Pretty, Plus and Proud

Let me explain what the title of my blog means:

Pretty – It’s taken most of my life to be able to say I am pretty. I pinned how I felt about myself on the opinions of others and young people can be very cruel. I spent most of my youth feeling not good enough, feeling “fat” and ashamed. I am plus size. I have stretch marks and scars but now those things don’t bother me so much. I know that what’s most important is who I am on the inside and it is that part of me that makes me feel good about who I am. My outer appearance though, is beautiful, worthy and good enough and my opinion of myself is the only one that matters. If people want to judge me or have negative thoughts about me, that is their problem, not mine.

Plus – I am plus size, curvy or fat. It doesn’t matter what terms are used to describe how I look, I don’t think of any of them as being bad. To me those descriptives are the same as skinny, tall or short. My personality is plus size too! I am super happy, positive, friendly, kind, helpful and gracious. If it sounds like I’m tooting my own horn then so be it. I’m allowed to think good things about myself and I strive to live my life fulfilling those attributes.

Proud – I am proud of who I am. I am proud of the daughter, sister, wife, mother and friend that I am. Am I perfect? No! Do I make mistakes? Absolutely! Does everyone I meet love me? No! Am I always easy to be around? No! Everyone is imperfect and makes mistakes. We are all only human after all. I do know that I do my best. I am proud of my accomplishments and where my efforts in life have brought me. I will continue to strive to live a life that I will always be able to look back at with pride.

My blog is my way of motivating and inspiring all people, no matter what they look like, to live a life that leaves them feeling Pretty, Plus and Proud!

12 thoughts on “Pretty, Plus and Proud

  1. The Eclectic Contrarian says:

    I absolutely support ya! My wife is pretty, plus but not proud. As much as I try to let her know she’s gorgeous despite her “plus” she sees herself as fat and ugly. It’s a harsh mentality that manifests itself in everything a woman does…

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      • The Eclectic Contrarian says:

        I’m different, I’ve always believed that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And just because a woman has a little weight, curves or even if she’s plain fat doesn’t mean she’s not beautiful!

        Plus size/curvy/fat/etc is something I cover time to time on my blog. Even though I’m in the 170’s in my weight, I actually hear how I’m fat and ridiculed for my little gut. So I can only imagine what women go through.

        I could rant for a while about this lol…

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      • The Eclectic Contrarian says:

        Well, she stayed with me when all the others would leave. The world can judge me because I’m married to a “fat girl” but they aren’t married to her. I am. And she’s been awesome!

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