Do you girls ever feel like doing that to the scale?? I think at one point or another we all have. It's hard for one to achieve their ideal weight, and once one is there it’s hard to stay there! I'm sure you know what I mean, especially in today's society where most celebs are thin and "beautiful", we feel as though we need to look like them, to be pretty. Have you ever seen a certain celeb and thought to yourself, that's what I need to look like, and if I did I would be beautiful? Is there a certain celebrity out there that gives you that feeling every time you see her?
I myself, have struggled recently with being happy with my body. Not that I’ve ever been anorexic or bulimic, thankfully I haven’t had that problem to deal with, but ever since a few months back when I got on this kick about eating healthy and losing some of those extra unwanted pounds, I became practically obsessed with food. Here in the past couple weeks or so it’s improved somewhat. But it’s like my mind is constantly thinking about food, My mind always runs a mile a minute anyway, it seems it never takes a break, but it had gotten to the point where I would be watching tv and my mind would be focused on some type of food that was calling to me from the refrigerator even though I wasn’t really hungry and it would take a lot of will power for me to resist.
I did well over the last few months though and lost 20 pounds. I hadn’t even realized I had been gaining weight since I got married, it just caught up on me, an one day I noticed, hey I have some extra weight on me, where’d that come from? Twenty pounds was more than I was expecting to lose and now I’m the smallest I’ve really ever been. Now, I weigh 106 or 107 depending on the day. It’s really hard for me to outright say how much I weigh. And constantly watching your weight takes a toll on you mentally. I don’t know if this even makes any sense. I sure hope it does. I’m only telling a little bit of how things have been so maybe some of you can relate. I know it’s not uncommon for us women to have some sort of issue with our body. But we should learn to be happy with our body and embrace what makes us different from others. We really are all beautiful in our own way, there’s nobody just like you! You are special, and don’t take that as something cheesy, you really are something special. And you should embrace it! It’s something I have to remind myself everyday. I know it’s easy to say, just not easy to actually practice.
What makes you different from others? What is your least favorite thing about yourself? More importantly what is your favorite thing about yourself?? Let that outweigh the bad.
My least favorite thing about my body is my height. I’m only 5’3. I always think if I was just like 4 or 5 inches taller, it would be so much easier for me weight wise, and I would be so much more content with my body. I would have the nice lean look that the models have. And everything would look good on me! I would have those super skinny legs rather than having these short legs that on some days, the really bad ones, I look in the mirror and think “Oh, my legs look so stubby!!!” Thankfully heels help with that somewhat. I always feel more confident in my heels. Although, living in Indiana where winter is really icy and slick, I have to take a break from wearing heels during this time, which is unfortunate! I just can’t wait for spring!
What gets me though about my weight right now is 106 or even a couple of pounds heavier seems like a small amount of weight, seriously much lower would be dangerous right? Then why when I look at myself in the mirror do I feel fat? Like my belly is sticking out? Or my arms are chunky? I don’t get it. My husband thinks I’m crazy. He thinks I should eat whatever I want all the time and he claims I should gain a couple pounds. But is he just saying that because that’s what he feels he should be saying? I don’t know. Guys don’t seem to understand the struggles woman have with body image. They can’t help it, their mind just doesn’t run the same way as ours does. Anyway, what do you girls think is a healthy weight for my height 5’3? I’m curious to see what you girls think. I bet there will be a wide range of replies.
Now, what’s my favorite thing about my body? Sadly that’s a tough one. Isn’t it crazy how much easier it is to pinpoint the bad things about yourself, but harder to see the better things? Well, these days I really like the length of my hair. It’s the longest I’ve ever had it, because usually I get so antsy and I have to cut it and have a change! I’ve been patient though and I’ve let it grow. But of course, I have the occasional bad hair day, like everyone else, where my hair just won’t do what it’s supposed to! Lol Also, I’m not trying to be conceded in anyway, but I don’t think my face is all that ugly for lack of a better word. Most days I look in the mirror after putting on my makeup and think I am in fact a pretty girl. On the other days, the bad ones, I think my face looks chunky. Ah, life. It’s never perfect.
Anyway, I’m hoping you girls have some good feedback from this post! I want to see the number of comments soar!! I know the issue of body weight/image is something we all have an opinion on and I want to hear yours.
Super Skinny Models that do not help at all with body image issues! Scary skinny....
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