Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Big and Beautiful

I love Miss Piggy, always have. But whats not to love? A sassy, stylish pig who tells it like it is,  a hopeless romantic with a frog, AND she does karate??? True diva if you ask me :)

I decided to post this quote I found from her because I absolutely LOVE what it says. "Style comes in all sahpes and sizes. Therefore the bigger you are, the more style you have." so true. For the past few months I have been a member of Weight Watchers. I absolutely think this is the best way to lose weight, so if you're thinking about joining, but just don't know...DO IT! Its a lifetyle change, not a diet, and I have actually found success with it! So far I have lost a little over 10 pounds and I am really starting to notice the change.

 The reason I'm saying all this along with my big and beautiful Miss Piggy quote, is because as I'm looking at myself in the mirror, I have noticed changes with the weight loss, but I've also decided that I do NOT want to lose my curves. I want to be HEALTHY not SKINNY, and the differance between those two words is crucial to young girls today as they watch models and celebrities on television and movies. Mothers, stress to your little girls that being healthy is so much more important than being skinny. Curves are beautiful, they are natrual and georgouse. Women should be build for comfort, not speed. And I don't know about you but I'd rather be a size 8 and have an amazing hour glass figure, then a size 2 and be nothing bone.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Family Matters

I am sooooo excited for this weekend!!! Like looking forward to it since last weekend excited. What is the reason for this overall thrill for the weekend you ask?
Two words:




I know most people wouldn't be this pumped for a picture of their family but I AM! Its not just a family photo of my parents and sisters. this is my ENTIRE mothers side. EVERYONE! My mom has two sisters and three brothers, they each have at least two children and half of all my cousins are married and have kids of their own so its going to be a very LARGE photo. The idea of everyone in the same place, is just exciting to me. Mainly because that hasn't happened in years. We usually get mostly everyone around for Christmas but even then there is maybe one or two people who spend the holiday away with girlfriends in foreign countries (not kidding) or live in different states so its hard. But not this weekend! What makes this gathering even better is that after the photo session we are all gathering at my parents house and having a spaghetti dinner!! My mom makes the BEST spaghetti sauce you've ever had, seriously, its the best. (I'm getting the cook to make it for my!) Everyone eating, laughing, telling stories, and having a wonderful time is just 24 hours away and I can't wait!!!
A more selfish reason I can't wait is because for this picture I have a super cute skirt and heels I'm going to rock, not to mention the loss of 10 pounds and a new hair style to show off!  I love my family so much, but there has always been this notion in my brain that I've looked different than all of the other girls. The girls in  my family are beautiful, each and every one of them are so cute and petite. Then there is me; a bit voluptuous (which is my nice word for slightly overweight) and crazy curly hair instead of awesomely straight and easy to style. Don't get me wrong, I know I look good most of the time, I love my curves, and I can rock any heels you throw at me...but still. Ya know? *sigh*
OK whining Beth is gone.
Still super pumped for the weekend!!!!!