Body Image -Donald Trump or Angelina Jolie

bodyfatcartoonI am having a problem with my body image lately. OK, not just lately but for most of my life. I’ve been heavy, obese and morbidly obese. Now, I’m also covered from shoulder to knee with outrageous scars and the leftovers from weight loss. So, how’s my body image? It sucks!!!

Donald Trump and Angelina Jolie are famous, it’s their job to look pretty good in the eyes of the public. They must have public images and self-images. We can only imagine what the differences are. They can have all kinds of body-altering surgeries. They have the money and mind to do them. Now I want some alterations, too. But I wonder what their real self-images are.

I’ve heard Trump reminding the public that that thing on his head is his own hair. I bet he tries not to look at the scars from where they got it. Just look at the women he sleeps with. He does not accept plain or average women. He even said he’d date his daughter if she wasn’t related to him. I think he thinks his body is attractive, and women desire him not just his fame and fortune. I don’t have either.

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Donald, old hair

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Donald, replanted hair

 

 

Angelina has had children (we know what happens to our bodies after that), breast augmentation and preventative mastectomies. She is criticized by the media for being too everything – thin, heavy, happy, busty, soft, rich etc. I would really like to know what HER real self-image is. She is famous and has an amazing-looking husband, too.

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Angelina, too thin (according to media)

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Angelina, (too fat according to media)

Up until very recently I have had full blown body dysmorphia. I’ve never really seen myself the way the world sees me. I’m trying to come back from the last surgery. Physically, there’s a lot of empty skin, a very long, puckered, mid-line abdominal scar and sundry and assorted joint replacement scars. I have been known to tell people I’ve been in knife fights and won!False Thoughts

I can get up in the morning, wash my face, moisturize, brush my teeth and hair without once actually looking at my face. I don’t do that until after coffee and adding make-up. Sad, isn’t it? Not really. It’s actually a good way to me to start the day and set myself in reality. “Am I presentable?”

Well, I’m getting better every day and am going through the “Positive Self Talk” phase for the umpteenth time in my life. My biggest problem is listening to the old tapes in my head about me. And these are so old they’re not even on cassette, some of them are on reel-to-reel. I am now playing some new digital recordings of how wonderful I am inside. That I am a smart woman who can control herself and make smart decisions. My self-image is not dependent on my body image or visible or invisible scars but on my actions and those outcomes. I am going to quit lying to myself and do the things the smart me needs to do. My body image will evolve with my self image.

Thanks for listening.  ;D  Diane

 

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~ by 1fatgirlshrinking - Diane Kirby on June 24, 2016.

One Response to “Body Image -Donald Trump or Angelina Jolie”

  1. I hear you. I understand. Thank you for writing and posting.

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