over50feeling40: Overcoming Body Issue Obstacles to I MATTER....Plus the Thursday Blog Hop!
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May 7, 2014

Overcoming Body Issue Obstacles to I MATTER....Plus the Thursday Blog Hop!

Meet Sara...she is an amazingly talented young teacher with a Masters in Art Therapy.  She is cool, creative, stylish, and six feet tall!  But, if that has ever bothered her, you would never know it.  Sara loves Sara and owns her height!  She has learned to dress in the trendiest, artistic, bohemian styles and wears her confidence and joy every day!  What a waste it would be if she hid from the world because she is tall!
So, many women hide...behind baggy, frumpy clothes...waiting for the day they will finally lose weight.  I know... I was once one of them.  Little did I know, the ironic thing is that when we finally begin to dress the body we currently have...and accept who we are right now today...then it might actually be possible to be motivated to lose the weight!!  

Once again, it was the old  WHAT NOT TO WEAR which got my attention in this area.  Stacy and Clinton would teach how to dress our bodies in flattering styles. I remember when I first tried on a blazer with great seaming, and it actually made me look pounds smaller.  Learning to elongate my styles with different decisions also helped.  Going to a dark denim jean was another surprise...such a difference.

I think what was most important for me was to throw out baggy clothing and actually wear clothes that fit!  I began a ten year relationship with LANE BRYANT.  They had stylish clothes which fit my body and gave me the youthful, fun fit I was seeking.  It took work, but was completely worth it.  After I accepted myself where I was at the time, then I was open to losing weight healthy ways.  Part of each morning for me is to accept who I am today...love it...and dress it for a joyful day!




I also would like to recommend Sally McGraw of ALREADY PRETTY.  Sally does such a great job about writing for all different women and body types, and particularly about acceptance.  She can be your What Not to Wear-inspiration now that the show is retired.

  





Once you realize you are important ....you matter...then accept and love who you are...like me and Sara!

If you would like to see the rest of the I MATTER POSTS, just click HERE!  Then go join in with the Thursday Blog Hop!!

Every Thursday is I MATTER day on over50feeling40!  Thanks for stopping by!




ITS TIME FOR THE THURSDAY FAVORITE THINGS BLOG HOP!

It’s time to hop! Party and link up! The Thursday Favorite Things Blog hop is where you can link your favorite post of the week or write a post about your favorite things and share it with old and new followers. The hop is hosted and posted on 3 different blogs! Your link will appear on the blogs of Katherine's Corner,  Over 50 Feeling 40, and Vintage Mama.  Three times the opportunity to make new bloggy friends and to share your wonderful blog and discover others to


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Adding your link to this blog hop gives Katherines Corner permission to share your posts and pictures via social media and as features on Katherines Corner. Note- All features on Katherines Corner will be linked back to the original source .Social media features are linked back to the hop
Hop ON!



  1. thank you for being my sweet friend and blog hop co hostess ♥

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  2. Hi Pam, I have just read all the "I matter" posts, inspirational, keep it up I look forward to reading many more.
    Sue x
    Bestfriendstyle

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  3. Very inspiring the "I Matter Posts" something I need to work on and I really love the link to Lane Bryant clothes, they are gorgeous.

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  4. Wearing clothes that "fit" is an issue for many women...of all sizes and heights...it is clearly visible when out in public.....:)JP

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  5. Sara is lovely, thanks for the introduction! xo

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  6. I'm curious why you would suggest someone's height is a "body issue" to be overcome, or that being tall would make someone want to hide from the world?

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    1. Not all women feel that way, Carla. But there are for sure some who do. I teach high school and some tall young ladies just put themselves down terribly because of their height...just as much as the larger size girls. I also remember a segment of What Not To Wear where a woman did not care for herself and her clothing because she was so frustrated with her height. It is an issue with many. Thanks for reading and commenting!

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  7. Thanks so much for the shout-out, Pam!

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  8. Loved meeting Sara, I am familiar with "Already Pretty" but I forgot about her blog. Thanks for re-introducing me. Linking up with you today!

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  9. I enjoyed reading your very inspirational post, thank you.
    And, thanks for co-hosting the Thursday Favorite Things Blog hop!

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  10. Thank you as always for hosting such a great event, wow I am on page 2!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Soiree by Danielle Rollins Giveaway!

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  11. Love this and totally does aim at remarks like those made by Charles - thanks for sharing and go #ProudSAWoman!

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  12. Love the party. Thanks so much for hosting!

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  13. I heard about Barkley's comments - as if women exist for him to approve! We have to stop bullying...

    Thanks for that, as well as the party!

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  14. What an inspiring post. Not only the words, but the tone conveys downright joy. Think how much happier we'd be, how much more energy we'd have if we didn't use so much of it on criticizing our bodies. And many times, the very aspect of our bodies we hate is the one others are admiring! Please take a look at my Stylish Ole Woman post: You're Just What I Wanted: http://stylisholewoman.com/youre-just-what-i-wanted/

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  15. My sister in law loves books like this one! I'm saying hello from the hop. Thanks for hosting. :)

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  16. Hi Pam,

    First of all thank you for hosting. And then thank you for introducing Sara. A great reminder that really all that matters is we see ourselves. When someone judges it is usually a reflection of their own self-confidence issue no matter how it's disguised. It's nice getting to know you.

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  17. This post is a great reminder to love the body I am in!

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  18. This post is a great reminder to love the body I am in!

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Thanks so much for joining in our conversation today! I appreciate your time and love hearing from you!