Thursday, October 23, 2008

The heavy topic.

Today's Runners' Lounge Take it and Run Thursday topic is Running and Weight.

Weight is such a heavy topic. People have issues with it.

She's resorted to stating the obvious. Times must really be tough.

No, not tough, exactly. A little stressful, sure. I'm getting ready to head out of town for four days --sans toddler and husband. So I'm beyond busy and my nerves are a little frayed. But you've found time to play countless rounds of Word Challenge, haven't you? OK, yeah. I have. I consider it a distraction. A little stress relief. But my stress is not the point, here. We're talking weight. Well, then, get to it. And please say something worth reading. No one wants to be bored . . .

I'll do my best.

As I was saying, weight is a heavy topic. I've tried mightily to ignore the scale, to pretend that my weight just doesn't matter to me. Only, it does. I watched the scale inch up while I was pregnant and, after giving birth, I wanted those 34 pounds gone. Immediately.

For the most part, they are and it didn't take all that long for them to go. When I first started running after Conal was born, though, I was still carrying some extra weight and I didn't like that at all. But, running helped me to lose it and soon enough it was gone.

I am not what society or the running world would consider to be the perfect weight. But, it works for me. The weight I am now is where my body wants to be. My body works. It carried a baby for 9+ months. It gets me where I need to go. It runs fairly well. Sure, if I lost a few pounds I would undoubtedly be as fast as Deena Kastor. And now she's resorted to lies and exaggerations, people! But, I can't obsess about a few pounds. I have to live my life and I firmly believe that if you obsess about everything you put in your mouth (not that I don't believe in healthy eating, because I do) and every calorie that you are burning, you are not going to live a full, enjoyable life.

Since I have so little creativity today -- Really? -- let me resort to reprinting something that Diana wrote on her site. She recently posted about body issues and ended with this:

A wise woman (ok, my mom, but she was very wise!) always told me that no matter what your size...you are at someone's goal weight. Appreciate that and let that motivate and guide you. You are already at a goal weight, the rest is gravy :)
That is so true.

Appreciate your body, it's full weight and all.

27 comments:

tfh said...

Ah, yes.

It works for me.

I know all about that. Good luck on your trip!

J said...

Yes it is always about perspective! Hope the trip goes smoothly!

BeachRunner said...

You made a "heavy" topic fun and funny to read. Have a nice trip. And just think how arriving back home will be soooo special.

Vava said...

Have a great trip, where ever it may take you. I think I was on the verge of obsessing too much about my weight earlier this year, and it took a comment from the wise Beachrunner to make me stop watching it so much. For me I was always worried about being too light (yes, I know that might piss off everyone who has trouble taking weight off) and had difficulty keeping weight on. After starting my running plan, and upping my mileage, the pounds started to come off and I shot right past my goal weight and kept on losing. I was worried, but since have stabilized and look for other things to tell me I'm ok, just like you describe.

Great post!

Diana said...

I used to think that if I were to be thin then everything would be perfect: the heavens would open, birds would sing to me, and no worries would come my way. Right. Only in a disney movie. Oh, wait, that's what happens when we find our man.

Anyhoo...I'm just wanting to become healthy. Isn't that what really matters? Living a healthy life so that you can be there for your daughter as long as possible? I think you're doing great!

Wasn't my mom really wise :)

Girl on Top said...

The wise woman is very wise!!! So true!

Frayed Laces said...

Ooh what a cool point! Thanks!

D10 said...

I think you have to be happy from within. Being skinny doesn't always = healthy.

Marcy said...

I've been agreeing with d10 left and right today LOL. ITA with her. I'm probably 10lbs heavier than I was 8 years ago but I'm a heck of a lot healthier (at least from an exercise standpoint. Food wise? Ehhhh not so much LOL)

Ohhh girl you were lucky to only have to shed 34 extra pounds after pregnancy. My hefferness had about 50+ to lose after both kids :-X :-X

Danica said...

good post. and I admire any mom who runs!! you are amazing!

MizFit said...

yep.

so true.

we are all someone's jillain.

Julianne said...

Your mom is soooo right!! I also thought if I lost weight and became "thin" the stars would line up and I would have the perfect life. I lost the weight but the stars haven't lined up quite right, yet... I guess that's life. It's amazing how much importance we put on weight and why we believe it's inversely proportional to our happiness... Hmmm...

runjen said...

