5/30/2011 10:46:00 PM

Is it ok to...?

Is it ok to take pain-killers so that you can exercise when your back is in so much pain you can't even stand up straight?

Is it ok to drink energy drinks 1-2 times every day to keep yourself performing at your normal level when you are creating caloric deficits of 1500 or more?

Is it ok to welcome such behaviors with open arms, as if they are your saving grace, rather than shun them as unhealthy and dangerous?

Is it ok to be "ok" with slipping deeper into an obsession with weight loss than you ever intended?

Is it ok to consider your future success in academics/career/life to depend on first achieving your goal weight/size (size is way more important to me than weight...)?

Is it ok to put your aspirations towards education/career/life on the back-burner to focus on your weight loss effort?

Is it ok to think that what you are doing is for your health even though the way you are going about it is admittedly not the healthiest, and may be headed towards decidedly unhealthy?

Is it ok to let your evaluation of the quality of your week depend on a number on the scale?

Some of these questions... I can answer for myself pretty confidently. Others, I cannot. Some, even though I am not sure if my answer is the right one... I've already taken action on. Others, I have not. 

What do you think?


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