This morning I had a breakthrough. If you’ve read my blog before, you know I’ve had my ups and downs with weight issues and pretty much constant downs with self-esteem. Well even though I was sick for part of this week, had french fries and beer for dinner Wednesday night, didn’t use my walking desk yesterday (total fail) and ate candy cane Hershey’s kisses last night, a random thought entered my head this morning:

I love my body.

Yeah, I said it. And I’m fighting that self-deprecating twinge of guilt that comes with publicly announcing you like yourself and therefore appearing pretentious or vain. Stupid latent Catholicism.

My body isn’t perfect. But my clothes fit nicely. My thighs are thisclose to not touching when I walk (ask my mom how much that has driven me crazy my entire life). And I just FEEL GOOD. I know I’m putting good things into my body 99% of the time and I’m consistently active.

Only took 32 years to get here. That’s not too bad, right?


About sarahkscoular

Sarah K. Scoular (@sarahkscoular on twitter) has 15 years customer service experience including face to face, over the phone and via digital interactions. Sarah is currently Enterprise Community Manager for uCern, the enterprise 2.0 social platform where Cerner Associates and Clients connect and collaborate. She ensures the 100,000+ member network is connecting people with others in similar roles or special interest groups, sharing information and finding answers to the questions they're looking for. Sarah helps others who are helping to revolutionize Health Care. Outside of work, Sarah is the wife of a graphic designer/laser engraver and the mother of seven-year-old Madeleine. She loves to cook clean, plant-strong foods and is a certified yoga and Les Mills BODYFLOW instructor.
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3 Responses to breakthrough

  1. Bill Scoular says:

    After years of telling you how much I love your body we are finally on the same page!

  2. Debbi says:

    Love this! And I’m so glad I got to have french fries (no beer for me!) for dinner with you on Wednesday night, it was great to see you. You should be proud of yourself for eating well and being active. You look great and you deserve some Hershey’s kisses now and then!

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