“This is me!” As I have thought about posting this I keep singing the song from “The Greatest Showman.”
My name is Miriam I have been on a health journey. I’ve been eating keto for 7+ years. I’m not the size I want to be, but when I’m skinnier I still don’t like my body. I’ve been really trying to change my mindset about how I feel about myself. It is a struggle. I’ve taken just one part of myself and focused on that for a while.
Does that sound crazy?
I’ve tried to have what I call minimal make up days. Where I wear minimal to no make up. I’m trying to like myself the way I am. The light eye brows, the wrinkles the sun spotted skin. It’s my face. It’s the only face I’ve got. I’m grateful I can smile and have fun and express myself with my face.
I still really like wearing make up. In fact I got my eyebrows done and I really love them. I decided that will allow me less time to get ready and more time to be with the people I love. I like make up because when I look in the mirror I can see I took time for myself to put myself together.
This has been a good experiment for me because it took me out of my comfort zone. Sometimes pushing yourself out of your comfort zone is the best way to improve.
I’ve realized I can be okay with me. I’m the only me I’ve got. Now I’ve got to work on loving the face in the mirror. No matter what I will never be perfect. It is not a good life just beating yourself up all of the time.
My health journey is not just to loose weight it is so much more. It is working on being a better me.
I’m so grateful for all the people who are on this journey with me.