Great post. I often think that if only I lost 5 lbs. I could be faster. However, as you mentioned, my body is "happy" at this weight. I have no desire to go through the struggle of trying to lose it. Love that quote.

Lori said...

Thanks for sharing that thoughtful quote. What an eyeopener and a different way at looking at things!

Andrew is getting fit said...

Great quote!

Anonymous said...

I found this site using [url=http://google.com]google.com[/url] And i want to thank you for your work. You have done really very good site. Great work, great site! Thank you!

Sorry for offtopic

Anonymous said...

[url=http://blog.alphaplus.ca/wp-content/upgrade/sve/]generic cialis pills[/url]

Anonymous said...

Internal Medicine Physicians Nj generic mobic It also reduces pain, swelling, and joint stiffness caused by arthritis, bursitis, and gout attacks. [url=http://www.myfiatpunto.com/]motrin online[/url] Ibuprofen is in a group of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). http://www.myfiatpunto.com/ - motrin online Naproxen is used to relieve pain and swelling (inflammation) from various conditions.

Anonymous said...

There are also websites that are opted to only gather information of the person joining the game for them to use on some other purposes outside the website. The securities of the information are important to safeguard you from the increasing threat of online frauds and identity theft. But before you register, make sure to read all the information so as to avoid recurring fees. Do not overlook information you not aware of. In the Terms and Conditions page, make sure you understand it all for you to be responsible with your liability in case your account get compromised. [url=http://www.pulsebet.com/bg/]bet online[/url] [url=http://www.pulsebet.com/da/]bet online[/url] [url=http://www.pulsebet.com/de/]bet online[/url] [url=http://www.pulsebet.com/es]apuestas[/url] [url=http://www.pulsebet.com/fr/]jouer en ligne[/url] [url=http://www.pulsebet.com/gr]bet online[/url] [url=http://www.pulsebet.com/jp]bet online[/url] [url=http://www.pulsebet.com/nl]bet online[/url] [url=http://www.pulsebet.com/pl]bet online[/url] [url=http://www.pulsebet.com/pt]bet online[/url] [url=http://www.pulsebet.com/ro]bet online[/url] [url=http://www.pulsebet.com/ru]bet online[/url] [url=http://www.pulsebet.com/se]bet online[/url] [url=http://www.pulsebet.com/it]bet online[/url] [url=http://www.pulsebet.com/cn]bet online[/url] It is estimated that over 100 million Americans wager about $100 billion on sporting events every year. What are you missing out on? Many people enjoy betting on sports but not everyone can compete at a high level. It all adds up to taking risks and how much you are willing to give in order to gain. Today, the stakes are not as high as they used to be, but that action has evolved into a multi-billion dollar industry. You can wager with money and when you win, you still get that tremendous rush. http://www.pulsebet.com/bg/ http://www.pulsebet.com/da/ http://www.pulsebet.com/de/ http://www.pulsebet.com/es/ http://www.pulsebet.com/fr/ http://www.pulsebet.com/gr/ http://www.pulsebet.com/jp/ http://www.pulsebet.com/nl/ http://www.pulsebet.com/pl/ http://www.pulsebet.com/pt/ http://www.pulsebet.com/ro/ http://www.pulsebet.com/ru/ http://www.pulsebet.com/se/ http://www.pulsebet.com/it/ http://www.pulsebet.com/cn/

Anonymous said...

Phentermine resin became available in the United States in 1959 and Phentermine Hydrochloride in the early 1970s.
[url=http://www.buyphentermine1.com]phentermine[/url]
Phentermine should NOT be used as a substitute for proper diet or exercise. For maximum effects, it must be used in conjunction with a reduced-calorie diet and/or exercise.
Any modifications in your diet, activity level, and behavior must be developed and continued long-term in order to continue losing weight and prevent the lost weight from returning.

