I am having lots of success with weight watchers. I love my group and I am so inspired by my leader. I have lost 13.2 pounds in 4 weeks. I am so excited by this. I am fully committed to the program and I find it relatively easy to do. I can still eat the foods I want but Weight Watchers is teaching me how in moderation.
I have confessed in my previous blog that I am an emotional eater. I eat when I am stressed and nervous. I have been able to control that part and analyze when I want to eat if I am actually hungry. This is progress for me.
At one of our meetings we were asked to write about our bodies. I think with the Dove weekend behind us it is a perfect time to write this. I will share it with my daughters to let them know that no matter what your size is you should always love the body your in. It is the only one we have. So here is my letter.
When I look at you I do like what I see. I think you are beautiful. I am proud of you that you have endured so much. But as much as I love you it is time for a change. Not because you look the way you do but because inside you are not feeling as good as you could be. I worry about your heart. I worry about you being at risk of many diseases. So it is time to get your feeling better.
I look at your body as a map of your life to womanhood. Fuller in more areas than before. Stretch marks adorn your skin like the natural tattoos that they are. Every one one is intricately made by each of the children you carried. Etched there forever as a reminder of your journey as a mom.
Your skin is a marvel-some spots are so smooth and soft and other parts like yours hands are your heels are rough and dry. Mommy hands-always being washed or washing.
Although your breasts are not what they were in your twenties I believe they are much more beautiful. They have nursed four children. There is much more meaning to them than there ever was before. And as your husband lovingly puts it-the booby fairy came to town and left a little extra each time.
Your hair is finally starting to gray, little strands here and there, looks good. Your eyes are full of life, a kaleidoscope of emotions. The hazel color changing slightly with what you wear. Your face is lovely. A dimple in the chin that is the cutest and one on the cheek. Full lips that love to kiss and be kissed. A face that loves to smile. Not many wrinkles, although those will come with time. Most people are surprised Body that you are almost 40 because you don’t look it.
Inside you still feel like a kid and act like one too. You love to laugh and loud too. The poor person who sits beside you during a really funny movie will get their legs slapped when you laugh. I believe you inherited this from your mom. You have a joie de vivre that is infectious. Your soul is bright and happy.
Body I like you. I know changes are coming. I also know that no matter what the outside looks like with these changes, the inside will be the same. You are a wonder to me. After reading this letter to you, I feel as though I know you a little better and I love you even more.