Friday, 20 July 2012

Acceptance...

I'm sat here, curled up on the sofa, with an open box of chocolates beside me, staring at the blank screen of a blog post waiting to be written! I love this feeling!

If nothing comes to me, I close the window, read other blogs, read my own past posts, and make sure I don't force it. 

This post today though, has been buzzing around my head for a number of days now. 

We've been talking on twitter about acceptance, Health At Any Size, and our new hashtag - #psbloggers.

I've been trying to track my first steps of body acceptance, and those thoughts aren't quite ready for posts yet, but I wanted to share with you now, is my latest acceptance step:

My arms. 

I don't know when I started to worry about how my arms looked, and covering them up, but I do remember that this was perpetuated by my Mam, whenever trying something on, she would say: "you'll need to cover up your arms". This is just her projecting her own hang ups onto me. But that isn't the point. 

The point is I listened. This photo was taken 4 years ago:


And I hated that picture. HATED IT. Because of my arms. Now though, I love how happy I am, how young I look. 

So today, when wondering what to wear, given the changeable weather / temperamental air con in the office, I opted for this:


YAY! ARMS!

If anyone has a problem with them, it's their problem, not mine.

TIME OUT: Just wanted to show you the amazing print of this dress from Toni (we swapped some clothes in Leeds) and I loved this safari-esque print!


Not knowing the weather, I've added my Excite Clothing shrug in a 20-22, which I keep buying from eBay here


One other thing - the dress has POCKETS!!

I wish I had been able to bear my arms today, but I was going to. I promise! 

I'm getting there, slowly.

Much love my lovelies, 

K x

13 comments:

  1. This touched me because I have absolutely no hangups about my legs but I just cringe at my arms even though I know it's logically ridiculous. Congrats on freeing your arms! I don't know that I'll get to that stage quite yet. I own a lot of cardigans!

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    1. I have cardigans, but I hate feeling chained to them - now I'm now. I wear them when I'm cold, take them off when I'm hot.

      I hope you come to accept yours soon x

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  2. Funny you should mention this... Few weeks ago I decided I was totally sick of being too warm. The cardigans are now off. I feel like I have really achieved something. I'm certain you can do it too.

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    1. There is something in the air I think! I've also been known to walk about bare legged recently as well. Changes are afoot! haha

      K x

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  3. My arms are a body hang up for me too , i cheat i have long hair i tend to always make sure its pulled forward it kind of gives me a little armour agaisnt my gremlins x well done for outing your arms xx

    joanna xx
    www.justjoannablog.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. My arms have never been happier! And I'm sure yours would be happier too. Baby steps though, eh?

      K x

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  4. Gorgeous dress. Brilliant post totally know what you mean, I had the same thing and I spent my days in cardigans, cardigans covering everything. I've recently decided I don't like my lower arms as I have fat wrists. Seriously, fat wrists, so I wear long sleeved cardigans covering the tattoos I love and have paid a lot of money for. I must be crazy. I'm glad I'm not the only one. I love your dress and do you know when you showed your pictures I didn't even notce your arms, so obviously I'm just a bit mental about my own!
    LOL

    dp
    x

    www.inanityandthegirl.com

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    1. How about trying taking photos of you sans cardigans, and with them. Then looking objectively and seeing if you notice your arms or not...?

      Just a thought...

      K x

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  5. You look lovely in your dress, I love the print. but just so you know buy the shrugs from the excite website they are %.99 on there, and same postage. xxxx

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  6. I've nominated / awarded you with the The Liebster Blog Award!

    come and steal the award from my page http://doesmyblogmakemelookphat.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/liebster-award.html

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  7. you need someone to get the picture of you, just support

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