After Shareen’s complicated pregnancy (“the last 3 months seemed like 9 months all by themselves,” she said), and a difficult post-partum recovery, she was finally making real progress on losing her excess weight. Walking past a row of stores on the way to an appointment, she noticed a woman’s fleeting figure reflected in the window out of the corner of her eye.
“I want to have a shape like that,” Shareen said to herself. When she paused to admire the reflection again, she stopped. She did look like that. The reflection was Shareen’s.
Have you had a similar experience?
Shareen’s body image was still pregnant. She was thinner now, not exactly svelt, but a lot thinner. Her mind, however, kept telling her she was bigger, although she was trying on new, smaller clothes. She was feeling proud that she was smaller than she had been in a long time. Continued here…