Monday, April 6, 2009

A Makeover from the Inside Out

I had my husband take several pictures of me (more on that in a later post). I was looking at the pictures wondering which one I should submit and I was surprised at how great I looked. I looked happy! My hair was fixed. I had make up on. I was wearing clothes that emphasized curves I liked, and de-emphasized curves I don't like. After I saw the pictures I thought, "Dang, I look alright for a size 14 gal!"

Do I want to lose more weight? Of course! My goal is to lose 26 lbs. But, in the meantime I need to appreciate how I look right now. I know that I will be able to lose the pounds, it will take some time and DISCIPLINE, but I will get there. Yet, I don't' want to wait until I've lost all my weight to be happy.

My goal right NOW is to focus on all the things about me that I love. I want to focus on my strengths rather than my weaknesses. I'm a lot more fit than when I was a size 18. I can jog and run, when not too long ago it was hard for me to walk a few blocks! And I need to stop wearing my son's sweats (the one's he grew out of) and start dressing up in the mornings.

No more looking like a bag lady! My husband can always tell what kind of day I've had based on the way I dress...that's kind of sad! So, no matter how I feel in the mornings, I will dress up and put some make up on. No baggy, saggy, torn sweats for me! (I'll just wear them in the evenings, they're so dang comfortable!)

And when I go out with my skinny girlfriends and they want a group picture taken, I'll be posing front and center. My days of hiding in the background are gone!

Food for Thought: "What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realized it sooner." ~Colette


May said...

I love this post, so refreshing :)

I wanna see, I wanna see!

Gigi said...

Your Colette quote is one of my favorites and I try living up to it as much as possible. You're so upbeat, it's infectious. Thanks for the boost.

Crystal said...

I have to tell myself this as well. Just because I am a size 24, doesn't mean I have to look like one of my clients. I also love the quote!

H.K. said...

May - I'll post the pictures on Wed..stay tuned!

Gigi- I try to be upbeat, even when all I want to do is crawl underneath the sheets and sleep...I'm glad you got a boost from reading!

Crystal - I notice I start feeling crappy when I compare myself to someone who is a size 7. We both just need to learn to be happy in our own skin & stop comparing!