“I wish I had thrown out the bathroom scale at age 16.
Weighing yourself every morning is like waking up and asking Dick Cheney to validate
your sense of inner worth.
I wish I had known that I was beautiful by my 20s
and that what makes a body so lovely is Self-love and Care
smoothing delicious lotions
onto your thighs like a gentle yet ferociously committed mother would.
I wish I had not felt so shy and self conscious in a swimsuit
all those years,
because I don’t look quite as much like Brigitte Bardot or Sofia Vergara as I hoped.
I wish I had plunged into even more oceans and swimming pools than I did,
in front of God and who-cares-who-else.”
‘I wish’ by one of my favorite authors Anne Lamott
"There's this youth culture [...] it really discards people once they reach a certain age. I actually think that people are so powerful and interesting - women, especially - when they reach my age. We've got so much to say, but popular culture is so reductive that we just talk about whether we've got wrinkles, or whether we've put on weight or lost weight, or whether we've changed our hairstyle. I just find that so shallow." ~Annie Lennox, turning 60.
"I don't work out. I am fatter than any movie star you have ever met.
But, you know, I don't care!"
Do you ever wonder …
why the nicest compliment we can pay another woman is telling her that she looks like she’s lost weight?
posted in honor of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week
February 22-28 2015