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Monday, March 08, 2010

I've joined a number of Teams. I try to be active in all of them but I will admit that I just like to visit and read what everyone is writing about.

I joined the Petite Women's team (I am 5ft [on a good day]) and today while I was reading some of the messages it dawned on me, I AM NOT PETITE!

I used to be.
I feel I am on the inside.
I want to be again.

I started to think I shouldn't be part of the team, I have no right to mingle with these tiny ladies. But I have such conflicting feelings. All my life I've been short but I never felt "tiny". I always felt fat, even at 94lbs at age 18. I need to have a self-image makeover.

I know that I am on the way to a healthier me and all that, but what is going to change? At each step I am not going to be satisfied and want to keep going, but when will that end? When will I be satisfied with what I see in the mirror?

I am basically a self confident person, so it is not a simple matter of gain self confidence with weight loss. What is going to be different this time?

I guess I am not looking for the single answer here, I'm just spouting out my thoughts. I hope I am a bit more mature than I was at 18 and can adjust.

Here's to being short and loving it!

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ROCKLAND2010 3/8/2010 6:55PM

    We may be petite in height, (I am 5"2") but definitely NOT petite in spirit and determination.

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I have always been shorter than my friends, not sprouting to my current amazing height until I was 17!
Yet, like you, never felt shorter.

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SHERYLDS 3/8/2010 6:42PM

    Everyone has issues. I always wished I was petite in height. Never knew they had teams based on height, until I read your blog. I joined the Tall Ladies. thanks

I'm wondering how I'm going to look when I lose the weight. Will they be calling me 'Sher Pei' because of the wrinkles?
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MICKEL05 3/8/2010 2:51PM

    I am 5'3" and just joined this team and love it! It's been great inspiration to me to read where others are, how they are working out and the number of calories they are eating. I so know what you mean about not "feeling" petite at times. I love that part of the SP journey is getting off the diet rollercoaster to adopt a life-long healthier lifestyle.

We can do it!!

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