My Thoughts About Weight: Becoming Comfortable with Weight Gain

Since I started this blog (in early 2012.. whoa!) the number one question i’ve received is around being comfortable with weight. More broadly, people want to know how i’ve learned to be comfortable with my body, as i’ve gained and lost weight over the years.

I’m by no means an expert nor am I always kind to myself around my weight, but I think i’ve made a lot of progress from that 12 year old girl completely saddened by the fact that her thighs touched.

I decided to try my hand at YouTube again and film a video all about my thoughts. Be warned: I ramble a lot and my thoughts aren’t super coherent, but it’s from the heart.

Side note: YouTube is hard! Don’t judge the amateur hour filming, lighting and editing situation.

I’d love for this to be a conversation. How do you cope with weight gain? How do you think about weight?

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  • Cat B

    Wow. SO MUCH YES to all of this and lots of thoughts… “I’ve lived life” — this helps me a ton when it comes to thinking about my own weight. It’s also helpful for me to remember – it’s a models JOB to look like that – and my job is to live my life, do good work, be a good wife, a good daughter, a good sister…there’s so much more to life than spending 4 hours on the treadmill and not eating. This body is my vessel to experience life, not to conform to some silly standard. There’s a quote out there that says “a society that says women have to be thin isn’t obsessed with female beauty – it’s obsessed with female obedience.” Thanks for posting this Lauren would love to see more of it!

  • Brandy Reid

    This post was awesome! You’re an inspiration to us all! I love your blog. I’ve been down on myself for putting on weight and it’s always been a struggle for me to accept my body. I have four beautiful boys and I’m 38 years old. It’s harder to shed the weight nowadays. But listening to you and how you feel makes me strive to not be so hard on myself! I myself don’t care what others think but my husband does make me feel beautiful with his kind and loving words. Thanks so much for all you do and say for “US”, Pear Shape Women!

    • lhaber

      Brandy thank you for your comment. I’m so glad you enjoyed the post. Four boys and a loving husband is such an accomplishment! Happy to do my part to spread even a little bit of body acceptance 🙂

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