I am blessed enough to have a mother that will always be there for me (my dog Duke is also as awesome as they come). He is one my best friend and roommate. He helps me watch my weight by helping me share things like cookies. We also both love peanut butter and going on runs.
I have really been struggling with a mental eating disorder the past 3 years. I obsess over my weight and have been through it all. I was telling her that my weight is starting to trigger my depression again. The following is her response:
"You are in great shape so the number associated with your pounds isn’t important. The problem with weight is when people have sloppy fat that causes health problems, which is the weight that is discouraged to have. You are built like Duke. He isn’t a Poodle or a Dalmatian, but that’s not what God was planning for his life. If God wanted you skinny you would be skinny, your body is the way it should be. It’s our society that is mess up, we are surrounded by images of a consumerism culture and man-made celebrities. I love you just the way you are."
Regardless of what your religious beliefs are or if you agree with any/all of what she said. I truly hope all of my followers have a mother as supportive as she has always been. Reading that brought me to tears and then brought my mood right back around.
Have a great Friday everyone. Please reach out to someone you care about and let them know you love them and appreciate them!