- 5 years ago
- Wedding: November 2013
I know this is going to sound like a cliche Public Service Announcement… But can we all agree to stop judging other women based on their looks/weight? I do it, you do it, the pastor’s wife does it, your mom does it… But can we start lifting other women up instead of tear them down?
I wrote a post earlier about a girl’s weight being the reason why she isn’t her cousin’s bridesmaid and it got me thinking about how dysfunctional our society is when it comes to a woman’s weight.
Some of the most confident and beautiful women I have ever met are (by society’s standards) overweight. Some of the best mothers/wives/friends I’ve ever met have a hard time putting weight on and (by society’s standards) are too thin. Weight does nothing when it comes to determining what kind of person she is.
I often think about how much time I’ve wasted trying to “fit in” and lose weight. Instead of focusing on how many calories I burn in a workout, I want to be amazed and stand in awe of what my imperfect body can do!
I’m so done with our world telling little girls that the number on the scale means more than anything else you could possibly do with your life.
Can we start doing this more? I’m so desperate to bring some positivity into our society. If I have a daughter one day, I don’t want her to look in the mirror with disappointment the way I did as a kid. I want her to be so busy accomplishing her dreams, she doesn’t have time to study the size of her nose or obsess over crooked teeth or feel like she has to suck her stomach in.
I don’t know exactly the response I’ll get from this, if anything at all. And it may not be this way to everyone. But I know in my world, it is a serious problem that we need to fight together.