Yesterday, I was watching one of the final episodes of the Tyra Show *tear* (I TiVo it every day)….One of her guest’s was a young lady who was brutally raped while attempting to go to a modeling gig. The so-called modeling recruiter beat her so badly that she had severe bruises and soon began to hate her body and her reflection in the mirror. To help her, Tyra stood her in front of a mirror and told her to find one thing that she liked. The very pretty girl had a hard time, but ultimately said that she liked her hair. Tyra told her to do it at home (naked) and find a new physical thing every month, and embrace that body part and love it. I think I have okay self-esteem, I love dressing cute and looking good and y’all know I’m not camera shy. But, it made me think about how I really feel on the inside about myself when I look in the mirror. Sometimes I’m so mean to myself. I say cruel things to myself that I would never say to anybody else. “Your face has acne like a 12 year old, your stomach is disgusting, your teeth look terrible because you forget to wear your retainer, you have gross sagging skin from losing so much weight.” When I really listened to the things I told myself on a regular basis, it was pretty bad, actually kind of sad. When I was on a really good path and losing weight at a steady rate, I stopped saying negative things like that to myself. I want to get back to that place. That happy place of losing weight, and feeling good about myself. So this morning, when I got up, I picked something I liked. I picked my eyes. They have a nice almond shape and they’re proportionate with my face. All day long, when I looked in the bathroom mirror at work or saw my reflection as I walked past a window, I looked at myself and said I love my eyes. It made me feel good, instead of immediately attacking myself for my flaws. I can’t believe I’m really sharing all of this, because I’ve never talked about it with anyone. But I hope that my story will help someone else feel like they’re not in the struggle alone. So, will you take the mirror challenge? I did. Find just one thing that you like, and go from there!