Tuesday, October 14, 2008

~Attention size 2, 4, 6, 8~

I want to hear from YOU too! I know that as women, no matter what size we are, there are always things that bug us about our bodies.
Do you see yourself as you truly are?
What is it like being on your side of the fence?
Do you work hard to stay where you are at?

7 comments:

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

For years I was a size 4. Two kids later~no more. I clung to my size 4 clothes for several years just knowing I would "get back in them". Then I began working with ovarian cancer patients/survivors. These women were so positive and made me realize that size doesn't matter~only health and life. I donated all of my 4's to a battered women's shelter and praise God I am healthy everyday.

Jen said...

laura- I am so gald to hear the journey to come to that point. That is what this book is all about! Thanks for you input!
♥Jen

K~ said...

Are we supposed to post here? If not, sorry. I'm a size 2 or 4, depending on the store.

Do you see yourself as you truly are?

If there is a woman out there who does, I wish she would give me her secret. While I think I am generally satisfied with my body, I am definitely guilty of adding on mental pounds, usually in dressing rooms when trying on clothes.

What is it like being on your side of the fence?

I deal with self-image issues just like any other girl. If there is a fence seperating my size from a bigger size, than there is a fence separating my size from a smaller size too. I guess the grass is always greener on the other side, no matter what field you are standing in.

Do you work hard to stay where you are at?

I wish I could say I was up at five every morning running three miles, and eating right, but instead I can only credit my lack of sweet tooth and luck. I eat what I want, which is usually something savory over something sweet. I almost always take the stairs over the escalator, and try to stay active with my horses and barn chores. Most weight I want to lose tends to be "belly stress weight," and so I try to take things in stride, breathe easily when I feel the need to panic, and get enough sleep. With my life, trying to stay sane is hard work enough.

Krista said...

Saw your blog from some others that I follow. I have been a size 2 all the way up to a size 14. I have been a size 6 for the last couple of years. I have to say that I felt fat at every stage. When I was a size 2 I would binge diet thinking I was huge..I look back now and am amazed at how tiny I was. I know that if I went back there I would feel the same as I did before. I'm learning to be comfortable with who I am.

The Hoban's on Kingston Street said...

I agree with Krista, if you are happy with yourself, your life then you will be happy at any weight. If you do not like yourself at a size 20 you will still not like yourself at a size 2. Your inner and your outer are not connected, we just think they are. Sorry...my opinion. Of course, health should always be the main concern! :)

Jen said...

The Hoban's- Wow! That is such a great attitude. I would love to know how you got to that point. That is my goal, of course...
♥Jen

The Hoban's on Kingston Street said...

I will be 100% honest, that attitude came from Dr. Phil. I'm not there yet. It rings true anyway, you always hear people say how they thought they were heavy when they were much smaller and then look back think how crazy they were. I have scars from a childhood car accident, stretch marks from my babies and about 70 extra pounds. That SUCKS. But I have a cute husband who loves me, a brain, and the desire to try harder. Too bad my couch is so darn comfortable.