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When I was a child, I was very thin. Our neighbor kept me after school every day and she was constantly trying to fatten me up. I was just this scrawny little blonde headed tomboy who never seemed to gain an ounce, no matter how much I ate. My doctors were constantly telling my parents that I needed to eat more and to take vitamins. My parents did everything they knew how. Even when my asthma would act up and I would have to be less active, I still could not gain weight. My pediatrician told my mom that I was just one of those people who had a high metabolism rate and that I was lucky!
Fast Forward to my late teen years....although I was still active, weight started creeping up. By the time I was in my 20s, I was overweight. Nothing I did made any difference. I could diet and exercise myself to death and my weight remained the same. After visiting several doctors, they told me that I had a very slow metabolism rate. They suggested some things to try to improve my metabolism rate. Nothing helped. For years, I tried to find the balance. I still want to lose weight, but for me, not the world.
The world lied to me. I thought about it...When I was skinny, the world said I needed to gain weight, and when I gained weight, I was told I needed to be skinny. The world tells us that we need to be thin to be happy. That is a lie! To be happy, we only need to be who we are, and accept ourselves that way!