Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A Sad Tale Worth Telling…

I discovered this heartbreaking story via Theadora and it’s a must read in my book.  It’s a cautionary tale for all young women struggling with their weight and happiness.  I wrote last week about how amazing I felt at my pool party, running around in my bathing suit.  I also wrote about how horrified I was looking at the pictures from that day.  I had the exact opposite experience in Fire Island this weekend.  I didn’t want to walk around without my cover-up on.  I watched all the young, skinny girls around me frolicking in bikinis, drinks in hand, without a care in the world. 

The truth of the matter is, I could be twenty pounds lighter and still feel the same way.  In fact, I have been twenty pounds lighter and still felt the same way.  Only I have the power to make myself happy.  Love myself and others will follow.  After tearfully reading the article, I reaffirmed my belief that thinking negatively about myself is a HUGE waste of time. 

Just like clockwork this Sheryl Crow song came on my Pandora and clearly I burst into tears.  I’m so emo today. 

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