Skinny Thinking Daily Thoughts — #2

These 242 thoughts are daily reminders to help you align with your true self and cultivate a wise, pragmatic relationship with food and your body.

2.
How do you relate to food? As a lover, a friend, a god, an
enemy, a source of nutrition? What is your image of yourself in
relationship to food? What are the thoughts and self-images that
mediate between you and food? When you remove all of the
thoughts and images that mediate between you and food, what’s
left? Just a simple, pragmatic relationship with food.

Skinny Thinking — Daily Thoughts #1

These 242 thoughts are daily reminders to help you align with your true self and cultivate a wise, pragmatic relationship with food and your body.

1.
There’s a way of thinking about food that’s a problem, and a
way of thinking about it that isn’t a problem, and the
problematic way corresponds to feeling out of control around
food and to having a heavier body. Your relationship with food,
which is based on how you think about it, makes all the
difference. You have different relationships with your mother,
your brother, your friend, your boss, and your lover, and you
think about all of those people differently. In the same way, you
have an easy or challenging relationship with food, depending
on the way you habitually think about it.

Reblog: The Sexy Girl At The Gym

Made me smile…

There’s a sexy girl at the gym today, but it’s not either of you two.

You two, preening in front of the weight mirrors, in your tight and colorful gear, but not doing much. You are there to be seen, not to work. True, you’re both good looking, but you are also both mean.

I can tell.

When that other girl walks past, you both whisper to each other and roll your eyes behind her back. I’ve known people like you before. We all have. And mean isn’t sexy. Even when you look like you do.

That other girl though?

Her gym gear is also tight, but not in quite the right way. She’s pretty, but probably doesn’t think so herself – and so she is here, working. And sweating. She spends almost no time at the mirror and almost all her time doing weights. Her hair gets in the way and she sometimes looks a bit awkward. But so do I. And it makes me smile a little.

You two peacocks in the mirror – what do you see when she walks past? I’ll tell you what I see.

That girl has a plan. She has a vision. I can see it in her eyes from all the way over here. She’s here for a reason. And that drive? That attitude? That makes her somehow sexy. Whoever she is doing this for, whether it’s for herself, someone she has, or someone she wants – they are going to love the result.

I can tell.

– rb5577