One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


Weekend Quote: Embracing YOU

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Don’t ask me how but at 7 this morning I found myself continuously hitting next on the 10 Best Celeb Quotes this week feature from I’m not the biggest celebrity gossip person but lately I’ve been feeling really out of touch with pop culture. So I thought it would be fun to see what was happening in Hollywood.

After I rummaged through all the Charlie Sheen madness and this hysterical quote from P!nk

“Out of Myself, Britney and Christina – didn’t everyone think I was gonna be the troublemaker? LOOK MA!!! NO CUFFS!”
Pink, touting her shockingly squeaky clean image after fellow pop star Christina Aguilera’s arrest.

An Image of Katy Perry and Kate Moss filled my screen.

Credit: Ramey; Jon Levy/AFP/Getty

The quote,

"All I wanted was to look like Kate Moss. Little did I know…[my breasts] would come in handy someday."
– Katy Perry

Here’s a woman in the spotlight with seemingly all the confidence in the world and you are telling me that SHE had body image issues?

It didn’t surprise me one bit.

When I was younger all I wanted was matchstick arms, a flat belly and to be stick thin. My skinny friends wanted to be curvier. I was tall and and slouched trying to be shorter. My short friends envied my height. People with straight hair long to have some body and wave. Those with natural curl wish theirs was straight.

We always seem to want what we don’t have instead of embracing what we do.

Maybe it takes a little wisdom with age or experience to start and appreciate who WE are. I really wish I knew how to inject confidence and love of self in all people at a younger age.

For me the realization that everyone wants something they don’t have helps me silence the inner negatively just a little bit. It helps me realize that no matter who you are or what you look like, you have to work at loving you.

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There are 16 comments so far.

    Zurichnee (Kim)

    March 12, 2011

    Inciteful, as always. Thanks!

    Pink is my all time favorite, love that quote…hilarious! And lovely post, so true, so true!


    March 12, 2011

    So true. I’ve been thinking about this myself lately. I have a 2 1/2 yr old daughter and the other day a very sweet older man who works there and always gives us stickers when we come in told me “now don’t take this the wrong way, but I hope she stays homely as a piece of bark til she turns 30 and then blossoms” I just nodded my head and smiled and said thank you but it just left me wondering: instead of wishing our children were plain or ugly why shouldn’t we wish (and do what we can to instill in) them confidence and self-respect and esteem, appreciation for who they already are instead of wishing they were like everyone else? It seems those qualities would take them much further in life. Of course, its the harder route, but I would argue not impossible and definitely worth it :)


    March 12, 2011

    *who works at the grocery store…


    March 12, 2011

    so so so true. it’s a gift of aging I think that we finally realize everything for which we were searching was inside us all the time.


    March 12, 2011

    Learning to love yourself is one of the toughest jobs to do, especially if you are not taught how to, and body image is a constant issue. Moreover, we live in a very distrustful world, and for me, trust is the very core of a positive self-image.

    But working on it is worth every bit, and maybe one day there will be enough people around who teach younger people to trust themselves.

    The P!nk quote is so wonderful!


    March 12, 2011

    I really needed this post today! Thank you for your right-on-the-money insight into one of the hardest things there is to do…loving ourselves. I have spent nearly my whole life wishing I looked like other people and hating what I see in the mirror. I “preach” to my teenage daughter all the time about how beautiful she is inside and out, and I remember my mom telling me the same thing but never quite believing her. I have been struggling with the choices I’ve made about how I see myself, and I’m trying to make it better. I love your blog, by the way!


    March 13, 2011

    Hi Roni! The Gap add is covering content for me. Just letting you know :)

    Laugh It Off

    March 13, 2011

    Ditto on the Gap ad. Anyhow – it’s a fine line between feeling confident in yourself but then also knowing you can do better. Dietwise that’s the line I always walk.



    March 13, 2011

    Gap ad is covering the content for me too

    Mary Nell

    March 13, 2011

    Gap ad is covering content for me, too :(.


    March 13, 2011

    Darn it! Contacting my ad company now. This is happening WAY too often! May be time to switch companies!


    March 13, 2011

    Couldent read your writing for the gap ad …it covered half of what you wrote and no x to get rid of it


    March 13, 2011

    lorraine – See above.. I’m working on it.


    March 13, 2011

    ok guys.. I removed the ads until my ad networks resolves the problem. SO sorry.

    Lazy Personal Trainer

    March 14, 2011

    No Gap ad probs for me! Which I’m glad for because this was a beautiful post. The grass is ALWAYS greener on the other side and, like you, I so wish I’d had my current perspective back when I was young. But it’s part of life’s learning and, unfortunately, we can only hope to help our own youngsters gradually understand. But mostly, we all have to learn it on our own the hard way.