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What other people think...

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

I wrote this this morning to a friend of mine and wanted to make sure I saved it somewhere.

We were talking about some general insecurities with wearing shorts or capris.

-- I just honestly don't really care what people think anymore. If they want to talk about me... or make fun of me. Thats their issue not mine. I got made fun of so much as a kid.. and dealt with so much bullying and stupidity while employed there at LCG - I think I am just immune to it anymore. The older I get the less I care and the more I realize its the other person's issue and not mine. If I am comfortable and look OK - then screw it. --

As the mother of a 15 year old girl.... I think I say this to her over and over and have for years. Just be yourself... be who you are and don't let other people get under your skin. Don't worry so much about not doing something because of what other people might say. Just get out there and do it. You dont know you can't do something until you at least get out there and put forth the effort.

I think so far its sunk in - because that kid is goofy as all get out and one unique girl and has surrounded herself with a group of like minded friends. So I did something right... even if it doesn't feel like it most of the time. :)

I like how my body is changing as I lose. And I notice is really funny little ways. The way clothes fit is clearly a big one... but one really goofy thing is that I notice it takes less swipes when I shave my legs... My legs are getting more trim.. and firm. I like the way certain things fit now. I like the smaller sizes. :)

I can almost touch my toes again too! I was so close in Jazzercise Monday. Between my weight and my back issues - thats kind of a big deal to me. I haven't been able to touch my toes since Dance team in HS.
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    Good for you! It's funny the little things we notice when we go up or down, isn't it? Raising girls with a good self-image is a big accomplishment. You are doing something right.
    1929 days ago
    I haven't even thought about taking fewer swipes when shaving. It is so true! Keep instilling those values into your daughter. Even though it seems as if she is not listening, it is being stored in the memory bank and one day she will realize how much of a genius her mom is.
    1929 days ago
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