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.
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.