I think your legs look awesome! i actually have like you said in my journal a very simliar body type i think to you Lynne. When i am thinner, not now as obese person.
Some girls in college once called me popeye legs. It bothered me somewhat. Me and my sister has a simliar body type as well and she has always been very self conscious about it. So i definitely know where you are coming from.
fitoverforty wrote: wish people would remember that words can cut like a knife sometimes...and even if we try to be thickskinned about it - truth is, it stays with you, deep down inside when you least expect it those words come back to haunt you and make you doubt yourself (speaking about myself here..)
It's one day at a time for me. I'm happy to be where I am physically, and know that I have to a ways to go to reach my goal - but I'm not trying to get there to please anybody else - just me. Some days are harder than others......this was one of those days. My 1/2 marathon is 2 weeks away and I'm stressing a little over it.
it's funny because negative statements really do stick in your mind! Why people like to say things insensitive comments i don't know. You are doing great physcially. You are staying on track and you are a beautiful example of a "almost 50 year old" Lynne. You are younger than your years. You are not giving yourself enough credit at all!!!! Honestly my mom could never have done what you do every day at 50 or even younger. You are exactly right this is your journey not meeting someone else's expectations of what they think a runner should look like! which is so annoying in itself. Don't be down Lynne! Look at what you do you have which is not only a loving beautiful family, but a healthy mind and body!! You can't ask for more.
Like my mom is always telling me be the best that you can be but not some image of somone that doesn't even represent the essence of who you are! You are going to kill it at the half marathon in two weeks be PROUD of who you are Lynne and what you have accomplished and what your goals are for the future!! I'm proud to know you i know that.