Monday, August 17, 2009


So, I was reading my cousin's blog last night and it made me cry.

She was describing how her young daughter is all ready noticing weight issues. She just turned seven a few months ago!

I haven't been able to stop thining about this. Honestly, the number one thing I talk about is my weight. I call myself "fat, old woman" all the time. The thing is that I am not fat. So why do I call myself it? Even if I was overweight, would that justify me ridiculing myself over it? NO!!

Why do we as women have a difficult time just being happy with who we are and what we have been given? The Lord gave us all different body shapes knowing that there is beauty in large and small, tall and short. Why don't we see that??

Well, I have a few friends who are always appear to feel good about the way they look. Good for you ladies, I wish I could be more like that! I am going to work extra hard at that since I have a daughter who will start noticing how I talk about myself soon....

I want to be a part of the solution rather than continue the problem. I figure I can do this by stopping my obsessively negative comments about myself first. In addition, I want to lift others!!! This brings me to my giveaway. There is this book that I read that has helped me more than any other. It is full of love and understanding. I want to give some lucky woman this book!!

Comment below for the chance to win "Modesty, Makeovers, and the Pursuit of Physical Beauty...What Mothers and Daughters Need to Know." by Jeffrey R. Holland and Susan W. Tanner.


Andrea, Mrs. said...

I'll take a chance at winning that!

You know, I've never been a skinny mini. And, generally speaking, since I "grew up" and realized that I'm a pretty decent looking girl WITH curves, I've been fine with myself. I have a healthy body and if I actually don't dress like a potato, I look good.

Today one of my bosses passed me in the hall and she said, "Gosh you're huge." Totally DIDN'T make my day. Even if I am pregnant, that doesn't give her the right to say stuff like that about me. Sheesh!

Cal said...

I am in too! I have major problems with self image, I don't have any daughters but it sure has an effect on my boys when I talk about me in a negative manner.

Janessa said...

I saw your comment on Jamie's blog mentioning this book. I totally want to read it. Abby's been saying the same things and I desperatly need some direction. IF I'm not the lucky winner, I'll have to see if I can find it online or something. Thank you for the recomendation

Suzie said...

Good reminder! Am I too late to enter to win???

MomDaddyO said...

Ive been gaining weight of late and my wi, I mean somebody in my family says I need to exercise lots. My granddids ask if Im pregnant. Why cant they let me be fat and not make me exercise. Cant they accept me the way I am? Us girls should stick together. do I win. Love Da I mean Johna Orme