I Don't Want to be a 'Whoa!' - or maybe - I do!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Ok - So I know this is kind of mean (and obviously photoshopped) but it still made me laugh and became my new motivation. When I first saw it, I said that's my new mantra: Don't be a Whoa!

Now, I'm betting that anyone who might read this is thinking that the only motivation I got from this picture is: lose the weight. Don't be a whoa!

But it isn't. In this picture I saw something else. I saw a woman with confidence. There is a part of me that thinks, if this is true, I completely respect that woman. No way will I get in a bathing suit let alone a bikini - so props to her for that. And then I looked closer and saw a woman who is HAPPY with herself. A woman who is saying 'hey world - I'm NOT a size 0 like my friends. Deal with it." I really liked that!

The fact is, when the weight comes off I won't be a size 0. (I'm aiming for an 8 and hoping for a 6). But either a size 8 or a size 6, I still will be me. I still will have the same problems and the same insecurities I did when I started this at a size 12 pants (now a tight 10). I will be healthy, but will I be as happy as the whoa-girl is? Will I be willing to get in my goal bikini?

Or will I still want to hide?

I don't know. That time is still a long way away. The weight loss goal is attainable, but still distant. Do I want to be thin? Yes. Do I want to be healthy. Hell yes! Do I want to be self confident and happy in my own skin. YES YES YES!

So - do I want to be a 'whoa?' I'm starting to think a do!
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  • CNELSON5411
    Amen sister! I want to be happy with me, and I am totally not right now. I am approaching the big 5 0 (couple months eek!) and a grandma of 2 and 8/9 (due in three weeks) and I am not happy with me in one little bit.

    I am a realist however, I will never be a bikini girl, never really was. I am 5'10 and "big boned" even at my skinnyest and a good weight for me actually was 150 which was about a size way bigger than 8 lol. Right now I am a 18 was a 22 so WAHOOOO, heading for 14. I will be happy to get to 185 at this point but will go where my work takes me, and right now I am working 10 lbs at a time, thats it, thinking about 10 lbs helps me have perspective instead of the 60 lbs I should loose lol. I have lost 22 looking for 30, when I loose 30 will look at 40.

    We are all beautiful! I however never wanna be the Woah in a photo :)
    2009 days ago
    I keep telling myself I'm waiting to rock a bikini when my stomach is as flat as I want it but then I see women at the beach and in pictures rocking bikinis at all kinds of shapes and sizes. They're truly happy wearing them so what really is stopping me from being there now until continuously waiting until I have the "right" look
    2010 days ago
    I have never let size stop me from wearing what I want, but it has given my mother fits. Wear a bikini if you want to. Who cares what others think.
    2011 days ago
    good blog good thought good ideas
    2011 days ago
    Thanks for sharing.
    2011 days ago
    This is a great post! Thanks for sharing :o)
    2011 days ago
    Absolutely LOVE your thoughts on that picture!!!!!
    2011 days ago
    i will totally be a whoa!~ one day
    2011 days ago
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