Saturday, January 15, 2011

Day 11 - The Perfect Body

Do YOU have the perfect body? And, who determines what "perfect" really is anyway? Well, my amazing husband found an incredible article on this very subject and showed it to me today. I just HAD to share it with you guys. It is all about how the "media" shapes our idea of what a "perfect" body looks like and the havoc it has and is causing among teenage girls and women.

Some interesting facts from the article:
  • Marilyn Monroe wore a size 14 jeans
  • 31% of girls world wide have anorexia
  • 56% of girls think their friends have better bodies than them

I would highly encourage everyone to read the article in its entirety. You can read it at: I read every word of the article myself and found it to be mind boggling and a good reminder of how we can unknowingly be manipulated and even mentally and emotionally tormented by an unrealistic picture of what the media has depicted as beauty.

While on this quest to get our bodies back, I would encourage each of us to remember that our focus is to get a healthy and fit body, (which by the way, will look differently on each of us) AND to do it safely and slowly to help us be able to maintain it once we reach our goal. We also want to keep in mind that we don't need to be comparing ourselves to each other or any other media created/manipulated image that isn't even attainable in the first place without risking our health!

So, be encouraged gang! We can do this! We can and will get our bodies back, one pound at a time!

Until tomorrow ~ sweet and slender dreams!

Oh, one more thing - If you could please take a moment to click the cute little "We're on the fence!" button below. I would so appreciate it! It give us a vote on the rankings and the higher our rankings, the more visibility we get in order to reach more peeps! ;-) Thanks so much!


  1. I am so thankful I found your blog. I really want to get my body back and I am tired of trying to starve myself or do fad diets. I want to make small changes in my lifestyle and be patient and consistent. Thank you for sharing your story!!

  2. Well hello there Ms. Grubers! I am so glad you found us as well! And, good for you! We are all about making small changes that become part of our lifestyle, so that we can finally take our bodies back! You are so welcome and I look forward to having you in our 52 club family. It will be fun to encourage one another and just think, we can all celebrate in a year from now and share our great and lasting success.


  3. i LOOOVE this post! so amazing and thought provoking as a new mommy trying to get her body back.

  4. Glad you liked it Jess! And thanks for the comment. You will get it back honey! XOXO

  5. Welcome Grubers! This is definitely the place to be! You nailed it with this post! It is so hard not to be influenced by what others think is the "perfect body." I am so encouraged by everyone here! We are doing this the right pound at a time!

  6. Thanks for the welcome! :) My full name is Katrina Gruber, but for some reason my email address puts up my last name only. I met the lovely Jess at our Wives club and I am the one who hosted Jessie's baby shower..Anyways I just wanted to introduce myself again! love your blog!! xoxo

  7. Oooooh Katrina! I remember you! And your lovely home! Wow! So thrilled you are joining us and we can ride together on the journey of getting our healthy bodies back - for good! =)

    What a sweet blessing to me that you like the blog and THANK YOU so much for taking the time to share! It is a great encouragement honey!

    XOXO back at ya! ;-)