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But first, food. ‘Cause who wants to talk body-image on an empty stomach?


Mâche with raspberries and walnuts, buttery veggie stir fry, and whole-wheat toast with soy-free Earth Balance. It was my first time trying the eb, and I wasn’t blown away. It just tasted like… nothing. As far as vegan butter substitutes go, Smart Balance Light seems to have much more of a buttery flavor. (Note to vegans: regular Smart Balance has whey.) But the rest of the lunch was delicious. So much so that it deserves another photo:


Now, on to the body-image talk!

I felt sparked to address this after learning I’d upset a sweet reader.

My negative self-talk was made in a joking manner, as I apologized and explained in the comment section of that post. Yes, I was making fun of my appearance. But it was all in good fun. I can’t stress that enough. Maybe it’s because I do have high self-esteem that I’m ok with poking fun at myself. Truthfully, I’m happy with the way I look under normal circumstances… But really, does anyone look pretty when soaking wet? (Umm wait, let’s exclude the Victoria’s Secret models from this question, shall we? Any real people?) Long story short? I’m sticking with my Sphynx-cat comparison ;).

However, the commenter had a point: the more we engage in negative self-talk, the more it becomes ingrained in our minds. Although I’m soooo over uttering juvenile statements such as “Oh, I hate my arms. Oh I’m so ugly. Oh I wish I looked more like so-and-so” by now, I can’t say these words never escaped my lips… especially when I was in middle school! (Come on, I’m not the only one who’s ever said—or thought, “Gosh, I wish I looked like someone else,” am I?) The amazing thing is that once I replaced these negative statements with more positive ones, I stopped thinking them too! Stopped thinking them forever? Wait, I’ll cop up to it: every time I see Alassandra Ambrosio… gah, to look like that! LOL but this doesn’t mean I’m unhappy with my own appearance (nor does it mean I don’t realize that celebs have makeup artists and professional photographers at their disposal to make them look like goddesses). I think I finally stopped the negativity when I realized that there’s no one set standard of beauty. Different things are beautiful to different people. It might be trite, but it’s so incredibly true: what matters most is what’s on the inside. Case in point: would you rather spend 50 years married to the handsomest jerk or a plain-lookin’ guy who treats you like a queen? I’m going with the plain one!

Quick! Name one thing (or two or three!) you like love about yourself.

It can be a physical trait or a personality trait. But it has to be positive!

Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Ive gotta BOOTY and I love it! 😉

  2. Anonymous says:

    *BOOTAY* I mean

  3. After being referred to as “spunky” on three different blogs in as many days, I’m pretty much loving my blogger reputation. :)

    And yes, I love that I’m spunky and people don’t worry about me coming to places and not knowing anyone, since I tend to ‘make friends’ easily. I also love that I can balance that side out with the low-key, loves to chill out and just “be” side as well…

  4. Great Post, as always Katie :) I love your positivity. Thanks for the great image reminder!

    P.S. I agree with you, Smart Balance Light is the best vegan “butter” in my opinion!

  5. Gloria says:

    I love my nose… it moves up and down like a rabbit when I talk. I have no idea if this happens to anyone else, but people always comment on it! I have a pet bunny, so maybe it’s one of those pet/owner look-alike things :) but my ears haven’t stretched… yet!

    1. LOLOL! I had a pet bunny, a few years back, that we rescued in China. She fit in your hand… but then, we went away for the summer. When we came back, she STILL fit in your hand… but her ears were now twice as long as her body! (She’d later grow on to be a HUGE rabbit. Serves us right for naming her the Chinese name for “little rabbit”!)

  6. Great post, Katie!!!

    3 things: my tan, my blue eyes, my smile :) :)

  7. Sarahishealthy says:

    Wow, your photos are so vibrant!
    And this is a great post. It came just in time for me, because I’ve been having one of the WORST body image weeks since I recovered from my ED a few years ago. I needed this reminder that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. Thanks, girl :).

  8. abby says:

    terrific post! as usual hehe :). i love my height. i used to want to be taller, but now i’ve realized it’s a blessing i can wear heels and still not tower over the boys! 😉

    1. abby says:

      oh and you might not be able to pull off allesandra (she’s too tan and brazilian looking lol) but I’ve always thought you looked more like giselle anyway. and I always thought she was prettier anyway.

