Will I ever achieve that?!?
Let’s address the elephant in the room. Oh, I always thought I was the elephant in the room. A life of being overweight sent me into the yo-yo dieting phase again and again. Each time, I would lose considerable weight, I would find it again along with pounds of more weight. Such a vicious cycle and so disheartening to always feel fat.
Looking back on pictures from high school and the early years, I only wish I were “that fat”! I looked good. I looked normal. I fit in with all of my friends, yet I never appreciated who I was because I always thought I was too big.
It’s high time we rip up the standard everyone seems to think is perfect and learn to be happy in our own skin. Appreciate the specific beauty God has placed in us. Stop the comparison train! (Unfortunately, this isn’t the last time we will battle comparison on this journey.) We must enjoy everyday because life is too short, and we must love ourselves for who we are right this very minute.
I went to a funeral recently, several actually 😔, not a fun part of the job, but as I looked into the coffin, I decided it didn’t matter how fat or how thin I am. Life is too short. Love God, live for Him, and enjoy who you are right now: rolls, wrinkles, or bones!