What These Curves Won’t Tell You

A Ballad of Weight-Related Struggles

A.B. Dodge

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Photo by Diana Polekhina on Unsplash

Body image — what a profitable industry! Everything we need to learn on how to FIT in, literally. From gyms and exercise programs to body shapers, miracle shakes, supplements, and vitamins. They definitely have a lot to say to women (and to men as well)!

But wouldn’t it be amazing if women’s curves could also tell them their side of the story? What if curves could speak?

This is a collection of weight-related experiences and stories I was able to share with wonderful women. They are stories of determination, grief, self-acceptance, and love.

What These Curves Won’t Tell You

These curves won’t tell you about how she binged right after having a meltdown; after she had indeed spent the day eating mindfully healthy.

They won’t tell you that she’d chosen workout plans, even bought equipment, but was so tired and drained that when she got home, she just sat in front of the TV.

Her curves won’t tell you how she blamed herself in the morning as she looked in the mirror.

Her curves won’t tell you of the days she deprived herself of a simple treat while her family feasted.

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A.B. Dodge

English Teacher, Meditation Enthusiast, Writer, Lover of Inspiring Stories and Flashfiction. Visit her blog at https://mindfulwordstoinspire.wordpress.com/