  9. Kim says:

    Well, I love my hair! For one thing it’s not all one colour. Strange but true, I have a mix of everything from fine blonde hairs to stiff black ones that make up my mane. And it’s really thick too.

    As for Alessandra Ambrosio, I had to search to find out who she was. You know something? You do look like her! I swear, you have the same smile and face shape…just look at the picture they’ve got of her on Wikipedia!

    1. abby says:

      woah, lol i just went and looked (just from curiosity). i guess i have to take back my last comment. kim’s right. you DO look kinda like her! you just need a tan and you could be twins sorta. here’s the link so you can see for yourself:
      hehehehehe :). happy friday katie!

      1. Ilana says:

        I agree! There is a Katie:Allessandra resemblance!!

      2. Iris says:

        Yeah, I was having that same thought too.

    2. Wow Kim, you have SERIOUSLY (seriously!) made my day week month with your comment.
      And your hair sounds amazing! Haha can hair sound amazing? :)

    3. Jennifer - jcd says:

      I agree too, you DO look a lot like Allesandra! Even prettier, I’d say!

  10. GabyE says:

    Great post! I love my hair 😀 its big, long(down to my tailbone), and curly, and I dye it with henna so its bright red. It get s a little unruly sometimes, and I’ve had people make fun of it, but I love it anyway 😀

    1. Leslie says:

      I have unruly hair too! And I absolutely love it, although not when I have to comb it out in the morning!

  11. Albizia says:

    Hooray for positive body image! And for beautiful food images 😛 .

    I like my abs and since this is a little odd, I’ll have to choose something else that doesn’t make me look like some fitness freak. Let’s think… I like my honesty. So if I have to be honest, I really love my abs 😀

    1. LOL you are too cute! :)
      I like your sense of humor!

  12. katypie says:

    My eyes – because they are green, with dark dark rims just like my Mum and my three beautiful sisters.

    I’m opinionated and I OWN IT (thanks Rachel Wilkerson!) – Iget fired up about things in a good way. Politics, human rights, theatre, film, global warming and individual consideration. I have strong opinions and I’m not ashamed of them. I think what drives this is a very strong belief (to large part inherited from my Mum) in equality, fairness, justice and respect. I care and thats ok.

    1. Lisa C. says:

      My whole family has green eyes too… except for me! Mine are brown. I always wished they were green. But since this is supposed to be a positive body image exercise, I won’t dwell on that here. Instead, I’ll give you a high five from another opinionated lady! 😉

  13. Ilana says:

    Oh yeah, the negative self-talk. It’s like a cultural norm – and if you actually like yourself, you’re weird! I used to be really depressed and disliked myself a lot, and I always used to wonder how “normal people” did it, felt happy, loved themselves. I’ve made a complete about-face and not only do I love myself but I’m happy regularly, and now that I am, I find that most people AREN’T, and it shocks me! We’re taught from an early age to dislike ourselves- media images, parents with their own body image issues, peers who learn negative self-image at home, etc. It’s like it’s so much easier to be negative! I say, LAME!! I mean, what is there really to dislike about a healthy and functioning body? Just because it doesn’t look like a cookie cutter version of that “perfect” body on magazine covers, if your organs and limbs are functioning and you’re not sick, you’re in pretty damn good shape!

    3 things I like about myself: My hair, my shameless outgoing-ness, and my resilience!

    I love you Katie! Keep preachin’ the good word!!

    1. I seriously don’t know how YOU, of all people, could’ve EVER found anything you didn’t like about yourself. You are one of the most amazing girls I know!

  14. Christin L. says:

    I am curvy, which use to be the bane of my existence, but now I celebrate them! I also love my brown eyes (which I also spent years wishing they were blue or green, but now I love their dark depth!) and my laugh (which I also didn’t always like because it’s loud and boisterous, but I have had TONS of people over the years tell me how much they love it, which in turn has helped me to love it too!). I am so glad that in my 28 years on this planet that I have been able to turn my negativity about my appearance into love. I still have an occasional day where I don’t like to look at myself (especially during monthly visitor time), but they are much fewer and further between, and that’s progress!

