Friday, April 26, 2013

Who is a "real woman"?

Just posting this to point out how silly it is to say things about how "real" women should look. We are all real women just how we are.

They've Been Sharks All Along!

I am not a supporter of those who think you can be healthy at any size (there is a size at which that is just patently untrue!) but, regardless, skinny or fat or fit or curvy or flat-chested or big-breasted, WHATEVER, we are all real women and we all deserve respect, body shape be damned.

I think the better we treat ourselves, the more respect we have for ourselves and others - the healthier we will be, in body and mind.

I really am all about health on this little blog and in my life - the total pursuit of COMPLETE health, body, mind, and spirit.

I was fat and sad and hated myself and messed up from all of that for FAR too long. And now that my body is healthy, I try consistently to remember to love it, to think of it as a gift, to cherish this life and be happy.

In more mundane, life news: still sick, but better, am over the hump of the big yuck! Going to attempt a dog walk later in the afternoon (I always feel better in the afternoon when I am sick than in the morning).

I've also made a big step!! Did not purchase gluten free bread at the farmer's market this week (it's been a weekly buy, and I work my way through the loaf till the next farmer's market)... so my house is officially paleo food only. It feels good :)

No alcohol, eating paleo - yay! I feel strong and clean.

Love you all,

Namaste <3


  1. Aw, hope you feel better soon!

    That whole "real women have curves" is something us big women came up with to make us feel better about ourselves. I don't believe it either even though when I was it good shape I could still out hike the skinnies..ha! But it didn't mean I was truly healthy. The burden the extra weight puts on my knees, feet, and heart is not healthy.

    I hope you have a good weekend :)

  2. WTG on avoiding the bread purchase! Apparently I am sick. I thought it was allergies, but it's not. The kids have a cold, and so do I. Hope your weekend is great.
    I think that having a realistic expectation of your body's natural shape is important. I am top heavy. That's the way I'm built. I can work to keep myself in great shape, that's fine, but I shouldn't have unrealistic expectations of how to have "the perfect body". I have the perfect body, for me. Sure, I can improve, and I am. I'm not saying embrace unhealthy size, but be accepting of the "flaws" you perceive. Chances are others don't see you in the same light.

  3. I would love to grab every 300 pounder who calls herself "curvy" by that "curve" or two or three under her chin and shake it silly. Flab and rolls are not "curves," and when I see women built like Roseanne Barr comparing their obese bodies to Jennifer Lopez's, I could scream. And the whole "real" women are this or that physical type is utter idiocy. My next door neighbor is 42 years old, 4'11" with her sneakers on and weighs 92 pounds (same size as my 11 year old). She runs marathons. She has a great job and does a ton of volunteer work with shelter dogs. She doesn't have kids and doesn't want them. She doesn't have any "curves." She is an elite runner with 12% body fat. Is she not "real"? Chris Rock says it best, as usual:

    "Fat girls can say whatever they want to about skinny girls..."

  4. Okay, so I'm a quickly shrinking overweight girl. And I just want to say that I used to used the bullshit line about curves to numb the pain. It was a lie. I HATED who I was physically. Now I see rock hard calves and bulges beginning in my biceps and actually LOVE me! And holy crap, I have a COLLARBONE! WHO KNEW!?

    Do I think women have to be rock hard muscle or rail thin to be beautiful? NO. That's crazy. But I think that being realistic about ones own health and body status is a good thing. It took me one day to flip my switch- and I never looked back. 60 pounds down and dropping every day... :)