Weight Update: Body Image

July 20, 2012
I have come a long way since my last weight update more than one month ago. I was 140lbs the last time I talked to you about my weight loss journey, and now I weigh 134lbs. I have been amazed at how my body has changed, and that's what I want to talk about with you today.

Even when I was a young girl in high school, I always thought I looked fat -- I was far from it at 5'2" and less than 100lbs -- and that, obviously, negatively affected my body image. We all know how hard it is on a girl -- no matter what size she is -- to be bombarded with magazines, and other forms of media, that are stuffed full of skinny girls that are 6'2" and 110lbs.

I'm wearing a pair of pre-pregnancy pants!

But  now that I have been over-weight, and had to do some work to get back to the body that I had pre-pregnancy -- which I honestly never thought would happen -- I have a greater love for my body, and a better understanding of how thin I really am:

- I always thought I had big -- or athletic -- calves, but they are so small!

- I thought my hips were big, but they are perfect for my body!

- I thought my belly was full of fat, but it looks like an Olympian's six pack -- okay, that is an exaggeration.

After having my son, I would look at old photographs of myself, and I realised how small I was. Here I thought that I had always been fat, and now, actually being over-weight, I was looking at what I once had and thought to myself "How stupid was I to think that I was fat?" I mean, I had a fantastic body, and I never appreciated it for what it was.

I have waited for a year to be able to wear this shirt!

As I am slowly making my way back to what I once was, I'm falling in love with a body that I should have always loved. The only thing that makes me sad is the fact that I had to become over-weight in order to do that.

Have a fantastic Friday!


  1. you look fabulous! i have always struggled with self-image issues, and have always been 15-25 pounds heavier than my "ideal" weight. i've lost quite a bit of weight in the last year and i feel great but i also hate that for so long i beat myself up over my curves.

    1. Thank you so much! I'm glad that you've had a good weight loss journey recently. I think one of the best things we can do as women is to learn to appreciate our curves!

  2. You look fantastic Ellesee! Good for you, I admire your determination! xo JA

    1. Thank you for such a wonderful comment, JA :)

  3. You look great! I am excited for you! Like you I have recently gotten into some pants that I thought were "goners". Sadly people only appreciate what they have when it is past. We really do need to be content with the "present".

    1. That's so exciting that you got into some pants that you never thought you would wear again! Congratulations! It's so hard to be content with what we have at the time, isn't it?

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