As women, it seems that everyone treats our bodies like they are in crisis mode. I work out for about 40-50 minutes each day on an excercise bike. I know I could do more, maybe stretch or whatever. However, I feel good the way I am. I do not think I am losing weight, but I feel like I am maintaining my body. As someone with asthma, I think of it as training for my lungs because my doctor says cardio is good.

When I was young, I was a size 4 but my weight fluxuated a lot. Now, I am a size 8 and I have been that way for years. I don't care if I have a pudge though lol, cause it's always hard to have a flat stomach unless that is something you make your goal, or it comes natural.

I think it's so important for us, as woment to love and respect our bodies. And yes, you are so right, "You lost weight" is not a compliment even though I'm sure some people think of it that way. I wish people would not comment on other people's weight. I never talk about weight with my friends unless they bring it up and say it is something they want to change.

Thanks for your amazing, thought-provoking writing. Keep doing your thing🌷

Black Womanist — MS Psych 🎓 EIC of Cultured Co-Founder of Writers and Editors of Color WEOC I 🤎 ☕️

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