I don't have it in me for a post of any respectable length today, but I did want to share this. You know how I've always said that it's not the form, it's the function when it comes to being comfortable in your own skin? I wanted to put my money where my mouth is.
Here's the deal. I'm 35 years old, 211.5 lbs (7 of which is snot. I have the worst summer bug right now. Ick.) and am an optimistic size 16. I'm apple shaped, have muscles as bendy as dry rubber bands, and have photographic evidence that I have a FUPA. But, I still like me. And you know something? It shows. Wanna know how I know?
Bam! This right there. This was screen capped from my OKCupid profile three minutes ago. Yes, I'm seeing someone. Yes, this is very clear in the profile. No, I'm not looking to change this. I'm still active on OKC becuase I like talking to people, and I'm a moderator. I never would have met the younger man from Tokyo I've chatted with otherwise, and I kinda like my daily dose of schadenfreude, you know?
My point is, I'm not centerfold slender. I'm not ballerina graceful. And that's ok. It's ok to me, and apparently, ok to the people who are giving my online home on OKC a look. Personal development doesn't always happen in the gym. It can happen in a book, at church, or around the table playing the latest expansion pack to Arkham Horror. Food for thought, yo.