I Love Me

Love your body

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.

My 600lb 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.

body acceptance

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?

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My Ipsy Experience

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November Ipsy Bag

 

Toward the end of last year, I began to notice the boom in subscription box services.  Maybe I had been under a rock, but it just seemed that they were suddenly everywhere and everyone was either reviewing one or they were creating one.  I too thought for a moment of starting a subscription box service and I reserve the right to revisit the topic at a later date.  I did a little research and I found that there is a box for virtually anything from pet lovers to tea lovers.

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Top: January Ipsy Bag, Middle:  December Ipsy Bag, Bottom:  January Ipsy Bag

I decided to sign up for Ipsy.  The main reason I chose Ipsy was economic, it is not expensive at all.  I signed up in October and received my first box in November and I can say that I haven’t been disappointed.  It is also a good feeling to receive something in the mail that is not a bill, and that allows you to indulge your hobbies.  Not only that, I was considering replacing some items that I have run out of in my makeup bag and lo and behold the item I needed was in one of my Ipsy bags.  Good looking out Ipsy.

 

One of my favorite things about Ipsy is that they send a unique and decorative makeup bag each month.  These bags can be used for gifting or they can be kept and rotated to your desire.  Each month that are new treats included in each bag that make the investment worth it.  It seems that they pick just what you want when you think you need it.  For those of you who think it is just bags and makeup, there are also other items like nail polish, tweezer and perfume.  It has only been three months and I am enjoying my Ipsy subscription.