Then I was watching a show and it was on women and body images. It was mentioned that the average American woman is 5'2", 163 pounds, a size 14, and a BMI of 29.3. Wow, I'm only slightly above average! On the other hand the average for Miss America winners go something like this; 5'7", 121 pounds, and a size 4/6. We, as women, need more positive "real life" role models.
On the same show the were highlighting Christina Hendricks of MAD MEN. She has proudly admitted to being a size 12 and showing off her drool worthy curves with selfless abandon.
Yes, she is beautiful, but she embraces and owns her curves and while she is still not "average" she shows women that it's ok to have big boobs and wider hips. She stands tall and when they industry said she would not get work because of her body, she never relented.
My whole point is that I need to start loving myself more despite my "above average" stature, because if I can't love my self now, I still won't when I lose the weight.