Thursday, October 09, 2008
So I just got done reading this book Thin is the New Happy by Valerie Frankel.
Oh my goodness, it was so good! If you can find it, you should definitely give it a read. It's about her life as a chronic dieter and coming to terms with accepting herself AND her body.
One excerpt "You have to love your body as a living organism, not hate it as a flawed decorative statue. Only a fool or a child would put a premium on pretty over healthy...My bad body image, a vestige of the past, was now history. My future would be devoted to strength--of character and muscle. My new role-model was that iron-pumping grandma with the fingerless gloves and the frosted blond hair. When the body image demons rattled the cage, as they surely would from time to time, Id' think of her and remember that I had only one body, and one choice. To love it--or leave it. I wanted to stay around long enough to see my daughters' daughters take a big bite out of a cookie and smile with unmitigated pleasure."
I love books that truly speak to me as a person and make me feel good about myself. What have you been reading lately?