I have always disliked the shape of my body. Ever since I was young and began to gain weight, I seem to gain in my belly most easily. It's easy to see, I am definitely apple-shaped. It's hard to find clothes that cover the fact that I am 'thick' in the middle without making me look like I'm 9 or 10 months pregnant.
I've always thought, "Hey, if you'd just lose weight, your belly would go away!" I am shaped just like my dad's mom, grandma Becker. She has bird legs and all belly. I was talking to her one day about our shape and she happens to mention that she is shaped just like her mom-who weighed 98 lbs and was ALL BELLY!
So I have decided to embrace my shape. See me, love me. I will wear any style shirt I care to. If I look pregnant, guess what, I can't help it! I'm excited about the new clothes I bought for my trip, they are all fun and a new style for me. I can't wait to wear them all the time! Of course I will still continue to try and lose weight, I'm not making this into a situation where I give up on every being small so why try. But I am no longer going to be ashamed and worry about it. It's just me, so there ya go!