How to love yourself if you’re overweight / underweight
Making jokes about yourself before other people can promote resilience
Know that you deserve happiness at any size
Weight can be changed far easier than attitude
You are still sexy / cute / hot
Taking selfies of yourself when you think you look hot or cute will be a great help
Learn how to dress yourself to match your body type-- you can wear cute clothes at any size
How to be healthy
Health At Every Size (HAES)
Sometimes used less about ‘health’ and more about fat-acceptance or ensuring that individuals that are obese have access to resources and facilities
Many HAES supporters believe that health and weight control are not linked together
Some tenants of HAES are useful, in that it is possible to get in control of your health regardless of your size
You’re going to live longer if you’re overweight
A BMI between 25 and 29 is the healthiest weight of all.
If You Do Want to Lose Weight…
Consult your doctor!
Anaerobic exercise > raise basal metabolic rate
Other health benefits
Not as important for weight loss
If you do want to GAIN weight
Caloric intake vs output
Metriko has a roommate who did this!
Constant weight training
Living your life around food
I had a question about power exchanges and polyamory. It's kind of a two-part question though.
To preface, my name is Winter, and I am currently seeing two people, and we define our relationship within the context of pup/Handlers. One of my Handlers is someone who I've known for quite some time (one of the first friends I made after making the move to Florida from Chicago), and my other Handler is his mate. They have been dating for about six months, and it's coming up on three months since I was welcomed into their relationship and when our defined pup/Handler experience began. We are also nearing a renegotiation period in the sense of drawing up a hard-copy contract, so I was hoping to get some advice before heading into the contract-writing session.
The first is a bit more of a general question, because it applies to me regardless of my relationship and more so in a life-in-general way. Basically, what are the best ways to ask oneself if they want/are ready for a polyamorous relationship? I've only ever experienced monogamy, and while I am quite happy in my role as a puppy to two wonderful and loving Handlers, it's still hard for me to suppress jealousy when other pups/subs are invited over, /especially/ when I'm not there. That's why in some ways I wonder if redefining the relationship in polyamorous terms instead of strictly pup terms would help to resolve that, but again I don't even truly know if that's something that I want.Secondly, on a more personal level that more directly applies to my specific relationship; what would be the best way to approach this topic with my Handlers? As I said, we are nearing a renegotiation period anyway (as part of our standing relationship agreements). Would now be the best time to bring it up? Or should I wait until a more neutral, clearly-understood-role time in our relationship? And what type of recourse should I take if either of them react negatively to it?
Thank you so much in advance!!! I am a huge fan of the podcast, and admire you all in so many ways!
Next week’s topic: Resilience