[url=http://www.buyphentermine1.com][img]http://www.phentermine.com/images/logo.jpg[/img]buy phentermine[/url] buy phentermine http://www.buyphentermine1.com
[url=http://www.norxbuy.com/acyclovir.php]buy acyclovir[/url] [url=http://www.norxbuy.com/carisoprodol.php]cheap carisoprodol[/url] [url=http://www.norxbuy.com/cialis.php]cialis[/url] [url=http://www.norxbuy.com/fioricet.php]cheap fioricet[/url] [url=http://www.norxbuy.com/levitra.php]cheap levitra[/url] [url=http://www.norxbuy.com/lipitor.php]buy lipitor[/url] [url=http://www.norxbuy.com/paxil.php]paxil[/url] [url=http://www.norxbuy.com/prozac.php]prozac[/url] [url=http://www.norxbuy.com/viagra.php]buy viagra[/url] [url=http://www.norxbuy.com/soma.php]cheap soma[/url] [url=http://www.norxbuy.com/xenical.php]xenical[/url] [url=http://www.norxbuy.com/tramadol.php]buy tramadol[/url]
http://www.norxbuy.com/xenical.php http://www.norxbuy.com/soma.php http://www.norxbuy.com/levitra.php http://www.norxbuy.com/viagra.php http://www.norxbuy.com/prozac.php http://www.norxbuy.com/paxil.php http://www.norxbuy.com/lipitor.php http://www.norxbuy.com/fioricet.php http://www.norxbuy.com/xenical.php http://www.norxbuy.com/tramadol.php http://www.norxbuy.com/cialis.php http://www.norxbuy.com/carisoprodol.php http://www.norxbuy.com/acyclovir.php
How should this phentermine be used?

Phentermine comes in tablets and extended-release capsules. It usually is taken as a single daily dose in the morning or three times a day 30 minutes before meals. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take phentermine exactly as directed.

Anonymous said...

Bush Drug hot news
http://www.memorystickssale.com/ - buy valium online
It has a diverse set of symptoms it can treat.
[url=http://www.memorystickssale.com/]generic valium online[/url]
They are also not indicated for people with a tendency to become over-dependent on alcohol or benzodiazepines, those that are less than 18 years of age or under 6 months of age, elderly and sick patients, and geriatric patients.
buy diazepam
It has made the World Health Organizations’s list of essential drugs which are a requirement for any healthcare system.


http://www.loreofwarhammer.com/ - cheap generic cialis
Stress is a major cause of ED because the body is unbalanced and uptight due to stress.
[url=http://www.loreofwarhammer.com/]generic cialis online[/url]
Did you start suffering from erectile dysfunction around the same time that you started a new medication? If this is the case talk to your doctor about an alternative solution.
cialis sale
Stress is a killer in so many ways from relationships to causing serious medical conditions.

Anonymous said...

Download Backslash Vs Mikkas Mp3 (2)
[url=http://danceplatform.net/artist452757/stachursky/1/]Download Stachursky Mp3[/url] (2) Download Megara vs. DJ Lee Mp3 (2) [url=http://danceplatform.net/artist117730/klubbheads/1/]Download Klubbheads Mp3[/url] (40) [url=http://danceplatform.net/artist135356/laserdance/1/]Download Laserdance Mp3[/url] (19) Download Smp Mp3 (1) http://danceplatform.net/artist164882/edwin-yearwood/1/ - Download Edwin Yearwood Mp3 (1) http://danceplatform.net/artist315662/kimara-lovelace/1/ - Download Kimara Lovelace Mp3 (1) Download Jive Bunny Mp3 (1) Download In The Nursery Mp3 (8) Download Neil Landstrumm Mp3 (4) http://danceplatform.net/artist105389/brian-eno/1/ - Download Brian Eno Mp3 (63) Download Dr. Lektroluv Mp3 (5) [url=http://danceplatform.net/artist113047/sabrina/1/]Download Sabrina Mp3[/url] (4) [url=http://danceplatform.net/artist313422/sven-van-hees/1/]Download Sven Van Hees Mp3[/url] (2) [url=http://danceplatform.net/artist292429/markantonio/1/]Download Markantonio Mp3[/url] (2)

Anonymous said...

