Sigh. As a staunch feminist I don't advocate for "perfect" bodies. I love all shapes and sizes, and believe that health and happiness can be at any weight. However, in the past year and a half (or so) I've gained about 20 pounds. I think I have been eating a bit more crap than what I used to, but the real culprit is my drop in physical activity. I used to walk everywhere, snowshoe, elliptical, hike, generally build up a sweat on a daily basis. But, with this dumb ankle, and dumb hip, I just can't maintain that level anymore.
I wasn't underweight to begin with, so I'm not too into the idea of carrying around a bunch of extra weight on my already stressed out ankle. I don't think I'm at a weight (around 155 at 5'3 and a half) that is really impacting my health, other than my joints. I've also been thinking that when (not if!) I get pregnant, that's a bunch more impact added to my poor joints. So, folks, I'm on a very healthy mission to lose about 15-20 pounds. I'm trying to incorporate more activity into my life (much more regular walking and hopefully I'll get back to my Pilate's), but the real change has to be my food intake. Dom and I are generally super healthy eaters, I guess I just eat too much. So, lately I've been cutting down sizes and really trying to pay attention to my body and what it needs. It hasn't been horrific thus far and I have eaten some amazing food.
I just hate being a woman talking about losing weight! Somehow I feel like I am going against so much of what I believe in. Except, I believe in being healthy and I don't feel healthy at this weight (my ankle sure doesn't!). So, hell no, I'm not on a diet! I guess I'm just trying to be more intuitive. Anyone have any good vibes to send my way? I can still be a feminist if I want to lose weight for my health, right?