A few of my favorite things.....

A few of my favorite things.....

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Weight, food, body image, God.

So why can't women be happy with the size that they are? I mean, I'm talking about skinny, thin, in shape women. These women can't wrap their minds around the fact that they're 5'6" and a size 6. You hear them say, "oh I'm so fat." I've been beginning to think that I've got a problem with body image, food and my attitudes towards them. What is wrong with being a size 8? Now, don't get me wrong, this blog is not written so that you can leave a comment like, "Stacey, you look great!" "Stacey, don't worry about it!" bleh. I want women to take a cold hard look at why we do the things we do. Why we eat half a carton of ice cream (oops, maybe that's just me!?). Why can we only tell women that have lost weight, "hey you look great!" They may look great in terms of our presuppositions on weight and heath, but perhaps they're 100lbs overweight... I think they can still look great. Of course I'm not promoting being unhealthy or obesity. But do you think telling someone that is overweight that they look great will trigger thoughts in their head like, "wow, I should just gain more weight!" No, I don't think so. Ok, I'm getting off track. What I want to know is, what is the lie that women are believing about their size 8 that they can't even be comfortable in it. Women are being deceived into thinking that super skinny is the norm. That super skinny is cute, that super skinny is the only way I can live happily. Life has started, it's not waiting for you to lose weight. Live your life at your current weight! Love, hug people, go to the beach. When we did get so wrapped up in what other people think? UGH! Being the Mom of a young daughter is scary, but one thing I try to impart to her is DON'T CARE WHAT OTHER PEOPLE SAY ABOUT YOU!! The earlier we can learn this lesson, the better. We need to find our worth in God.

How does God say we should live? Do everything for HIS glory, love others, die to self. This may mean that we put ourselves on the back burner, forever. Where does it say in the Bible that we are to put ourselves first? Where does it say, put others first, then make time for yourself? It doesn't!! It's hard in our culture to teach these truths. From TV, magazines, movies, friends, all over the place, we're told to put ourselves first, take care of YOU. We want attention, we want the glory, we want the money, we want to be the best. We want to be the skinniest, we want to know the most. ARGH. Stop, stop stop stop stop. Be kind, don't gossip, look out for others, go to church where you can receive God's blessings or even be used to be a blessing. Look around you, thank God for your life. And stop whining about your weight.

The End