Saturday, October 16, 2010

Quote for the Dieter's Day: It's not Self-Denial; It's Self-Love...

This one is thanks to "Rapunzel" of In Pursuit of my Inner Pin-Up blog:

So, here's what I'm thinking. How about instead of considering every day of dieting one of self-denial, how about thinking of it as an act of love? Saying no to the bacon/french fries/pizza isn't punishment, it's self-love. Sweating it out on the treadmill or around the park with my dog isn't torture, it's self-love. Choosing salad over a Big Mac isn't deprivation, it's self-love. See what I mean here? Doesn't that tiny little shift in perspective change the whole diet mentality?


Chrystal Mahan said...

This is wonderful! And thanks for the link to her blog as well! (I'm Irish from 3fatchicks)

quesera said...

I love that--and it's also taking good care of yourself. No one else can take good care of ourselves after about the age of 12 or so. I've heard it said that you can't do a good job of loving others until you truly love yourself.
Thanks for the positive thoughts this fine day.