would just jump out of an airplane if you could. Do you hope to skydive someday?”
day in November a woman said this to me.
I met her in a local retail store and she reads my blog. She had a distinct impression that I am
someone of risk. I do hope I portray
joy…fun…living out loud…but I honestly do not know why she thought I would sky
dive. Anyone who really knows me, knows
that I am a CHICKEN! I do not like speed
or heights or any activity associated with speed and heights. I respect those whose bucket lists include
skydiving and speed racing…not me.
by comparison to other lists, I am really boring. However, I thought I would confess one
today. My struggle with weight has
really been over a lifetime. When I decided
to take care of myself at age fifty, part of that journey was learning to
accept my body and dress it as it existed.
I learned the fundamentals of fashion so that I actually looked smaller
than the scales read and learned to look in the mirror as I was… and be
ago, the media began to send messages of body image acceptance no matter our
size. Full figured women became models
and plus-size bloggers gained audiences.
I have lived in the plus size world for many, many years and I was
thrilled to see all of this happen. I
still believe it is important for all of us to accept and love who we are
today…right now…this minute.
hypocritical that I would like to know what it is like to be smaller??
12 or a 10?? Yes, I will tell you that I am working out for my health. That is a huge part of it…but I am also
working out because I desire just for a time, to be able to wear smaller
have the extra weight gone. I am working
on it slowly and the journey is more consistent than it has been in a long
time. Hopefully, I will get there.
wonderful, warm Saturday!
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