Saturday Swapit #10

Welcome to another Saturday Swapit, a forum where you can share ideas, success stories and perhaps those not quite successful as a means to support others who may well be experiencing similar issues.
If youโ€™d like to join in, simply write a post about your experiences and pingback to this one, then leave a link to it in the comments.

I am not, nor do I claim to be, a professional dietician, nutritionist or diet programme consultant.
I rejoined SW in May 2019 and have managed to stay within my target parameters since August 2019.
Anyone who wants or needs to lose serious weight should consult a medical professional or GP. This is not a diet programme.

Thanks again to Melanie for joining in. You can read her post here

Dieting is a question of balance as well as nutrition and a sense of well being. I guess we’ve all had friends who can eat anything and never put on an ounce, felt the green monster rise as they tuck into another sticky bun and we just have to look for those unwanted pounds and extra inches to appear.

But what about when dieting gets to work against us? Affects our minds and mentality to such an extent, that we feel guilty eating anything and even when the pounds fall away, still see ourselves as fat.
Karen Carpenter and Lena Zavaroni were two bright stars taken from the world of entertainment at too young an age because of ‘weight issues’ and self image which led to more serious health problems.
A passing comment about puppy fat or being chubby resulted in them developing eating disorders, something I confess I know little about.
Anorexia and Bulimia are, in my opinion, rarely discussed on the subject of dieting, but should be. Both are complex and personal, but it is not up to someone like me to comment.

While for most of us, the aim of dieting is losing those unwanted pounds, there are those who badly need to gain weight to be considered ‘healthy’. It’s not a question of stuffing your face with everything going. Gaining weight takes as much, if not more care with a diet plan.
It’s those dreaded tick boxes again, and rather than each person being treated as an individual, they are seen as a number on a chart that should conform within parameters.

This has been a hard one to write this week, but I think something that needs to be mentioned.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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13 Responses to Saturday Swapit #10

  1. Paula Light says:

    I am a recovering anorectic, and I will always have issues with food. I look “normal” now, but there are times I have to struggle with the old obsessive thoughts about weight, body image, and food…

  2. willowdot21 says:

    I had anorexia in my early 20’s , I was very stressed and lonely. Not long had a baby, living in the middle of nowhere miles to walk to get anywhere. It was hard all the taunts from when I was the fat girl in the class.
    Here is a post I wrote about Anorexia way back.

  3. willowdot21 says:

    Well done Di for addressing this subject ๐Ÿ’œ.

  4. Thanks Di for doing this post. I know it was a difficult one to write. I’ve never had either of those food/body image conditions, but my relationship with food is complicated and it can be unhealthy. I will write a post tomorrow, as a sudden attack of something has hit me and I need to go lie down for a while. I think this is an excellent subject to discuss because not many will talk about it OR they won’t admit they have one of the problems, which can ultimately be lethal. Bless you. Hugs and biscuits to Ms. Maya. Did you know Mr.Fandango adopted a golden retriever last week? She’s a bit younger than Maya (14 weeks I think he said). But I thought to myself “Now I have TWO puppies to gush over!” Bonus! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Thanks Melanie. I feel a bit out of my depth, but the Swapit is intended to be supportive and that goes for everything to do with diet in my book.
      I read Fandango’s post too and so pleased for him. Kali is 13months old so practically an adult……… we can expect Maya to be a ‘puppy’ until she’s nearly2!! Wonderful.

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  6. Here’s the promised post:

    I hope it’s not too off-putting or clinical… ๐Ÿ˜

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