Yesterday I watched a video of my wedding. It was 10 yrs ago next month. In it, I weighed over 350 pounds. Every time I see myself in that video I cry and how I let myself get that large. I cry for person I was. However, I know for a fact, it was indeed one of the happiest days of my life!
I think we are always harder on ourselves than on others. I found myself being harder on that happy girl in the video, than I would EVER be on friends who are overweight. If they were I So why is that? It baffles me. I would NEVER treat them they way I am treating myself. It is time for me to stop being so hard on who I was in the past, accept myself for where I am now and my journey and move forward. I need to be a good example to my daughter, my husband and all the people I want to help in the future.
I would say that this is helping me to turn a different corner on the path of my journey and look at things in a new way. I need to live in the present, not in the past. I've heard this several times in my life. But I think it affects me the most right now in this new discovery. It is time to make the most of my present so I can be the best me I can be for my future.
I WILL do what this says starting now! It's important to live life to the fullest TODAY. We are not promised tomorrow!
Oh this is perfect for how I am feeling today. Accepting me for where I am in this moment. I WILL do this! How about you?!?!?!?
I agree so much with what you have written. I have asked myself why I am so hard on myself. I would talk much nicer to a friend. i need to be my own friend. I am glad you are making that change too.
Yes, you WILL do this! This I'm sure of! I've never met any one as passionate, strong-willed, and determined as you are! Be gentle to yourself and treat yourself with the same compassion as you do everyone else. It's your time to shine babygirl. Shine ON! 1156 days ago
WOW that was really well written! I am so hard on myself and I cant get past it. I am never happy with how I look and I am by far a lot smaller now then I was on years past. My hang up is that I am 30 pounds more now then I was 3 years ago. Your post hit home, because I too would not judge others like I judge myself. I wish I could take your advice and follow it, but that's so hard for me, but Ill read this over and over and hope it sinks in somewhere... I admire you! 1156 days ago