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Learning to love my body--now

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

I went to a b-day party a couple of weeks ago and recently I saw a few pictures from the party. Despite losing over 70 lbs. so far, a few of the angles were, as you might say, less than flattering.

My first inclination was to critique my bumps and bulges and feel defeated, but I'm not going to do that this time. I am going to be happy with my body, not when I get to my goal, but now and all the way down to where I finally end up. I am going to celebrate my progress and not berate myself for not having the body I want to have.

I say in my bio that 6-pack abs are not in my future and I will probably always bear the consequences of being well over 100 lbs. overweight. But I will take that any day compared to the way that I was--the tiredness, the pain, the lack of hope, the despair.

I will accept. I will be happy. I will rejoice....right here, right now!

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    Great Blog!!! This is so simple. Why do we struggle with it. Why is it so hard to be grateful for the success we've reached? I love the quote at the end. I'm working on body love every single day now.
    1682 days ago
  • SISSIE21
    Oh, I can so relate to your blog. I too have had that sickening feeling when seeing a picture and noticing the weight that still needs to come off. It's so easy to stay in the negative body image mind set I have known so well.
    But then I think of the weight lost already, the activities I can now do, the seats I can fit into, etc. and I feel better. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1690 days ago
  • DARLY55
    Great blog. This is something that is hard to do - loving the way we are now!
    I know I still only see the flaws, the parts that haven't gone yet etc,
    Great message!
    1695 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
    Great attitude, life is too short to be unhappy while pushing to get to the "perfect" weight. We must be happy with all of the great things that we are achieving now. It isn't always easy to feel that way so good for you! Congrats on looking at the positive side of it! You are doing great, keep up the awesome work! emoticon
    1695 days ago
  • COREY195
    I enjoyed that / It's important to love where we are when we are what we are and who we are embrace it and and grow internally. emoticon
    1696 days ago
  • MSGO72
    1696 days ago
    Great blog! And you have come a long way and you should celebrate your success! You've earned it!
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    1696 days ago
    great outlook! Stay positive and be encouraged.

    It's a journey and you look like you are well on your way!

    I think you look fantastic..............

    Dena emoticon emoticon
    1697 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/2/2013 7:15:24 PM
  • MJRVIC2000
    Love your soul even more. God Bless YOU! Vic.
    1697 days ago
    Keep the positive thoughts up!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1697 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/2/2013 5:20:26 PM
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