Since coming into existence online casinos have made quite the splash. For the most part people are no longer held back by the boundaries of where they live and the laws that govern the area. Now pretty much anyone who lives in this world can take part in all the gambling that they desire without having to leave the comfort of their own home. There are however several things that one needs to look for when they are seeking out the online casino of their choosing.
[url=http://www.casinolesoleil.com]casino[/url] http://www.casinolesoleil.com casino Lastly you should check the minimum bets for the entire casino site that you are playing with. Just like live casinos, online casinos put minimum bet amounts in place to ensure that they are making enough money off of their patrons. Most of the larger casinos will have small bet amounts that will attract a larger crowd, but some of the smaller sites will have larger amounts, sometimes not affordable to the every once in a while player, to make up for the lack of players.
[url=http://www.redlotuscasino.com]casino[/url] http://www.redlotuscasino.com casino Remember, before you visit any sites like these, check your local laws. Make sure that gambling and online gambling are allowed in your area. Even in different areas that allow online gambling, the rules may differ, so be sure to check the laws and rules thoroughly. Also, read all the terms, conditions, and rules of an online casino before signing up. Thanks for reading this guide! [url=http://www.triumphcasino.com]online casino[/url] http://www.triumphcasino.com casino http://www.affrewards.com [url=http://www.affrewards.com]casino affiliate program[/url] In bingo, each player will get a sheet, which has six cards with a total of 90 numbers. [url=http://www.bingokisses.com]bingo[/url] [url=http://www.bingoeuphoria.com]bingo[/url] bingo bingo http://www.bingokisses.com http://www.bingoeuphoria.com What you have to do is, coordinate the numbers that are called out by the host with what you have on our sheet, aiming at filling up a pattern reading bingo. The pattern would be announced at the beginning of the game, so you have to be careful to know what pattern you are looking out for. The cards have the b-i-n-g-o letters on rows and numbers running as a column. A host would call out a letter-number combination, which you would have to mark on your sheet. For example if I-34 is called, you will have to look at the I column down to search for number 34. In case you have it, you place a market on it, and so on.
http://www.casinolesoleil.com http://www.redlotuscasino.com http://www.triumphcasino.com http://www.bingokisses.com http://www.bingoeuphoria.com http://www.pulsebet.com http://www.affrewards.com http://www.thehighrollerclub.com
http://www.buyphentermine1.com [url=http://www.buyphentermine1.com]phentermine[/url] http://www.norxbuy.com buy phentermine

Anonymous said...

Since this kind of business on the web grow rapidly, it attracts also some abusive individuals taking advantage of you. Remember that this is online, we do not know how reliable these sports betting websites. One way to determine the reliability of sports betting website is to join forums where you can inquire some of the details of this website. And the best one is to make sure that this sports betting website is registered in the where it operates. [url=http://www.pulsebet.com/bg/]bet online[/url] [url=http://www.pulsebet.com/da/]bet online[/url] [url=http://www.pulsebet.com/de/]bet online[/url] [url=http://www.pulsebet.com/es]apuestas[/url] [url=http://www.pulsebet.com/fr/]jouer en ligne[/url] [url=http://www.pulsebet.com/gr]bet online[/url] [url=http://www.pulsebet.com/jp]bet online[/url] [url=http://www.pulsebet.com/nl]bet online[/url] [url=http://www.pulsebet.com/pl]bet online[/url] [url=http://www.pulsebet.com/pt]bet online[/url] [url=http://www.pulsebet.com/ro]bet online[/url] [url=http://www.pulsebet.com/ru]bet online[/url] [url=http://www.pulsebet.com/se]bet online[/url] [url=http://www.pulsebet.com/it]bet online[/url] [url=http://www.pulsebet.com/cn]bet online[/url] It's also important to develop reasonable expectations. Most people know that they can't win every bet but considering how much you expect to win is wise. Some of the best professional sports betters don't even win 60% of the time. Winning 55%-59% on a long term basis is realistic but try not to get discouraged. Winning more than 50% is profitable and 55%-59% is very profitable. The key is to recognize that you may not bank right immediately. Successful sports bettors win by applying a disciplined approach over an extended period of time. If you are looking to double your money right away, you may be disappointment. http://www.pulsebet.com/bg/ http://www.pulsebet.com/da/ http://www.pulsebet.com/de/ http://www.pulsebet.com/es/ http://www.pulsebet.com/fr/ http://www.pulsebet.com/gr/ http://www.pulsebet.com/jp/ http://www.pulsebet.com/nl/ http://www.pulsebet.com/pl/ http://www.pulsebet.com/pt/ http://www.pulsebet.com/ro/ http://www.pulsebet.com/ru/ http://www.pulsebet.com/se/ http://www.pulsebet.com/it/ http://www.pulsebet.com/cn/

Anonymous said...

