I'm in a weird mood today. Partly sad because I saw my sister, BIL, niece and nephew yesterday and I'm always sad when its time for them to come home. Partly because I'm not sure where I'm heading in this weight loss. Each week I try to decide if I'm going to give up, and start my maintenance process or try to push myself harder for my goal.
Each week I decide to push myself, only to get to the weekend and not have any motivation. I'm a pant size 6, isn't that good enough?
Then this weekend I went to a water park (blog with pictures to come tomorrow hopefully) and came to the realization that beside the 14 and under crowd I had one of the better bodies in the park. There are two reasons behind this:
1. There were no early twenty-somethings there.
2. I have been blessed with a good body that, with a little work, doesn't look half bad.
It reminded me of an article I read in Marie Claire last May - the Size 8 author talking about how she was past her bikini prime. It stirred me up so much, that I wrote a letter to the editor. Of course it didn't get published (instead a response to the article praising them was). I wanted to share it with you guys.
Last night I was catching up on my reading and picked up this month’s issue with Heidi Klum on the cover. I was a tad concerned to see her referred to as a “curvy” model. I suppose that term is relative but were she a “real woman” she would be considered skinny. My real concern, however, was the article about the “non-bikini bod”. I really upset me to see someone who is my size talking about being two donuts away from being in the double digits, however the article did get worse. A size 8 the path to obesity?? Please, someone needs to get a grip. This author needs some serious self-image counseling and the person that decided to run the article isn’t very far behind.
I realize that the fashion world is not the real world. Take for example the “plus size” winner of America’s Next Top Model who is a size 8-10. Can you imagine what would happen if I took my size 8 rear into Lane Bryant? I subscribed to your magazine because you sell yourself as better than those superficial magazines who just focus on hair, makeup, and fashion tips. But it appears that you, too, are so deep into the body conscious world of fashion and, however subtlety, are putting those same societal body issues on the women of America.
I have enough issues on my own, I don’t need yours too.
PS – I think I look pretty d*mn good in a bikini, so thanks for the advice, but I’ll go ahead and pass on that skirted suit.]
All of the confidence in the email was artificial of course, but I'm growing into it.
Here's a question for ya - does the fact that I'm now a size smaller, still trying to lose 5 or 6 pounds mean that I'm buying into that crap that they're selling?
Okay on to the weigh-in.
Challenge start: 133
Last week: 130.8
This week: 131.2
Hope on over to the Sisterhood and let everyone know how you did this week.