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09/24/2005

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Jessica

It's just all about state of mind... isn't it? :)

Tam

Good for you! YOU are fabulous! Just as you are. =)

Bron

Great post, Sharon. What a long, hard road we all travel to make some kind of peace with our bodies. Good for you!!!

lynete

Bravo for you and your post! You are an encouragement to me. And thanks for your kind words.

margene

Good for you! Acceptance is the secret to good living.

Laura

I hope when this baby is born I can find the same "place". I've heard that when people reach a certain age they gradually lose weight ANYWAY!! By nature or something, I don't know. That's something to look forward to. :)

Annie

Yeah, Sharon! Great outlook and great post. :)

Norma

Yay, Sharon! Self-acceptance is the best gift we can give ourselves.

Sharon Skaryd

I just love reading your posts. I still feel we are joined at the hip because we're so similar. I too fought to lose weight. I am about 10 lbs. heavier than I want to be but after reading your blog, I'm ready to say "So what!?" I realize I need to accept ME and feel I no longer have to apologize for my body. Afterall I'm now 63 and entitled to relax and just be content with myself! It's about time!

I must admit I had another eye-opening event last night: I went to my 45th high school class reunion. Without a doubt, I was in much better shape than most (conservatively, I was in the 95th percentile)! I couldn't believe how everyone had sagged, expanded, and wrinkled. I didn't feel I had a thing in common with all those "old people."

Sharon Skaryd

Susie

I had a similar revelation a few years ago. How painful it was to release the past, but you're so right: what freedom in embracing the now! What closet space!

I think you're quite beautiful. And the fact that you dance impresses the heck outta me. One day I want to see you guys dance. (I have three left feet and walking takes all my focus...so I admire, not participate!)

Big hugs,
~Susie

Teresa

When you do get that weight off you will want all new clothes, might as well make room for them now!

Gina

You've learned something very powerful -- how wonderful it feels to be materially lighter. Your body is beautiful when you love and accept it. Continue to embrace who you are today -- inside and out, and you'll be even more marvelous tomorrow.

Ma Hatfield

YEAH!!! I am a big fan of "If it doesn't make you hapy when you look at it, toss it out!!" I will never be the cheerleader I once was, my body has celebrated 13 years of marriage and 3 children..I am so much more woman that that cheerleader could ever dream :-)

Rebecca

Good for you! Don't you feel like dancing now?

stephanie

We are all more beautiful than our mirrors will ever admit.

I did a similar purging a year ago last summer. Mys ister was job hunting and I was not going to go back for a while so I gave her most of my suits. Even though I've gone back to work, I don't regret it one bit. I recently went through the ones I kept and put them in the consignment closet. One of these days I'll get around to getting those sold, too. At least they are out of my closet and I'm down to the clothes that make me feel good.

Ellen

Good for you! I should do the same thing, as it will lighten my load for my upcoming move. I have all these short cocktail dresses from when I was in Hong Kong, which - now that I am older - make me look like I am trying too hard to look young. Ugh.

sedie

You are FABULOUS!!!!

Bonnie

Sharon, do you realize just how many of us you have gifted with your incredible insight!
You have given me the inspiration I need to also change my deepest thoughts on my body image. We do need to learn to love ourselves just as we are. Don't we?

And what a liberating idea. Thank you.

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