Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Self Portrait Tuesday

Self Portrait Tuesday
February Theme: All of Me

(my picture is small because I'm too insecure to tackle this theme head on)

Ah, yes. Here I am, ALL of me, in Hawaii last year. Big ol' floppy hat to keep the sun from turning my nose lobster red, swimsuit with the little skirt (you know the kind - not very sexy I'm afraid) and wrap around my shoulders to protect the sunburn I'd already gotten after probably a couple hours on the islands.

I think I'm close to simply embracing what I am. I'm sick and tired of beating myself up - you need to diet, you need to exercise, you need to you need to you need to. I'm exhausted with it. Cuz let's face it - even if I did manage to lose 50 pounds, I'm never gonna look like Audrey Hepburn. Nope. It just ain't gonna happen my friend.

So I have to wear a one piece swimsuit that uses more fabric than a pant suit for some women. Big deal. So I can't walk around the beach in a bikini top and a sarong. Like I said earlier, I burn anyway, so a big floral sun dress not only covers my curves it keeps me safe from the sun.

I don't want to waste another moment counting my calories or writing a food journal. I got a ton of other things I'd rather be doing.

Hi, my name is Dawn and I am curvy. Botticelli would've LOVED me!

2 comments:

tom said...

You are absolutely 100% beautiful exactly as you are.
Cute kid too.
;-)

Josie said...

I agree with the man. You are very naturally pretty. I told my husband that the day I met you. That has not, and will never change. No matter how much weight I may lose, I too will NEVER wear a bikini (unless stretch marks become hip). And I am also a fan of the suit with the skirt!!! I beeline toward them every single time!