Original Exposed Post 12 October 2009

There’s a little bit of back story to this post..ok more like 10+years.

Esther is a high school friend of mine. I vaguely remember driving in her car to a local grocery store on a fuel tank that was empty. Anyways, I have lost over 100lbs and she Facebooked me years ago asking me how I did it. I told her and then she got picked up by WeighWatchers after she Youtubed her weight loss and then got an ad in Times Square (I guess I’ll take some credit for it ;) .

Last week she posted this blog post and video where she discussed her true feelings about her body, especially since having a baby.

After this post I decided that I wanted to do something for myself, that shows who I really am. I can/could write all of the things which I hate about my body: wish I was stretch mark free, didn’t muffin-top, had a six pack. However, I have this body..in the stage that it’s in. I have to love it, accept it for what it is…and look forward to its positive changes.

Positive Body Image 4

This is me.
This is me Exposed.

I have had this picture sitting on my desktop for a couple of days thinking to myself ‘Can I really post this online? Can I be as brave as Esther?’

Yes.
Yes, because I am not perfect.
My body will probably NEVER be what I want it to be.

However, I have come SO far in loving who I am, shedding 100lbs, enduring the notion of Cancer being thrown around, toying with emergency surgery last year in Japan…and RECOVERING from an emotionally draining relationship where what you see above was not good enough.

It may not be perfect, but I am ok with that.

~M

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3 Responses to Original Exposed Post 12 October 2009

  1. Pingback: Exposed: One Year Later 12 October 2010 | Exposed Movement

  2. Christine says:

    I think posting this makes you perfect in the only sense that counts.
    Who’s the judge there? Kudos for getting out of that relationship.
    I have neither walked through india nor 12 miles and knead dough not long enough by hand 😛
    Have a good weekend!

  3. Pingback: Exposed … *Gulp* — Mel Gets Fit

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