Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Dear Me

I recently saw a magazine article that was filled with reader's online letters to their bodies. I was moved by the varying perceptions of strength, frustration and appreciation. I thought it was a great idea. Here's mine.

I haven't taken very good care of you. I have filled you at times with sugar, fattening foods and haven't moved you as much as I should have. I have taken you for granted. You're physical state has brought me to tears. You are not even close to your potential. And sometimes, I think you are actually working against me.

Looking back, you have brought me through a lot in 36 years. I'm thankful. It hasn't always been pretty. Thanks for sticking with me. With you, I have reached many goals I set for myself. You and me. A team. We have a Master's degree, you and I. We had adventures. I fell in love, and walked down the aisle to marry the love of my life. I need to take care of you. Now, more then ever. With your help, I can achieve my dream of having a child. It's not too late. So I need you to cooperate and work together as a team to become healthier. Let's do this!

1 comment:

  1. the line about working against you? powerful. and one to which I know I can entirely relate.

    in a way you say what Ive tried to say but hadnt nailed so succinctly! it was only when I began to love myself as I was that I finally began to lose weight. only when I made friends with my body and it began to no longer work against me.