Friday, March 9, 2012

I make myself laugh!

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I love the moments when I am alone, and no one is around (the meaning of being alone= no one is around. Just so we are clear on that) and I do something I find funny... and then I just stand there laughing.... by myself.
I am pretty sure I am not the only one who does that. Right?

I read this article by a woman who is considered over weight by society. She was writing about her health and the fact that she is perfectly healthy, then she went on to talk about peoples perception of her and how they automatically think she must be sad, depressed or something terrible like that. Then she explains how the only time she has ever been depressed in her life was when she had lost 40 pounds because she starved herself and ate diet pills to try to fit in and look like the media and society wants her to look like. She is happy.

I have lost 40 pounds and I must admit, I still have sad days and my life is still out of whack sometimes, but I am happy to, among other things, be able to play sports without dying and go swimming without feeling like everyone is staring at my big but.. or at least now I am pretty sure they look at my big but because its very some... I think :) but I still feel self conscious sometimes. I still feel not skinny enough sometimes. So the article was a great reminder that the most important thing is to life a healthy life style, not what size clothes you wear. I remember when I was bigger and I ate whatever I wanted, I wasn't healthy at all, but man was I happy!! until I couldn't fit any of my clothes. I should be able to be happy like that now! I don't need food to make me happy. I don't need to be a size 0 to be happy.
I can live a happy and healthy life just the way I am. YAY!!

Also, I can't wait to see The Hunger Games!! oooo check out the trailer!!


LMT said...

this was a good picture for today. Thanks for sharing, and for your words. big hug!


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