Pretty In The Face, Say What?

ByKaren

Pretty In The Face, Say What?

Ok, I have eyes. I have a mirror. I also live with myself daily. I know that I am over weight. That’s a big DUH. In the last few months, I have successfully gained over 20 more pounds unintentionally. I don’t know how, if I did, I would stop it… What gets me, is that people look you up and down, like you don’t notice and then look at your face and smile, or look at you with disgust or pity.

Just because your over weight, fat, obese, how ever you put it, doesn’t mean that you desire to dress ugly either. I can’t stand going into a store to look at clothes that are labeled plus size, and everything you look at is shapeless and the most ugly material you’ve ever seen. One of my favorite stores is Lane Bryant, but I have pet peeves with it also. All of their models are NOT plus size!!!! They are regular, tall, big boned women. NOT PLUS SIZE. There are a few name brand stores, who are now carrying plus size clothing, you just have to pay an arm and a leg for them. (If only we could find a way to get rid of fat cells for the price instead of limbs… if only… lol)

Now that I’m on a roll, (and no, not the rolls on my stomach or back or legs, and no I didn’t say I wanted to eat a roll), it drives me insane to hear someone that is obviously skinny, call themselves fat. My little sister, Emily, whom you’ve been introduced to on this site, is barely 104 pounds soaking wet! Sometimes I just want to yell at her, “GO EAT SOMETHING!!!” I love her dearly. It’s just not fair that she got a skinny gene.

I am trying to remind myself that I am “fearfully and wonderfully made” by God and in His image. God doesn’t make no junk! (yes, I used a double negative). I can not “down” His handy work. Though I have a few suggestions… just kidding, He knows what I want changed.

All of that to say this, you’ve heard the old sayin’, don’t judge a book by it’s cover. Well, don’t judge a person by their layers of skin. You don’t know what they’ve been thru already and what has brought them to where they are. You’ve not walked a mile in my shoes or anyone else’s. I did not choose to be obese. I’m trying to change that. Be compassionate and not judgemental. I have a whole lot more to love! Now, if your a skinny minny, GO EAT SOMETHING! Be blessed!

About the author

Karen author

Karen, who owns a coffee and Christian gift shop with her husband, lives in a small town in Tennessee just slightly south of where she was raised. She has been married to David, their town’s fire chief, for nearly 18 years. Together they have 4 children ranging in ages from 10 on up to 16. Karen’s heart longed to be a mother from a very young age & is a natural at being a “professional mother”. She is gifted in many areas & is guaranteed to keep you entertained! In addition to all of this, she is Emily’s older sister & one of Angie’s closest friends.

  • This is so good…and true…people don’t know the fight that we go thru to lose weight..who are they to judge those of us who have to battle the bulge…And you are beautiful just the way you are!!!Inside and out.

  • I agree with Diania, you are BEAUTIFUL!!!!! And just for the record, the reason she doesn’t just look at me and yell, “GO EAT SOMETHING!” is because I’m always eating something already! lol That’s all I do. And I understand this post, but I also have to say that it also goes for the ones of us that are “104 pounds soaking wet.” lol You just put me on my soap box- For some reason, people think it’s okay to randomly say to you in the middle of everyone, “You are too skinny!! You need to eat more. I wish I was skinny like that!” et c. It’s very embarrassing. I hate it when people do this because it makes me extremely uncomfortable. If you are obviously overweight, you wouldn’t appreciate it if I looked at you in front of everyone and said, “You are so fat! Do you not see it?? Don’t you think you should lay off the cupcakes?? Hello!! Try a treadmill!!!” (By the way, I would NEVER do that and more than likely not think that, but this is to make a point.) Anyway, stepping down from my soapbox. This has been Emily with “Pretty in the face, say what?? Part 2” LOL!

  • Great post Karen! But as I said before, you’re being too hard on yourself. Love you gorgeous!

  • Ann Cox Francies

    THIS IS SOOOOO FUNNY AND I KNOW THAT U KNOW WHY I THINK SO!!! BUT WHERE’S THE “FACE WITHIN A FACE”?? YA KNOW.. LIKE I HAVE?? LOL I JUST KNEW I WOULD FIND THAT ONE AMONG THE ROLLS!! SO U THINK IF I SIT ON KERMILEE U, THAT U CAN FORCE FEED HER? LOL…. NOPE I LOVE MY EMILY JUST AS I LOVE U.. UNCONDITIONALLY!!! DON’T U WISH EVERYONE FELT THAT WAY… NO MATTER WHAT THE OUTSIDE APPEARANCE LOOKS LIKE.. OUR FATHER LOOKS AT THE INNER BEING AND EXPECTS US TO CONFORM TO HIS WAYS. THAT’S WHERE THE TRANSFORMATION STARTS AND IT DOESN’T MEAN LOSING WEIGHT. LOVE U BABYGRIL! mom

    • Momma Ann hit this nail on the head. And cracked me up at the same time (Face in the rolls… it’s like you were in my bathroom mirror this morning! HA!) But yes, God looks at our inside appearance, not our outside. So thankful for that! Thank you for the insight Momma! Keep preaching at your baby girl… and the rest of us too. <3

      • I think Emily needs to post a “Who is Kermilee?” post like Karen did her “Who is Karn?” LOL