And Now, for the Flip Side

On Sunday, I posted a little rant about the unfair standard of “you must be thin to be beautiful” that our society applies to women. Based on the comments and emails I received, this was an emotional subject for many of us, and one that hits close to home.

Today, I wanted to touch on the other side of the equation; the fact that there many out there who DO feel that beauty has nothing to do with size.

Check out this video that Pasta Queen has on her blog today. It’s the video for a song called, “Big Girl (You Are Beautiful)” by a British recording artist named Mika. The song is awesome, but more importantly it celebrates girls “with curves in all the right place”. 🙂

It’s a lively, fun song and dance, and best of all, it’s not mocking or mean spirited; it appears to be a sincere tribute to plus sized women.

So, here’s your chance to fight back against the awful double standard towards women that we’ve been discussing. Just get yourself to the Butterfly Lounge.

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10 Responses to “And Now, for the Flip Side”

  1. Sayre Says:

    Oh, that was SOOOOO cool! made me want to get up and dance!

  2. loseweightwithme Says:

    Hey, Sayre — I know EXACTLY what you mean. I’ve watched that damn video at least half a dozen times, and I like more every time I watch it!

    Brian

  3. Chicken Girl Says:

    *gets herself to the Butterfly Lounge*

  4. Elizabeth Says:

    I would like to join you! My blog MomCooks started out as a regular recipe blog, but when I discovered the Glycemic Index and started actually losing weight for the first time in 14 years, I changed the focus to how to eat great and lose weight! I’m adding you to the blogroll right now 🙂

  5. Katie Says:

    I loved it!! I feel like a sap (maybe I’m pregnant after all…), but I started crying. It was terrific, thanks for the blog about it..I never would have heard of it otherwise. I will definitely be sharing this.

  6. loseweightwithme Says:

    KATIE — Don’t feel like a sap! It’s a very emotional subject. And honestly, there is so much happiness and joy in the video it’s hard not to be touched.

    I love your feelings about it!

    Brian

  7. loseweightwithme Says:

    ELIZABETH — I lost most of my weight using the glycemic index, as well as smaller portions, reduced processed foods, and exercise. Glad to have you here!

    🙂

    Brian

  8. Lady Rose Says:

    Great video!

    I found an awesome one too that promotes self esteem – will be posting it in Sunday. You can get a preview by checking out the Dove True Beauty project – they have free sources for mother daughter kits and workshops to promote self esteem. Three Cheers for DOVE! (A link is listed at the top of my online resource page if you can’t find it with a web search) Lady Rose

  9. loseweightwithme Says:

    Hi, lady Rose — I thought you might like the video…I love it. Thanks for the info about the Dove project.

    Brian

  10. totaltransformation Says:

    Just letting you know I got my sugar substitute in the mail and just finished blogging about it. So drop by.

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