Welcome to the 4th story in our series, beYOUtiful Mom!
Featured Writer: Beth Saavedra
Since my wedding day (that oft cited standard of ideal female weight), I’ve gained over thirty pounds. I’ve also launched a professional career, borne four children, made an international move, gained reasonable fluency in a second language, and read enough books to fill a truck bed.
So why is it that I often feel defined by my weight gain and not those other milestones?
Why does concern/worry/despair about my body take up so much of my thought life?
That’s valuable brain real estate I could really be using for other purposes!
If I could pick up all the thoughts I’ve wasted on dissatisfaction with my body, pack those thoughts into a ball, and weigh it on a scale, there would be a lot of energy represented in that sphere. (more…)