jorymicahPeople continuously ask me about my weight, and I know I am not alone in this as a woman. But here is the thing, it honestly does not matter how much we weigh; what matters is how we feel about ourselves, and if we are working towards wholeness and health.
I have literally been a size 2 through a size 16 throughout my adulthood, and I never let it stop me from rocking the latest trends, because I LOVE CLOTHES!
There are many reasons women go up and down in their weight; for me, my weight fluctuation has been due to chronic health issues and side effects from medications.
For other women, it can be stress, hormonal fluctuations, pregnancy, busy lifestyles, and the list goes on. I don't believe in diets. I never have. I eat dessert every day, in my skinny times and in my chubby times.
I accept myself no matter what jean size I am in. If my clothes are too tight, I go buy some clothes that fit me and that I feel good in, if I have the cash to do so.
Life is too stressful to worry about our weight and our perceived bodily flaws all of the time, and I do not hang out with people who kindly or unkindly focus on my body parts that they believe to be flawed.
I am also careful not to hang around people, too often, who are too focused on outward appearances, because this will eventually breed insecurity in me.
I also avoid magazines & television shows that are too focused on outward appearances, because again, these things will eventually breed insecurity in me.
Society, as a whole, is making women insecure about their bodies and appearance in general.
We are being fed constant subliminal messages, and we have to be aware of what we are being fed by society, and what we are being fed by the people around us.
Women are not supposed to have "perfect" bodies or "perfect" anything. We are supposed to have bellies and booties. We are supposed to eat good food. Food is the way to many of our hearts, too, just like men.
Sometimes I am skinny, and sometimes I am chubby. Such is life. I will still feel awesome about myself. I will still eat dessert everyday. I will still dress to impress myself.
#ShoutOutToConfidentWomen #jorymicah.com #BreakingTheGlassSteeple
- lanawrI COULD NOT LOVE THIS ANY MORE!!!!!!! You are wonderful this message is amazing and needed ❤❤❤❤❤❤
- rebekah.upAmen!!!! So good. So, so good 🙌🏼❤
- gwenniepMy goodness we're on a similar wavelength! I just posted a similar thing!
- seanmacdhaiVery well put! Guys struggle with this too, we're just more quiet about it. I have shirts in my closet from Medium to XL, as I've gone up and down in my weight over the years from stress, medications, etc. It took me a while to get to that place where I love myself no matter what size shirt I'm wearing. And once you truly love and accept yourself no matter what, then you can love and support others.
- lucyanncqBeing confident in who we are in Christ gives us the boldness to love ourselves...that's True freedom. Thanks for this great post! 💜May God set the captives free from insecurity...freedom awaits all who dare to believe the scale dies NOT dictate value.#y
- triblueskyYou are the best. The actual best!
- anna_mosenaYou're awesome.
- dianaoestreichLove this!
- amanda__shereeThank you for this. It spoke to me.
- gwenniep@gwenniep PS: forgot to say that your pics are just fabulous... you look beautiful in them ALL!
- the_hack_theologistPreach!!! Nothin' but love for this post!!! ❤❤❤
- lularoebrennalawsBeautiful! Inside and out!
- tiffyc76Wow, this is so true! I try to be a positive image for my daughter and I'm always looking for positive reinforcement. This touched me, Thank You.
- jorymicah@tiffyc76 😘❤️😘
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