Thursday, September 06, 2007

I'm So Jealous

Jill at Brilliant At Breakfast posted this and I had to copy it for you.

Why, oh why didn't I have this attitude all those years when I was hating my body and feeling guilty every time I ate something not on the list and trying to be someone else* and generally miserable with food? How joyous this woman is! How at ease with herself! How comfortable at the table!

I gives me great comfort to know that there are some young women who are finding acceptance of their own bodies, who are recognizing that it is genes and not sin that dictates their waist size, who can eat and not feel either fear or guilt. I have decided that this is my anthem.

*Well, not really trying to be someone else, I have always really liked who I am, but trying to be in someone else's body.


Deja Pseu said...

Don't you love it? Isn't she fabulous? And talented! And the clothes!!! Stunning! This makes my day every time I see it.

Kay Dennison said...

I understand this completely. I am blessed because I inherited my body type from my dad who was tall and thin. My daughter inherited her body type from her dad who is tall and tends to be overweight. She understands this and knows the weight where she feels good. I think everyone has that and it doesn't show up on a chart somewhere. If she thinks she's gaining too much weight, she goes to the Y and swims a couple miles
every day for a couple weeks -- that she was a distance swimmer in high school and college helps. She found that other types of exercise like step aerobics actually put pounds on her because muscle weighs more than fat!

I'm just glad that she understands her body and genetics and tries to stay healthy and that she knows that being a size 5 isn't important no matter what the fashionistas say.

Remember: you're not about your weight, you are about your heart and your mind and God gave you the super deluxe version of both!

Betty said...

I gave up obsessing over my weight a while ago, but I haven't rescinded my wish to be cremated, in the fond hope that if I am allowed to come back, it won't be in this particular body! I don't think that's too much to ask, do you?

kerrdeLune (cate) said...

I just love it, and there is a great lesson for all of us in this one, to be joyous and delight in the physical abundance we were given, to revel in life and spirit and beauty (and that beauty begins with us).

Tabor said...

I was blessed with a thin body...actually we didn't have a lot of money so food was not in abundance when growing up. But once I hit menopause I started gaining around the middle and I hate it. If I looked like that chick I wouldn't mind. It is all about feeling healthy and being in proportion no matter what the size. I also think people obsess about food instead of actually enjoying every single bite.