Before we get into Wednesday Waste, first I would like to talk about yesterday’s post.
I know there are a lot of Women and Men out there that struggle with body image, including myself. I’m not going to lie and act like that picture didn’t make me very anxious. Actually, I tossed and turned all night in my sleep wondering if I should include it in my post.
This is how Psychology Today defines body image…
Body image is the mental representation we create of what we think we look like; it may or may not bear a close relation to how others actually see us. That is, it is subject to all kinds of distortion from internal elements like our emotions, moods, early experiences, attitudes of our parents, and much more. Nevertheless, it strongly influences behavior. Preoccupation with and distortions of body image are widespread among American women (and, to a lesser extent, among males), but they are driving forces in eating disorders, feeding severe anxiety that can be assuaged only by dieting.
I ultimately left the picture in. As much as I didn’t want to because of my own fears, it just felt like the right thing to do. The extra 15 – 20 lbs I’m carrying right now does not define who I am.
Maybe someone out there needed to see and hear that too.
I’ll tell you that when the Zman saw the picture, he said “that doesn’t even look like you” (I do love that Man). There is your proof. He sees me for me. He doesn’t see the extra weight, he sees me. I am the luckiest woman in the world!
Body image… well lets all just try to let it go. We can strive for healthy and happy. Eat good food, do some fun exercise and forget about the number on the scale or the size of our clothes.
Let’s make that our goal. Cool?
OK, now on to Wednesday Waste….
I read that the average household waste comes to about $1,500.00 every year. Can you imagine it??? $1,500.00 That’s a chunk of change! I despise waste. There is no worse expense than buying something and then throwing it in the trash. But, sometimes it does happen. So, I’m going to put myself out on a limb (just for you) and share with you what I have wasted, what I’m throwing away. Hopefully it will be little if nothing at all. HOPEFULLY!
Take a look in the back of your fridge, and in the veggie drawer. What do you have in there that needs to be used before it goes bad. Do you have veggies that look like they need viagra? Turn them into soup. Do you have a loaf of bread that’s on the edge? Cut it into cubes, sprinkle with olive oil and any seasoning you like and toast them in a low temp oven until they are crisp. There you go… you just made croutons. Croutons that are better than any store brand, and you didn’t waste food.
This is what I had to toss this week
I had to toss out about a cup of yogurt because the expiration date slipped by me. I also tossed about 2 cups of chicken chili that got pushed to the back of the fridge and forgotten about.
I would love to know how you did this week too?
Y’all take care!