Nurturing Thursday 6

i’ve never been skinny and I haven’t paid any attention to my weight since I met The Artist. He assured me that curves were far more interesting to him, than sharp lines and bony angles. So I threw away my bathroom scales and concentrated on improving and maintaining my health. Whereas, once I couldn’t walk to the local shops, without getting out of puff, I’m hardly ever out of breath now.

Even when I’m weighed at the surgery, I ask the nurses not to tell me. They respect my wishes ~ my blood pressure is textbook and I hardly ever visit the doctor, with the exception of minor ailments and routine checks. So I’m fine as I am and I’m grateful to be able to say that.

But it hasn’t always been that way. I’ve put myself on numerous diets and eating plans in the past, allowing the plus or minus of a few ounces to colour my entire outlook. Flipping through a box of old snapshots recently, I as astounded! There in my hands was photographic evidence that when I thought, for years, that I was fat, I was surprisingly ‘normal’. If I could have believed that then, I would have saved myself a great deal of angst and prescription medication.

Ironically over the past week or so, I’ve noticed that my clothes are a little less snug. One reason for this is that I have to climb several flights of stairs in my job now, which I didn’t before. It’s better than any gym work~out, and I get paid for it!

In addition to that, Indie is walking me twice a day, which works on different levels. I’m directly interacting with the elements and communing with nature, whilst nosing around the neighbourhood. (Looking at other people’s houses and gardens is fine if you’re attached to a dog! ;))

When we return home she goes crazy, racing round and round the dining table, in an anti~clockwise direction. Then she flops down and snuggles up beside me on the sofa. Now that’s my new definition of nurturing! πŸ™‚

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Nurturing Thursday is the idea of Becca Givens, author of ‘On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea.’ To read more about this, or to join in, please click here.

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11 thoughts on “Nurturing Thursday 6

  1. Thank you for sharing your insights and experience with non-dieting — the best way!! AND for additional information on that sweet fur child more than willing to give her fair share of nurturing and unconditional love!!

    I’ve linked you to my Nurturing Thursday post! πŸ˜€

  2. aren’t dogs fun? We are dog sitting right now so have ours plus one twice her size. It’s like having twins in the house, I’ve decided. Where one goes, the other goes. Actually, where I goes, they both goes! heh heh.

    1. Yes, Joss, I’d forgotten that dogs are always on your heels, poking their nose into everything you do! We’ve had some fun ~ I’m jotting it all down for future writing reference. Enjoy your dog sitting, too! πŸ™‚

    1. You’re right ~ I have a notebook set aside to scribble my dog~related thoughts in and the kernel of a novel, very loosely based on the characters I meet, (canine and human) on our walks! Now did you guess? πŸ˜‰

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