“She gained a massive amount of weight . . . it was a real problem.”
Weight is a h-u-g-e issue for you—no pun intended. If you’re like most American women, you probably
Have you ever wondered why weight is such a hot-button issue for you?
In Monday night’s presidential debate, women’s weight took center stage when Hillary Clinton referenced former Miss Universe 1996, Alicia Machado. According to a report in the Washington Times, Donald Trump “had called her an ‘eating machine’ and ‘had her work out at a gym in front of reporters and camera crews after a post-pageant weight gain,’” while he looked on smirking—a look you probably know all too well.
Take a peek of her winning Miss Universe. What do you think?
Ms. Machado was treated like a piece of meat, but do you need to do this to yourself?
The Impact of Being Treated Like an Object? You Learn to Do This to Yourself
Part of the answer is that women are treated like objects when
This endless faultfinding with your weight sends a message to men, even obese men like Trump, that they have power. The disgrace here is that they have cultural permission to criticize you.
Girly Thoughts—Doing to Yourself what Society Does to You
What is the impact of this barrage of cultural messages about your weight? Girly thoughts! That’s the name I’ve developed to label this type of negative thinking. Your girly thoughts about your weight cause you to:
Society already makes you feel “less than,” so why do this to yourself? Why allow these girly thoughts to take up any space in your life?
Stop Weight-Shaming Yourself with Your Girly Thoughts
Whenever you catch yourself comparing your body to someone else’s—particularly someone you see in the media—try these tips instead.
Now say, “Yes, I can love myself and my body and stop my girly thoughts that say otherwise.”
You’ll find more ideas for getting rid of your negative self-talk in my two latest books, The Girly Thoughts 10-Day Detox Plan: The Resilient Woman’s Guide to Saying NO to Negative Self-Talk and YES to Personal Power and The Resilient Woman: Mastering The 7 Steps to Personal Power.