    1. Christina says:

      Um, I like you’re AMAZING Larabar t-shirt! Rock it!

  15. i love my eyes, legs and smile :)

  16. I love my arms, my hair and that I am an extremely loyal friend :)

  17. Jennifer - jcd says:

    First, one thing I love about you is your thoughtfulness.

    Now, one thing I love about myself is that I know how to be silly and play with little kids. Look at me, I’m a googly potato masher monster… yep… totally silly.

    Great post. We all need to keep happy thoughts.

    1. One thing I love about you is how you always leave such sweet comments that make me smile. I can only imagine you have the same positive effect on all the kids you guide. P.S. You will be sharing some of your blended oatmeal with the poor girls, right? I remember the horrors of Girl Scout camping food. Take pity on them! 😉

      1. Jennifer - jcd says:

        Thankfully, we almost always get good food at Guide camps! This weekend is an exception to the rule – the menu is horrible. Thank goodness for fudge babies! I”m making three batches to bring with me and share. :-)

      2. Hahaha you are too sweet :).
        Our menus were always horrible, although I don’t remember exactly what they served… probably ’cause I blocked it out!

  18. Awesome post! I love my hair! :)

  19. Cecilia says:

    I like my new haircut and my eyes.

  20. eatandrun says:

    I love my strong legs :).

  21. Shelby says:

    When I start getting those negative thoughts or thinking I would like to look like someone else I look in the mirror or think “You are so fabulous, what are you thinking?!”

    I love my
    1. Booty! I swear, I’m like the white beyonce of rear ends. I love it. Not to mention I went from literally not important at school to the girl people’s boyfriends oogle at and try to cheat with. True story right there, not bragging!
    2. My lips. Even though they’re small, they’re full and the perfect shade of pink!
    3. My feet. Yes, I know most people hate feet. I do too…when they’re other people’s! I think mine are just so cute (: haha

    1. Yup, you are DEFINITELY fabulous. And I love how honest and outgoing you are too!

  22. Lisa C. says:

    Love this post! I agree about the negative self talk. I think that’s one of the main reasons the media sways opinions so easily–because they’re the only ones sending out the message, so people believe it if they keep hearing it! We’re like the animals in Animal Farm. The more they chant something, the more they’re made to believe it’s true. Great post, Katie!

  23. VEGirl says:

    Nice post timing! Just last week I was talking to my mom about body image and she asked me to name some things I like about myself.

    1. my butt
    2. my legs– long, strong, and slender
    3.My ability to connect and interact with all animals

    Katie, girl– I really love that your doing this, body image that is. I feel so safe and secure when I read your blog. I feel like you care about everyone here (which I think you do!) and it makes me feel so involved and important :)

    Luv ya!

    1. It’s kinda hard NOT to care about everyone, since you all (especially YOU!) are so kind and thoughtful. I’ll never forget your kindness to my family with the birthday gift. You have no idea how much it meant!

  24. Marina says:

    Wonderful post Katie, you always fascinate me with your wisdom and kindness.
    I have to admit, I do pretty often say how ugly I feel, fat, my thighs…stuff like that. But I’m changing that, and it’s amazing how that what we say affects how we feels. Now, I tell myself I’m unique and beautiful, kind and smart and funny, and that really makes me happier.
    I like my brain :D, my sense of humour, my nice arms and…hm, well, my back looks nice :)

  25. rebecca says:

    The things that I absolutely LOVE about myself : I have the pale skin/dark hair thing,my freckles,blue eyes,fact that I can build muscle/flexibility fairly easily and I also build/keep endurance {running/cardio} pretty easily.yay for athletic broads!

  26. Amy Cole says:

    I love my legs. They are long, lean, and look amazing in skirts, shorts, and boots. Much more importantly, they allow me to complete long runs and bike rides!

  27. Nichole says:

    I love my hair and my eyes. I also love that I am athletic and that my boyfriend loves me the best without any make up on!

  28. Iris says:

    Katie, you’re awesome! I totally love you! What do I love? I’m kind of loving my stomach lately…and I’ve NEVER felt that way!

