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Body Dysmorphic Disorder, High Self Esteem or just plain wrong

For as long as I can remember, I always thought I was 5’9” not sure where I got that number from though.  It just seems like an appropriate height for me. I mean, how can I be anything less. Whenever I look in the mirror, I see a tall beautiful woman – statuesque almost. Has my years of wearing heels got me fooled into believing I’m actually taller than I am.

It can’t be. I especially refuse to believe it when the doctor told me my real height a few years ago– it was astonishing how off I was – gross miscalculation. I’m not sure what he’s talking about but I am so not that number he just wrote down on his chart. I refuse to admit it, I guess admitting I was shorter than 5’9” will result in me calculating my weight to height ratio which will equate to me being too fat for my height.  Lord knows, in my head I am 5’9” and I weigh 125 lbs. Yes you heard right.

Don’t get me wrong, I know what my real weight and height are; I just refuse to admit it in public not even to my doctor. I understand that I’m being shallow but can I please have this one thing. So yes, just so you know I am going to lie about my height and probably my weight too.

 
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Kira is the founder of award-winning lifestyle blog focused on family, tech, fashion, beauty, food, fitness, and travel. Prior to launching The Afropolitan Mom, she was a marketing executive in the technology industry. She lives in the suburb of NJ with her husband and two kids. When she's not on carpool duty or scrolling through Insta, she spends time adding items to her shopping cart while binge-watching shows on Netflix!

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  1. Michele

    April 2, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    Sure-go ahead and lie to the world–I’ve just been ignoring people who ask my weight for years!

  2. Jodie

    April 22, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    Oh yeah, faublous stuff there you!

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