Do You Love Your Body?

a picture of my favorite pair of viands for a meal
@SIMPLYD (75375)
Philippines
February 28, 2017 11:43pm CST
@sunrisefan messaged me to suggest watching Embrace two weeks ago. So I did. I like it because it is a realistic movie, a journey of a formerly slim built woman to a chubby woman. The movie also made me realize that I, after all, love my body, despite some fats in my tummy area and some imperfections. And because I love it, I exercise whenever I can and usually it is only on weekends . But at least I exercise. I always get to laugh a lot, especially with my hubby and officemates. Laughing makes us feel young and alive, right? I also would just eat an apple only for dinner whenever my tummy fats get big. Apple is said to lower cholesterol aside from its other healthy benefits. I actually eat a fruit or two every day. I take vitamins E, C, B1 6 12, calcium and fish oil to help me be healthy. So far, for the past two years. I never had coughs and colds, despite all around me at the office, most are having these. I also eat fish and vegetables and take off the fat of pork and scrape the fat at the back of the chicken skin whenever I eat fried chicken. Upon waking up in the morning, I drink 2 tall glasses of water. Most of all, I lavishly pamper my body with moisturizing lotion. That’s how I love my body. How about you guys? Can you share some healthy tips you do to keep your body healthy as a way of loving your body?
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@sunrisefan (16624)
• Philippines
1 Mar
Very healthy lifestyle :) Good thing you don't eat cotton buds dipped in Gatorade :) (Glad you liked the movie and got inspired with it.)
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@SIMPLYD (75375)
• Philippines
1 Mar
There you are. I haven't seen you here for days. Aside from eating healthy , I know you walk for exercise.
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@sunrisefan (16624)
• Philippines
1 Mar
@SIMPLYD Hehehe! I had meetings :) Will resume our walk probably when the regional meet is finished because there are many athletes using the ovals and the coliseum.
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@SIMPLYD (75375)
• Philippines
1 Mar
@sunrisefan Just as I thought. Is that for the whole Philippines?
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@annierose (17416)
• Philippines
1 Mar
I think for me I try as much as possible to be conscious on my body posture. I have a dextro scoliosis already so I better watch out how I sit or stand.
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@VidaVida (132)
• Jakarta, Indonesia
1 Mar
Is it cureable? I never heard about dextro scoliosis before :(
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@SIMPLYD (75375)
• Philippines
1 Mar
I also would like to ask you like what @VidaVida have asked.
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@carexing25 (1829)
• Philippines
1 Mar
I love my body even if they say I'm gaining weight but I'm sure I did my best to be fit and healthy.. I have set goals to lose some weight and hope it works
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@SIMPLYD (75375)
• Philippines
1 Mar
True. Even with the added unwanted weight, we should love our body and see to it that it's on a healthy state always. You can do it. Go, go, go.
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@averygirl72 (14121)
• Philippines
2 Mar
That's really good what you do to your body. I try to limit my rice when I eat. I rest and try to sleep well at night. I take only Vitamin C and B complex
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@SIMPLYD (75375)
• Philippines
2 Mar
That is good that you are limiting your rice intake. At least at your early age , you know the bad result of having too much rice. Indeed resting and sleeping well, really contributes to a good health. It is good too, that you also take those vitamins especially vitamin C.
@averygirl72 (14121)
• Philippines
2 Mar
@SIMPLYD However I can't avoid fat I eat pork fat and buy fried chicken skins in the market
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@SIMPLYD (75375)
• Philippines
2 Mar
@averygirl72 I did eat those when I was in your age. I just started slowing down on them when I reached my 40's . Better to be safe than sorry as they say, when one is already getting older.
@reskyyandi (3840)
• Indonesia
1 Mar
Of course I love my body. Eat healthy food , that is the way I love my body
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@SIMPLYD (75375)
• Philippines
1 Mar
True , that's the primary way of loving our bodies.
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• Indonesia
4 Mar
@SIMPLYD yeah..
