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Self Understanding

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

My sister use to always say she rather look good than feel good. She is a clothes horse. I did well at my last weigh in with WW. I keep positive thoughts in my head that I can accomplish this journey with class and style and lot more sweat. I have been giving a lot of thought to my appearance, how I look and how I feel. Because I sometimes feel unworthy and frumpy, I dress the part. I don't think sometimes that I am suppose to be beautiful, healthy looking vibrant 51 year old. I see all the time gorgeous women in their 60's and 70's and here sometimes I can barely walk up the stairs.

A change is going to come and that changes begin with positive reinforcement in my mind that I am pretty, self confident, gorgeous woman who gives love and deserve to be loved right back. No more me standing on the sidelines, hoping, wishing and wanting.
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    Yes you have a right to feel as awesome as you want to be at any age! Clothes are an outside extension of our personalities. I love clothes but I also love feeling great in them. I make a point to buy items that fit my true self as well as items that are me even on days when I feel blah. I call these items - wash n wear, snatch off the hanger and put on clothes. No ironing, no fussing, an accessory, some make-up and I'm out the door. No one knows I'm not feeling my best today. As someone said a smile and a happy spirit is the best dressed outfit you can wear. If you're concerned about cost - thrifting has become really big! Consignment shops where you can swap out your old cothes and get some new ones. My mom use to say when you look good on the outside you feel good on the inside! Get to strutting your stuff on a regular basis while you work on getting the healthy wholeness of your body.
    1754 days ago
    Well said! Don't keep all that beauty hidden. Here's one of my favorite quotes....

    "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
    ~Marianne Williamson
    1756 days ago
    I find that looking good is part of feeling good. "Frumpy" has nothing to do with weight, but of care and attention to how you look...to yourself. I am a pretty boring dresser, don't want to spend the money on clothes that will be out of style in a few months, but it's all clean and pressed, I am clean and pressed. I never leave the house without perfume and lipstick. And the best personal decor is a smile, which is cheap and portable, and always available.
    1756 days ago
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