Daily Archives: August 27, 2011

Human Shaped

About two years ago I had an exchange with a close friend, lets call her D. Reflecting on her extra pounds D pointed to a photograph of herself taken some years earlier.  “I was a size 12 there.  I look lovely.  At the time I was unhappy with my weight, I would give a lot to be there now.  I just looked normal.”  Sometimes that’s all we can hope for.  When the folds of fat encircle us and hold us firmly in our place and the picture of the size zero model mocks us from the wall and tells us this we’ll never be, may be its time to re-define your goals, to aim for “normal” to re-define our boundaries and re-define our notion of weight.  Normal lets find a definition for that…..my favourite is written by Caitlin Moran she says

After a lifetime of consideration, I believe I have finally nailed a sensible definition of what a good advisable “normal” weight is.  What is “fat” and “not fat” and it is:  “Human shaped”  If you look recognisably straightforwardly human – the kind of reasonable figure a ten year old would draw, if asked to sketch a person in under a minute then you are fine..” *

You see I don’t know about you but in my fat years I was not human shaped..I was a 15 stone human pear but hey you fill in your own blanks here !Out there and doing it

And then, when you reach that first target, sit back and reflect from that place.  Accept or re-define.  The beauty of paleo is that you get to choose.  By this stage you will know what you can do to tweak your weight loss.  You will have a whole kit bag of work in practice and a whole network of friends and support from the paleo community.

What are your targets, goals, expectations? Are you already Paleo or do you want to know more about this amazing re-discovery?  We’d love to hear your story……

* From “How to be a Woman” by Caitlin Moran Ebury Press

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