To add to what VELVETMERLIN has already stated, there's also the fact that advertising definitely gets under our skin. They (as in companies that make products) create a need through advertising-they tell us that we're not beautiful enough, and we're not perfect, and we never will be, BUT you can get a little bit closer by buying whatever product/crap they're selling. It's a way to get money from you and to buy into this notion that 1: you're not good as you are and 2: you need products-beauty products, weight loss products, jewelry, clothes, shoes, accessories to prove that you're just a little bit better than your neighbor. That Hollywood glamour crap adds to it too. It's all interconnected. I didn't look at your picture, but I don't need to. You're not an object to be judged. You're a human being. I hope things get better for you.
I personally had an emotional break down regarding my physical appearance too. There's this perceived expectation that we need to all be gorgeous when really, the only way to adhere to that standard is to buy all the junk they're selling. I'm not saying don't buy anything, or don't dress the way you want, but just keep this in mind: Do you actually want it, or are they WANTING you to want it?
Don't ever let anyone else tell you who you can be
| Pounds lost: 9.0