For me, the holidays are not about discussing the diet I am starting right after I eat this very bad plate of food. Fuck that! I didn't "indulge" or feel "guilty" after our delicious meal. We simply took a little extra time to cook up a grand meal and we enjoyed it. Nobody side-eyed me when I ate some cookies and I didn't have to hide my extra cheese from snoopy relatives. We drank, ate, laughed and enjoyed each other's company. It felt good not having to answer questions about my weight or have my sides pinched and measured by my uncle.
I don't need to punish myself or abuse my body after our big holiday meal. I get to keep being happy, eating and loving my body. Yesterday, today and even after the New Year. The only resolution I am going to make is to keep celebrating my shape, my life and eat the food I need and want or whatever reason I deem appropriate. Food is not going to determine my morality and my weight does not determine my worth. Don't listen to the bullshit that comes around this time of the year or be convinced by commercials otherwise. Read Ragen Chastain's view on the subject. I also like her post about dealing with fat shame and family.
dress : fashion bug
leggings : we love colors
flats : payless
headscarf : thrifted
glasses : coastal
earrings : claires
We were the winter dance king and queen and the coolest!