Women, infertility, marriage, self image, the awful things we do: When will we learn to love ourselves?

The K-E Diet: Brides-to-Be Using Feeding Tubes to Rapidly Shed Pounds (ABC News)

The K-E Diet: Brides-to-Be Using Feeding Tubes to Rapidly Shed Pounds (ABC News)

I don’t usually read any of the news stories that come across on Yahoo or other search engines–who’s really got the time? Today however, while opening my email, this story caught my attention. The picture, the words, the sentiment, made me literally feel sick to my stomach.

When will we as woman stop loathing ourselves and start loving ourselves? How sad that a woman would feel the need to take such drastic, self-destructive, actions to become what she is not naturally for the day when her life will be forever joined to a man who loves her just as she is.

Have I struggled with the weight hormonal fluctuations have left in their wake? Absolutely. Do I believe that nearly every woman has, at some point, considered what drastic measures she can take to turn the unhappy image she sees in the mirror into Cinderella? Yes. Yet at what cost to ourselves do we hurdle our self image into the proverbial toilet?

I have learned to make peace with my body, because Babies Love Fat. Though that peace was hard won, and I still find myself focused on losing (in a healthy way) just a few more pounds, I wish for every woman to find a home within the beautiful body she has been given.

So today, I suppose all the further I can think to say is, when will we learn to love ourselves, just as we are? Infertility, expanded waistline, newfound wrinkles, barren belly and all?


  1. oh, puke… it is as bad as that bridal plasticy program…

    1. Agreed Heather, it truly made me feel sick when I saw it. I just felt so sad for the women who put themselves through such things–completely losing sight of what a wedding day/marriage is about.

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