The More Things Change

The other day, I decided to go through some old photos and scan a few to put up on Facebook.

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As I was choosing the photos I noticed a few things.

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First, I didn’t have that “OMG, I was so fat/thin!” reaction. I just look like myself.

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This isn’t to say that I didn’t notice if I was fatter in one picture than in another. I just didn’t have an emotional attachment to my apparent or perceived weight in the photos.

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It was just me.

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Secondly, I noticed that even though I went through times when I was smaller or bigger, my body shape stayed pretty much the same, even from the time I was very young.

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I never realized that. I spent so much of my life feeling like a huge giant whale–that my body was the wrong body. But the reality is my body is nothing more than it is.

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And that is actually pretty cool.

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