I saw this dress a few weeks ago and did not want to try it on because I automatically thought "too short for me". But what makes it "too short"? Is it because it will show more of my legs? Why would I feel the need to cover them up because of what others may say about them. My legs are strong. My legs have been through a lot, and are about to go through something huge! My legs have carried me on my journey for my whole life. Why do I need to cover them up? I may be going in for skin removal on my legs, but it is not because I do not love my legs. I love myself, which includes my legs, and I am just doing what is best for me. So why cover them up? I am going to really embrace these legs, especially these next few days and thank them for being so strong and from carrying me when I was 500 pounds, and now when I have all of this loose skin. So...clearly I tried the dress on. That was a huge moment. Why should we cover up or try to hide parts of our bodies that we may not like or feel others may not like. Yes, my legs are big, yes, they have a lot of skin, but yes, they are part of my body, and they have worked so hard! They may be changing soon- but that is not a reason to love them. Loving yourself means loving yourself through it all- not just when we feel like we are "done". If we cannot love ourselves now, no amount of weight loss, surgery, or time in the gym will fix that! Rock the body you have, thank your body everyday and always remember to be you and do what is best for you!