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Body Image: My Perspective

12 Sep

Body image in respects to having a “positive” or “negative” view of it is shaped by how we think other people see us, how we see ourselves, and how we think we should see ourselves. Hypothyroidism and weight gain go hand in hand, and I’ve struggled my entire life with both. Part of my struggle with the way I see myself, is that what I see in the mirror, what I see in pictures, and what I look at when I’m just sitting here or walking around and I look down. And before you read on, please understand how personal body image is.

That girl in the picture? Such is a fat kid (I refer to myself as a fat kid in the most endearing way possible).

That girl in the mirror? Definitely a chunk.

That girl I see when I look down? So average-sized.

I can’t really explain why the three images are so different. It does bring to light how altered the images of those with anorexia and bulimia are. If you haven’t thought about it, I challenge you to do so. What I see when I look down gives me sort of a “skinny girl” outlook. The way I hold myself, my confidence, and how I dress all reflect that. The person I see when I look in the mirror is what makes me confident to smile at people walking down the street. What I see in pictures is what causes me to assume that men have no interest in me as I pass them on the street, and how I accept that I am no 10.

So with that, I bring you what I see, when I look down. I’m sure that my perception of these pictures and your perception of these pictures is different, but I think its interesting, nonetheless. This is how I see myself:

 

 

How do you see yourself? 

Sexier Before Weight Loss

3 Sep

Not all people look better skinny, than they did when they had a few more pounds on them. I’m not talking about going from skinny, to skinnier (that anorexic look). I’m talking about going from overweight, to average/healthy.

Everyone says that they try to lose weight “because they want to be healthy”, but I would say over 90% of those people are doing it to look better, and healthiness just happens to be a side effect. Who knows? Maybe I just like some meat on my men.

Do you know of people who actually looked better and were more attractive when they were heavier? If I told you that you would be uglier and less desirable after you lost weight, would you still aim to lose the weight?