Is there ever a time we should feel ashamed? When too thin, too heavy, or inbetween? What about when doing our best—but it does not measure up to the rest?
When my husband and I were dating; I was at an ideal weight—slim, trim, in shape. And my metabolism was charged. As a young nurse working in a hospital, I ran from dawn to dark, was happy and felt great!
Before we married, we went for coffee and sometimes his dad, then single joined us. It never failed; both would ask me, "would you like some dessert--some pie and ice cream?
"No thank you."
"Are you sure?’.
It became apparent ....they thought i was 'too thin!"
I held to my convictions--then and now. it is not what 'others think' but how i feel. After all, this is my body.
This is an actual conversation I heard recently.
"I hate my body! i hate my fat belly---and my chunky thighs and I hate looking in the mirror!"
(Before Covid-19)-I heard people say: "I would go to the gym, except i do not want people gawking!"
Forty-three years later--my husband has seen me thin, heavy, and inbetween, youthful, and now aging, still says, "You will always be beautiful to me."
Whether ‘thick or thin,’ I am still the same person i was when we met.
Since he has been faithful to love me unconditionally, then the least I can do is love myself enough to take care of myself—for myself, but for him too and our loved ones.
So then, --when should we feel ashamed of ourselves? How about never! Instead, let the driving force be the desire to be healthy and stay healthy-for quality life.
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