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.
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)
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.
Really an inspiring article. I see more and more actresses who had more curves who have skinnied up (Jessica Alba, as an example), and in reality I thought she was more attractive BEFORE the weight loss. Living up to society's image of beauty is impossible. It's good to know that I can work toward a healthier body while still accepting that I will always be curvaceous...but in a good, healthy way!
1/24/2008 9:56:52 AM
This is a wonderful article that I will be reading everyday!
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