Monday, January 10, 2011
A "Good" Picture
This is me. Holding Bitty. At La Leche League last month.
I've been told it's a good picture of me/us. I see a cute baby held by a fat mom. That's really all I see when I look at my picture -- I won't point out all the things that bother me, but suffice it to say, I don't love myself in this photo or many others (although there are a few from high school and the wedding where I looked smokin').
But come to think of it, I have a hard time loving myself at all.
People are always asking, "If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?" My answer has always been, "My weight/size." Always. Ever since I can remember.
When I said that to myself this morning, I decided that that would be the very last time I answered that question that way. I *am* making changes, even if my consistency leaves something to be desired. I am the only one with the power TO make those changes and make myself the size I want to be and make myself as healthy as I can be. It's up to me. Period. I DO have the power to do it. I just have to stick to my plan, and ask for assistance when the plan isn't working.
If I can remember that and be more loving to myself, I know I can do it. And someday, I will actually take more photos of myself that I love, too.
Posted by stewbert at 7:11 PM