When I'm Thin, I'll . . .

When I’m thin….

When I’m thin, I’ll wear shorts when its hot.

I’ll go dancing.

I’ll wear a bathing suit.

I’ll be comfortable meeting people who knew me when I was in high school.

I’ll wear bright yellow pants.

I’ll be a better martial artist.

When I’m thin, I’ll …

I say it literally or metaphorically—every day. Sometimes several times a day.

But I just read Kate Harding’s Shapely Prose Blog and vowed to change my attitude. This woman slices out the shivering white globs of cowardly thinking and leaves lean meaty thoughts behind.

http://kateharding.net/2007/11/27/the-fantasy-of-being-thin/

She exposes the self-hating mindset and lays out how we harm ourselves waiting to become someone we are not.

Striving for healthy eating is important. Yes! But stop waiting till I achieve a mythical body type before I do what I want!

When I’m thin…I’ll be thin. But, until I get there and even if I don’t, I’m living life–not waiting to live it!

(Okay, I’m still holding out for thinner thighs before I wear the bright yellow pants but, otherwise, here I come world;>)

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Photo:Freedom fabric art by me

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16 comments

  • Um, can red heads wear bright yellow pants?

    [That is a real thought provoking post btw.]

  • Um, can red heads wear bright yellow pants?

    [That is a real thought provoking post btw.]

  • Redheads can wear anything they want (they just don’t always look good:O)!

    I stumbled on that post surfing and realized it was meant for me. And not just about weight. I tend to have a When I clean the house, When I’ve written my novel, When I… attitude towards life.

  • Redheads can wear anything they want (they just don’t always look good:O)!

    I stumbled on that post surfing and realized it was meant for me. And not just about weight. I tend to have a When I clean the house, When I’ve written my novel, When I… attitude towards life.

  • Ok, I’m a very supportful mother. I will leave the chocolate chip cookies at home today or perhaps I will just keep them for myself. I have given up on the “when I’m thin mantra.”

  • Ok, I’m a very supportful mother. I will leave the chocolate chip cookies at home today or perhaps I will just keep them for myself. I have given up on the “when I’m thin mantra.”

  • Hey, my kids are looking forward to the cookies! What kind of grandmother are you?

    I living the thin life so I’m having choc chip cookies and hot choc….

    Mmmm, I wish!

  • Hey, my kids are looking forward to the cookies! What kind of grandmother are you?

    I living the thin life so I’m having choc chip cookies and hot choc….

    Mmmm, I wish!

  • I wonder which is more politically correct these days, harrassing a smoker from a carbon monoxide spewing hummer, or mocking a fat girl.

    Hmm.

  • I wonder which is more politically correct these days, harrassing a smoker from a carbon monoxide spewing hummer, or mocking a fat girl.

    Hmm.

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  • When I’m thin AND tall…
    – from Five-foot Nuthin AND Fat Fanny

  • When I’m thin AND tall…
    – from Five-foot Nuthin AND Fat Fanny

  • Really, it seems that there’s about as much chance of changing width as height.;> I’ll keep trying to eat healthy :hiding the bowl of cookie dough: but I’m not going to wait till I’m thin to live life.

  • Really, it seems that there’s about as much chance of changing width as height.;> I’ll keep trying to eat healthy :hiding the bowl of cookie dough: but I’m not going to wait till I’m thin to live life.

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