Q1) What does the word “diet” mean to you? Do you have positive or negative associations?
Never been a big fan of the word, its like any word that has die in it can’t mean anything positive to ones health in general.
Q2) Who helps shape your body image? Parents, friends, family? Did they/do they use the word “diet?”
I’m not sure really, I know my mom does use the term diet but then again she and I don’t agree on its meaning to start with and well my hubby he doesn’t use the term at all because he knows I don’t like the term to start with. Body image wise Its something that has been shaped over the years, from popular media to personal views on the matter. Part of me is happy with how I am the other part wishes I was slimmer and able to fit into more clothing of a nature that was less costly then what it is now, and that would take up less room in the closet.
Q3) Think of the happiest time in your life. How did your health/fitness regime factor into it, if at all?
Happiest time in my life, sighs I don’t know what has been the happiest time in my life. I know getting married I am told should have been the happiest time in my life and I guess it was, sighs I don’t know really, life is life and every day I am thankful for having. I know when I got married that Norman and I where walking daily and hitting the gym because I could afford to do so at the time, or so I thought I could.
Q4) Do you have healthy tips for eating well and getting healthy that are measured in non-scale victories?
Only non-scale ways of measuring victories I know of is how ones clothing fits, if one gets into something that they’ve not been able to get into in the past because you “out grew it” and now you can get back into it, well to me that is a sigh of a non-scale victory.