As I have been gaining weight the last couple of years one of the most troubling words for me has been "flattering." When an outfit is flattering it is emphasizing the traits that other people think are beautiful in a woman. When I try to pick out a flattering outfit I immediately think of how … Continue reading Body Confidence: “Flattering”
For those of you who don't know, Weight Watchers has come out with a new program called Kurbo where children as young as 8 years old can download the app and start a weight-loss program. Obviously everyone will have their own opinion about this, and that's okay. But I just thought that I would share … Continue reading Weight Watching Children: My Experience
I inherited my father's Norwegian feet: short, wide, flat, and with an extra squatty big toe. I think it was in the first or second grade when people started making fun of my short, fat big toe. I was so incredibly embarrassed that I stopped wearing any form of sandal or open toed shoe for … Continue reading Troll Feet
Like many others in the world, I have struggled with low self-esteem for as long as I can remember. Unfortunately, there have been many times that my feelings of worthlessness have built up so much that I cannot bear to be in my own skin. The negative judgments that I have been told or thought … Continue reading Life Lesson #2: That’s a person.
This week I told my husband I wanted to send him a picture because I look pretty. He said that was the first time that he had heard me give myself a compliment since we started dating in 2016. He was so happy! And it made me extra happy. So in honor of that moment … Continue reading Learning to Feel Pretty