As I was browsing through Facebook today I came across a question that said “do you love your body?” It made me think about what I feel about my body. My body and I are going through some changes. Almost a year ago I had weight loss surgery. It was a difficult decision to make and it was and continues to be one of the most difficult yet rewarding things I have ever done. I have seen and heard all of the arguments about surgery being an easy way out or a quick fix but that is one of the biggest lies every told. If anyone every wonders how easy it is I welcome them to watch my 600 lb. life.
While not everyone is 600 lbs. and up, obesity in this country is a reality for far too many people. So while I was never 600 pounds, this show can give those who don’t know the struggle or the journey a glimpse into what it is like to live with obesity and the process of having weight loss surgery which is an all too often long and tedious process.
So back to the question at hand do I love my body? The honest answer is that it is a struggle. There are some days when I love my body, the curves, the scars, the imperfections and then there are days where it seems that every flaw is magnified. I can honestly answer that I LIKE my body and each day I am growing closer to loving it. This has been a long process. There was once a time when I HATED my body. I am happy that I can now say that 90% of the time the response is more positive than negative.
What about you? How do you feel about your body? Do you like it, love it or loathe it?