One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


Lessons Learned from Grandma

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Emotional blog reading NOT recommended in the morning. I now have to head to work with a Kleenex and puffy eyes. Steph from Back in Skinny Jeans shares with us lessons learned from grandma.

We get so engrossed in our “container”; how it looks, how much it weighs, how much it’s flawed, and on and on, that we forget that the body is really only one small part of our totality. It’s one thing to want to look good and take care of yourself, but it’s a whole other thing to let your body ruin your day, your attitude about yourself, or steal joy from you just because you don’t like the way it looks or because you don’t look pretty like the girls in the magazines or what you think other people consider attractive.

Click here to read the whole post. I had to share this link before heading out the door. Gotta run, have a great day!

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There are 9 comments so far.


    September 9, 2008

    Totally agree! Don’t let your attitude be ruined because of photoshoped girls in magazines! You go grandma!


    September 9, 2008

    I’ve been working on not looking at my body as this separate part of myself to be fought and beaten into submission — I am all of me!


    September 9, 2008

    So true! Thanks for that today. I’m going to link over and read the whole post…armed with that big box o’ kleenex.

    caitlin (see bride run)

    September 9, 2008

    go grandma! with age, comes wisdom :)


    September 9, 2008

    Thanks for this post. Such a great article. I have already shared it with a few friends at work.
    Take care,

    Stephanie Quilao

    September 9, 2008

    Seriously, my granny is the most amazing woman I know. At 97, her spirit really will not be contained even by body that show the affects of time. It’s a tear jerker in a good way :-) Thanks for the linkie love :)


    September 9, 2008

    Great article, thanks for sharing Roni (and Stephanie!).


    September 9, 2008

    Thanks for sharing that wonderful story!


    September 9, 2008

    Thanks for sharing this Roni. Stephanie, I needed this one this week. I am working on being happy each step of the journey and trying to enjoy the NOW and the body I have today.