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@VidaVida (132)
• Jakarta, Indonesia
1 Mar
hello my friend.... I obviously love my body, because this is what I only have in life. I cannot exchange my body with someone else either. Beside that, self image problem is only for teenagers. We as adult, never see it as a problem ;)
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@SIMPLYD (75375)
• Philippines
1 Mar
That is true. It's what God has lent to us so we should love and take care of it. Do you think so that self- image is for teenagers? For me, self- image is important. It give me so much confidence when I look good.
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@ridingbet (38053)
• Philippines
1 Mar
oh, i don't have much rituals to keep myself fit, my lady. i eat rice about 1 and 1/2 cups, i drink a cup of coffee, and i take rest from strenuous activities when i am home. about my skin, i use soap that maintains my light complexion, stay away from the sun, and i drink ample amount of water. vitamins?just Conzace-Clusivol is not available anymore. my cardiologist said i should not take many medicines because of my heart ailment
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@SIMPLYD (75375)
• Philippines
2 Mar
That's good to know that you don't have much ritual in keeping yourself fit. 1 1/2 cups of rice, wow , you are a rice eater. I only can eat a cup of rice. I am more on viands though. Conzace was prescribed to me in addition to my existing vitamins when I had my alopecia areata. But after my hair started growing , I stopped. It's a bit expensive. My calcium supplement has zinc , magnesium and D already.
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@ridingbet (38053)
• Philippines
2 Mar
@SIMPLYD we have zinc effervescent tablets here from UK. but i take these seldom only. i asked my doctor if it is allowed and he said yes. i take conzace only wen i have my duty.
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@SIMPLYD (75375)
• Philippines
2 Mar
@ridingbet Wow, that's nice. Conzace has zinc . I think you can take that Zinc instead of Conzace?
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@LadyDuck (122389)
• Switzerland
1 Mar
I have always loved my body and I take care of it since I was a very young girl. I have always been careful to wear the right shoes if I needed to walk a lot, to maintain a good posture walking and sitting and not to wear too tight pants to avoid cellulitis. I take a warm bath with moisturizing bath oil every evening.
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@SIMPLYD (75375)
• Philippines
2 Mar
You really have a nice way of keeping your body pampered and healthy , my friend. No wonder, you maintained your slim body until now.
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@LadyDuck (122389)
• Switzerland
2 Mar
@SIMPLYD I do not want to gain weight, this is unhealthy and I have the feeling that a slim body looks younger.
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@SIMPLYD (75375)
• Philippines
2 Mar
@LadyDuck That is not not a feeling but the truth. Slim seniors looks so much younger.
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@DianneN (59758)
• United States
1 Mar
I've taken very good care of my body all my life.
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@SIMPLYD (75375)
• Philippines
2 Mar
I can truly see that in your pictures my friend.
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@DianneN (59758)
• United States
2 Mar
@SIMPLYD Aw, thank you! I try, but old age is serving in. I will fight it as long as I can.
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@SIMPLYD (75375)
• Philippines
2 Mar
@DianneN Same with me. I noticed today that the brown spots in my arms are already getting more. I have to research if there is something that can be done still to retard them.
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@Nawsheen (22859)
• Mauritius
1 Mar
I try my best to take care of my body and not put on weight. As soon as I wake up every morning I take a glass of water with some drops of lemon. I go to the gym two times per week. I limit myself to soft drinks and drinks containing too much sugar. I try to limit my intake of processed foods
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@SIMPLYD (75375)
• Philippines
2 Mar
And truly I can say that you have a healthy lifestyle my friend. Indeed, we should just limit ourselves to soft drinks, because eliminating them totally will deprive us of the happiness when we have a taste of it.
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@Nawsheen (22859)
• Mauritius
2 Mar
@SIMPLYD Nowadays its very important to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Yeah i cannot totally eliminate the soft drinks. So occassionally I have some :p
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@SIMPLYD (75375)
• Philippines
2 Mar
@Nawsheen As long as you drink it in moderation and not often , then it won't hurt your body.
