Wednesday, February 24, 2010
(Celebrate the little victories moment: Iíve lost 2.6 pounds! Woohoo!)
One of my favorite sayings this past year has been ďItís just packaging. Whatís inside hasnít changed.Ē
Usually when Iím saying that, though, Iím talking about my dating woes and the fact that most men enjoy talking with me on the phone, but when they discover that Iím not a Barbie they back off.
The phrase is starting to take on new meaning for me now, though. Now ďpackagingĒ is about presentation. Iíve lost just under three pounds and while itís not much, itís still a loss. I walk a little taller, I feel a little thinner.
And thatís where it shows.
When weíre not happy with how we look we tend to slouch, even if just a bit, and actually make ourselves look bigger. Each little victory Ė each pound lost, each inch dropped Ė makes us stand just a little taller and when we do that, we look just a little thinner.
My daughter told me the other day I looked like I was losing weight, that she could really tell Iíd been working at it. Suddenly I found myself walking a little taller yet.
It really is all in the packaging. How will you package yourself?