I'm not perfect and of course there is room for improvement, however, I like myself. This is different from loving myself, cause I do love myself.
Me liking myself was confirmed recently when I was told you have a pretty face but I’m heartbroken because your body type is thick and not thin (paraphrased).
Now, I’ve never been told this before. However, I have always had hips, butt, big legs etc. and I'm well aware of my thickness. My roots are in New Orleans so I inherited all this. As an adult, I have been as small as a size two. I didn't like that look - I looked sick.
To my surprise, I wasn’t upset with this person, in fact, I found myself smiling because I discovered that these words didn’t hurt me and I was okay with them saying this. I am confident in who I am. In fact I appreciated their honesty. People have different taste, and for those who don’t like something, there will be just as many who do. I didn’t feel sorry for myself or anything like that. What came to mind was...I'm glad I like myself.
I do believe it is important to trim down as you age for improved health. I’ve been working on this and up until COVID 19, I was walking at least twice a day and making headway. Eating right - etc. etc. Along came COVID 19 and I had a setback. Sitting more while working from home, eating later in the day, I got off track. I’m back now and back to exercising.
Sharing all this to say…don’t feel bad if you are pushing 70 and have a few extra pounds. At the same time, do what you can to be as healthy as you can. The good thing is AARP offers a vase number of resources to help us do just that.
Now, go to the mirror and whatever your body type, smile and give yourself a big hug.
You look Great @ToniS570313 . I truly believe none of us are perfect. I could stand to lose a few pounds but I'm happy as I am. Having struggled with alcohol abuse in my younger days I love the person I've grown into. Happiness is within and if you can radiate that happiness in your daily life, it makes life even better. So I like myself, I love myself regardless how people see me. And Ms @ToniS570313 there's nothing wrong with being thick. Thick is Beautiful 🙂🌹🌹