Excuse the poor quality, the scanner I used six years ago sucked–but you get the idea. Plus, a great shot of my skinny husband in a kilt. His idea. I backed him up though, of course.
Here’s one of me from October 1999 at my skinny size 6, of course, you can’t see that. I was also still in Scotland at this point. The photo was taken in California on vacation by my amateur photographer friend.
But in spite of the above, I must admit my mindset has been changed over the years, and more so recently. Thanks to little fingers changing the channel, I happened upon a t.v. show I probably wouldn’t have given much thought to or consideration. How to Look Good Naked is hosted by one of the Fab 5, Carson Kreeley on Lifetime Television. In their own words, “[They’ve crossed the] Atlantic and brought Britain’s hit reality series ‘How to Look Good Naked’ to the States. The show teaches women of all shapes and sizes how to go from self-loathing to self-loving without resorting to interventions like extreme dieting or cosmetic surgery.”
I really can’t remember the last time I watched a television program and came out of it feeling uplifted and inspired, it was refreshing. It also made me realise that my recent desire to workout and eat better isn’t fuelled from self-loathing or feeling like I am unsightly; I’m out-of-shape and unfit. Walking Ian to school (when the weather behaves) at a decent pace has taught me this–and it’s only a 12-minute jaunt each way. It’s amazing how that just after a few days I already feel better, and that in itself has done me the world of good.