You can be beautiful regardless of your size. Whether you are a size 2 or a size 22, you can shine. You can turn heads, getting that double take you thought was reserved for the woman who is physically “perfect”.
All you need is self-confidence. If you study women who are regarded as beautiful, you will notice that very few of them are aesthetically perfect. The one thing that all of these women have in common is self-confidence. They walk with a certain stride. They hold their heads high. They have good posture. They are friendly and have an attitude of self-worth. They have a zest for living.
Jennifer weighed 300 pounds and from the moment she stepped on the scale, her self-worth plummeted. She could not seem to get that number out of her mind. She found herself falling into a well of despair. She began isolating herself, figuring nobody wanted to be around her anyway. She stopped taking care of herself as well. She stopped doing her nails and doing her hair. She stopped engaging in the life that she had lived.
One day, Jennifer decided she was tired of being the way she was. She began to eat healthier and to exercise. In about 2 months, Jennifer had lost 20 pounds, which gave her self esteem a huge boost. She could feel the old Jennifer returning. She began taking care of herself again…engaging in life again. She began to walk with that air of confidence. Men seemed to begin noticing her as never before.
At first Jennifer attributed the attention to her weight loss…and then she realized it couldn’t be because of that. She had only lost 20 pounds, which was significant…but hardly noticeable on a 300 pound body. It was then she realized that the sudden attention she was getting had nothing to do with her weight.
So what was it about Jennifer that suddenly made people long to spend time with her? The answer is simple. Jennifer’s mindset about herself changed. She began feeling she was a person of value. She began feeling she deserved to treat herself well…regardless of her size. She began to believe she could contribute to the world and be a positive force in the lives of others.
She was happy and confident…all 280 pounds of her. And the truth is…she could have been just as happy and confident at 300 pounds if she had chosen to be.
It took a 20 pound weight loss for Jennifer to start believing in herself, but you can start believing in yourself right at this moment. You can do all of the following…starting today:
Get a manicure.
Try a new hairstyle.
Go for a walk
Buy a new outfit
Laugh out loud
Have dinner with friends
Buy yourself some flowers
The list could go on and on. The point is…do something special for yourself. Doing these things will help you look at yourself differently. You will feel more confident and it will be reflected in all that you do…regardless of what size you are.