[url=http://chanevirusscd.blogspot.com/2009/12/what-is-pill-called-m382-dr-put-me-on.html]what is a pill called m382[/url]
[url=http://embroider-ho-spac.blogspot.com/2010/01/sanyo-2700-load-pictures-how-to-load.html]sanyo 2700 load pictures[/url]
[url=http://marti-shake-goog.blogspot.com/2010/01/soy-maker-is-it-possible-to-make.html]soy maker[/url]
[url=http://appltshe.blogspot.com/2010/02/ip-114-vicodin-i-have-pill-that-is.html]ip 114 vicodin[/url]
[url=http://birkenstosockadvanc.blogspot.com/2009/12/women-in-pantie-girdles-what-flavor.html]women in pantie girdles[/url]
[url=http://googfurnituga.blogspot.com/2010/01/spelling-bee-online-game-forget-lyrics.html]spelling bee online game[/url]
[url=http://advancstretchewind.blogspot.com/2009/12/hollywood-wigs-looking-to-sell-my.html]hollywood wigs[/url]
[url=http://firtabla.blogspot.com/2009/12/printable-thank-you-cards-for-coaches.html]printable thank you cards for coaches[/url]
[url=http://showscrewdrivbons.blogspot.com/2009/12/used-paragliding-for-sale-what-is-this.html]used paragliding for sale[/url]
[url=http://bathro-condition-bcb.blogspot.com/2010/01/how-much-do-riding-lessons-cost-how.html]how much do riding lessons cost[/url]
[url=http://appl-dyla-be.blogspot.com/2010/02/male-brazillian-dc-how-to-differentiate.html]male brazillian dc[/url]
[url=http://ha-mac-exercis.blogspot.com/2010/02/should-i-get-my-eyebrows-waxed-before.html]should i get my eyebrows waxed before tanning[/url]
[url=http://swicomre.blogspot.com/2009/12/battery-chargers-how-to-get-acid-out-of.html]battery chargers[/url]
[url=http://googlpumfo.blogspot.com/2009/12/k-pak-reconstructor-who-has-tried-joico.html]k pak reconstructor[/url]
[url=http://disneclop.blogspot.com/2009/12/discovery-island-bahama-is-discovery.html]discovery island bahama[/url]
[url=http://cordlesdvharr.blogspot.com/2010/01/sip-standard-how-long-does-it-take-for.html]sip standard[/url]
[url=http://informati-ip-advanc.blogspot.com/2009/12/max-payne-no-cdtoastzip-rapidshare-what.html]max payne no cd.toast.zip rapidshare[/url]
[url=http://crysta-ho-advanc.blogspot.com/2009/12/walkfit-orthotic-insoles-any-one-with.html]walkfit orthotic insoles[/url]
[url=http://googl-cli-charco.blogspot.com/2010/02/boys-talking-dirty-blog-my-new-bf.html]boys talking dirty blog[/url]
[url=http://aud-toy-ch.blogspot.com/2010/01/male-waxing-in-perth-male-waxing-torso.html]male waxing in perth[/url]
[url=http://dowmerchanku.blogspot.com/2009/12/hepatitis-pictures-yellow-colored-pc.html]hepatitis a pictures[/url]
[url=http://aquariligste.blogspot.com/2010/02/keygen-mount-blade-warband-i-just.html]keygen mount & blade warband[/url]
[url=http://externflaund.blogspot.com/2010/01/rs-bicycles-suppose-man-wishes-to-sell.html]rs bicycles[/url]
[url=http://electrsmou.blogspot.com/2009/12/car-roof-racks-where-can-i-get-car-roof.html]car roof racks[/url]
[url=http://plastabpo.blogspot.com/2009/11/nuds-anybody-has-good-and-reputable-web.html]nuds[/url]

Anonymous said...

bet on sports, bet football, foootball betting
bet online online sports betting betting online

Anonymous said...

Medicine For Chigger Bites

http://knighttimestattoo.com/ - buy alprazolam online
Xanax is a medication that has been on the market since 1981 after being approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration.
[url=http://knighttimestattoo.com/]order xanax online[/url]

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...