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Loving Me the Way I Am

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

My Declaration of Independence from a Negative Self Image.
I am not a swimsuit model. I am 5í3Ē with funky legs and man shoulders. I have no waist and no butt to speak of. I need to accept that I will never be a swimsuit model, but I am healthy and I take care of my body. So I will start there, I love myself for taking care of me the healthy way, and I will take care of myself and learn to love my healthy body even if I donít have that hourglass figure I want so much. And will remind myself of the things I do like about myself.

I have hips (thanks to my children!)
My belly is the flattest itís been in 10 years
I have great hair
My eyes are a cool color
I have strong, long finger nails - even after years of biting

Well itís just a start, but I will get better at it with practice.
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  • v SUCCESS68
    Great blog. Amen. emoticon
    1655 days ago
    That was absolutely fabulous for all the right reasons - honest, real, and honoring you.

    1757 days ago
    Good for you on focusing on the positives! And YES you do have great hair! Love the cute, short 'do. :) Wish I had nice fingernails. Mine nailbeds are flat, and the best I can do is keep them filed and short.
    1781 days ago
  • v MONIQUE138
    Confidence is the best thing you can develope cause lord knows I didn't have it. You are who you are so LOVE IT!! emoticon
    1784 days ago
    emoticon blog! We all have to be thankful for (and proud of) all the cool, amazing things our bodies can do for us each day and the wonder of the small (or large, jiggly, and dimply) beauties we each possess...there's some stuff I wouldn't mind changing if I could wave a magic wand, but really, I've been in this body for 30 years, and it's done me pretty well so just like you, I want to take care of it!!!
    Have a beautiful day and keep Sparkin' us all on!
    1789 days ago
    It is so easy to see the negatives in ourselves and we often forget the postive!
    1789 days ago
    Feel good about yourself!!
    1789 days ago
    emoticon That's a great start! And it's inspiring!
    1790 days ago
  • v JUSTKD
    It's a great start so far!
    1790 days ago
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