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March 19, 2015

I'm Not Skinny

It's true...I'm not thin. It's been a lot of years since I've worn a size 4 pair of jeans. I'm not sure that I'll ever get back there, but I do know that's not my goal.

The other day I was told "You're not little. You don't look like the other girls." While I won't say who said this to me, I will admit that it stung.

I'm well aware that I'm not little, but it's not something I want to hear. I look in the mirror each day and I'm pleased with what I see, because I don't look at my body type.
Would I love to lose weight? Hell yes. Would I feel more comfortable if I exercised and ate better? Oh yeah. Am I disappointed in myself for not making time to take care of myself more? Pretty much every day.




But you know what...I'm happy. I love the person I am. While the comment that was made to me hurt and almost made me cry, it didn't tear me down. I didn't shed a tear, and I reacted much better than I would have 5 years ago when I was a different woman.

I am strong. I am happy. I am a good person. I am a dreamer. I am a hard worker. I am intelligent. Nope, I'm not little, but I'm ME, and that's good enough for me. Anyone who's first thought goes to my body type and not my mind and heart doesn't matter so much.

For any of the not so little girls out there...you are beautiful. If we were all a size 2, what fun would that be? I am proud of who I am size 2, 12, or 22 and you should be too.


Link up with Lauren & I again on Thursday April 2nd and share your stories.

Thank you for your constant support and love. Let's continue to build each other up.





You Are Beautiful

21 comments:

  1. You're an inspiration! These posts are wonderful & you are beautiful!

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  2. Love love LOVE this post girl! Whoever said that to you either needs to think before the speak or have their mouth stapled shut if they can't do so :)

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  3. Amazing post! Thanks for sharing! These are great words to live by!

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  4. Everyone needs to read this!!! We all tear ourselves up about this or that...we need to love ourselves---besides, it'd be so boring if we were all perfect (and the definition of perfect is what?) jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  5. I love this so much. :)

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  6. This is SO GREAT! What a wonderful message to convey. I 100% believe in loving yourself and not just your body type!!

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  7. Amazing post for our linkup!!! I love it!

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  8. Great post! You should always love YOU. No matter size or circumstance! Thanks for the positive, happy, beautiful message!

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  9. This is beautiful, and something I really needed to hear today!

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  10. The Sequin NotebookMarch 20, 2015 at 2:45 PM

    Such a great post - love the attitude and self-confidence! What a great message :)

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  11. Thank you so much. It's SO important to have self confidence and something all of us women should always be working on. Thank you for reading!

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  12. Thank you Kristyn, I appreciate your kind words.

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  13. Thank you SO much Laura. It can be difficult in this world we live in, but I'm trying every day. Thank you for your sweet words and for reading. XO!

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  14. Thank you Melissa. I appreciate you reading and enjoying the message. It's SO important to have self confidence and love yourself.

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  15. You know it Emily, one step at a time :) Thank you for reading!

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  16. Exactly, what's perfect? We are all special and perfect in our own ways. Thank you for reading Jodie and being so kind :)

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  17. Thank you so much for reading Ashley, I appreciate your kind thoughts.

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  18. Thank you Kerri :) You know how to make a girl smile :)

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  19. Thanks E, you're such a good friend and I appreciate your constant support!

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