This isn't really a quote per say, but I wanted to share. I was reading a post called Blast From The Past (Throwback Edition) #1 on one of my favorite weight loss blogs (Transitional Vanity) where blogger TinaDivaTV shared pictures of herself from a year ago before she started her weight loss journey. Anyway, she mentioned how she used to feel like the "big" girl in her group of friends which caused her to hate taking full body pictures with them. I can definitely relate to this. Of course, this is something that goes beyond weight since almost everyone has something about themselves that they feel self conscious about.
Today's inspirational quote/poem focuses on living life to the fullest. There used to be (and still is at times) things that I am hesitant to do because I feel conscious about how I might look or how others might perceive me. Although deprivation is usually associated with weight loss, I still believe that it is important for me to still enjoy myself by taking the time to pamper myself and enjoy life: