Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Body Image Warrior Week

I just stumbled upon the Body Image Warrior Week thanks to  The Beheld and it's really worth a read.  Actually ALL the posts for the Warrior Week are just amazing.  Two quotes that struck home to me in this post were

 “So that what I see in the mirror might more closely approximate this Ideal Form of me.”
"And so I think (and write) about my body image, my mental projection of myself, in the hope that someday the image will fall into line with the reality. "
 I especially loved the way she described getting your mental Ideal Form of yourself to align with reality.  As someone who has lost a significant amount of weight that's not an easy thing to do.  On on hand, I still have the image of the young, fit me in high school (140lbs) and college (155lbs) where I was wrinkle free and pretty toned but I had no clue about proper bra fitting and clothes.  Competing with that is the very obese version of me when I gave birth at 240lbs and eventually leveled out at about 225lbs.  Then I have the current version of me that's older, has a few stretch marks and loose skin but yet is fit and toned and pretty close to my goal weight.

It's funny sometimes I still see the young me in the mirror, sometimes it's the obese me, and sometimes it's the current me.  My goal is to see the current me more and more and learn to love her for who she is, not who she was.

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