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Blog Prompt-Do images of models make you feel bad about yourself?

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


The only one that can make me feel bad about myself is me, myself.

**edit: Yes, Janet! I didn't remember the quote but yes I like it!

***edit: I stopped comparing myself to others. I can admire another without feeling I must compete. I try to be all I can be myself. Then I accept me whether I succeed or fail. I can always try again.

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KATRARWINNER 5/21/2009 12:33PM

    It sometimes does.

I realize I'm harder on myself then other people view of me...well except my mom and relatives. They always called me "American size."

When I talk to my boyfriend about how pretty or hot models on billboards, movies, and magazine ads are he would complain to me that they are too skinny and turns him off. He prefers models like Tyra Banks or Beyonce. Basically women with curves.

No wonder he is always bringing me out to try different food. He is trying to fatten me up. emoticon

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LIVNFITNHAPPY 5/20/2009 10:00AM

    Hi Linda,

You must love this quote by Eleanor Roosevelt too:
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."

It is one of my favorites and I totally agree.

emoticon Janet

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HPLANDER 5/19/2009 11:43AM

    I agree we can be our best friend or worst enemy. We get to decide.

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MARTY19 5/19/2009 11:20AM

    Not me either. They have airbrushed them to the point even the models don't recognize themselves.


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CHIKAZ 5/19/2009 11:14AM

    Honestly... they used to. A lot. But now, I can say no. Before I started spark I was a pretty unhappy person. And even though I'm nowhere close to my goal yet, after using Spark People for last few months I feel 100 times better about myself than I did before. Maybe it's because I know what I'm capable of where as before, losing weight and changing my life seemed like an entertaining fantasy.

But still it was me making me feel bad about myself, I guess just the images would remind me to keep doing it. lol. I'm glad I'm not the same person I was before.

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MSLZZY 5/19/2009 10:50AM

    I am fine with me right now. I wouldn't want to have their life-skinny or not.

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ALEIGH5 5/19/2009 10:21AM

    Model images make me feel bad (and sad) for young girls and women who see undernourished, ubber thin, unhealthy bodies as ideal.

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ONMYWAYTOGOAL 5/19/2009 10:10AM

    I agree! emoticon

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