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Body Image

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

In the last few weeks, I have reading Food: The Good Girl's Drug by Sunny Sea Gold. I really like this book. If you are struggling with stress or emotional eating, I would recommend it. I found I am not alone in this struggle and it helped me realize I need to get some real, solid help. I can no longer act like this isn't an issue. It is.

My body image needs help. In the last 5 years, I have been a wide array of sizes - 26, 16, 10 and now 12/14. Each size I remember hating my body. Literally, hating it. I am a beautiful woman, inside and out, and there is no reason to hate my body. Sure, I have faults but what about the rest of me.

I have decided it is time to accept me as is and love me. I am a very loving person so why do I give out my love to everyone but me, the one person in my life that needs it most. So, I am going to try to accept and love me.

If you, too, are struggling with body image, I encourage you check out the following links.

The first link is with Whitney Thompson, a plus-size model. Love that she looks like just you or me.
healthygirl.org/2010/10/
12/a-top-plus-size-models-
thoughts-on-airbrushing-an
d-body-image/


The second link is about the real life Barbie. Would you want to be this way? I know I wouldn't. I think I will just learn to love my body.
likes.com/weird/meet-the
-reallife-barbie-doll?page=1
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DOGLADY13 11/24/2013 7:41PM

    I got lost in the Whitney Thompson stuff. I kept clicking and reading more about her. Susan Sarandon has been my hero for a long time because she refuses to do the botox/plastic surgery thing. Whitney Thompson is another hero.

I read this article this morning - similar topic:
http://www.elephantjourna
l.com/2013/09/what-people-reall
y-look-like-dale-favier/



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AEROBISAURUS 11/20/2013 9:02AM

    Wow that Barbie thing was freaky!

Have you ever tried yoga? Check it out if you haven't. It's so much more than just a workout. I struggle with body image too but I've found that with my yoga practice brings me peace and confidence within myself and helps me appreciate my body and honor the true beauty of it and life. :)

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GEORGE815 11/19/2013 10:41PM

    Have to be happy with what you got!

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MYLADY4 11/19/2013 9:08PM

    Oh, so happy for you. It is a big step to break away from society and love yourself no matter what size on is.

That does not mean that one cannot want to physically improve oneself but one no longer is hating your body.

One does not have to be a size 4 to be an AWESOME person.

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15MINUTES 11/19/2013 8:58PM

    Great attitude. It's a mind shift and you are on your way. Good stuff! emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 11/19/2013 7:00PM

    Thanks for the links.

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THINFITFEMINIST 11/19/2013 4:12PM

    glad you saw this and are going to correct it.

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1CRAZYDOG 11/19/2013 3:33PM

    It is a really good thing to give careful thought to how we treat ourselves, view ourselves and talk about ourselves!

Good job in doing that, Savannah. OMG, I could not even BEGIN to think of altering my body the way these women (and men) have.

HUGS

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