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[00:00:00] It was just having a discussion with my 11 and 14 year olds about the term perfectly imperfect versus imperfectly perfect, which we netted out we like more. And it was in the context of me asking, do they love themselves as they are? And of course they beautifully answered. Yes, I think they're intuitive enough to know that that was probably the answer I wanted.
But I really want them to actually answer authentically and honestly. And I don't know the real answer for them, but I know for. I think I spent so much time when I was younger, feeling confident enough, but deeply insecure about my weight and really actually believing that my weight was far, I hate to say worse, but far higher than it actually was.
My vision of myself, like many of us with Body Dysmorphic Disorder, is that it was a much bigger deal than it was at the time, and had I loved myself as it was then I would have probably not allowed my weight to burgeon out of. By the time I was older. I think the reason for me, I didn't feel like I [00:01:00] could love my body as it was at the same time at trying to improve my body, is that those felt at odds because you hear vernacular like you're perfect the way you are now.
You have to love yourself the way you are now. And actually, I think that's what leads down the road to ruin because I can't necessarily say I am perfect the way I am now because I think there is no perfection. I don't, the word perfection does not resonate with me at all. So I think instead the magic is love yourself as you are all the while acknowledging.
Also would like to move forward and.