Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Skinny Bitch

I started reading Skinny Bitch tonight. I'm only 3 chapters into it, but I like the way it's written. It's good motivation. I've already learned so much. I hope to put this knowledge to good use.

Due to recent doctor visits and finding out about my high cholesterol, some serious changes are in order. I have already made a great deal of progress in cutting way down on caffeine and eating more fruits and vegetables. But there is still a long way to go on the road to becoming healthy. I need to change my entire diet and develop an exercise regimen. Yep, I still haven't tackled those monsters.

Looks can be deceiving. Almost everyone who sees me tells me how small or skinny I am (although I don't get these comments nearly as much as I used to). I can still count all my ribs, and my hipbones are still the main thing holding up my pants (although I do have a booty). But I weigh about 142 pounds, and I do have flab and cellulite. I have to admit that my weight is distributed well, and thus I don't see the need to lose any poundage. I do see the need to firm up though, because in the last few years (especially in the last year), I've really softened up. I think, like so many, that I secretly was expecting my extremely high metabolism to hang around forever. I was considered underweight until around the age of 24. I could eat anything I wanted and not worry. It's time for me to change my way of thinking in that regard...and in so many others.

I just want to be healthy. I really do. I have truly been neglecting my body for years, and only recently I've realized that I only have this one body. How sad for me, knowing how many years I may have taken off my life by being ignorant and careless.

I'd like to be/remain a skinny bitch too. Oh, the vanity.


Kim Photography said...

My metabolism took a shit right around 28 years old. I can't get skinny like I used to be anymore if I tried. Oh well. :(

I think I might pick up a copy of that book. Thanks for the recommendation.

Discombobulated said...

How is the book? Is it mostly about health and nutrition or body image?