Monday, October 15, 2012

Lady Gaga; Be Here Now

Late to the game, but I just read this quote by Lady Gaga in response to media criticism that she is fat/ugly/gross after gaining 20-25 pounds and I just had to post it here (mostly so I can easily come back and look at it):

"Today I join the BODY REVOLUTION. To Inspire Bravery. And BREED some m$therf**king COMPASSION ... Be brave and celebrate with us your 'perceived flaws,' as society tells us. May we make our flaws famous, and thus redefine the heinous.” - Lady Gaga 

I love it and think it's beautiful.

I saw on this article: Lady Gaga that people are posting pictures trying to show how terrible she looks. I think she looks like a stunning, sexy, real human being.

I definitely have my flaws. Inside and out. I hope to become more honest and share them with the world, not hide and not be ashamed.

I am at an all time low with my weight: 122.8... and still I can be ashamed of my body. I'll be working on that, I try to force positive thoughts where there are none.

The fact that life is crazy and sad and a little dark right now... I think it is all the more reason to try to accept myself and what I am doing.

I am trying my best, with the dog, with Chris, with my family, with friends... I am trying to stay present and active and love them and let them know I love them. It is so, so, so hard because sometimes I just want to run away and hide and not let anyone in. But I don't give in to that (or haven't yet) and I think that is showing in my weight and my health... I am trying to love myself and forgive myself and be here, now.

From the book Be Here Now, which is kind of trippy but helps me bring things into focus


  1. I love that quote. I used to think that certain parts of life should be easier, that there must be an easier path. Inevitable process is a good description. Hang in there! KarenP

  2. Oh, Jeanette, I really feel for you.
    If you can, just be kind to yourself and hang in there, hon. Life will surely get better again in time.
    Remember Nietzsche - “Was mich nicht umbringt macht mich stärker"