Are you ever hard on yourself? I think too often we as women like to tear ourselves down. We are all struggling to do our best and be our best. Sometimes we make mistakes, maybe we eat a huge bowl of ice cream and five or six cookies (not that I would do that) or miss our son's lacrosse game so we can go on a girl's getaway (it's only happened once, or twice). Of course I don't recommend doing either of these things but sometimes things don't go the way we want them to (most of the time). Keep a smile on your face and don't let negativity drag you down. Especially as this relates to body image. Nobody has a perfect body. The models are touched up. Don't compare yourself to anyone else or to how you looked in high school (so comical that I thought my thighs were big then). Throw that stinking scale away and realize that you are doing your best to be healthy and that is what matters.
As President Dieter F. Uchtdorf said, “God wants to help us eventually turn all of our weaknesses into strengths, but He knows that this is a long-term goal,” President Uchtdorf said. “It is OK that you are not quite there yet. Keep working on it but stop punishing yourself. “
“Dear sisters, many of you are endlessly compassionate and patient with the weaknesses of others,” he added. “Please remember also to be compassionate and patient with yourself.”
Don't you just love him? Be patient with yourselves, my beautiful friends. Be happy. Life is too short to not eat chocolate.