Thursday, December 1, 2011

Real Beauty

It's no secret that I admire beauty, that I aspire to thinner and therefore more attractive, at least by society's standards.  I post pictures of gorgeous women every day, but I hope you've also noticed that the images I share with you are shapely, healthy-looking women, most of them from another era where curves were encouraged.  No skinny ladies on this site, no anorexic-looking supermodels.  And, no photoshopping!

I have written about this before, and am bringing it up again because of an article my friend posted on Facebook.  This is why I boycotted most "women's magazines" years ago, not wanting to give my hard-earned dollars to an industry that contributes to more self-hatred and weight obsession.

Listen, I want to be the best Rapunzel I can be, inside and out. This means a little bit thinner, a lot healthier.  But I'm also realistic. I'm never going to be a size 0 again, nor do I want to be. And I sure as hell am not going to promote an industry that encourages the impossible, at whatever cost.  Oh, and you won't see any photoshopping of my personal pictures, either. What you see is what you get with this gal!

So let's toss the Glamour, Vogue, Self, or whatever other glossy  makes you feel "less than." Instead, let's head outside, take a walk, commune with nature. Hop on the treadmill with a good book or quality tv show, work off a few calories while moving our bodies and clearing our minds.  And while we're at it how about sharing some positive body images, for ourselves and each other.

Have a Beauty-Full Day,


  1. Exactly! Couldn't have said it better myself. Actually, I'm writing a piece with a similar theme right now. Check my blog in a day or two for "Let It Be Darlin". Thanks for sharing this very important insight. Oh and by the way, I actually like those yummy curves!

  2. David, I can't wait to read that post! xoxoxo