Actively Working on Loving My Body Type

About a week ago, I started actively looking for photographs of women with beautiful, natural, womanly figures.  I’m trying to fill my head with positive images of attainable shapes since there’s so much negativity out there toward women who aren’t tiny.  I’ve accepted that I will never be a skinny mini, nor do I want to be.  I find these sort of natural bodies so  much more aesthetically pleasing anyway!  So why was I always so hard on mine?

During this search, I found Crystal Renn.  I bought her book Hungry the next day and it is really speaking to me!  I apsire to have a body like hers.  She’s 5’9 (an inch taller than me) and about 170 pounds.  In other words, absolutely perfect.

3 thoughts on “Actively Working on Loving My Body Type

  1. Oh god, she is STUNNING. Like you, I’m not a tiny girl (and I’m 5’9″ as well), so I’ve always known that “under 150″ will never be a healthy weight for me. I set my goal as 165 just because I think that’s the absolute limit of what I can go to with my body type (my concern is about long term health as I have a really strong family history of heart problems). As I get closer I might bump it up more into the 170ish range depending on how I feel. I once upon a time (when I was pretty much borderline anorexic) got down to about 187 and I was a cute size 13 (but not a healthy one).

    I wish someone had put out images of her when I was growing up. I was about 170ish in my teens and danced . I was wonderfully healthy then but considered a cow as a dancer at that size. I found you today through fatsecret and I just can NOT stop reading your blog. No one’s ever made this much sense to me in this way. (Although I’m not sure phrasing it that way makes sense to YOU, lol)

  2. I’ve been amazed by Crystal Renn since I saw her on GMA promoting “Hungry”. I bought the book as soon as it was released and read it cover to cover. Absolutely. Love. Her.

    I just found you on fatsecret and I, just like the previous poster, can’t stop reading your blog. You’ve hit the nail on the head. You’ve done more than that. You’re outlining my own story in yours, only difference is that I just hit that dreaded “300″ mark. As I type that it reminds me of high school. I was a cheerleader in high school, and my senior year I was 176 lbs. I was bigger than the rest of the girls on the squad, even though there were 3 of us that were the biggest, I knew that. But what I didn’t know was the nickname the rest of the school had for our squad. I was looking through someone else’s yearbook once and noticed that right across the top of a picture of us girls at a volleyball game someone had written “300 CLUB” in thick black letters. Then they circled us three girls’ faces and drew arrows up to the “300″. I’ll never forget that. I was only 176 lbs!!!! I’d give anything to be that now! But when I saw that 300 on the scale three weeks ago something clicked, I found fatsecret, and I’ve been tracking everything that goes in my mouth. I’m still struggling with the exercise thing, but hey, baby steps, right?

    • It’s so terrible the way we are taught to feel about ourselves and judge ourselves all about our weight. And also terrible that we’re taught we need to be emaciated to be not fat.

      Baby steps are the way to go, I think. Let those new good habits have time to sink in. No reason to do everything all at once. It’s a process like climbing a mountain. You have to go up step by step, you don’t get to just magically appear at the top. As for exercise, I’m sure that if you’re following me you know I think it is THE most important factor in attaining a healthy body and mind. It doesn’t have to be extreme, especially just starting out. A walk is more than sufficient and much better than nothing! I’m sure that if you stick it out, you can see exactly the same success I have. Best wishes! (I don’t say “good luck” anymore, because luck has nothing to do with it. It is your choice.)

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