What's in that package?
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
(Celebrate the little victories moment: I’ve lost 2.6 pounds! Woohoo!)
One of my favorite sayings this past year has been “It’s just packaging. What’s inside hasn’t changed.”
Usually when I’m saying that, though, I’m talking about my dating woes and the fact that most men enjoy talking with me on the phone, but when they discover that I’m not a Barbie they back off.
The phrase is starting to take on new meaning for me now, though. Now “packaging” is about presentation. I’ve lost just under three pounds and while it’s not much, it’s still a loss. I walk a little taller, I feel a little thinner.
And that’s where it shows.
When we’re not happy with how we look we tend to slouch, even if just a bit, and actually make ourselves look bigger. Each little victory – each pound lost, each inch dropped – 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 I’d 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?