Over my holidays I’ve been devouring blogs written by bariatric patients. It’s been massively inspiring to read their stories of transformation.
Yesterday I was reading this one
And o boy did I ever find it challenging! Like the author of the blog, I have knee issues, due to my weight. The doctor says that swimming and water aerobics would be the best for me.
That means a swimsuit, right?
In my Eating Disorder program, as part of our body image therapy we were challenged to do things we avoid doing due to our negative feelings about our bodies.
“You could go swimming in a swimsuit in a public pool,” Michelle, my psychologist encouraged us.
“I don’t even own a swimsuit!” I replied.
“Well then it’s time you bought one.” she countered.
So I bought one. I’m a proud owner of a swimsuit. It sits oh so happily in my top drawer with my other articles of clothing that will never see the light of day.
But after reading Holly’s blog, maybe I can summon the courage to dig it out.