How do you see yourself? Does it match what you see in the mirror or in photos?
Growing up in the ‘60s and ‘70s on the heels of the Twiggy movement, thin defined beauty. Growing into my body as a teenager and coming of age, I was super thin. And that image has stayed with me, even when the person staring back at me in the mirror has changed.
The other day I was at the store trying on clothes for our upcoming trip, and I wasn’t happy how things fit or looked. It actually bummed me out to the point of throwing in the towel and going home.
Later that night, I joined Weight Watchers and told my daughter in law about my decision. I also told her that I was disappointed in myself for not losing more weight before our trip.
She reminded me that I did in fact lose some weight, and to appreciate that. She also shared some great advice about being my own “whistler on the street” when it comes to looking in the mirror and appreciating what I see.
The next day she sent me this amazing video that so perfectly sums it up:
What does beauty mean to you? How do you see your body?