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This is an older layout that was in a MM Book, ‘Your Scrapbook, Your Story.’ But I was just looking at my older layouts and realized I needed to remind myself of what I wrote here, since I somehow have seemed to forgotten in these last months and have become obsessed again with my weight! Anyhow, I thought I'd go ahead and share. JOURNALING: Looking at this picture, I see a lovely young mother and her beautiful new daughter. It took the birth of Lillian to finally see myself in this light. You see, just a few months ago, I probably would have described myself in this picture as being unattractive and overweight. But now I have a daughter. And the last thing in the world I want is for her to see herself the way I once did. And to make certain of this, I need to accept myself just the way that I am. If I don't ever shed this extra baby fat, it's okay. Because fitting into a size zero does not make me a better person. I have spent a great deal of my life trying to stay at a below healthy weight. And the ironic thing is, I was usually complimented for it. It certainly makes you wonder about the soicety we live in today. However, I refuse to let my daughter grow up believing that this is okay. She has opened my eyes to what is really important. She has brought new confidence in me that I never knew existed. So thank you, Lillian, for allowing me to see myself in a better light.