Ok thought I would be brave and strip for the camera.
Then I thought, it is a cool day and we dont have any heating so I am not going to risk getting too chilly
Plus there is the oh so small fact that I am not that comfortable with being naked-ish
For most of my life I have had issues with liking my body and accepting how I looked.
Growing up it was mainly just my mum and me. My mother had an undiagnosed eating disorder. So it is only natural that I too would develop self-worth issues.
I grew up seeing my mother call herself fat even though she was seriously underweight.
She hardly ate and when she did eat a lot (by her small standard) she would worry about getting fat.
I didnt develop an eating disorder (as I liked food too much). But as a result of being teased in primary school (because I was thin) and an abusive relationship when I was a young teen, with a much older boy. I would strive to hide my body. My jumpers and shirts would always be XXL. I tried really hard to put on weight to help hide my body too.
It has only been in about the last 10 years that I have started to wear clothing that is more true to my size. I honestly cant say I love my body. But I am starting to accept the way things are and learning to be more positive about the way I look.
Also an important part of the journey of learning to love my body is so that my kids can learn to have a positive self image and self worth. As I dont want them growing up the way I did and seeing their mother weigh herself every day.
This is part of the We Heart Life I heart My Body 2011 link up
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