Happy What to Wear Wednesday!
I hope your Easter was wonderful...ous certainly was. I have to give a shout out to everyone at my church who put on the most incredible message as it was probably the most amazing Easter service I have ever been to in my entire life. Honestly, it was probably the best SERVICE in general that I've ever been to. It was 2 1/2 hours long and it felt like 30 minutes! We had over 10,000 people in attendance and seriously you guys, it was amazing. If you ever want to check out our services on line just to get a feel for it, I would certainly encourage you to do so.
I haven't gotten to answer all the questions from last week and there were some really good ones. Katie took the time to write out some good stuff so during this week, I'll go back and answer the questions so you might want to go back and look for those.
But for this Wednesday post, my dear friend Karen Ehman wrote the devo for Proverbs 31 and if you haven't read it yet click on the link above. She writes about her struggle with weightloss and how she decided to enlist 2 of her friends for support. Well, those 2 friends are me and Lysa and I love that Karen feels comfortable to report to me on her weight loss journey. In the devo she talks of the day I took her chin in my hands and told her she is beautiful, just as she is. I remember that day. I didn't know how she was feeling but I could see it in her eyes that she was sad. I didn't know it was about the extra weight she had put on but sometimes I think we just need to remind our girl pals that they ARE beautiful, no matter what. And sometimes that's all they (or we) need to make a day.
So for today, I want to remind you that YOU are beautiful. Regardless of your extra fluffy body, or your too short, or too tall self. Or your big or little nose. Or those prints on your thighs that you call cellulite. (Those are God's fingerprints!)
I challenge you today to remind yourself that God made you precisely the way He wanted you. Seriously, if we all looked like the 6 foot models who are size minus zero that we see in the fashion magazines, it would be sooooo boring. As I write this, a show came on telling of a movie star who just had a boob job and quipped "it's so hard to hug someone now!" Come on people....can't we just be happy with what God gave us? Someone with natually large boobs is supposed to have those and I'll bet she doesn't find it hard to hug. Okay, I'm rambling. But I want to remind you, the no matter what, look in the mirror today and say, "Thank you God for making me so cute!" And then remind each of your children that they are cute or handsome too.
We all need to hear affirming words. It's important to our self-image and to your children's self-image. But never ever forget that even if you never hear it from someone else, God thinks you're amazing. Really, He does.
Now, for some slimming tips today and for some ideas on what to wear while you're losing weight!
Wear your best colors near your face to make you SHINE!
Don't wear jeans that you can hardly button. Seriously, I've tried it and it just isn't comfortable. In fact all my fluffiness just hangs over the top of my waistband and girl, it ain't pretty.
Go up a size in your clothes so they don't cling. Cut the tag out so your forget what size it is. I'm not kidding here.
But a shaper to hold in your extra stuff. You can find great ones at Target by Sara Blakely, maker of Spanx but her line in Target is called Assets.
Go ahead and get a pair of leggings.Yes, I said it. And then get a flowy long top or dress to wear over it. Comfy girl, comfy.
Wear a higher heel, like a wedge, it will give you a lift!
Wear the right size bra for you.
Go ahead a buy a few new things while you're losing weight...don't wait till you've lost it all. Give yourself a reward for doing well!
Don't walk around with sweats on to cover yourself up. You just look sloppy.
Finally, Smile alot! It draws others to you.
Karen is giving away a basket of goodies today if you pop over to her blog and comment. You can double your chances by commenting on my blog too! So here's what you need to leave a comment about today:
What tip above is your favorite and if you have another tip for us, we'd love to hear it!
By the way, the makeup conference call for our winners from the makeup blog will take place next Tuesday night. I'll be emailing you the conference call in number!
And for the 2 winners of the color swatches from last week's blog, the winners are:
Michele and Danette! Email me your pics and I'll analyze you girlfriends!!!!
Love you all,