    1. Sending Higgins love right back ;).
      (Wait, unless my memory is foggy and I’m getting you mixed up with someone else, in which case… oh heck, you can keep the Higgins love anyways hehe)

      1. Iris says:

        Haha no, I’m a Higgins too. You got that one right. :)

  29. Michelle says:

    I LOVE reading your blog, when I caught the name of it there was no way I could not follow! I have lost 110 pounds and I love my abs (even though they cannot be seen with the excess skin, I can feel their definition)! I love my positive outlook on everything in life! And I love my defined shoulders and arms!

    1. Awww thanks, Michelle!
      And wow, 110 pounds is an amazing accomplishment, girl!

  30. Gina G says:

    I always say but ill say it again…. I adore you Katie!
    Sounds funny but I love my belly button lol, it is an innie outie and makes me feel special haha
    I also love that I am a very trustworthy person that the people im close with can turn to me in any situation because if ya don’t have trust you have nothing, they mean the world to me :)

    1. OHMIGOSH I knew I loved you!! I have a “bothie” too! We get the best of both worlds, right?? :) :)

  31. Sophia says:

    Everybody needs to have better self-confidence! You said it so well.

    My eyes and lips are my favorite thing about myself :)

    Please enter my great CSN stores giveaway:

  32. So glad that you’re minimizing the negative self talk, wondeful!!…I think as women, as a whole, we all do this far too much and it’s pervasive, destructive, and in turn just fosters negative self image in our sweet friends and in our daughters.

    In my case, raising a child is hard enough! Raising her to be a strong, confident, amazing young woman is even more….and it’s awesome to know we’re all doing our part to be confident, loud and proud, so to speak :)

    Getting on my plane for Food Buzz, wish you were coming!

    1. I wish I were going too… ’cause it’s getting COLD here. My run this morning was in 35 degrees. Yucky. Oh, plus I’d get to see you!

  33. tangyh says:

    Great post!! I’m still a work in progress as far as body image goes–it was hard growing up being the “fat” sister with two very naturally thin little sisters!! I have worked extremely hard for what I have and I love my love for fitness and to contantly want to make myself a better person. And I’m totally okay now that I’ll never be a size 2–I happen to like having a butt and muscular legs 😉

    1. Ugh it’s hard to not compare yourself to your sisters… my sister’s good at almost everything, and growing up I was so competitive about it. But now I’ve FINALLY learned to actually be happy and proud, not resentful, when she succeeds at something. :)

  34. Caitlin says:

    I think it is hard to not make joking comments about our appearances, but I agree that it’s better not to. Even saying those things in jest helps them become a part of our societal psyche.

    I love my boobs and hair and emotional personality (er sometimes). I love that I am smart. I love that my friends used to refer to me as mommy because I am responsible and caring. I love all the positivity on your blog! Oh, and the Friends references.

    1. I love that you love the Friends references. (And that I know you get them) I know you know I know… (Best episode ever? Aside from the finale, of course)

  35. I love the fact I don’t let little things bother me anymore. I used to get so worked up if something didn’t go perfectly, if someone said something and i took it the wrong way, if plans fell through, etc. But now I live by “if it’s not going to matter 10 minutes or even a week from now, it’s nothing to stress about.” It’s made me so much happier :)

  36. Laura Jill says:

    Great post! This is something I’ve been working on, and writing about on my blog as well. I love my boobs, LOL, and I have really cute FEET!


  37. i used to HATE my nose. but now i realize it helps define who I am. my cultural, religious and spiritual identiy.

    we were created to look a certain way for a reason. its so unfortunate there is always the ‘quick fix’ to change our unique beauty– quick fix as in negative self talk, exercise, food restricting, and surgery.

    i hope YOU have the best friday :)

    1. Aww you too! You are such a sweetheart!

  38. Patrick says:

    When I was younger I used to be really down on myself and have low self esteem. Then I started sarcastically mocking myself by pretending to be a completely egotistical narcissist. After talking about how incredibly awesome I was all the time– it had the odd consequence of convincing myself!

    1. Patrick, I love your sense of humor :) :).

      1. Patrick says:

        LOL. We ever going to hang out in the next 20 years?

      2. LOL I thought you lived in Austin now… or Boston? I can’t keep up with you ;). Are you in Dallas?

      3. Patrick says:

        I’ve been in Dallas since March!

