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Old 01-16-2005, 04:03 PM   #30
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That's an interesting question, Ilene... "What does "lifestyle" mean to you?"
I think I've always thought of it (in terms of eating) as a way of life that comes easily... without having to think about it.
I know that at one point in my life (late teens, early 20s), my eating habits weren't an issue for me. I ate in a fairly healthy manner, exercised because I enjoyed it, and was of a good weight.
Now (post children, major depressive episodes, life...), I'm involved in a very unhealthy lifestyle. It's become a habit for me to eat badly and curl up in bed.
I like the idea of being the way I once was, without having to "think" about what I'm doing, but I suspect it's going to be a struggle for me for a long time. Possibly even the rest of my life.
I don't know... if something is a constant struggle... is it a "lifestyle"? I suppose it is, but it seems like a mighty ugly one.
As for raising kids... that sure doesn't come easily, either!

Hey, Mette! We miss you in Alternachicks!

Glynne and Only Me, I'm the opposite. I still think of myself as "slim". I used to buy clothes without having to try them on... everything and anything fit me. Now I'm still shocked when I see myself in a mirror or window reflection. I can't BELIEVE it's me! I still buy clothes without trying them on (stupid!), and when I get them home, they're often too small, because that's the size I see myself as.
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