toot your own horn today. Love yourself and let others love you, too.

Now let's all gather around the camp fire and sing Kumbaya. :o)


Colette said...

Well said girly...yes God did make us all shape and sizes and he doesn't make JUNK!! ;-)
I linked Amanda's recipe to my blog...sorry I didn't do it earlier!!
Keep up the good work!!

Anonymous said...

WOW! That was a really cool post on BMI! Thanks for sharing it!

WeightBGone said...

I agree with you 100% regarding BMI's. Good post thanks for sharing.

Thankfully God didnt make us all the same or this would be one boring world wouldnt it?

You are an amazing person therefore you deserve a great week so have yourself one. :)

Melanie said...

I'm all for maintaining in those CRAZY weeks. I've had plenty of those in the last 2 months!

Great blog by the way. Thanks for sharing!

Diet Coke and Zingers said...

YAY for loving ourselves!

Candace said...

Crap, no wonder we have image issues. I can't figure out what is healthy and what isn't. The thing that BMI doesn't take into account is muscle vs fat and other factors. Cool slide - thanks for sharing.

noelle said...

I hate the whole BMI thing too...I am still overweight, but am now in a size I have never worn before? I guess I just got a big ol' butt! LOL

and good choice to just take a break from the whole thing. I did that a few weeks ago. Just didn't track and tried to make good choices. After a big ol' burger and oven fries for dinner, the next morning at WI I was up .4. Success at maintenance in my book!

I think it shows us how far we have come in the foods we choose to eat and how much we choose to eat, too.

Cory said...

Yeah, the BMI chart doesn't take in for things like muscle mass and pretty curves. Much better to figure out what works for you!!!