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Michelle (mishi55) wrote,
@ 2006-01-16 16:12:00
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    Current mood: nerdy
    Current music:duran duran - got to get you out of my mind

    So it's that time again - let's make ourselves feel good. No question about it - this is as much for me as it is for anyone who takes the time to read this. Actually it's probably more for me, because it's what I've thought about today.

    Ladies, it's time to speed up what has been a pathetically slow turn of cultural thinking. Waif should be out, healthy should be in. Curves are beautiful. Think of them as a poster you carry with you 24 hours a day that screams, "Look at me! I'm feminine! I know how to eat!" And most importantly, those curves should make you feel better about yourself when you happen to stumble in front of that mirror in the morning.

    Speaking of which, who got the idea in our heads that we should be affraid of mirrors? I know it sounds insane, but just give it a try - go stand in front of the mirror. Stop cringing for just a second and try it. But here's the kicker, just for once don't focus on the negative. Ignore the cellulite for a minute and find something positive, something you really like. Why? Because when you really acknowledge the good parts of yourself, the bad doesn't seem so overwhelming anymore. Everyone has room for improvement; no one is perfect. So next time you pass that mirror, it won't be so bad.

    Another thing - We will not define our self worth based on the size of our pants. The size of your clothing is just a number. Seriously. If it fits, it fits. How many guys do you see in a store saying, "Oh no, I've gone from a 32" waist to a 34" waist. I'm so fat. Woe is me!"? Yeah, not a lot. Women should try to do a similar thing. And if an 8 fits over a 2, you will look better in an 8 over that 2 any day. Just because you can squeeze into a tiny mini that looks painted on doesn't mean you should be wearing it to class. The average person on the street will really notice that girl whose clothes look really good instead of that girl whose pants will split if she bends over too far. If you're healthy and take care of yourself, the exact number size shouldn't matter.

    I would love to see the day where women are not longer afraid to live within their unique bodies. No old man who writes some intangible rule book should be telling me or society how to look. We're told to feel good, but the message includes a small note in fine print that says, "One more thing, feeling good means being very, VERY, thin." Come on.

    So again, I'll say that we're not here forever. Don't waste so much time in the mirror kicking yourself for eating that cracker at lunch. Go ahead and eat the cup of soup that goes with it. We can all feel better by being healthier. Until next time.

    The adventure continues...

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