This is me.
Sarah Mac, a 46 year old mother of three.
One of my FB friends seemed to find this photo of me a little scary, I'm not sure why.
Maybe there is just a little madness around the eyes .... ;)
But you know what? I don't care. I'm not gurning so that's a huge improvement on most of the photos of me!
It's hard to believe that it's been a year since I wrote this post.
Over the last year I've shared my body issues a few times.
My struggle with BDD which occasionally rears it's ugly head when I'm feeling low but which, for the most part, I have overcome.
My constant battle with my weight which had an alarming tendency to drop very quickly.
Again, this is something I am conscious of but it doesn't rule my life as it once did.
What I have learned is that my emotional well being and my physical health are very closely linked and learning to love myself is so important.
This Summer I took a huge step forward with the help of a very special friend and, for the first time in many years, I wore a bikini on the beach AND allowed him to take a photo of me!
I have to say, it wasn't half as scary as the picture in my head.
So yes, I DO love my body because, despite a certain amount of neglect, despite the fact that I've had three children and despite the fact that I'm 46, I think it's holding up pretty well.