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Body Image: You’re Not Just a Number on a ScaleThe Mountain Farmgirl is getting back into shape and has been told she’s lookin’ good ... but now she’s thinking about a more important kind of beauty, the kind that’s on the inside: the way we see ourselves. Why is it that for many of us, what we eat and what we weigh is such a complicated, emotional issue? Join her and other farmgirls as they weigh in on body image...
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A Tight Squeeze
The Mountain Farmgirl had a fairly sedentary winter, spending much of it sitting at her computer and at the front desk of her inn. Yes, she occasional split some wood and filled the woodbin so the guests could have a crackling fire, but somehow, despite eating her usual salads and rice cakes, she has managed to put on almost 10 pounds since the last time she checked. Yiiiikes!!!! Now those jeans are just a little too tight for comfort. Not only that, but her oldest son is getting married in (count ‘em!) 33 days and she wants to look her level best. Has anyone else accumulated a few extra pounds during that cozy season of winter hibernation? Want to do something about it? Jog along with Mountain Farmgirl Cathi Belcher on a downhome Farmgirl Workout as she sets her spring fitness goals to get permanently back into shape in time to be Mother-of –the-Groom!
. As a Farmgirl who has battled with eating issues and self-image her whole life, she wants to address how those two perceptions are often at odds with one another.
Note: This is the first of a 2-part series on getting in shape and being healthy so that others can see us at our best. Next time, Part 2, “Body Image: We’re Not Just a Number on a Scale” will deal with the much more important issue of how we see ourselves
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"Does Not Compute"
Does Not Compute.
… that’s what the Mountain Farmgirl thinks whenever she has to deal with numbers. Forget the fact that they are rational, logical and never lie (always valuable assets amongst the people we know) … SHE has never quite been able to form a friendship with these arithmetical adversaries. As far as she’s concerned, there are two types of people in the world: those who like numbers and those who DON’T! Which type of Farmgirl are you: a Woman of Letters, or a Lover of Numbers?
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