How many of us ladies and probably some gents out there too can identify with this???? I've got my hands up like the celling can't hold us! hehehe :)
We put so much self validation in being a particular weight or clothing size before we accept our own self worth and beauty, we punish ourselves with diets, stop ourselves from living a life we want and we constantly compare ourselves to others. I did for many years also, being so heavily over weight my self worth and perception of self was non existent, I thought I was unloveable and unworthy of many things in life because I didn't fit into an expected dress size or weight range.
Today yes I am far much healthier, more confident and happy I wouldn't have it any other way, but what I believe is a loss far greater than the 75kgs I've lost, is all the years I lost hating, dispising and punishing myself for not being that so called perfect weight and size, physically yes I've change but my heart and soul and true beauty have never changed I just didn't honour them because I couldn't honour myself, I mean how could I honour myself? We are taught via the media, social media, society and even sometimes people in our lives that being anything but a picture perfect size isn't honourable. It's time to stop this insanity of being perfect, even when we reach that so called perfect weight or size are we really truly going to be happy? Probably not we will more than likely find something else to pick at, and so the merry go round goes on.
Regardless of what that scale says or that clothes size you are in right now, just as perfect as you are right now find ways to honour, love and understand your own beauty! Focus on the things you do love even if it's just your hair right now or the way you smile, you don't have to love every part of you all the time but focus on what you know right now is beautiful, and by doing so you create a better appreciation of yourself and in tern will treat yourself better and want to make better choices which means hopefully steering away from those chocolate cookies that you use to drown your feelings of not feeling beautiful or loveable. You just the way you are bumps and all have your own magic and gifts you bring to the world, don't let a number on the scale or a dress size tell you otherwise.
YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL xx