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Morphed, What is Beautiful?

Friday, June 28, 2013

So I'm having a pore body image kind of day so far. The last two weeks have been stressful and I've dealt with it buy using food and excuses. Now I'm up on the scale over 5 lbs heavier. I'm sure a lot of it is water retention from all the sodium! However, I let myself go mentally and physically.

Makeup, fake boobs, lip injections, botox, plastic surgery, and photoshop. What is real these days?

I've been feeling like ... My boobs are flat and questioning if I should start wearing makeup?

Why are we told that inner beauty is what counts and then re enforced on a daily basis that we live in a contradicting society that beautiful is bought or faked or both.

Morphed.

Self hating over what? Self hating over unrealistic ideals and pressures.

Stupid to judge myself against everything and always set my self up for an unsatisfactory mind set.

Maybe I just grew up a little but I'm just disgusted with the kay-rap that is portrayed out in the world or maybe just in America. Every form of entertainment or advertisement consciously and subconsciously forms dysfunctional thoughts and ego's.

Why can't we get more support for being plain, simple, and real.

Xo,
Nikki
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TRUCKERWIFE2 6/30/2013 7:38PM

    You are the best example of who to be for your kids. I am 5'1, over 200, don't wear makeup hardly ever and when I do it's minimal. I have a huge chest and varicose veins. I do the best I can and not worry about other people. If people have a problem with my gray hair, it's their problem! I get told many times how beautiful the skin on my face is. My secret? I don't put any crap on it. No make up, no moisturizer, no nothing. I dress modestly. You are a beautiful person inside and out and don't let all that commercialism let you think anything else! I knew a girl in school that was stunning. She showed up at the one class reunion I attended wearing a fantastic white leather outfit. She died not long after from suicide. I don't know what her demons were but her beauty didn't make her happy. Be a good person, be a good mom, do things that brighten your day. That's the most important thing. emoticon

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LISBETHSALANDER 6/30/2013 12:56PM

    Your beauty shines through to all of us that know you on Spark People. You radiate hope and kindness to all of us, believe it or not. Even when you are feeling down, we have the perspective of the long view so we are here to encourage you. We can see you sparkle.
The marketing world exists to serve itself. Our validation has to come from within ourselves and we have to resist those external messages. Hugs to you. I can see your beauty from here.

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_BABE_ 6/29/2013 2:47AM

    The multi billion dollar fashion industry and the whole concept of having to buy this so you can be that would crumble. I am not sure how it was EVER allowed to be built up in the first place. When did we buy into a world where male designers designed clothes that only human clothes hangers could wear and the rest of the flesh and blood world was left with our noses pressed to the proverbial window wishing we could have something out of our reach.

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CHERIRIDDELL 6/29/2013 1:28AM

    My favourite story about beauty is from long ago when I was in high school.I had a boyfriend who like me was tall (this was before my accident so I was 6'2") it was the seventies so he had long blond hair and I had long red hair , someone said to him"You two make a striking couple, people stop and stare " He said "I wouldn't know about that but she plays a mean guitar and writes awesome poetry and makes me laugh ,so I guess that is more important 'cause beauty is transitory and I can't see it anyways" you see my boyfriend had been in a fire you could not tell but the flash back had destroyed his eyes,he was blind....... Shame more people don't judge beauty based on the qualities people have that they enjoy.

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DEEEBEE 6/29/2013 1:05AM

    Because nobody gets any money for supporting plain, simple, and real people. They have nothing to sell. That's our world!

I finished reading a novel yesterday that dealt with the topics of beauty and self- acceptance. Toni Morrison wrote "The Bluest Eye." It gives the reader a lot to think about.

DeAnne, Missourians Team

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PRESBESS 6/28/2013 6:41PM

    Be you... flaws and all, with makeup or without, your choice. The world will never have another you. God made you unique and special.

Work it!
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BAKER1009 6/28/2013 4:40PM

    Elle said it perfectly!
Besides, to me, you are the most beautiful person in the world. Love you girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!

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NUOVAELLE 6/28/2013 1:20PM

    Oh, Nikki, I can feel your disgust and your frustration. First, let me reassure you that this doesn't happen only in America. It happens in my country, too, and I'm quite positive that it happens in all developed countries.
Only one thing comes to mind that is fit to say. My most favorite quote.
"Be the change you wish to see in the world." - M. Gandhi
Let's be plain, simple and real even if we are the only people in the world who say no to fake. Let's teach our children to be plain, simple and real. Let's choose plain, simple and real whenever we can.
By the way, this blog was one of the simplest and realest I have read recently. Written by a really beautiful sparkfriend. And if your scale or the mirror disagrees, I'll come over and give them a thousand reasons that make you beautiful!
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ANATASHIKI 6/28/2013 1:12PM

    plain and simple ? who would work his ass for that? how many votes could that buy? emoticon

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