It's that time again.  Everyone has a resolution to lose weight starting today.  You tell yourself:
Today, I will no longer:
Eat sugar
Drink a glass of wine
Eat a piece of bread  (or any sort of bread-type thing)
Today, I will:
All of a sudden love kale
Exercise every day
Be that skinny person that society tells you have to be
Aren't you sick of it?
I have to say, dear blog reader, to you and to myself - YOU ARE MORE THAN A NUMBER ON THE SCALE!  Beyond that, you are a beautiful person, aren't you?  Haven't you done something nice for someone recently or said something nice?  Maybe you cooked a meal for someone you love or someone you DIDN'T particularly love or maybe you put clean sheets on someone's bed or maybe you spent the day at a job that you really didn't like because you have to put food on the table for your family.  Whatever the case may be, you are MORE THAN THAT FLIPPIN' THING ON THE FLOOR.  No way am I going to let a dust-ball collecting inanimate object tell me if I'm going to have a good or bad day anymore.  Ain't gonna happen.
Today should be the day that you remember that you are a parent, a sister, a brother, a friend.  You are the person who has put your arms around another in comfort or shared your story with another one just so they wouldn't feel so alone.  You, no matter how you look, matter to someone else.  Don't minimize that by hating yourself.
There are so many things that you can do to create a healthy life style for your mind and body.  So many of us forget about our minds!  How about when you decide to have that croissant for breakfast with egg and cheese instead of an egg white omelet.  Are you going to feel guilty for the day or are you going to remember how delicious it was and be grateful?  I just ate, not one, but TWO oatmeal cookies.  They were delicious!  I know that later, I will make a healthy choice, but right now, DAYUM!  Them were some good cookies.
Size does not equal health.  It just doesn't.  I know a marathon runner who is in a bigger body and she kicks major fitness goals in the butt!  What I'm talking about here is just good ol' fashioned love for who you are.  Extra poundage and all.
Next time you see someone's body you consider unacceptable, whether it's your own or someone else's, why not try to think of them as more than just flesh and blood?  Because they ARE and so are you.