I do not have poor/negative body image. I do not walk around my house, pinching my belly fat and looking at it in the mirror, nor do I complain to my husband or daughter about my belly fat. I never stand in front of the mirror and say ” I need to loose a few”. If I say anything at all, I would say man, I hate that I am addicted to sugar and having such a hard time quitting, even when I know how bad it is for me and for Penelope (she is getting all that sugar in my breast milk and I feel horrible about it!).
My issue with my belly fat, is not because I feel like I should be thinner because of societal pressure to look a certain way.
My issue with my belly fat, is that I KNOW it is an outward manifestation of me eating too much sweets (and possibly too many carbs, but Tara’s review of my food diary on Monday, should shed some light on that).
If I ate no sugar and my belly still looked like that, it would be a whole different story.
I want it gone, because I want the root of the problem gone, which is eating sugar. The reality of belly fat is just that. Once I stop eating sugar, the belly fat will be gone. It has nothing to do with unhealthy attitude. It has to do with me realizing this fact and realizing how bad sugar is for your health and wanting to do something about it.
Oh, man, this is kind of painful. Hopefully it will hold me accountable and help inspire me to eat less sugar.
Basically, this is what eating cookies every day looks like. I eat very healthy and make sure to meet my nutritional needs, but I have a serious sweet tooth.
I have no words for this one.
Well, at least my arm looks ripped in this one.