I finally got one of my earlobes up to 3/4” - now I’m lopsided wearing 5/8” on the other side.. but I do have to say that I think having to take these last few stretches slow has really helped me build coping mechanisms for my impatience :P
Still being stubborn about that tree, but I did finally take the stockings down, baby steps!
Giving the neighbors a lil show
The best window in the house.
One year ago, I would have hated these pictures- god forbid any proof that I was actually FAT ever be captured on film.
Today - I love them, I love that I get to look back on these moments. I love the face my sister is making halfway down the slide, and how terrified I look at the top - I love my belly, and my derpy faces, and my double chin.
I love the picture of me trying to get my nephew interested in the pumpkins instead of the dirt, and my love handles showing up in that one too!
Accepting and owning all these parts of my body that have made me uncomfortable for so long, has been a life changing experience. It’s something that I’ve realized I have to be an active participant in - to wake up every day and forgive my body for the things I don’t like, and show gratitude to parts of my body that make me happy. The more I do this, the more I find to add to the latter category.
I’d be lying if I didn’t say I owe the bulk of this progress to tumblr, and the amazing body positive community I’ve found here. Long story short - THANK YOU! From the bottom of my heart <3
Did I ever post this one? Found it hiding in my drafts :)