Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Ok - this is incredibly terrifying...but we all have to start somewhere, right....
Here are my before photos:
Ok...the really funny thing about these pictures is about 2 hours before I took these, I was walking to the waterfront in our downtown area to go for a 60 minute walk with a friend when a potentially homeless, potentially drug-addicted young man approached med and said: "Damn girl! You lookin' fine! Ain't no need to exercise. You look good just as you are! Don't even worry about it!"
The universe sent me a wonderfully sweet and loving message in this young man. He didn't know I was going to take "before" photos that day, and he didn't know me from Adam. But, his message keeps playing over and over again in my head. And I'm going to keep playing it - even though I do NOT like the way I look in these photos. Even though my older brother called me "chunky". Even though I sometimes don't feel that I should leave the house and burden society with my appearance. Even though I don't feel worthy of sunshine. I will play this message and I will repeat it - until it becomes truth for me.