Do you see a pattern in my reading?
You know, I could be finishing the translation of Dante that I started a few months ago. Or be finishing Pope Benedict ‘s “Jesus of Nazareth” – which I also began a few months ago.Or I could be reading something challenging on education for work or a good book on home schooling and mothering .
For my life.
But, no. I am shallow. I am stuck in the realm of diet and fitness! lol!
So, back to the book “Joining the Thin Club”.
It is not a humorous read, unlike Delaney’s book. Former Fat Girl was fun.
This is more serious in tone. Yet, still very interesting. The focus, again, is on the mind and on body image. With a dash of practical tips for weight loss and weight maintenance.
The Thin Club is a state of mind. It is the balance of your life that enables you to understand what is truly important versus what is not so important. When food is your focus, the layer cake becomes a goal. When food is the means to a greater end – a way of fueling your body, staving off hunger and sanctifying where it comes from–it all starts to make sense. And the layer cake will no longer matter.
Well, I am not tempted by layer cake – my temptations lie in the realm of savoury foods, alcohol, nuts, pepper cheese, cheese with a bite…But I see the point. We work on ourselves and on healthy habits.
What other fitness books am I coveting?
I am such a good role model for my kids – see the serious books I am, well, lusting after, see the classics I am reading? Ha, ha!!
I promise that I’ll go back to better books soon. Really. Once I get my mind off this whole weight thing.
And I won’t complain when Anthony re-reads his Phantom comic!
( That’s why I am an unschooler ~ it all counts. 🙂 )