Before I posted my actual weight on this site (and others), I worried for a long time if people would think I was gross or try to compare their weight to my own. Then I decided that we all need to just get over that. More than anything, I need encouragement as that number goes down and help when that number stays the same or possibly goes up; I need the accountability.
I'm 5'3" tall and small-framed... that doesn't give me a lot of room for "extra cushion." So while some women might not think I weigh much or need to lose that much weight I am still very overweight; I think I was even up in the "obese" category for a while.
I've had several women who are taller than me or bigger boned say "I wish I weighed the same as you... you don't have that much to lose." Several thoughts usually pop into my head after someone says that to me:
--"Well, I wish I were taller like you so I had somewhere to hide some of these extra pounds."
--"I wish I had big gazongas like you so they could hide my tummy."
--"I wish my torso was longer like yours."
--"I wish my butt was rounder like yours."
--"I wish.... you get the point!!
THEN I realize what I'm doing and start cursing us both for comparing ourselves.
I don't want anyone else's body. I want mine. I love my body. For years I struggled with my body but it has shown me time and time again that it is capable of beautiful things. Now it's up to me to prove that I deserve such a beautiful body by taking good care of it.
Comparing yourself to other women can only be destructive--NO GOOD will come out of it. Instead, let's work WITH other women. The power of women joining together with a common goal is indescribable...