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Love Yourself More Than Anyone Else

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Even though I'm not a fan of country music, I've always been a fan of Jewel. This new song off of her first country album really speaks to me. In fact, the first time I heard it, it gave me goose bumps! These lyrics are good for anyone to hear, as a reminder to love yourself, no matter how far you might be from your own weight loss goal or ideal body.

Jewel: Stronger Woman
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I think the line about being "the kind of woman I want my daughter to be," was especially poignant. If you're a parent, the way you talk about and treat yourself will be the example that your kids see. If you want them to have high self-esteem, a healthy attitude about their appearance, and healthy lifestyle habits, then it's a good idea to show them that example yourself. How's that for motivation?

In my experience, learning to accept and love yourself means that you're more likely to take better care for yourself. I think it's an important key in weight loss and healthy living in general.
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MAINEROCKS 7/20/2008 7:28PM

    Oh man, I love Jewel! I can't believe she turned country!!! (no offense to the country lovers out there, just not my thing)

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ESHA999 7/14/2008 11:29AM

  thank you. that's a great way to look at ourselves. emoticon

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FAVOREDLADY 7/10/2008 6:47PM

    Thank you so much. This blog really hit home.

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RUNNER4LIFE08 7/10/2008 2:32PM

    Thank you for sharing this!!! I love Jewel but have not heard this song before. The words were great and it was very inspirational!


* You were right about the daughter line. I have been thinking about that a lot lately since my four year old daughter does everything I do right now. I want her to continue to look up to me when she gets older.

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SHOOTIN4STARS 7/9/2008 6:06PM

    I am a country music fan, and I absolutely love Jewel's new song. I can so relate, as I'm sure every woman can. I feel like I am finally at a place in my life where I am putting myself first and I am becoming the stronger woman that Jewel speaks of in her song. I can't count how many times I lost myself in relationships with men. Thankfully, those days are gone for good. So many men have told me I'm fat; one even told me he'd leave me if I gained any more weight; the irony is I left him. I'm losing weight now, but for no one else but ME! Thanks for sharing. --Lisa

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BELOITROSE 7/7/2008 5:04PM

    wow..i must be hormonal or something LOL i actually cried after watchin this video

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YANDI4LIFE 7/3/2008 4:04AM

    Thank you for sharing this. It is very inspirational.

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STRIVE4THRIVE 7/2/2008 11:56PM

    Yes, that is a very awesome, inspirational song.

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    You are so right, it gives you goosebumps...Thanks so much. It really meant alot to me! emoticon

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ALITTLERED 6/28/2008 3:28PM

    I have never really been a Jewel fan, but I love this song.

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MAOCONN7 6/24/2008 3:16AM

  What a fantastic song!! I am going to I Tunes to purchase this one!

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CANELA27 6/23/2008 12:35PM

  Thanks for sharing, its a great song. It does make you think that yes we have to love ourselves before we could love others.

Thanks again,

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SUNNY89 6/23/2008 11:00AM

    It spoke to me as I listened as well. Thank you for sharing. Sunny

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MARTINIGAL413 6/22/2008 3:40PM

    Thanks for sharing, Nicole. I probably wouldn't have stumbled across it on my own.

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AVISION1 6/22/2008 11:51AM

    im not a country singer but it was really a good song that spoke about loving yourself

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JIBBIE49 6/20/2008 2:25AM

    I remember Loretta Lynn singing country music about "The Pill" and it was so outrageous at the time. She had six children and had gotten married at age 13. I'm not much aware of Jewel, but I'm sure she has a different attitude. emoticon

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VANISLEGIRL1 6/18/2008 9:55AM

    Thanks for sharing that song Nicole. I think we should listen to that song everyday. It gave me goosebumps also...

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-SPLIT- 6/18/2008 6:38AM

I was a huge fan of jewel when I was in school
you just sent me down memory lane


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TISHMARIE 6/18/2008 6:24AM

  I really agree with your comments. We must first love ourselves before we can better love and help others. emoticon

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ELLIQQ 6/17/2008 6:37PM

    Thanks for posting ... so Good !!

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AIRONS1 6/17/2008 2:32PM

    I LOVE JEWEL!!! How fun that my two favorite things are connected now!! Jewel has always been wonderful, but I agree, this album is a joy all around (even if some of the songs are sad) - it's about strength and knowing you deserve more.

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RAVON27 6/17/2008 2:26PM

    Awesome song. Wish we could add things like this to our Pages. I'll just add it to MySpace. Thanks for sharing.

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RORYJO 6/17/2008 2:25PM

    AMEN! I totally believe in the teaching by example. Parents, aunts, uncles and friends all effect the way we think while we grow up, and we forget that if we continue bad habits in front of children who look up to us that they will pick them up and it will just continue a cycle that only we can stop!

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 6/17/2008 2:24PM

    Thanks for sharing this. I definately needed to read and hear this today. Thanks!

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