Monday, August 12, 2013
As I continue to read through my huge stack of health magazines (my favorite pastime), I came across the following sentiments and thought I would share:
"You're Beautiful the Way You Are--No Makeover Needed!"
Think you have big flaws that need fixing?
You're the only one who sees them.
In fact, the only changes you "need" to make
Are the ones that make YOU feel better!
Today I didn't necessarily wanted to, but I "had to" get my haircut. Going to the beauty parlor--and more precisely, sitting in front of a mirror--is something I literally dread!!! The girl that cuts my hair knows this, but once in a while she stills asks "why" it bothers me so much. And then the inevitable reply, "But you have such a pretty face." (The phrase anyone overweight hates to hear!)
This is a painful question for me to answer. I am not comfortable in my own skin--and more importantly, I don't see "me" when I look at my reflection in the mirror. I see a person with a plumb, round face that doesn't fit the image of myself I have always had in my head.
My wonderful husband of 26 years--bless his heart--sees the "real me." Always has & I love him dearly for it! He doesn't see my round face--he sees "me," the person I am on the inside. And when I see his adoring glances every day, I can--at that point--feel like the me I know (in my head).
I guess what I'm saying here is that maybe I do "need" to make a change--just for "me." So that I, too, can see the "real me" when I look into a mirror--the person my husband so lovingly recognizes when he looks at me every day.
And the way to make that change is to continue on with my healthy, weight loss journey--by exercising more, fueling my body with healthy food, and reminding myself that no one else sees my (so-called) flaws but me. Hopefully, then, my poor self-image can be repaired! Thanks for listening, friends!