Originally Posted by tROPICALgIRL
I need to shrink my stomach. The carbs, I get it....I do eat to many and I am gaining weight.
Plus I will do as I said before...watch my portions
I know this is none of my business, and since I do not know you or your particulars, I may be WAY off base here, but unless you are morbidly obese (i.e. a BMI well over 35) you do not need to "shrink your stomach". (And even then, the merits of bariatric surgery are questionable) Stop worrying about the scale, or how you look, or what other people (i.e. media influences, anyone???) think you should look like.
You don't let the milk and meat industry dictate what you eat, do you? Why should you let society decide how you should look!!!
Stop looking in the mirror and ask yourself how you FEEL? Do you have energy, or do you feel sluggish? Are you happy inside
? Is obsessing about food a way of avoiding more important problems or issues in your life? Focus on being HEALTHY --- Are you in a HEALTHY weight range? If so, RELAX, stop looking at the scale, get plenty of fresh air and exercise, and ENJOY LIFE. Believing that somehow losing weight is going to make a huge difference in your life is a prime example of "magical thinking" (Everything will be great if only....)
is important, and can make a world of difference in how you feel
, obsessing over weight issues is not
attractive! (IMO it smacks of the self-absorption and immaturity that have become a real pandemic in Western societies today, but I digress....)
Becoming a genuine, thoughtful, and respectful individual who cares about others and the world around her is a much better goal than becoming like the waif-ish, shallow, egocentric role-models the media expects us to buy into and emulate. (But hey, that's just my opinion....)