Looked in the mirror today
to discover that I had lost weight.
My smile seemed more genuine,
And I looked more confident in my body.
I had worked hard to get to this point,
Exercising every day to excise
The weight of other people’s expectations,
The weight of self judgement,
The weight of wondering if people were talking about me
or ABOUT me.
The weight of measuring up
To people who never wanted to be measured in the first place.
I’m still exercising,
And I have cheat days every so often.
But I’m losing weight
And I’m trying hard not to go back.