If you haven't already, go check out the post I did on sweet Ashley's blogabout baby fever. If I may, let me just tell you this - it's kinda funny.
Oh, and guess what?! Thanks to some help from you guys, I won the photo contest held by Ma Nouvelle Mode.
Now on to the juicy stuff.
Dear Women of the World,
What the crap is wrong with you? I mean... us. What the crap is wrong with us? Why do we allow ourselves to be brainwashed? Why do we let society's constructs of beauty affect the way we see ourselves?
Why do we believe that one body type is better than another? Why do we see a "skinny b*tch" and automatically refer to her as just that? Why is it that just because she's thin, she's automatically joined the ranks of people who deserve the title of "witch with a capital B?" And on that note, why are bigger women ridiculed and called "whales" and turned away from in disgust?
Here's my proposal. First, let's all try to QUIT JUDGING! Then... Throw your stupid scale out the window (just make sure there's no one walking by - you don't want a law suit). Instead of crying about the 1 pound you just gained, go for a walk. Quit trying crazy crash diets to lose a few pounds. Instead, try to eat a little bit healthier each day. Quit comparing yourself to the super-skinny size 0 in line next to you at the grocery store. Instead, realize that we all have different body types. Quit looking in the mirror and pointing out every little flaw. Instead, realize how beautiful your smile is, and take the time to give yourself 10 compliments. Quit thinking that just because someone is prettier than you, that they are better than you. They aren't. Quit wishing that you looked like someone else, and learn to appreciate what makes you you.
Quit thinking that beauty is skin-deep. Instead, realize that true beauty comes from within.
This next part is going to be a smack in the face, so brace yourself.
Quit feeling sorry for yourself. Quit thinking that you're not ___________ enough. End the pity party, and remind yourself that you're frickin' amazing. That you are a child of an incredibly loving Savior who would not waste his time making an ugly piece of crap. That you have people who love you just the way you are, and that there will always be someone that you think is better-looking than yourself. Grow up, get over it, and live life to its full potential instead of wasting your time wishing you were better.