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  1. RENE MANNERS says:

    Melanie, I so loved your blog! Keep them coming!!
    Most women I know can totally relate to that “number” bringing them down each day. It’s a battle I have had since I can remember. And it is something I am really working on right now, especially finding a way to be at peace and acceptance of what I look like in the mirror. Being too thin at times can be just as difficult. I often go to the scripture “I am fearfully and wonderfully made” to remind me how God sees me. We aren’t meant to look like we did in college, but we are just as worthy and just as beautiful in God’s eyes!
    I miss you my sweet friend!! Rene

    1. Rene, So good to hear from you, friend! And you remember when I was the skinny girl! Thank you for that reminder from Psalm 139, that we are fearfully and wonderfully made. That is how God sees us and now we have to choose to believe! And you ARE beautiful!

  2. Love this! Thank you for sharing and writing what so many of us are feeling 🙂

    1. Thank you sweet Christi. We’ve talked about it a lot, haven’t we? Today I was giggling as I tried to “chi” run and thought about that summer when we tried to do that!
      Thank you for reading!

  3. Boy, did this resonate with me, Melanie. I was that shy, skinny girl, too — a long time and many cookies ago. Here’s my black leotard story. As an intern in my first professional job, I showed up for work on Halloween dressed all in beige with my face and hair colored red and wings at my back. You’ll never guess: Match Made in Heaven. (It seemed so clever at the time.) Beyond cringeworthy! Thank you for the practical reminder that my choice to beat myself up over my weight is just that — a choice — and that God is right there with an alternative.

    1. Hi Leslie,
      This made me laugh – in a good way! The things we did when younger!
      I’m so glad these posts resonated with you.
      Thank you for being here!

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