First of all, I want to say thank you all so much for welcoming me into your group! I can just feel the love and empowerment flowing through all these posts.
You are all so insightful and wonderful!!!
I was going to post to individuals, but there's just so much to say
... I will say congrats and good luck to everyone for now. Oh, here's what I wanted to remember especially:MsChatsaLot
- thanks so much for that quote!! It is so enlightening, and it gave me the courage to do something I was doubtful about a few posts before, which is to comment on this:Linda On the Move
- You are SO RIGHT about the body image thing.
|Then I realized that I do the same kind of thing, but with body image. Most of the women I know who are slender and attractive do really unhealthy things such as extreme dieting (like living on diet coke and slim fast), having botox or plastic surgery, etc. It all really icky stuff that I don't want to be a part of. Yet, I really want to manifest a healthy weight and to feel pretty. I realized that if I keep associating being thin and pretty with what I consider undesireable behavoir, it is going to be really hard for me to attract a healthy weight. So I decided that I need to manifest some friends who are healthy weight and look great because they eat right, exercise, and really love themselves!!! These women MUST exist, and gosh darn it, I want them for friends!
And I am going to say... I AM ONE OF THESE WOMEN! I struggled with my self image for a long time, and now today, I am happy as can be at a weight of 152 for my 5'8" frame. Am I thin? Yes, I'd say so. Am I a skeleton? No. Am I hot as hell? Sure am! And I DON'T do any of those unhealthy things. I eat healthy (but I am not one of those saintly veggies only types... I eat real food when I want it!), exercise often-ish but not crazy (my job as a preschool teacher keeps me on my toes), and I LOVE MY BODY. I get compliments all the time on my round butt and sexy legs. (Right now, I am trying so hard not to feel like I am being conceited but I am powering through. I'm hot and that's nothing to be ashamed of!
). I think it's possible for anyone to feel this way! It wasn't always this easy - after years of being unhappy about my weight and my body but never being able to do anything about it, my mindset just... changed
... a year ago and it was incredibly easy to lose 15 lbs and get in shape! I wish I could tell you how I did it. But it was definitely a manifestation... a cute guy to check out at the gym helped too
And I would be pleased as punch to be your friend