Some snaps from my shopping trip yesterday! Now at first glance I realise this may seem a bit of a narcissistic post… but I took these pictures for a reason! The dress on the left was more of mum saying ‘this is gorgeous so you need to try it on!’ but never really planned on ever buying!’ as it was Ted Baker :P The dress on the bottom I did get as my ‘LBD’ for uni :) The dress top right I did very nearly buy, but felt it was too skimpy/skintight and, with my insulin pump tucked in my bra strap, made me look a bit like I had a hunchback!
But as I was looking in the mirror… I didn’t hate what I saw! Usually when I go shopping I will have the ‘i hate my body’ thoughts. Yesterday, I admit I had my moments of lamenting how short I am, feeling my legs are to stumpy… But what did I mostly notice? I have my bum back! It is no longer straight-up, straight-down, it actually curves! My sister used to jokingly call me Kim, as my bum has always naturally been quite big in relation to the size of me! For ME, a flat bum is just not natural - I will embrace the emergence of some curves; I will embrace having a bum that no longer makes sitting down painful! Quite simply, I will embrace health :) because I may never look at myself and truly accept what I see, but I can look at myself and be proud that I am healthy and living; that is what truly matters to me.