Hey girl. I know what it feels like. Looking in the mirror for the thirtieth time this week and being disgusted. Stepping on that scale even though you know it will never be low enough. Giving in to that bite of food and immediately feeling sick... physically and mentally. This is from me to you.
Loved girl, every time you go shopping and end up crying because clothes just don't fit right. You are beautifully and wonderfully unique. You are enough.
Sweet girl, every time you go swimming and see the girl whose smooth thighs and belly look great in her bikini. You rock your swimsuit. You are enough.
Dearest girl, every time someone makes a weight related joke, but you laugh because you're too ashamed to speak up. Screw them. You are enough.
Cherished girl, every time you give it your all during a workout, but you still aren't happy with how many calories you burned. I am proud of you. You are enough.
Precious girl, every time you don't eat all day and silently applaud yourself when you go to bed with your stomach growling. Please eat something. You are enough.
Darling girl, every time you say no to going out to dinner with friends because you are afraid. Say yes. They love you. You are enough.
So to my sister who doesn't like the way she looks... You are strong enough. You are pretty enough. You are loved enough. You are small enough. Your legs are smooth enough. You are enough and you always will be. You are you. Stand strong, girl, and rise above this. I know it's not easy, but I am confident you can do it.
A Girl Who Finally Realized She Is Enough