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Less sharing, more living - the funcrunch files


May. 23rd, 2013 09:37 am Less sharing, more living

I just spent way too much time reviewing the posts I've made on this blog and on the McDougall Program forums over the last seven years. I can't believe how much space I've devoted to talking about my weight, food intake, and fitness level. And that's only what I've posted publicly, which is dwarfed by what's going on in my head. This isn't a healthy mindset.

The sun is shining, I'm going to step away from the computer and go for a run.

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From:funcrunch
Date:May 24th, 2013 04:59 pm (UTC)
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Thanks. It's not so much the act of journaling as the obsessive amount of diet and exercise-related content that I'm worried about in my case.
From:funcrunch
Date:May 24th, 2013 05:16 pm (UTC)
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I think my race reports are OK, it's the obsession over my figure that I'm worried about. I haven't been writing as much about my weight and girth lately, but looking back on earlier entries it really bothers me how much I've talked about it. And I still think about it all the time even when I'm not sharing it publicly.
From:funcrunch
Date:May 24th, 2013 05:51 pm (UTC)
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Not true - my midsection is much smaller, true, but not invisible. I don't want to lose any more weight, just firm up the flab and develop more upper-body strength (which might actually increase my weight).

I have seen a woman who literally has 0% body fat due to an extremely rare disorder. She has to eat every 15 minutes to stay alive. It isn't pretty.
From:funcrunch
Date:May 24th, 2013 11:07 pm (UTC)
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Which part of what I said sounded anorexic to you? I said I don't want to lose any more weight.
From:funcrunch
Date:May 25th, 2013 01:42 am (UTC)
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Well, I'd really like to have a stronger core, and that requires work on my midsection, which doesn't look very toned to me currently. It's not just for vanity; I don't expect to get a "six pack". I have a series of core exercises I do in yoga class, I just haven't been good about doing them on my own at home.
From:plymouth
Date:May 24th, 2013 09:53 pm (UTC)
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I think it's important to have balance and journal about a variety of things. I certainly have no idea what the correct balance is for funcrunch but if she thinks her current habits are out of balance I have no reason to doubt her. And balance can change over time. Certainly I've had periods where I needed to talk a lot about something and then stepped back and looked at how much I was focusing on it after it ceased to be useful to me and made a conscious decision to move on to other topics. That's kinda what I'm hearing here.