The main thing I would love to see changed is this country's mindset of body image. I am not among you lucky ones. I honestly hate the way I look. And it's not just a body image issue; it's what that weight represents for me. I'm a compulsive over-eater which is causing many health problems such as PCOS to name a big one. I really need to get into some therapy and/or a support group. In the mean time I blog.
Have you seen the Yahoo article Kate Upton Defends Her Curves? My first question on seeing it was "what curves??" After reading I seriously did not want to believe people in this country would call Kate Upton "chubby" and "piggy". Those are the people that piss me off. Not many bring that reaction out of me, but it happens. The good thing that came out of the article was Kate Upton saying [paraphrasing] "Screw you! I look good and I'm healthy", and what I say to that is "Boo Yea!" You mean we have a female celebrity who eats real food, exercises and does what she loves?? Can we get more like her please? There are a few women out there like Jillian Michaels and Gwyneth Paltrow, etc. but we could use so many more women (and men too) big or small just liking themselves for who they are.
"If you want to be somebody else, change your mind"-Sister HazelOur bodies begin in our minds. What we eat, how we perceive others, how we think others perceive us. If there's one thing I've learned about myself these last couple years it's that I wouldn't be where I am in my life, good or bad, if it wasn't for my mind.
With my mind being the root of my problems, it is also the center for my solutions. "Be master of mind rather than mastered by mind." - Zen Proverb. Wow, I'm throwing out a lot of quotes right now lol. That's because this is not a new problem, nor does it only apply to me. Our minds control our actions so it's time to control mine.
Wish me luck and a lot of inner strength!