Friday, November 18, 2011

A Pinterest Rant of Sorts

I wrote this upon seeing a picture of a girl who clearly has an eating disorder pinned on Pinterest. I didn't have to click on it to know why it exists. There are sick girls out there who look at these images as motivation and nothing makes me more sad. Soon after seeing that picture (several times) I saw a picture of Emma Stone, which I pinned as well (because I adore her), but I changed the caption that previously read: could I just be you, please.

This subject of confidence pains me so much. I've come a long way from the obese child that I was and I still have days when I don't feel great about myself, I think we all do. I pray to God that I can instill confidence and strength in my daughter. It scares me to death to think that she may be so insecure that she wants to be someone else or resorts to an unhealthy lifestyle. 


  1. Oh my gosh, YES. Thank you! I recently saw one that was a list of 50 or so things you can do to lose weight and nearly all of the 'tips' were borderline anorexic. It was ridiculous! Thinspiration crap just makes me angry/growly/smashy.

  2. Yes, I saw that one too. I'm all about fitness inspiration and wanting to be HEALTHY! I bought a scale when Laila was born and the amount of times I weighed myself in a day got scary. We moved the thing and it broke. I never bought a new one to replace it. For a while I was weighing myself at the grocery store but now I'm going by what makes me feel good. I want to be healthy, period, and I want Laila growing up focusing on health instead of weight or a skewed body image. I think I'm done ranting. Probably not when it comes to this though.