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The "Right" size and shape...

Thursday, March 12, 2009

I just posted to a message under one of the teams I am on, and thought it was worth blogging about. It was asking if you think you should be the right size and shape according to all the "charts" and things out there. This is a very interesting topic. I not only worry about the "right" size and shape for me, but I am raising a daughter who will NEVER be a size 1 due to her genes, and I need her to grow up knowing that it's alright to be the size and shape you are! I am 5'6" and I weight 175(ish) right now. I would love to be 140, but I am shooting for 150. I love the shape I am - the hourglass is what I was blessed with. I just want my hourglass to jiggle a little less:-) FYI anyone struggling with a child growing up with the right idea about body, there is a book called "Noodle" about a dog who wishes to be a different size and shape to dig better. After much thought at the end of the book, he realizes that he is just the size and shape he wants to be! It struck me pretty hard! They write children's books to teach them to love themselves and the way God made them, but somewhere along the path tot he age I am now, I lost sight of that. I think it's especially tough with all the images in the media of body and shapes that are unattainable for the vast majority of us! Young girls and women struggle, but I know for a fact that it is even hard on guys now-a-days! Not that I am out to change the world, I just want my daughter to know that she is beautiful just the way she is, and if I can learn that somewhere along the way - that would be awesome!
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    I'm definitely getting this book for my niece. I wish someone would have taught me about this when I was younger. I'm so happy you are teaching your daughter to love herself no matter what. I'm sure she's going to have very healthy self esteem when she grows up. Good for you.
    4151 days ago
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    You are so right. We keep telling the children to love themselves for who they are and to accept others for who they are. Yet, we can't love ourselves and we judge ourselves and others for how we look.
    4158 days ago
    A very beautiful post.
    4162 days ago
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    Thanks for the great thought provoking blog. Love ourselves as God made us.
    4163 days ago
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