The Weight of the World

There is always something we dislike, and for me the list can be more than one thing. But for as long as I can remember I have not been happy with my weight. There are times where I have liked certain things, or curves on my body, but usually, I shy away from being seen. I take a backseat instead of center stage. I dress to disguise instead of to impress. But slowly…. like turtles stampeding through peanut butter slow, I am liking more and more of my body.

Don’t get me wrong, I still struggle almost daily with my image in the mirror, but I find little things to like. Maybe it’s the fact that my skin is glowing, or maybe that my jeans are fitting the curve of my butt a little better?

The world is negative enough and even if I don’t personally like something that another woman is wearing, or flaunting, or simply exposing, it’s not my prerogative to make her change or feel bad about doing so. I will just as easily not say something, or her a positive comment, “You look amazing!” Those little compliments are something we need to do more of instead of degrading, humiliating, embarrassing, or being downright ugly to people.

So, for those of us that look too often at the scale to determine our self-worth or those who choose to base any relationship on the number inside of our jeans, need to realize that Rubenesque is not a bad thing, in fact most people seem to prefer people with a little more on their body, instead of the alternative.

Be strong, be beautiful, be you

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