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Your Positive Self Image, Plus Fun Printable Quote

I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July: I know I did! It was a blast. We are currently up in a land called Idaho (I-da-ho), visiting my in-laws. So, we were able to enjoy the splendor of the Rexburg parade, splash around at the resplendent Rexburg Rapids, and watch the spectacle that is the Rexburg city fireworks display. It has been a really fun, and it has been great to have Davian visit his Grammy and Grandpops!
And now, for todays printable, I present to you some encouraging words:

“Object in mirror is SKINNIER than it appears”

I think this quote it really cute, and kind of silly, but I think it can also be useful to remember. We are always our toughest critic: especially when it come to our body image. I don’t care how much you weigh, or how much you work to stay healthy; we have ALL been insecure about our bodies at one point or another.
When I was in 7th grade, just in the midst of puberty (a.k.a. the most insecure period of your life) I was 5’6″ and 103 lbs. When I went to get a physical done to be on the Track team, the woman told me I was “Pushing my weight,” and that I weighed more than I was suppose to for my age. I realize now that the woman doing my physical was absolutely wrong, and there was no way in heck I was anything close to overweight; but that didn’t stop my already low self-esteem from completely plummeting, and from me developing a minor eating disorder along with a long-lasting and unhealthy outlook on both food and my body.
I can’t say I have all the answers when it comes to developing a positive self-image, but I can tell you that an intense and irrational focus on your outward appearance will NEVER lead to any sort of satisfaction or happiness.
Wow, bet you didn’t know this blog was going to get so dramatic! I know I usually write really light-hearted blogs, but there are a couple people in my life right now that I feel need to hear this. I hope those people read this, print off this quote, hang it on their mirror, and smile.
Wishing you all the best!

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21 Comments

21 Comments on Your Positive Self Image, Plus Fun Printable Quote

  1. Bobbi @ 3GLOL
    July 5, 2014 at 2:39 pm (4 years ago)

    I need to print this and put all over my house (every mirror). Thanks for sharing πŸ˜‰

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    • Mandee Thomas
      July 5, 2014 at 2:48 pm (4 years ago)

      Haha, I know, right! Thanks so much for stopping by Bobbi πŸ™‚

      Reply
  2. Julie V
    July 8, 2014 at 1:39 am (4 years ago)

    Nice quote.
    That nurse was so rude to you in 7th grade, and totally wrong!
    While I think we need to look to our own health, I also think we need to love our bodies for all the wonderful things they do for us!
    Yes, we are skinnier or better looking than we often think when we look in the mirror. Hopefully no one notices my pimples that I see so well in the mirror!

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    • Mandee Thomas
      July 8, 2014 at 7:49 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks Julie! You are so right: I remember one time I was with a group of friends and we all went around and said what our biggest insecurity was, and guess what, NO ONE had ever noticed the thing that bothered each person the most.

      Reply
  3. Heidi's Wanderings
    July 8, 2014 at 11:21 pm (4 years ago)

    This is the most awesome quote I’ve seen in ages.

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    • Mandee Thomas
      July 11, 2014 at 2:09 pm (4 years ago)

      Haha, thank Heidi! Glad it could put a smile on your face πŸ™‚

      Reply
  4. Marcy Knopf
    July 9, 2014 at 6:15 am (4 years ago)

    LOVE this Miss Mandee! I just now Pin’d it…I couldn’t even wait to comment first =) Thanks so much for linking up at the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop Marcy @ day2day SuperMom

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    • Mandee Thomas
      July 11, 2014 at 2:10 pm (4 years ago)

      Aww, thanks so much Marcy ^_^ Glad you stopped by!

      Reply
  5. Carie Spence
    July 9, 2014 at 12:53 pm (4 years ago)

    The whole weight chart thing angers me. I can not see how their height/weight amounts make any sense. We would all be walking skeletons! It’s crazy. This is so cute and perfect for everyone to have for a daily reminder!
    Thank you for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest board.

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    • Mandee Thomas
      July 11, 2014 at 2:12 pm (4 years ago)

      I know right!?! Yeah, it’s definitely good to remember that we are way too hard on ourselves sometimes! πŸ™‚

      Reply
  6. Kdbug
    July 9, 2014 at 3:31 pm (4 years ago)

    What a great printable!! Great reminder too. I would love it if you linked this up to my Motivate Me Monday linky party at IT’S A ginger SNAP.

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    • Mandee Thomas
      July 11, 2014 at 2:14 pm (4 years ago)

      Sure thing! What is your blog URL?

      Reply
  7. Pamela
    July 12, 2014 at 4:42 pm (4 years ago)

    Oh my goodness I laughed right out loud! Thank you for sharing your design talent with us. I can’t wait for my husband to see it! You are right on with self-esteem issues. ~Pamela

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    • Mandee Thomas
      July 14, 2014 at 2:29 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks Pamela! Glad it made you laugh! πŸ™‚

      Reply
  8. Kimberly Lewis
    July 14, 2014 at 2:11 pm (4 years ago)

    This is so cute! Love it. This was the most viewed at our party last week and we will be featuring it tonight. Woo Hoo! We love having you at our party. I hope to see you tonight! Lou Lou Girls
    http://loulougirls.blogspot.com

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    • Mandee Thomas
      July 14, 2014 at 2:29 pm (4 years ago)

      YAY! That’s so exciting πŸ˜€ Can’t wait!

      Reply
  9. Sarah Nenni-Daher
    July 16, 2014 at 3:13 pm (4 years ago)

    Mandee, you are so very talented! Thank you for sharing Thank Goodness It’s Thursday!

    Reply
  10. Camille Gillham
    July 18, 2014 at 3:24 am (4 years ago)

    Great reminder and printable. You are awesome Mandee! Thanks for sharing.

    Reply

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