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Loving Me the Way I Am

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

My Declaration of Independence from a Negative Self Image.
I am not a swimsuit model. I am 5í3Ē with funky legs and man shoulders. I have no waist and no butt to speak of. I need to accept that I will never be a swimsuit model, but I am healthy and I take care of my body. So I will start there, I love myself for taking care of me the healthy way, and I will take care of myself and learn to love my healthy body even if I donít have that hourglass figure I want so much. And will remind myself of the things I do like about myself.

I have hips (thanks to my children!)
My belly is the flattest itís been in 10 years
I have great hair
My eyes are a cool color
I have strong, long finger nails - even after years of biting

Well itís just a start, but I will get better at it with practice.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SUCCESS68 11/17/2011 8:12AM

    Great blog. Amen. emoticon

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TEENY_BIKINI 8/6/2011 11:29PM

    That was absolutely fabulous for all the right reasons - honest, real, and honoring you.


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RAINCHIIK 7/13/2011 11:13PM

    Good for you on focusing on the positives! And YES you do have great hair! Love the cute, short 'do. :) Wish I had nice fingernails. Mine nailbeds are flat, and the best I can do is keep them filed and short.

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MONIQUE138 7/10/2011 4:56PM

    Confidence is the best thing you can develope cause lord knows I didn't have it. You are who you are so LOVE IT!! emoticon

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HEALTHY1JESS 7/6/2011 11:00AM

    emoticon blog! We all have to be thankful for (and proud of) all the cool, amazing things our bodies can do for us each day and the wonder of the small (or large, jiggly, and dimply) beauties we each possess...there's some stuff I wouldn't mind changing if I could wave a magic wand, but really, I've been in this body for 30 years, and it's done me pretty well so just like you, I want to take care of it!!!
Have a beautiful day and keep Sparkin' us all on!

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MOMTOCONNOR2003 7/6/2011 9:43AM

    It is so easy to see the negatives in ourselves and we often forget the postive!

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U8MYRAMEN 7/5/2011 5:23PM

    Feel good about yourself!!

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    emoticon That's a great start! And it's inspiring!

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JUSTKD 7/5/2011 2:20PM

    It's a great start so far!

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