Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Why its great to be overweight!

We live in a word where unfortunately we (mostly women) are judged by pounds and I often see people fall into a sort of despair when they start to see the numbers go up on the scale. I admit that even I get a little depressed too, but then I pick myself up and remember why its great to be overweight!

Reason #1 of why its great to be overweight! when I sluurp down that Dr. Pepper or have that piece of cake I don't feel guilty, just like I don't feel guilty eating a chicken brest with some celery. Food isn't just fuel, its a joy of life, so I'm going to enjoy it!

Reason #2 of why its great to be over weight! I don't waste my time complaining about how fat I look, I am overweight! I know how I look!

Reason #3 of why its great to be overweight! extra pounds don't make me less! they make me more!

The pure and simple truth is my value doesn't go down based on the number the scale says, or the size of my jeans! I am a daughter of my Heavenly Father and he doesn't think less of me based on my weight, so often I hear people obsessing over weight and not in that "I can do it! I can lose it!" kind of way, they do it in " I'm fat, I'm ugly, I'm worthless" kind of way. Somehow women have got it in their heads that if they gain weight they are no longer desirable, well today my scale said 194.8 and I don't have any doubt that I AM LOVED! I'm not judged on how good I look in a mini skirt, I know that people like me for the person I am. don't forget, a long time ago I would have been considered a Greek goddess!

NOW! go look in the mirror and remind yourself that you are beautiful, and that you are loved, and thank the Lord for your amazing body! Then go enjoy a desert!


Jen said...

You are amazing! I'm getting there too:)
Thanks for this post.

Katie & Bob said...

What an inspiring Blog Rach!!! I love it!! Cyber high five!!! :)

Bethany said...

This was a great post!! I am definitely one of those people guilty of saying I am fat and ugly! I need to remember to be more postive about myself! Thanks for the reminder!

Elspeth said...

Yeya! Sing that blessed song of empowerment for the chunky ones! I honestly think that instead of a For Colored Girls movie there should be one For Chubby Girls. We're way more discriminated against than they are.

camille said...

your blog made me happy because it's great to be reminded that our value to God isn't based on how model-esque we look. nice job rach!

AndreasonFam said...

Love it. Hope you are feeling well.