All I have is my own thoughts to compare to... when I was 130 and eating small amounts of calories... it was "easy" because I smoked to curb those cravings. I didn't exercise and I didn't appreciate the hard work it took to be to thin, because I was still very unhealhy mentally and emotionally. That was why it was so easy to fall back into the realm of the unhealthy. I had my vanity but couldn't appreciate it the way I should have. I remember looking at these photos... and verbally assualting myself because I did not love myself. I was still "FAT".
This was just in 2009... I was mentally un-equipped to love myself. It was so hard to see the beautiful woman standing there.
In 2010, I gave birth to another beautiful daughter..... my self image suffered. I had believed this woman below was disqusing.
Today, I am larger than I've ever been. I am embarressed to even allow myself to be photographed.
We enjoyed a family vacation and I was mortified by the physical condition of my body. This has severly impacted my mind, heart, and physical conditios.
I want to LIVE and MOVE and LOVE. I don't know about you... but I need to learn I AM WORTH IT> It hurts don't get me wrong. I am tired, out of breath, and I struggle HARD. However, I have two beautiful "why's" that I want to see me LOVE ME so they can learn to Love themselves. That beautiful woman next to be above. That's my mother.... she too doesn't know how to love herself.
She is beautiful and cannot see it... she too is blinded by her self-hatred. Your children watch and study you and learn from YOU.
I may be big, but I am beautiful. I just need to remember it.
YOU ARE WORTH IT!