Love your Body Part I

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Back in the day, I was a chubster. I was the girl who wore sweats and super baggy clothing to school because I figured if people wanted to be my friend they would see what was on the inside rather than how I dressed/looked on the outside. I never thought I was ugly or fat though until people who I thought were my friends (which they said something because they cared, I suppose) started making comments to me/about me.

I then joined weight watchers (love it) and got braces (glad I did it, still hated them). In 7 months I went from the 5'4'' size 14 girl to the self confident size 4 girl. With a killer straight-toothed grin, might I add.

Now, 4 years later, I've gained 1 or 3 dress sizes.. I still [i think anyway] have that same self confidence and feel great about myself until people make rude comments about my "unhealthy ways" persay.

It got me thinking.. If these girls' comments upset me so much, I must not like the way I look. I read this article on I'm thinking I'm lacking in the self confidence department. The intro says:

"Do you think your life would be so much better if you dropped one dress size, had slimmer hips or looked like Heidi Klum? Then your body image needs a boost."

I answered yes to all those questions, subconciously. No good. So. TODAY I'm starting a Love your Body campaign for myself.

I want to feel good no matter what other people might throw at me. Not necessarily lose weight, just feel confident.

I'm going to get there by:

Making wiser food choices
Positive Thinking
Daily Exercise
Smiling more often

I'll let you know in a few weeks how my progress is coming along.


Anonymous said...

i love this. can i join you in this?

Anonymous said...

basically, your Love your Body Campaign is awesome!! way to go :)

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