The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC – Eating Right Because Our Jeans Are Too Tight


Those are three words that I wouldn’t normally say.  In fact, if you told me those words, I would have  laughed at you.  And forget calling me beautiful, I would have been downright offended.  Seriously.

But just a week ago, I said those three words. And you know what?  I believed them.  And it had nothing do to with how I look on the outside.  (Although I am looking fine, if I do say so myself.)

Let me give you a little bit of background without giving you the silly details.  I dated a guy, things went well, then things turned weird, and I was left confused.  I was talking about it with a friend, I said, “What is his problem?  Doesn’t he know I’m hot?”

I was joking, but then I thought about it.  And you know what?  I am hot.

Losing weight is just as much mental as it is physical.  It took me a while to figure that out.  You can have the nutrition figured out, you can have the working out worked out, but if you‘re not ready mentally, then it‘s going to be so much harder.  So very much harder.

Now, I’m not saying that I want you to just stop working on the outside.  Not at all. I want you to use the things that make you feel good about yourself to help you in your weight loss journeys.  To be successful at weight loss, you have to love yourself.  Love who you are!  Know you are worth it!  I want you to see how beautiful you really are!

It is time that we stop measuring our worth by the way we look like on the outside.  There are always going to be things about ourselves that we don’t like no matter how much weight we lose.  I get up some mornings feeling at my skinniest, then I look in the mirror, see my arms, and groan.  When I look at down at them, they look fine, but if I see them in the mirror or in pictures, they just look big to me still.  (I know this is mental.  I’m working on it.)  So, I just don’t like them, but I don’t let that stop me from wearing cute sleeveless tops.  Because as much as I don’t like them, I love that I’ve lost 62 lbs.  I’m proud of that, and the person I’ve become.

I am hot because I’m happy being me.  I love making people laugh.  I love being a dork. (Trust me on this one.  I am.)  I love that I can be a dork around my friends, and they love me for it.  And I love loving my friends and family.  Not only does that make me hot, but it makes me feel pretty damn beautiful, too.  My new body is just a bonus in all of that.

Now, it’s your turn.  Here are the rules:  I want you to finish this sentence.  I am hot because _________.  No negative words are allowed.  If I even see the words “but”, “don’t like”, or “hate”, I will hunt you down!  (Yes, I know I said “don’t like”.  I was proving a point, and it’s my post.)

We are all hot; we are all beautiful.  Every one of us.

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Category: The Sisterhood