I feel misunderstood, and judged.
I was offended.
I reacted. Not responded.
I went through this 2 years ago when I posted pictures from my first trip to Hawaii ... "some people" were all a flutter because I shared pictures of me in a bikini! For crying out loud people! I was once a fat and frumpy person. I am not now! I am now feeling beautiful and sexy and happy. I am not chasing any one's man. I have one of my own that I am quite content with, thank you very much.
Are other women so insecure with them selves that I have to curb my own self image? One that I have battled with for most of my 43 years! What would my mystery critic have done, if I had entered the Pin-Up-Girl contest at the local spring car show?
My first instinct was to crawl into a hole, and stop sharing who I am. To stop sharing my journey if it is going to be offensive to "some one". BUT!! I am not going to do that. I am proud of who I am now. I am proud of my body and how I look. While I still have much more to continue, I am currently very pleased with the lifestyle changes that I have made in order to be a healthier more fit me. I was fat and frumpy for so so so many years of my adult life, and to now be happy with the way I look is totally new for me. THIS experience is part of my journey of healing! It is just a fact of life that when we put ourselves out there, we are at times going to be shot at like ducks in the arcade shooting gallery.