BeYOUtiful: My Story

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

     Part of this journey is knowing the story of your guide, me!!  I want to tell you my "testimony" or my story.  
     I want to start from the very beginning.  I never really cared about what I wore, and sometimes when I did try to look nice, I was proud of my outfits.  I now look back and think "I wore that?!".;) 
     I think where my inspiration first started was when I started blogging.  Specifically when I found A Pinch of Classy.  I am now a contributor there so maybe you can check it out.
     At one time I was very dissatisfied by my looks.  I felt like I was completely fat, undesirable, and ugly.  I became so absorbed in the way I looked and how I didn't look good at all.
     I remember literally having a mini breakdown in a dressing room (a private breakdown by the way, there was no shouting or screaming lol!) 
      But you know what I mean, the thought "I just don't look good in anything!" has crossed all of our minds at one time or another I think.
     I started to try to eat less and exercise more.  I never got anywhere, trust me!  I have way to much of a sweet tooth!
  One day I asked my brother (I can talk to him about a lot of things, he's only 2 years younger than me, we're pretty close and often give each other advice ), "Do you think I'm pretty?  Please tell me honestly."  And then he said "Yeah.  Of course!"  I've had lots of people tell me before that I am a very pretty girl, actually.  I say that with all humility, but it's part of my story.  
      My point is that I was blinded to what was in front of me.  I didn't see the beauty of me, I saw all of the defects.  I now like to think of us all as "beautifully flawed".
     I now know that I am not ugly, in fact, I am beautiful.
     This will give you a picture of me, when I myself cannot.  I am 5'6", fluctuating from 120 to 125 lbs.  I have brown hair and brown eyes.  I wear a size 3 or 4 in pants most of the time.  I wear a size small in most sizes.  I thought I was ugly and fat.  I think I was wrong.
     It's our society that gives us this.  We don't have to be size 00, it's not even healthy!  Take a look at what some models look like without all of the photo shopping-

Even look at what Disney and Barbie is showing us-

     It's actually really sad.
     Back to my story.  I came to the realization that I am beautiful, we are all beautiful.  I now feel ok about how I look.  I try to control my eating and exercise to keep my body healthy.  I still struggle with my body and looks at times, but I think even the most self-confident person does.
     I decided I wanted to share all that I learned with you in this series I thought that and that I could learn as well along the way.:)



  1. It's good to hear your story and know that you became happy with how God made you! It's so true that other people often see our beauty when we don't. :)
    For me personally, when I began to focus more on strengthening my character and relationship with God, it took the spotlight off discontent with my outward appearance and I sort of forgot about what I perceive as "flaws". It's important for we as girls to understand that while we should take care of our bodies and make the effort to look pleasant (we fashion bloggers know all about having fun with clothes! ;) ), inner beauty is what we should take the most time to cultivate. :)

  2. Aw... Great post!

    I also struggle with this problem... Sometimes, I just feel like people wont talk to me just becos im not pretty enough (yes, im aware that a lie, but still...). Thanks soooo much for sharing! <3


  3. Great post! Lately I've been feeling fat and ugly. And people tell me I'm not but I don't believe them. Society never has a perfect person. You can never be big enough in some areas and small enough in other areas.

  4. Thank you so much, Khloe! I have an extremely hard time with this. Sometimes I can be very vain (lots of selfies), but other times I feel like I'm too fat, and I wear a size 7 or 8. A lot of the time it's with my nose, my teeth, my figure. But I've never been told that I'm ugly. May it just be that because of vanity, I feel bad about myself when I'm not looking absolutely perfect?
    Thank you for sharing!

    With Love, Heidi<3 "Let it Go"

  5. Great post Klhoe!! Girls need to hear this message!!

  6. This is amazing. I can't even believe those photos, absolutely crazy!! A while back a did a True Beauty series, and It talked a lot about this.

    Your blog is beautiful :) So I followed <3. Thanks for sharing you blog with me, you were right. Heres my newest post;

  7. I love this post! This story is true for a lot of us, its really a struggle. Its good to hear other girls go through the same things, and that we are truly beautiful just the way we are. This year in speech and debate I am doing a Max Lucado story as a speech called Just the Way You Are. It is an incredible story that remind me that the King (Jesus) has chosen us, that He created us, and that He loves us even when we don't see our beauty or talents.

  8. Hey Jenna!
    I was going to respond to your comment, but I forgot sorry!;) I am so thrilled to hear that you like it and are following! I really admire your blogging!
    -<3 Khloe Grace

  9. Hey Khloe...this was a beautiful post...I myself am still struggling to see that I am wonderfully and fearfully made. I feel fat and ugly definitely way to often. But this post has fulled me with a desire to try out being okay with the way I'm made, and seeing my pluses instead of minuses. Thank you for the beautiful post. I love your blog...
    Tane ♥

  10. Thanks so much to all you girls who commented! Every comment means the world to me, and I'm so glad that this has helped you all! My goal in this series is to make a difference in your lives. Please remember to all you girls who commented saying that you were struggling, we all do! Ask God for His help, He cares!
    -<3 Khloe Grace


I love all of your comments, but as your mom always said, "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all!";)