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FGG Photo of the Week: Courage
Posted by Toni in Photo of the Week
This week's image, plucked from our fabulous FGG flickr group, tells a story of courage in the face of fear about how we'll appear to others. Sometimes the societal and/or self-imposed shame surrounding being fat can spill over into other areas of our lives, holding us back from doing things we'd love to do, like ride a bike, hit the beach, or dip our toes into the world of dating. And that's a big part of why we started this site: to encourage everyone to live in the here and now rather than awaiting some sparkly, size 8 future.

LaShawn eloquently expressed how she felt the fear and skated anyway:
"Went roller skating for Brodie's birthday. I told myself I couldn't skate. After all, too much time has passed and I have gained too much weight.

But, then I got a reality check and laced up."

A better life isn't just around the corner; it's right here, calling us to experience it now. What are you waiting for? Lace up and try something this week that you've been avoiding because of your weight. It doesn't have to be something big, just something that feels brave to you. And don't forget to come here and tell us how it went!