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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Celebrate Your True Beauty - Join Our Link Up!
Hey Beauty Queens! 
Today is the day that all negative thoughts of ourselves ends and we focus on what we think is OUR TRUE BEAUTY! 
I feel this is very appropriate for today's post!  I mean yesterday was all about what I DON'T like so here we go!  Three things that I DO like, about me!
1.  My eyes.  I have very light blue eyes and never really knew that they were actually "pretty" until I lost weight.  I just never wanted to really look at my face.  Now I can actually appreciate the beauty in them.  I think this came when I had kids.  I saw in them, parts of me.  Parts I really like. Especially when I look at my son's sweet little face...he has my eyes. :)
2.  My height.  I love being tall.  Maybe it's because I can weigh more than someone that is 5'3!  Plus I guess it is easier to wear certain items of clothing, when you are tall.  EXCEPT for dresses!  OMG!  I see all these cute H&O dresses, that I want, but can't wear.  I need a dress that is AT LEAST 35 inches.  That my friends, is hard to find.  But I never have trouble finding designer jeans to fit my length.  They all seem to come in a 34 or 36. :)  This is also something I see in my beautiful Olivia.  She is going to be tall and I always tell her how awesome being tall is!  We get to help short little men in the grocery store reach stuff, on the top shelf!
3. My hands.  I have very long fingers that are super thin!  Ummm...hello, they had me thin!  I have my Grandma Mayme's hands.  In fact, I have a lot of her amazing traits.  She was the most amazing piano player.  So those long lanky fingers came in handy.  If only I would have stuck with my piano lessons!  I wear a size 4 1/2 wedding band.  Yep, they are tiny.  About the ONLY thing on me, you can call tiny!  But...I'll take it!
Ok this post wasn't as hard as I thought.  I think that with age, comes acceptance.  So for me, being 41 has helped me realize, that I am not so bad!  I won't lie, when I look in the mirror, I am still not 100% satisfied with what I see.  BUT...that being said, I am also at a place in my life, that I can  truly appreciate what beautiful traits I do have!  And like I said, seeing "me", in my babies, makes me happy. 


  1. YOu are so beautiful and I wish I was tall! I get all my jeans in 28 or 29 length! lol!

  2. You are beautiful inside and out! :)

  3. I am so glad you linked up with us! Your message at the end was a good one! And how tall are you? :)

  4. Thanks so inch for lining up beautiful Lori!! You know I,love you,,and I do even more after this post!! You're truly beautiful!!
    Isn't it funny how with age we start to appreciate ourselves?! And so true about seeing things in your kids, and learning to love those qualities! I'm still a newer mom, and am seeing things so often that are my husband or I and it really does make me smile when I can say, he got that from me!
    Have a great day!

  5. Lori, you are the best and I'm happy you linked up with us today. I think you are one of the most beautiful people I know. Your attitude is amazing and through your posts you have made me laugh and cry. You have shared so much with all of us throughout your journey of getting healthy and have helped so many women through their own ups and downs of weight loss, including me! Love you friend!