Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Frustrations

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So I noticed it has been a couple of days since my last post. Nothing too exciting happening here in MD right now. The kids are out of school and driving me crazy everyday. We were supposed to go to the lake yesterday but thank you rain now we have to go tomorrow instead. I am trying to figure out what to do with four kids when it is raining and dreary outside. So I came up with my favorite, lock myself in my room and get in the Internet. Yes I know horrible mom, but sometimes I need a little break from the mayhem of things here. Don't worry I don't stay too long, just long enough to get my bearing straight again.

So Corey and I have been having the same argument for the past couple of weeks. He says I have become obsessive about weight loss and am going overboard. I say I am fine and he should be happy for my accomplishments. Number wise I am in the healthy weight range, and I feel great. Why the major complaint then? If I look at what my mom says about me I can be OCD about things. I think that is why WeightWatchers works great for me. You have to be meticulous about the points and measuring and weighing. I love order and I love planning and following that plan to a tee. Throwing random unplanned events in my schedule really throws me off. I have gotten better being married to a man who is laid back about everything, but I still have my moments.


So how do you "weigh in" on the matter? I try to see Corey's point of view, but what point is that? I am not jeopardizing my health and I am running faster now than even a month ago. I would still like to lose another 5 pounds before I maintain. I don't think it is that much more, but this is where Corey really freaks out. He threatened to put me in an addiction class. Well if I go in for weight loss then I am putting him in for Mt. Dew. At least my addiction is healthy.


6 comments:

Pepple Family said...

Take it for what its worth coming from a fat chick and all lol. But I think you look fabulous! I don't think you look crazy skinny yet. You look really fit! Now, if you kept going past your goal then I think Corey would have a point. But if you are happy at your goal, then I think its fine. Oh and I totally agree on the Mt Dew vs working out. I am on your side!

Seth and Julie said...

I will actually stay on the fence with this one. I think you look awesome. Everytime I look at you I think I will take up running, and then quickly remember that I HATE it. We are supposed to take care of our bodies, and I think doing so is good for our spirits.

But I also have an all or nothing, addictive, OCD (whatever you want to call it) personality, which can mean taking things WAY to the extreme. Only once have I been a girl who worked out (in college) and I took it too far. Are you exercising in moderation (I hate that word)? Are you at a healthy weight? Are you eating enough? Are you letting it take over other parts of your life? If you feel it has gone too far, then it probably has. If not, you are probably fine, and Corey is trying to make sure you don't get to that "addicted" point. I firmly believe that there are SO many things we can be addicted to, and that most of us do struggle with one thing or another.

Stay healthy, keep exercising, but keep your eyes open for warning signs. I am sure Corey thinks you look HOT, but he wants to keep you healthy.

The Thompson Family said...

I think you look great Kory. I know our family and we love food way too much. I don't think you are taking it too far. You look great because you work at it. As long as you are in your BMI then you should be healthy. I love you!

The Thompson Family said...

I think you look great Kory. I know our family and we love food way too much. I don't think you are taking it too far. You look great because you work at it. As long as you are in your BMI then you should be healthy. I love you!

modern myrtle said...

I think as long as your life is in balance, you are fine. If Corey is concerned though, it may be a good time to step back and assess. I've found that others around me (especially Alex) can sense when I'm off track much sooner than I can. When I feel myself getting out of balance in this area of my life, I seem to go back to one Conference talk from Elder Hollanad over and over. Here's the link and my favorite passage:

http://broadcast.lds.org/genconf/2005/oct/2/2_2_holland_000_oct2005.mp3

"In this same vein may I address an even more sensitive subject. I plead with you young women to please be more accepting of yourselves, including your body shape and style, with a little less longing to look like someone else. We are all different. Some are tall, and some are short. Some are round, and some are thin. And almost everyone at some time or other wants to be something they are not! But as one adviser to teenage girls said: "You can't live your life worrying that the world is staring at you. When you let people's opinions make you self-conscious you give away your power. . . . The key to feeling [confident] is to always listen to your inner self—[the real you.]" And in the kingdom of God, the real you is "more precious than rubies." Every young woman is a child of destiny and every adult woman a powerful force for good. I mention adult women because, sisters, you are our greatest examples and resource for these young women. And if you are obsessing over being a size 2, you won't be very surprised when your daughter or the Mia Maid in your class does the same and makes herself physically ill trying to accomplish it. We should all be as fit as we can be—that's good Word of Wisdom doctrine. That means eating right and exercising and helping our bodies function at their optimum strength. We could probably all do better in that regard. But I speak here of optimum health; there is no universal optimum size.
In terms of preoccupation with self and a fixation on the physical, this is more than social insanity; it is spiritually destructive."

We sure miss your family here! Good luck with your running! I really enjoy keeping up with your progress. You are amazing! :)

Anonymous said...

You know what I think but I really love your tee shirt!!! OCD. OCD. OCD. OCD. I love you.