Thursday, March 24, 2011
I had the immense pleasure of shopping yesterday with a special someone who recently lost a few pounds. She was not overweight before, but she had gone up a dress size or so. It sure can be hard on a young lady's self image when she goes shopping and notices a few pounds crept up on her when she wasn't looking.
There is something so sweet about the look on a young woman's face when she loves how she looks in a dress or outfit. Spending the day shopping with that very special girl who looked great before, but just looks a little bit better was perfect. Not because she looks better, but because she FEELS BETTER!
I can't think of anything more that I would want for her and this is what we strive for our youth, self esteem! I certainly don't think girls need to lose weight to feel good, nor do they have to be thin. One simply cannot argue with the fact that girls do feel better when they like what they see in the mirror. I am not as proud of the way she looks, as I am of the way she feels.
She worked hard at it. Changing eating habits, exercising everyday & giving up the party nights with the girlfriends. Her focus was to get and feel healthy. It really took some determination but she did it.
Encouraging someone to improve their appearance is a good thing. Helping a young lady get to a fit weight is a great gift. This is is just not achieved through criticism and statements. It comes from setting an example and taking that journey with them.
You look great Baby and You always did, I love you !