I is for Image




Catching up on the A-Z Blogger Challenge!


I is for Image

Why is it I can look at myself in the mirror and easily find all my flaws?  Things I don’t notice or think are unattractive in other people, will become intolerable when it’s me I’m judging.  Even when I weighed 15 pounds less than I do now and when my body was very toned, I would look in the mirror and see only that my legs were too skinny, my hips were too big, my butt was too squishy, and so on. I didn’t see the toned muscles, the flat stomach, and healthy complexion.

I don’t consider myself someone with low self-esteem– I’m confident and like who I am. It just bothers me that I’m not perfect. Some people might say it’s the media’s fault, that there are unrealistic expectations placed on women and their appearance. That may be true… I don’t know if it’s true for me, though. I’ve been this way since as far back as I can remember.

I’m sure I’m not the only one who is this way.  What are your thoughts?