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Weekend Quote: Perfection (rewind)

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I’m battling a lot of emotional crap these last few months of pregnancy. Part of me just wants to go away and hibernate but I can’t. I won’t. I’m just being irrational, emotional, and dramatic.

Ugh. I just feel so…

bleh.

So I went digging in my own archives, specifically the Weekend Quote posts. Like the Question of the Week series I really want to bring back the Weekend Quote consistently. I have so much fun writing them and finding new little gems of inspiration. This week I’m going to repost one from 2008 about perfection… (it made me smile and reminisce which is just what I needed.)

This weekends quote comes from a friend I reunited with at a wedding. We were reminiscing, sharing a drink (ok, ok, many drinks) and having SO much fun. A few times our conversation turned a bit deeper, politics, love, you know, classic drunk talk. :~)

At one point he turns to the husband and I, and says…

"Perfection is found in the imperfections"

At the time, I believe we were talking about people and relationships. How nobody’s perfect but what you fall in love with is actually the imperfections. The whole person, good and bad. Hey… we WERE at a wedding, remember?

Anyway, this line struck me. Think about it, REALLY think about it. What makes us perfect is the fact that we aren’t perfect. When I share my most imperfect moments, like today when ate, ummmm about 2lbs of candy, or when I confessed my girl scout cookie incident, even when I declared my pizza addiction, you guys respond with a great big giant "Thank You". I receive message after message from people that are grateful I shared my imperfections. Why? Well, these are the moments, that make me, me. That make me real.

How many times do we beat ourselves up for not being perfect? For being too short? too fat? having cellulite? small breasts? NOT looking like some airbrushed model in a magazine? Or how may times do you get depressed about eating too much? then eat more because of it? (guilty as charged)

So as I go to bed with a stomach full of Twix and 3 Musketeer bars, I take comfort in the fact that I am NOT perfect. Or, wait, I AM perfect because I’m imperfect! … Whatever! :~) Either way, tomorrow is a new day and I’m ready to face it making the best decisions I can.

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There are 7 comments so far.

    Sana

    January 29, 2011

    Pregnancy hormones sound 10X than regular female hormones!
    I hope tomm is a bit better :)

    Wendy (Healthy Girl)

    January 29, 2011

    We are in this together. If you’ve got the time, I’m wondering what you think of my latest blog posting on just this subject: http://healthygirlskitchen.blogspot.com/2011/01/cultivating-new-level-of-awareness.html
    Feel better girlie-tomorrow is a new day!

    mel

    January 29, 2011

    When i was pregnant several years back, I was talking to my mother-in law and i was saying “after I lose my pregnancy weight..”, and she stopped me and said “well, how do you know u are going to lose it?” And I said “well, because I didn’t gain this weight from a sudden life style change… I am gaining this weight because I am growing a life”..Sure you can tend to eat a little more when you are pregnant, but it’s an uncontrollable physical feature of being pregnant… you will gain weight.. you will feel bigger. But it’s not weight gain from going from a healthy lifestyle to an unhealthy one. Hope you feel better…and keep in mind, that sure your body isn’t what you want it to be right now… but it has the potential to be where you are happier with it… you just need to wait a few more months to start getting back to your comfort zone. At least your not really short wishing you were tall…cause there aint nothing you can do about that… that would be my case!… that;s how i always look at weight issues, if i am fluctuating a few pounds.. i don’t get to upset, because I know I have the POTENTIAL to be where i want to be… I’m just not doing exactly what i need to to be right where I am most comfortable.

    Amber

    January 30, 2011

    Hah, since I’m pregnant and its freezing out and apparently the sun is in hibernation, I want to crawl in bed and not get out too! I also refuse (I have 3 other kiddos anyway so I can’t) to wallow in my depression. Thought you would like to know that reading your perfectly imperfect blog makes me want to get up and do something…anything, so thanks for that!

    Tracy

    January 30, 2011

    You rock. <3

    Christie

    January 30, 2011

    Ohhhh, I feel for you. I remember those days!!! Once the bundle of joy comes you will forget all about these moments, they will all be worth it……I’ve just started a blog, I would love for you to ck it and give me some feedback. I’m trying to get all the support I need. I don’t want to fall back off the wagon!!!

    http://www.changingfromfattofit.blogspot.com

    Thanks so much….your a motivation to sooo many people!!

    I was talking about perfection/imperfection with a friend yesterday. Basically I said that perfection is trying to meet some standard. But if everyone is different and everyone struggles, what’s the standard? How can we try to compare ourselves to others? We are all unique and “perfect” only in our “imperfections.”