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Our Beautiful Bodies

Sunday, August 04, 2013

Until just very recently, in the morning, I would run past the mirror in the bathroom, looking at myself only to the extent I had to do so --and then with disdain. But, lately, I've come to see myself as beautiful. Right. Now. Today. I stop in front of the mirror and pause. I am grateful for my body and, most amazingly, notice its beauty. I have weight to lose -- about 100 pounds -- but here, now, today, I am accepting my whole self and I never thought this was really possible. So, I notice my larger stomach, and its really okay right now. In fact, I find that I love myself. All of this leads to taking better care of myself. For example, I didn't used to bother with putting on body lotion. Now I do - and I am taking time to experience this as sensuous.

Today I ran across a www.ABeautifulBodyProjec

This is a media project by Jade Beall, where she "praises the unphotoshopped body"; women who are pregnant, post-partum, breastfeeding, all ages, sizes, and with cancer and illness. In her words: A Beautiful Body project is movement of women coming together to tell their stories and celebrate their ever-changing bodies so that future generations of women can live free from self-suffering.

I hope you take a look; her photos are wonderful and she also includes stories, support and perspective. We are all beautiful -- here, now and today. I am grateful for all my SP friends and all I learn on these webpages for guiding me in beginning to love myself again to want to be healthy. To eat healthy food, in target range, because I love my body.

These webpages reflect this acceptance and love and joy.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
AQUAGIRL08 8/10/2013 7:36AM

    I loved the photos! Thanks for sharing!

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KAYYVAUGHN 8/6/2013 6:14AM

    I think we all needed your blog.

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HONOURIA 8/6/2013 12:13AM

    What a wonderful wonderful blog. Thank you! emoticon

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    What a great blog!! You really are beautiful!!

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DDOORN 8/5/2013 2:00PM

    I'm familiar with this project and heartily applaud it also! This is something us guys struggle with too!


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    It is amazing what the power of loving one's self can do. We all have that ability within us and it doesn't cost us anything to do it, and yet loving ourselves is one of the first things we slow down or stop doing.

I'm glad that you're rediscovering it for yourself!


PS - Thank you for sharing the link to:

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NYARAMULA 8/5/2013 12:31AM

    This is an awesome blog. Thank you so much for sharing. And remember, you are BEAUTIFUL!

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