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5 Ways to Love Your Body

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  • LIVROGATTO
    Whenever I get to feeling down on my body I just remind myself that my husband calls me beautiful... and means it! We can't "wait until..." before we begin to love ourselves. You don't take care of something that you hate... you have to LOVE yourself enough NOW to want to take care of this body. - 2/10/2008 11:10:51 AM
  • A rule of thumb: When you are making mental notes about your body, stop and think "is this something I would tell my best friend/sister/mother/spouse?" If not, don't say it to yourself either. - 2/10/2008 11:00:17 AM
  • It's true about we teach others how to treat us. I often laugh and make jokes about being overweight just because its easier to laugh than to cry and sometimes I feel like if I make a joke about it then people won't think it hurts me. But what I'm really teaching them is that it's ok to joke about me being overweight and that really isn't ok. So I agree that I need to change my inner dialogue and also what I speak aloud. - 2/10/2008 9:17:00 AM
  • It's true about we teach others how to treat us. I often laugh and make jokes about being overweight just because its easier to laugh than to cry and sometimes I feel like if I make a joke about it then people won't think it hurts me. But what I'm really teaching them is that it's ok to joke about me being overweight and that really isn't ok. So I agree that I need to change my inner dialogue and also what I speak aloud. - 2/10/2008 9:16:54 AM
  • It's true about we teach others how to treat us. I often laugh and make jokes about being overweight just because its easier to laugh than to cry and sometimes I feel like if I make a joke about it then people won't think it hurts me. But what I'm really teaching them is that it's ok to joke about me being overweight and that really isn't ok. So I agree that I need to change my inner dialogue and also what I speak aloud. - 2/10/2008 9:15:49 AM
  • VALNTINE
    Women are sent messages every day through the media that we are not "good enough" the way we are. Every other advertisement is about some extraordinary weight loss product that can guarantee our "perfect body." How many men do we see in these ads? I truly believe men are, not only okay with themselves, but are okay with us too. WE ARE THE ONES WHO ARE BEING HARD ON OURSELVES! And if you look at Hollywood today is there anyone there we REALLY want to emulate? They're lives are out of whack and they have so many issues that they have to obliterate themselves with drugs and alcohol just to survive in that superficial world. Makes me glad I live in small town New Jersey. It's taken me YEARS to get to the point where I don't think there's a spotlight on my flaws, and if I give out the attitude that I'm okay with me, everyone else is okay with me too. And YES, people do refer back to you as a role model. Thank you for this article and for people like Queen Latifah who epitomizes the bigger woman who respects herself and commands the same of others. - 2/10/2008 9:11:35 AM
  • GABSTER26
    we have been conditioned to criticize our own selves wayyy toomuch. By our parents or a judgemental spouse and of course by the media....oh my gawd!!!

    we all need to learn to be kind to ourselves and yes to love ourselves and be loving to ourselves....kind and considerate of our own weaknesses AND strengths.

    Its time to stop the cycle of ridicule for not being perfect...........we all know logically that there is no such thing...as perfect!...no matter how hard we try that goal is simply impossible.

    But we can work on being the best we can be and that includes inside and out.....

    - 2/10/2008 9:07:54 AM
  • This last section - taking care of the biggest gift you've ever been given - really hits home. Can't say I ever thought of it that way. Great article! - 2/10/2008 8:22:27 AM
  • This last section - taking care of the biggest gift you've ever been given - really hits home. Can't say I ever thought of it that way. Great article! - 2/10/2008 8:22:23 AM
  • This last section - taking care of the biggest gift you've ever been given - really hits home. Can't say I ever thought of it that way. Great article! - 2/10/2008 8:21:39 AM
  • LISALYNN44
    Fantastic article! Thank you! It was just what I needed for a great positive mental boost and for added motivation to take care of this wonderful body of mine. - 2/10/2008 8:03:48 AM
  • Great Article TY
    nancylee46 - 2/8/2008 5:30:12 AM
  • ANDI32
    Yes! You should also read You are Not What You Weigh by Lisa Bevere, especially if you struggle with poor self-image. We all need to love and appreciate our God-given selves and learn to see ourselves as He does. - 2/7/2008 9:28:18 PM
  • Thank you for this. It gave me what I need, to stop being so hard on myself! (Its just so hard to see myself now, compared to before!)
    I have someone who I am the primary role model for, and I know that if I want him to grow up healthy, and be confident, and have a healthy self-esteem, then I have to portray that.
    I need to realize that I have already come so far, have lost so much weight, and I am continuing to do so, while making myself healthy, as well as creating a basis for my son to grow up in a healthy home! (Which means changing my husbands eating habits, as well! lol) - 2/3/2008 10:11:33 PM
  • This is a good reality check to stop trying to set unobtainable goals and to realize that my own personal goals are sufficient. My personal happiness doesn't come from my physical body but from God. I should not look at myself in a way that makes me critical of every little thing. Thank you for the article. I have added it to my favorites. - 2/3/2008 5:28:27 PM

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