Once a month, I am doing a “me blog post”. Basically, sharing my strength, hope and experience about something. I looked back on past blog posts for inspiration when I stumbled on one I did in April 2013.
I am learning to accept me for me. Not easy since I have had a negative self image for as long as I can remember. Why is it the negative is easier to remember with my MS than the positive things? A post for another time….
For as long as I can remember, I have had “bumps” on the top of my thighs and my thighs jiggled. Yes, they got smaller with the loss of 105 pounds but they are still there! There was even a time when I was working at WAWA where I think they were not as obvious – at least to me. I mean standing on your feet and doing lots of walking (15,000 steps a day) had some benefits even though I usually felt like a MAC truck hit me. As my MS reared its ugly head, I struggled with walking long distances. I struggled with being on my feet a lot so of course working was no long an option. What is a girl to do? I ride a stationary bike at least 3 times a week, I walk when I can but probably not nearly as much as I should. Opps, there is that word “should”. I hate wearing my brace on walks because I am forced to accept my limitations due to my MS.
Since COVID and the move, I have been living in yoga/leggings. I have maintained my BIG weight loss and am about 10 pounds from my original goal weight yet the “jiggle thighs” seem to still be there. Of course, to me they are really obvious because my waist shrinks (the first place I lose weight) and nothing is in proportion. So maybe this isn’t your problem area, maybe it is the “jiggle arms” or the muffin top or the roll our bra creates – no matter what we all seem to judge ourselves when we look in the mirror.
How about this thought….My jiggle thighs (or your problem area) are evidence of God’s goodness in my life! Sounds crazy, right? Mind you I never notice this or any other problem area on other people, just on myself. Most people don’t mention it – okay maybe an occasional child who is curious but why wouldn’t they be – I’m curious as to know why God has blessed me with these wonderful thighs. LOL.