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June 23, 2011

That’s what I weigh. I read this last night and loved it. I think we tend to think too much of numbers in this society. They can be useful, sure, but they should – at least in some cases – be taken with a grain of salt. And the idea that we, as women, keep our ages and weights a secret is hurtful to womanhood in general. I’m proud to be growing older and my weight is just a number. 190.

But I’m more than just the way my body looks. And I seriously, seriously tried to come up with something new to write here for you, but since I just wrote this list last week, I’m tapped out. Except I did knit an orca recently and that’s pretty interesting I think.

So how about you? Are you gonna go participate? I hope you do!

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6 Responses to “190”

  1. Karla Says:
    June 23rd, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    I weight 135 and I am 5 feet 6 inches.
    I just turned 30 (woohoo!!) and feel great…nothing change lol…it was just another day…I was actually more worried about my children that day than celebrating my bday (children’s health issues).
    I speak two languages, love reading, love traveling and is the proud mother of two children that required extra love (each has a differnt issue).

  2. Mina Says:
    July 1st, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    I weigh 137 and I’m 5’4″. I don’t really care that much about the number…I’ve never been one to lie about my age or weight, but I do usually wish I were smaller around the middle.
    I’m strong. After years of running to stay thin, I’ve started really enjoying the high from lifting weights and feeling my body get stronger…and enjoying the feeling of strength even when I just do everyday tasks, feeling my stronger core support my spine and the weight of my youngest child (the only one who still lets me pick him up). The strength has made my body bigger. Some of my clothes don’t look as flattering…yet I think I look better, stronger…naked.

  3. Marz Says:
    July 5th, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    I’m 5′ 7″ and 160lbs
    I’ve had an eating disorder for over a decade, and it’s very hard for me to accept that number. (any/all exercise gives me a lot of muscle, so that’s why my weight is so high– but at 135 you can count all my ribs). My body is different from anyone else’s, and I’ve never met anyone with a body like mine. Thick,short, muscular legs (30 in long) and a thin torso (27in).
    I’ve come to have a better appreciation for my body and what it’s capable of. I try to take care of it now instead of fighting so hatefully against genetics.

  4. Dee Says:
    July 5th, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    My number is 107 and I’m 17 and 5′ 2″. I had my 1st baby almost 8 months ago. As a preteen I struggled to stay at 120, but once I got into high school it became easier to stay closer to 110. After I gave birth most of the weight melted off and I just finished losing the last couple pounds. At first I was upset that my postpartum body had much smaller breasts and some stretchmarks, but now I love it more that I ever loved my prepreggo bod. I feel healthier and just as strong, if not stronger.

    I’m really happy with my number and hope to keep it up. It gives me more confidence, but the number isn’t really that important. Sometimes I even miss the curves I had at 120! Lol. The grass is always greener on the other side, aye?

  5. bethany actually Says:
    July 8th, 2011 at 11:38 am

    Would you believe I weigh almost as much as you do, Bonnie? I’m 5’2″, 36 years old, and the last time I weighed myself (a week or so ago, when I wanted to know how much Elliora weighed for some Tylenol dosing) 183 pounds. More interestingly (following the line of the original post at Beauty Schooled) I have a pretty good singing voice, I love cooking challenges, I like to memorize as many of my friends’ mailing addresses as I can but don’t know anyone’s phone numbers by heart, I am in the process of crocheting two baby blankets and a mess of balls with plans to crochet four more baby blankets in the next few months, and I once saw monarch butterflies covering trees at the Monarch Butterfly Grove in San Luis Obispo, CA.

  6. ANGW Says:
    August 9th, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    It’s August, but I’d like to chime in. I’m 35, 5’8″ and 160 pounds. I absolutely do not care for my weight. I’m 21 months postpartum with my second child. I’m always trying to loose weight. Grr. The positive to all of this; I’m obviously healthier than I’ve ever been. I exercise regularly and eat extremely healthy. It’s got to come off eventually, right? I may have to chop it off. Grr.

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