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@sans224 (1840)
2 Mar
great i also take 2 glasses of water in morning do workouts whenever possible. its a good feeling when we are fit.
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@SIMPLYD (75375)
• Philippines
3 Mar
So you do that drinking of 2 glasses of water in the morning too. Where did you learn about it. I learned about it from a doctor.
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@sans224 (1840)
3 Mar
@SIMPLYD that i got from our elders from childhood itself.
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@SIMPLYD (75375)
• Philippines
3 Mar
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@allknowing (55812)
• India
1 Mar
I am not into any stringent rules and that is the secret of my health
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@SIMPLYD (75375)
• Philippines
2 Mar
I can say that your secret is just being always relaxed , happy and taking everything in moderation. Am i right?
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@allknowing (55812)
• India
2 Mar
@SIMPLYD I think so. Thanks.
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@SIMPLYD (75375)
• Philippines
2 Mar
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• Philippines
6 Mar
I really try to drink water. And now I am putting Nivea cream on my face. I used bench soap. But I don't like lotion really I can't breath no. Kidding. I love eating green veggies and take vitamins for blood and vitamin c. God bless.
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@SIMPLYD (75375)
• Philippines
7 Mar
Bench soap? Hmm, I haven't seen and tried that yet. Maybe I should look for that one too? Is it a mositurizing soap? Bea ALonzo also doesn't put lotion because she doesn't like the feel of a lotion on her skin. For Lotion its Nivea for me. Not sticky. That' good to know that you really are taking good care of your body.
• Bucharest, Romania
5 Mar
To be honest, I don't really love my body nor do I dislike it. I feel indifferent to it if that makes any sense.
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@SIMPLYD (75375)
• Philippines
6 Mar
But I suppose you take care of it so it will be nice?
@Tampa_girl7 (21656)
• United States
3 Mar
I am also a water drinker. I rarely drink anything else
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@SIMPLYD (75375)
• Philippines
3 Mar
Water is good for our body actually. I drink a glass before lying in bed as advised by an alternative doctor. It prevents possible heart attack.
@thelme55 (11919)
• Germany
2 Mar
Of course I love my body. I have a healthy eating lifestyle and avoid something that stress me including negative people.
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@SIMPLYD (75375)
• Philippines
2 Mar
I know that from reading your posts, my friend. You are one of those who really gives importance to a healthy lifestyle. Yes, avoid negative people so we can always be healthy.
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@jaboUK (50721)
• United Kingdom
2 Mar
I've reached the age when I do what I like and that includes eating what I like. I had a very strenuous life style when I was working and that kept my body in good shape. Yes, I've put on a few pounds since retiring, but who cares? Now is my time to relax and enjoy myself. I don't take any meds at all and there aren't too many people of my age who can say that.
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@SIMPLYD (75375)
• Philippines
2 Mar
Wow, you have no medication at all. It only means all through the years and until now , you are in the pink of health . And that is just so nice that you aren't restricted to eat any foods at all. Indeed, you really should be so proud of that. I am working in keeping myself always healthy too .
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@just4him (92365)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 Mar
I swim as often as I can. I eat scratch food, no longer boxed prepared foods. Nothing deep fried, I bake or use the griddle for all my cooking. Sometimes I use the frying pan, but that is rare.
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@SIMPLYD (75375)
• Philippines
2 Mar
You have a healthy lifestyle my friend. Keep it up!
@TRBRocks420 (62343)
• Banks, Oregon
1 Mar
Yes, I love my body, but do want to lose weight.
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@SIMPLYD (75375)
• Philippines
2 Mar
That is good. Determination is the key though in losing weight.
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@jstory07 (57943)
• Roseburg, Oregon
1 Mar
I drink water all day and go for two half hour walks every day. I now go swimming Monday through Friday.
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@SIMPLYD (75375)
• Philippines
1 Mar
Wow, those are healthy ways to take care of your body. Swimming is a great exercise.