Love What You Have

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

today I found myself staring longingly at another Sparker's progress pictures - she had a tiny waist - a very tiny waist - I envied that waist

I carry most of my weight in my middle, that along with my girls is why my tops are always a size or so bigger than my bottoms

I have beautiful, slender legs, barely any hips, and a flat butt - and I love this about myself, now

the other day I tried pulling on a pair of my husband's pants and they actually fit over the thighs and pretty much the butt - it is the waist alone that makes them impossible

I then found myself thinking about the fellow Sparker with that adorable waist, and I wonder if she rejoices at how beautiful it is, or if she is fixated on some other part of herself that she finds flaw with - would she look at my pictures and envy my legs?

very likely

on this journey, we need to remember in kindness to love ourselves for who we are and how we are built - there are things about us (like height, or where our weight is distributed) that we can't change - and there are those things we can (like what we have for breakfast, or whether or not we work out today)

awareness of that difference may just be the key to happiness

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    Very inspirational!

    Well, I thought the fat would never leave from my belly (far away to call abs). It just didn't change since January. And then, when I started to reach my goal, and almost everything has gone from elsewhere, magically, it started to melt away, too. I still have a little, so I'll drop in another week of perfection in calorie deficit to let it go.

    3170 days ago
    So true!!!!:-)
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    Great blog! emoticon
    3170 days ago
    so true. I'm always envious of other Sparker's body shapes, I wish I had their tiny waist or their tiny legs :D You are absolutely right! I've gotta be proud of the things I do have control over, and the body that I's the only one I've got ;D
    Thank you!!!
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    emoticon emoticon emoticon LOVE THIS POST!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3170 days ago
    Here's to loving ourselves - 'warts' and all!
    3171 days ago
    I so agree. This is so true, and I know I do the same thing. It's that green-eyed monster rearing its ugly head. We are each made so uniquely. We need to see the beauty in that!
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    3171 days ago
    Love this blog! Grass is always greener! But love ourselves right! Working on it
    3171 days ago
    Great blog!
    3171 days ago
    Yep, yep, yep ... being kind to ourselves it the most basic kind of respect we can extend to ourselves. I've blogged before that if we talked to others the way we talk to ourselves ... if we judged other's bodies the way we judge our own, well, I believe there would be some folks getting a big ol' poke in the nose! We need to respect the perfection in which we were created!

    And I'm one of those people with a tiny waist. I'm not bragging, just saying ... and YES I fixate on other things, like how big my hips look in comparison to my waist, that my behind will always have an upper and lower compartment area and how big the tops of my thighs are. We can't choose how we are built but we can love ourselves no matter what!
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    I am built like you, with trouble spots in my waist and chest, and very slender legs. I totally agree - we need to focus on what we have!
    3171 days ago
    Excellent blog! You put it beautifully. Thank you.
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