Sunday, February 24, 2013
I grew up super skinny. In fact my mom worried about me and was always trying to fatten me up. I remained skinny until my son was born and was then I put on the pounds that became hard to pull off. I managed to stay thin but not skinny like I had been and then gradually over the last 15 years I've put on the pounds..last year I pulled off 30 of those and plan to continue. But you know in my mind, I still have this perception of me being that super skinny girl. I was so awkward and was much taller than even the boys in my class until I was around 16 and then everyone out grew me. I never really liked my skinny legs as they made my knees look knobby. Around 16 I finally had a good "figure" and could wear bikini bathing suits and felt good in my skin then. But it is so amazing to me to still have that perception of that skinny girl even when I look in the mirror and see the fat. It doesn't bother me in the least but like this cartoon, we sometimes want to use something to remove those perceptions..TV can become a stumbling block on becoming more healthy. Movement and exercise are much better to becoming the perception of ourselves.