      4. Well then we should meet up, silly! We really should have another meet up like the one a few years ago. What do you think? And have you been to Bliss yet?

      5. Patrick says:

        Don’t know if you like live music or surf/rockabillyish stuff but there is a good show tonight at Sons of Hermann Hall. The Red Elvises. Should be fun!

  39. Allison says:

    1. physically, i love my smile
    2. personality, I love my (some would say naive) sense of the world as being a positive place where anything is possible
    3. other, my nerdiness

    Thanks for the great post!

    1. Yay nerdiness!!! Seriously :).

  40. Celina Toenz says:

    working in the fashion industry has taught me that the entire fashion world is an illusion.

    we buy into the ‘fantasy’ world of fashion, cosmetics etc however that should be where it stops.

    you cant strive to attain or be something that is not real.

    the only REAL beauty, is your own inner beauty (as cliche as that sounds)

    because nothing is worse than a handsome jerk 😉

    oh and i love my long legs:)

  41. Physically- my boobs are pretty good.
    I have close friends, a husband who loves me and son too, great in-laws,
    I’m a confidant and I have a pretty good sense of humor. Being vegan I’m even a better person than I was before.

  42. Tricia says:

    I get compliments on my eyes a lot and i love them. They look like chocolate lol, and i love my abs cuz they’re the product of hard season 😀 and they look sweet.

    1. Chocolate?? Can I eat your eyes? 😉

  43. BroccoliHut says:

    Great post! Delicious looking meal and thought-provoking subject matter:)
    I like my eyes–they don’t really fit into any single color category!

  44. Quix says:

    Your veggies are always so colorful! I love it!

    There are things I’d like to change (and are working on it), but let’s face it – until I have a team of professionals, there is only so much I can do. And who needs all that fuss on a daily basis anyway!

    Lets see… I love my eyes – wouldn’t trade blue for any color. Also, my legs – I’ve worked hard to make them strong and they’ve carried me through many miles and races and haven’t quit yet!

    1. Anonymous says:

      LOL yeah by the time you figure out what’s wrong with you, you’ve wasted 1/2 your life! Who needs to be a perfect person anyway? I’d rather have my flaws and learn to embrace them! :)
      Katie, I love your veggie photos too!

  45. whatenergycreates says:

    Yay! I love body-positive anything. I loved reading everybody’s favorite things.

    One physical thing I like: I have a really goofy smile when I laugh.
    Non-physical: I like how socially awkward I can be, because it makes people laugh when I tell stories.

  46. Frances says:

    I have a really hard time being positive about my body. I’m always picking on myself, warning myself that if I slip up too much in the snacking department, I’ll really just lose the shape I’ve worked so hard for.

    That said, I think there are some pieces of me that are just nice, unedited by exercise or diet. I’m smart. I appreciate nature and I’ve loved farming since before the slow-food movement was cool : P Also, I think I have a sensitivity about me that, while hurtful in some situations, really helps me empathize with close friends.

    I just have to remind myself that these things are better measures of my worth than how much I ate in a day.

    1. Anonymous says:

      Ugh me too! I need that reminder taped to my head :(

  47. S says:

    I have to say it, this post reminded me of the scene in Mean Girls where they all stand in front of the mirror critisizing themselves and Lindsay Lohan doesn’t “get” it…XD

    I have a very love/hate relationship with myself so I’m tentative to say what I like but I guess I’ll just say I like my eyes because they’re a nice color :)

    1. Anonymous says:

      It’s really helping me to know I’m not the only one who’s having a hard time saying what I like about myself! I really need to work on self esteem :(.

  48. I love my green eyes, my thick brown hair and my strong runner’s legs!

  49. Namaste Gurl says:

    Awesome post, Miss Katie. Always so on tune and timely. LOVE it :)

    I’m grateful for my olive hued skin color. I don’t burn super easily when out in the sun, and if I do, it turns straight to a tan. For the most part, I have a natural glowing tan year- round. There’s nothing like glowing all year, is there? :)

    1. Ack, you are like my cousins! Tan goddesses even in the snow!

  50. Dawn says:

    i like my feet :) they have high arches so even though they’re size 10 they still look graceful, like my mom’s.

    i also like that somehow i’ve managed to raise two great kids (so far).

