I hate gravity! Gravity is responsible for most of my struggles. As I age, I really see the impact gravity has on me. I was chatting with a friend and looking through some old pictures today. I found 2 pictures, same weight, but 20 years apart. I was surprised to see my face looked fatter in the older picture of my youth than the current picture. See what you think:
This caused me to think about other areas of my body that gravity has taken over. Like my boobs, arms, thighs and my belly. All have shifted south. I am sure as I keep losing weight Spanx will be my new best friend. yes, I will have loose skin issues. But I will gladly trade loose skin for living a good life. I have no aspirations to ever wear a bikini.
In my younger years, a lot of my weight was in my upper body. I always described my body shape like a bottle of Dawn dish soap. You know, kinda big in the shoulders, then wider as you went down.
This is one more reason the way we look does not define our worth. But, what is worth something is our health. As you get older you realize how valuable your health truly is. I believe that being healthy is much more attractive than how big we are. Being healthy enables us to live a better life. Some people need to land in the hospital or have a major health scare to do something about losing weight and regain their health. For some, that is not even an awakening. I have seen people who’s weight issues put them in the hospital and on the way home from the hospital they stop for fast food. I did not end up in the hospital, but my weight caused me to spend the last several years primarily in my bed.
The only lasting reason to lose weight is for better health. Your motivation can’t be to wear a bikini, look good for an upcoming wedding or event, look good in pictures, or to find the love of your life. Health, and health alone has to be the primary reason to lose weight. When that is your bottom line, your shame fades, and you can become honest. After all the most attractive thing about anyone is their health, and confidence.