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#BeReal – LISA LISTWA

I wanted to share this excellent writing on this Friday.

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Written by: Lisa Listwa
Blogger at: The Meaning of Me

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Not too long ago, a friend told me I was brave.

I think the word she said was brave… she admired my chutzpah in posting my whole and actual weight in a group setting focused on lessening our overall gravitational pull.

The compliment did not set well with me. What she couldn’t have known is that mere seconds before I saw her message, I clicked off my own desperate and panicked message to the group moderator asking him to please and immediately pull the image of my whole and actual weight. Here, use this partial one instead, I asked. Because no one wants to know I don’t want anyone to know what I really weigh.

And then I started to think about it… Why is it that I am so embarrassed to put my real weight out there? Is it…

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