4 thoughts on “Building a Better Body Image with a Daily Dose of Inspiration

  • February 2, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Fabulous, fabulous post with so many great ideas. Thanks!

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  • February 2, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Thanks so much Julie! I’m so glad you enjoyed the tips. I’m such a visual person and I need constant reminding, so for me, an inspiration board is perfect. Plus, it lets you get creative and make something pretty. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • February 3, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Thank you for suddenly providing me with inspiration. 45kgs gone in 15 months and I should be proud. But instead a bad case of body dysmorphia with a vison in the mirror of a person who is layered with rolls of excess skin who deserves seeing that vison as punishment for being a sloth. Not good for the soul. I have reached my goal weight yet it seems my body has a different vison and I continue to lose weight.

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  • February 3, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    @ Barbara, it’s my pleasure! I’m so sorry that you’re still struggling with your body image. It’s absolutely an ongoing process. We all have bad body image days and good ones.

    Also, it’s so true that our appearance oftentimes has nothing to do with how we feel about ourselves. Our body image may be tied to how we were treated in the past, perhaps never feeling good enough, and so on. There may be deeper layers there of various experiences and emotions.

    I hope you know that you do deserve to feel wonderful about yourself, as you are today, or 45 kgs ago. Whatever our weight, we always deserve to be proud, happy and healthy.

    It might be helpful to pick up a book on improving body image or to speak with someone, such as a therapist. If you’re ever interested in resources, please let me know, and I’d be more than happy to send a few recommendations. You can email me at mtartakovsky@gmail.com

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