Inspirational Monday!! (6.8.12)

Hey hey everyone!!!
I had such a great respond to my last “Inspirational Monday” that I’m thinking of doing it a weekly thing, what do you guys think?
Anyways…I posted this picture on my private Facebook and got a ton of positive replies, so I thought about sharing it here with you guys as well!!
Here it is:
One thing most people don’t know about me is that I do have a lot of problems with my body…I grew up pretty fast and by the age I was 8 started growing boobs and by the time I was 10 I already had hips…lets just say by the age of 12 I was the height I am now (168.5cm…yes, the half cm counts!!!). Growing that fast in a world of short and skinny people really took a toll on me..
My mom’s side of the family is pretty heavy built…and they have problems with it and always criticized me…Hearing that you are fat by the age of 10/11 really makes your self-esteem low! I started a vicious cycle of bingeing and then feeling guilty…because i have asthma I never could run or have heavy workouts like other people and so I would just basically not eat for two or three days after the binge episodes…this went on until last year..
I know some people might say I’m a hypocrite because I say everyone is beautiful and every body shape is gorgeous (and I DO believe it!) or even when I quote Stacy London when she says “It’s not YOUR body that is wrong, it’s the way the CLOTHES are built!”. The thing is, I do believe everyone is beautiful…but sometimes when I see magazines or fashion shows, I start feeling self-conscious…and start getting depressed for not being a size 0.
This image has a really important place in my heart because it does give the message of what I feel!!! Society is the one that “decided” girls are only pretty if they are thin! It’s horrible and, most of all, not realistic!
So, when someone tells you you are fat or ugly or not good enough…just think about this quote!!! It’s true and I hope it makes you feel better!!! 
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  1. Monday August 6th, 2012 / 05:16 PM

    Thank you!


  2. Monday August 6th, 2012 / 05:16 PM

    Thank you Francesca!!! =D


  3. Monday August 6th, 2012 / 08:16 PM

    Thank you =D


  4. Monday August 6th, 2012 / 09:37 PM

    Loved reading this post…and LOVE the Marilyn Monroe image and quote!
    I feel like almost every woman has her insecurities… even the ones that appear to be the most 'beautiful' on the outside, still have insecurities and self-doubt that they just can't shake. Growing up, I was an overweight child — my two siblings were always thin when we were children, and they teased me a lot. It's only in the past few yrs or so that I've shed the pounds off, but every once in a while, I'll binge, and then almost hate myself for it.
    But you're right, we need to stop being swayed by society into thinking that a size zero is beautiful. Beauty is a state of mind, an attitude, confidence… it has nothing to do with one's physical appearance or size. We are ALL beautiful!!!!

    xoxo, Ally

  5. Monday August 6th, 2012 / 10:12 PM

    I absolutely loved your inspirational Monday,I know I will never be a size 0, but I don't even care.Society is so superficial sometimes.
    Great post I love Marilyn.

  6. Tuesday August 7th, 2012 / 10:48 AM

    Thank you Blaise =)


  7. Tuesday August 7th, 2012 / 10:56 AM

    Yes Ally, we all ARE beautiful!!! This is something really close to my heart, because I want to be able to do something for little girls out there that think they're not good enough because of what friends/family/acquaintances say about them!!! My family always mocked me…and the “stupid” thing is, they were all grownups and FAR more overweight than me…the thing is, I'm not overweight, I'm just bigger than most, but my weight is within the charts….that still doesn't make me feel better when I see skinny girls in magazines and stuff…

    Thank you so much for your comment!!! It really meant a lot to me, being able to reach people =)


  8. Tuesday August 7th, 2012 / 10:58 AM

    Thank you!!! I love Marilyn as well, I think she was gorgeous and she wasn't a size 0 and still was beautiful!!! Society really IS superficial sometimes…it's really sad..


  9. Wednesday August 8th, 2012 / 10:35 AM

    That is such an awesome quote!

  10. Wednesday August 8th, 2012 / 05:33 PM

    Thanks Shannon!


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