Most people do not yet love their body completely as it is. Many are in recovery from “disapproval addiction” and will need to be in recovery every day for the rest of their life. This is not bad news; it is good news. Recovery is fun. You will live longer, laugh more, and have time to appreciate the important parts of your life instead of wasting your precious time focusing on that extra weight or other imperfections.  Use negative self loathing thoughts as reminders to love yourself and get out of the beauty race. Every person decides what is beautiful and what is ugly. We can decide we are beautiful “as is” if we stop comparing ourselves with others.