Do you remember when you first started REALLY looking in the mirror?
At your body? Not just your face.
But I always remember NOT being very happy when I did.
I’m pretty happy with my size 10-ish, 151.4 lb. (as of this very morning) body.
I’ve had three babies. I’ve worked REALLY hard and have exercised EXTREME will power in the last 6 months.
I will NEVER, I repeat NEVER, be a size 2 or have a small bootie. It’s just not in my DNA. My thighs will probably always touch.
But my legs, they are STRONG from running and doing Zumba with my friends to some great music, and my arms are STRONG from carrying kids and lifting weights.
And my tummy, though still kind of puffy, is mine and mine alone.
So, since the blogosphere is all “atwitter” about body image and womanly weight these days, I had to “weigh in” (yep, pun intended)…
We need to get over ourselves. YES. We do NEED to be healthy. We need to limit how much crap we eat (and there is a lot of it out there) and we need to teach our children to eat healthily and that food is fuel and not something to be abused.
But we don’t need to criticize each other and judge each other and be hateful like that recent Marie Claire article. You know the one. (and if you don’t, google it – “Marie Claire article on Mike and Molly”).
Nothing good comes of that.
Except for maybe THIS. A new site, created by some pretty awesome women, called Curvy Girl. Check it out.
And this also counts as my weigh-in for the latest weight-loss challenge, Holiday Hoedown, at The Sisterhood of The Shrinking Jeans. Which is another fabulous site, run and written by some of my best bloggy AND IRL friends.
So, did you catch that up there? I said 151.4 pounds!! That means I’ve lost 26!!
And I plan
hope to LOSE some more weight over the holidays.
(although I do plan to chow-down on Thanksgiving. We all have our moments…)
I’m still working on that tummy (damn genetics!) but I’m proud of my body and my obvious curves. They are still there. I’m just trying to be healthy and be around a long time to “bug” my kids…. 😉
And no matter what, I plan to rock this body. Confidence is key.
So let’s be good to each other no matter what we weigh or how we look, okay?