6/8/12

Size


I am joining the lovely Rachele of The Nearsighted Owl in sharing my size with all of blog-land. This isn't easy of me as I am worried about what everyone will think, but I believe I shouldn't have to hide something so simple as what size clothes I wear.

I have hid my size for years to the point that I don't go shopping with friends, rarely use dressing rooms because people can see the size I choose, hide my labeled hangers in fear of being judged, and I'm really really tired of it. I shouldn't be ashamed of my body or the number on the scale. I am so self-conscious that it is getting in the way of me living a full life and that makes me sad. I want to be myself and be ok with who I am.

Last month I took a big step as I went to Hawaii and actually wore a bathing suit! I didn't take a single picture in it because I was too embarrassed, but at least I did it. I rarely take full body pictures of myself, this one is the first full-body picture taken all year.

I think we are all told that our weight is a part of who we are, it is a judgement of our worth and the smaller the number the more worth you have. That makes me really sad and I realize that I can't help others feel good and be accepting of who they are unless I treat myself the same way.

So this is my first step...ahhh I am so scared to post this right now! Ok...deep breath....here goes. :)

11 comments:

  1. I think you look absolutely gorgeous in that dress! And hooray for bravery! I seldom take full body shots either. I hate them actually.

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  2. Oh girl! What on earth are you worried about? You're absolutely adorable AND stunning. BTW, we're both 16s AND we have the same hairstyle for the most part. :D Awesome!!!

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  3. We need a group of girls that are 16! I am too! You look beautiful!

    -Meg

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  4. You look gorgeous...loving the hairstyle!

    ~SimplyyMayra

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  5. You should take full body pics all the time-you're lovely!!! That dress is cute too! And you are all around cute. :) Saw you in the link up so I thought I'd say hi! :)

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  6. Good for you!! I have a pair of size 16 pants, but I mostly wear a 13. This is a great post and I think I might do this too.

    xo,
    Eeka

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  7. You guys are all so awesome! I appreciate all your thoughts, you make me feel safe and ok to be me.

    xx, C

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  8. You look so lovely and happy! I am a little jealous of that blue water you are standing in. Glad you aren't hiding anymore! Go girl!

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  9. I just clicked through from Rachele's blog - and I want to say that you are absolutely gorgeous! I'm so glad you're not hiding your pretty self from the world, because it would be a crying shame : )

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I adore your notes! Please don't be shy! :)