Post Title. 12/07/2009
 
Hi everyone! I just received an email from Jenny in Arizona asking me, "When was your first encounter with pressure on your body image?"

I can vividly remember the day I wanted to obtain the perfect body.  It was freshmen year of high school and a few of my girlfriends brought in a magazine full of celebrities and tips to become a sexier woman.  We went through the whole magazine and idiolized over all the women we saw in it. I pictured myself in those advertisments and articles.  Its a scary thought that at my age I wanted to grow up so fast but I wanted to have the perfect body and would do anything to obtain it.   Although I did not change my eating habits right away, this experience in the lunch shaped my high school years into thinking my body image was the most important factor in my life. 

I tell this story now to let you know that young female's mind is very fragile and in that transition from girl to woman, many pereceptions are made.  In my case I was negatively impacted on my perception of reality by a magazine. 

I hope that this post serves my readers well and I look forward to more of your questions. 

;) Katie
 


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    About Me!

     Hi everyone! My name is Katie and I want to help YOU in becoming a healthy woman. Three years ago I weighed 91 pounds and believed I was overweight. I became so obsessed with my body image, I was on the brink of death.  Today, I maintain a healthy lifestyle and counsel young women on their eating habits.  This blog will be a diary of my life with stories from the past and present which I hope will touch your life in someway. Thanks for visiting and enjoy the blog! 

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