Watch the media for more than thirty seconds and it becomes clear that America loves a good makeover. Especially when it involves weight loss. But if you really think about it, what does "Before/After" REALLY mean? "After" implies that something is over and done. "My weight loss is over. Getting "healthy" is over.Changing my lifestyle is over..." ?
I'm definitely reading too much into it. . . .
Anyway, this crossed my mind as I thought about making my own Before/After collage. Then I realized I can't make one. I can't take an "after" photo when I'm still in treatment. And then I realized there will never be an "after" photo. Because there's no such thing as "after recovery." At least not for me. I have to (and want to) choose recovery every day for the rest of my life. And because of that, there's no "after," there's only "during."
In the words of my sister,
"YAY! SHE HAS BOOBS!"
And hips. And a tummy. And a life.