Judith Lautner (judith) wrote,
Judith Lautner

waking up

I have been up a little while. Again, I woke up too early. I hope this does not become a habit. I am watching "Fix it" on HGTV. What's nice about these types of programs is that many of the experts as well as the ordinary people are women. So there are women showing men how to do things and men showing women, and it all is so egalitarian. It also kills the myth that repairs requiring power tools are for men.

203.5 pounds. I think I have become what they call "active", yet activity is still something I instinctively avoid! Little by little, this is changing. I wonder about the success stories I see in Shape magazine, for example. They often read like stories about adjusting machinery. "I was eating too much and not doing enough. I started exercising and ate less. I am much happier and thinner and healthier now." As if all you do is adjust here and there. The stories don't tell the real story, the pain and frustrations and ups and downs. Sometimes this makes me feel like I have nothing in common with these people. Other times I realize the difference is that these are often folks who gained weight or lost fitness as adults. They did not grow up slugs, as I did. There is a huge difference between regaining fitness you once had and getting it for the first time.

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