I, Michelle, being of reasonably sound mind and moderately healthy body, do hereby declare my independence from feeling obligated to eat. Just because I can walk into the kitchen and eat the food there, doesn’t mean I need to do that. Just because someone offers me food doesn’t mean I have to eat it.
I am declaring this to set a better example for my daughter, who is a currently a long-legged, lean toddler machine. I know obesity runs in her birth family. I don’t want her to hit the wall I did in high school when “sports for fun” is replaced with “if you’re not good, you don’t play” (and therefore, don’t exercise). I don’t want her to have to shop for plus-sized clothing.
So starting today, I will rededicate myself to eating only when I’m hungry (not bored, stressed, happy or mad), and eating the things that make my body feel good and function well.
I will rededicate myself to walking for fitness, doing the exercises that continue to help heal my back and continue to whittle away at TV time.
I will start living my BEST LIFE–after all, this is the only one I’ve got.
For more Declarations, visit Tales from the Scales. You may end up feeling very inspired!