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Do You Embrace Your Beauty?!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

I always ponder this very question. Do I embrace my beauty? Some times I do feel beautiful but no in the beauty that is Alicia Keys or Beyonce. I mean they always seem to appear flawless & even with flaws they seem to shine. I hate that I lose weight in my chest area & thigh area before my waist! So this hinders that beauty in the eye of the beholder. My husband thinks I am super beautiful!! But when I peer into the eyes of this person staring back at me, I question my beauty. I am VERY grateful for that I do not have any facial deformities & that my skin with the exception of few age spot can be smooth & pretty. Some times men & women look at me but it only makes me feel self conscious. So to feel up to par, I put on something that I like to think helps enhance my features. I have several outfits that seem to propel me to the top of the world! So on those days when I am feeling below average & I need a boost: I do my most gut wrenching exercise dvd, take a shower, do a mini facial, get out my favorite perfume & put on my fabulous outfit & BAM!! I'm not quite Alicia or Mia or Queen Latifah but I'm feel fantabulous!!

So how bout you?


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    I think you are gorgeous! I, for one, do not tend to embrace my beauty. In fact, most of the time I think I only see the flaws. I think I will try some of your strategies and maybe if I treat myself like I am beautiful...I will soon believe it.
    3494 days ago
    Girlfriend, I don't know what you see but you look fabulous to me!! I don't want your mirrors because I will have to break all them if they are making you appear not to look beautiful. Baby Girl, you are the bomb so shake your tail feathers one time!!! emoticon

    Much Love,
    3494 days ago
  • G.I.JANE
    P.S. I WANT that outfit Alicia is wearing!
    3496 days ago
  • G.I.JANE
    You are GORGEUS Girl! And you accomplish that without your own Personal Make up artist & Air brushing. I feel the same way when Guys/Gals flirt with me. I want to sink through the Floor or Pavement (the other day). I LOVE dressing up! I have this little Black Dress to wear to a concert coming up. I want shiny Shoes & Hmm, I dont knoow Fish nets or just sheer Black Panty hose??
    3496 days ago
    Hey Dee!

    You look beautiful to me! Inside and out. I feel you though. I really do. I have to think about how God thinks of me or I get caught up in this world's standard of beauty, which is narrow in every way. :)

    much love,
    3499 days ago
    Here lately I have been letting myself go. I don't have the energy to beautify myself. I use to care about my appearance when I had the right figure. But nothing fits right now, I am 50 lbs heavier, and I hate going clothes shopping. I can't wait to get my body back. People tell how pretty I am and I be like what are you talking about, I do not look nothing like use to look. It seems like only old men, lesbians, and married men look my way. I don't have a problem with neither group but I know I can do a whole lot better than that. Even when I fix myself up, I still don't feel right. I just want to be me again. I look at my old pictures and fantasize. I use to be beautiful. I gotten to the point to where I do not want to look in the mirror.
    Everybody has flaws and we tryto hide behind makeup and fashionable clothes but when everything comes off what do we really see.
    3500 days ago
    I agree with Kathy and that true beauty lies within... but let me comment on what you are saying in your blog. I truly do embrace my beauty. I never wanted to look any differently... and was kind of shocked that I looked fat when I saw that photo in the newspaper. Perhaps I'm egotistical; although, I don't think so. I think it has to do with what Kathy says about inner beauty. For the most part, I'm a good person, and I look good.

    I would have to say that I'm a little shocked to read this blog from you, as I would have to agree with your husband. You are a very beautiful woman. That combined with what I know about you makes you shine with beauty. I agree that, yes, I'd like to lose my waist before my chest and booty, but... that doesn't make us any less beautiful. God doesn't do ugly, each of us has our own unique beauty... even identical twins are not really identical. So, although I don't look like someone who society says is beautiful, it's for that very reason that I am beautiful and so are you.
    3501 days ago
    Do I embrace my beauty? As of late I have looked in the mirror and not liked what I have seen as far as strives are concerned with exercise. Yet, to be honest, when I look in the mirror that is only the length that allows me to see my face I feel really pretty; especially around the guy in my life (that's always good).

    Either way I loved reading your blog and thinking about it all. I will also say that as much as I love Beyonce's look, especially her abs, I now know enough that she has a lot of people helping her with it along the way. Maybe if I had people, I could look the same. Hmmm, maybe I should get

    Thanks, Dee, for the insight... emoticon
    3503 days ago
    Boy do I know how you feel. Being in the military, which expects you to basically be a guy, doesn't help your self esteem any, but you know sometimes I look in the mirror and think "Damn you're a hottie!" On those days theres nothing that can keep me down. emoticon
    3503 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/19/2008 8:33:03 PM
    I know you already know this BUT beauty isn't what you see with your eyes but what you see with your soul, you obviously are filled with beauty, I know you are speaking of how we look at our face in the mirror and believe me with hair disappearing on me at age 51 I have to have self talks too but I do thank god daily for the inner life I have, I am not quite positive that the visual beauties are quite as happy as me : )
    3503 days ago
    I often look in the mirror and get upset with what is looking back at me.
    But your right it's amazing how good you can feel by doing a good workout, having a shower, putting on your make-up and outfit that makes you feel a bit more confident.

    Keep it up girlfriend you've got the right attitude and you are an inspiration to us all.

    Hugs Jasmine. emoticon
    3503 days ago
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