This is a great little message. Thanks for posting it. My kids know I'm trying to lose weight, but I tell them I'm doing to be healthier. I NEVER say I'm fat in front of my kids ~~ I think it sometimes, but never say it. I also teach my kids that they are beautifl (inside and out) and anyone who says different is wrong. I also tell them only ONE opinion matters ~~ GOD's. It doesn't matter what I think, or they think, or anyone else. All that matter is GOD. I want my kids to be healthy and treat their bodies the way GOD wants them to.
Make this moment ~~ THIS MOMENT RIGHT NOW ~~ count!
Easier said than done, but we should give it one h@#$ of a try! I don't want my daughter to feel as badly about the beautiful creation God gave her as I have all these years. God designed our bodies extraordinarily, and we should definitely treat them as they should be treated. With the utmost reverence that everything that God creates should be treated.
Small goal: 10 lbs by end of September.
"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense."
How many of us look at ourselves and see something immediately we would want to change. Sometimes, it because a form of self-loathing. Well, I was looking at Tyra Banks today and it was based on body image between mothers and daughters. It was really sad how we as women view our bodies and what potential destructive patterns can occur to the next generation. Well, toward the end of the show, Seventeen Magazine has created a Body Peace Treaty. The treaty is a great idea. I know this is a magazine geared towards teenagers, but this treaty would be great for older women as well. Below is the treaty and you can actually go to the website to add your signature to the treaty. I added my signature to the list, because I want to have a positive body image for myself.
Body Peace Treaty I vow to...
Remember that the sun will still rise tomorrow even if I had one too many slices of pizza or an extra scoop of ice cream tonight.
Never blame my body for the bad day I'm having.
Stop joining in when my friends compare and trash their own bodies.
Never allow a dirty look from someone else to influence how I feel about my appearance.
Quit judging a person solely by how his or her body looks — even if it seems harmless — because I'd never want anyone to do that to me.
Notice all the amazing things my body is doing for me every moment I walk, talk, think, breathe...
Quiet that negative little voice in my head when it starts to say mean things about my body that I'd never tolerate anyone else saying about me.
Remind myself that what you see isn't always what you get on TV and in ads — it takes a lot of airbrushing, dieting, money, and work to look like that.
Remember that even the girl who I'd swap bodies with in a minute has something about her looks that she hates.
Respect my body by feeding it well, working up a sweat when it needs it, and knowing when to give it a break.
Realize that the mirror can reflect only what's on the surface of me, not who I am inside.
Know that I'm already beautiful just the way I am.
Phil. 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!
No one can do what you are called to do, but you!
Great works are performed not by strength but by perserverance. - Samuel Johnson
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