Besides family and friends, I’m happy to share that colleagues and business associates have been ‘infected’ with the healthy lifestyle mindset 😛 After chatting for a bit, they started to do power walking. Joyce is 1 of them and, after regularly power walking, she lost 8cm around her waist! That’s about 4″! 😀
Whenever we have time for a short catch up, we share news about what we’ve been up to and I give her some handy tips to lose more weight. So recently, we managed to have a quick chat. I told her that I didn’t intend to lose any weight and, in fact, wish to gain a little more.
During times of stress, my weight tends to drop and, as a result, I have to eat more in order to either maintain or gain back the weight I lose. Perhaps it’s because I tend to be more restless when stressed out or I fidget about a lot more, but my body burns those calories quick!
‘I like your attitude towards weight’, Joyce commented, ‘You’re not the type who wants to be skinny.’ I knew what she was referring to. There’re women who simply want to be very thin and try to restrict themselves to very little food. I don’t subscribe to such beliefs.
My main interest after my dad’s triple bypass and my relative’s severe stroke is health. I wish to remain active, I wish to enjoy my current mobility and I need the energy for all that. The energy comes from eating fresh and good quality food, as well as balanced meals.
This is the reason I disagree and wish to show readers that people who’re a size 0 aren’t necessarily anorexics. Some of us eat well but we move about a lot and it shows! I’ll discuss this in a later post. Hopefully it’ll help more people adopt better habits for their own well being : )
Wishing you fun,