Have you every postponed or did not attend something such as a vaction, high school reunion, social function, etc because you weren't satisfied with your weight or appearance?
Have you ever felt unworthy of a relationship, job, happiness because of your weight?
Hopefully with a quick personal story and a couple inspiring quotes you can improve your outlook and be inspired to live your life to the fullest.
Kacy and I decided for our one year anniversity of being Registered Dietitians were were going to treat ourselves to a vacation (just the two of us) to Riviera Maya. So in November of 2010, we ventured on our trip. I was not in the best shape of my life and would obviously be in a swim suit a lot but I did not postpone my life because of it. I can remember being excited and proud that Kacy and I didn't let our struggles with self-confidence and self-esteem get in the way of having a wonderful time and celebrating our accomplishments. I know in the past I have tried to avoid important events/milestones and have heard others do the same thing because they are not satisfied with their current body. I just hope we can support each other to respect our "now" body, stop body bashing or body checking, and enjoy the everyday and special moments that come along.
These two quotes also help me to look at situations different:
"Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present." -Jim Rohn
"Be happy with what you have while working for what you want." -Helen Keller
Are you postponing anything? Do you feel unworthy of something? Please re-read the quotes from above. It might help put things into a new prospective.