Drop It Like Its Hot: Me and My Shadow


If you’re following me on twitter (twitter.com/thebiggirlblog) you know that after some unexpected office goodies, I got rid of the calories by going on an extra long walk last night.

During the first half of my walk I was lost in my own thoughts, listening to music, not really thinking about the changes I’m trying to make. But on the way back to my apartment, the walk was very different. As I walked along the Hudson River, the combination of the street lights and the sunset placed my shadow right in front of me.

I couldn’t stop looking at her.

My shadow had my walk, my hair, my build but she didn’t have any of my trouble spots. She was a better version of me. I let my eyes follow her curves from her breasts, to her nicely toned waist, down past her hips and I actually liked what I saw. She was thick, but she wasn’t… lumpy.

When I was younger, I wanted to be super skinny, but lately my goals have been changed; I’ll probably never look like an Olsen Twin, and I shouldn’t want to. Seeing my shadow last night helped to remind me that there’s a curvy girl inside me that I cant wait to meet.

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  • http://www.mylipstickonhercollar.com Stiletto Siren

    Curvy girls are hot, and no matter what your size you will always be fabulous! You should look into HAES (health and at every size) its about treating your body right and loving yourself! So glad you saw that vision and I could hear that light bulb go off in your post!

  • Happywriter

    That was a beautiful post! I started one of my first journals based on a reflection of my shadow – I wanted to meet that girl in there too. It has been a long and slow process, but I've been learning so much. We're definitely getting there.
    I know you will too!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01233007341124315348 chocdrop

    I would not want to have another girl any other way. I want to see curves and confidence. That just gets me going.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01016766408943064599 Beth @ Kitchen Minions

    What a wonderful walk! Sometimes I look at my reflection and I am so happy, I need to remember those moments more. Thanks for sharing!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09827625567697800795 Monique

    Girl! high five, snaps and a twist. Love it!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14993934232617420348 Deidre

    This is a great post! Curvy is hot.