  51. This post made me smile this morning. I love my hair and the muscles in my shoulders and back.

  52. Katie–you rock my socks. Seriously!

    And I have to say, I love my bizarre (and oftentimes misunderstood) sense of humor! I’m weird and love it. Haters gonna hate :)

    1. Hahaha yay for weirdness! (And for misunderstood humor. We have to be really careful around my mom, who does not get sarcasm at all!)

  53. Moni'sMeals says:

    Beautiful Post!
    I love having my clients that I train ONLY talk about what they do love and like about themselves and not the other way around, (it is so common to go the other-negative way.) :)

    To sum it up-I love my strong body, mind, and spirit!:)

    1. Ooh Monica, that’s seriously a revolutionary approach. I love the idea. Really! :)
      (You should tell Jillian Michaels.)

  54. Moni'sMeals says:

    oh yes and your picture taking is very impressive!

  55. I like my hands, my feet, and my vocabulary :) Great post and positive way of talking about the issue!

  56. Hela says:

    wonderful post! and so, so, so true!!!
    when I was younger I always thought I was fat. Which, in fact, was far from my actual shape!! I don´t even know WHY I was thinking this, as I was told so many times how great and thin I looked. Anyways, eventually I DID gain all that weight I thought I already had put on. You probably all know that. It just proves that you must watch out what you think! Thoughts have such power! We must use them for our advantage, not the other way round! I still don´t have the thin shape I used to have, but I honestly do not mind! My body is healthy and that is what counts. I am exercising, eating healthy- body weight changes over the years and people have to accept this fact.
    so, 3 things about myself. easy task :) my red and curly long hair, my quick mind and my ability to communicate.
    embrace yourself, that is what I say!

  57. I’ve got a stomach most people would kill for. There…I said it.

    I am seriously lucky though. I never gain weight around my middle and ab workouts aren’t a priority.


    1. It’s not vanity! It’s hard-earned pride :). OWN whatcha got! 😉

  58. Anonymous says:

    I really wish I could say say something that I love about myself but I honestly do not love myself. I have extremely low self confidence and struggle everyday with it.

    1. Cynthia K says:

      Well I can tell you one thing you should love about yourself…your honesty! You may think you have no self-confidence but it takes guts to actually admit that you struggle with it…so you are clearly a strong person and will sail out of this ‘dark’ time soon!

      1. Hela says:

        thx cynthia, you are so right!
        it is rather sad that u, anonymous, feel that way about yourself. but surely there is another thing you love about yourself? maybe you good fabulous dark eyebrows??

  59. laurak says:

    This is a really great post, Katie, well done :)
    I think positive body image is something that we should all have, because everyone’s physique is beautiful in a unique way, and as you say, the idea of ‘beauty’ is entirely subjective anyway!
    I have been told I have lovely feet (by an old woman mind you, who was lamenting over her slightly more worn feet, but anyway!), so I always keep my toes nicely nail polished, even in winter!
    Laura :)

  60. Cynthia K says:

    I *love* being freakishly tall, as my English teacher labeled me years ago…I’m 5’11 1/2″ and have always been proud of it. Now I’ve got a daughter who is tall so far, for 2 1/2 anyway, and I hope she’ll always be proud of herself too, no matter how tall she gets! (not taller than me, I hope, lol, because I know my dad always struggled when he had to yell ‘up’ at me when I was in trouble. 😉 )

    1. Aww hahaha I bet your dad hated that! My dad is 5’8 and he’s very sensitive about his height lol. But luckily for him, my sister and I turned out shorter. He’s actually the tallest one in out VERY short extended family (my grandpa was 5’1!).

  61. Fantastic post! I’ll be tweeting this via Blogger Body Calendar (@BBC2011)

  62. Hannah says:

    A year ago I couldn;t some up with one thing I love about myself, now there are so many!!!!
    1. My Arms
    2. My Butt
    3. My laugh

  63. I love….

    1. my eyes: I used to wish they were green but instead I have this wonderful shade of golden brown outlined in a rim of darker brown. Honestly they kind of look a little like the amber colored eyes you see on the vampires in Twilight… just the teensiest bit darker!
    2. my outgoing personality: It is very easy for me to make friends pretty much anywhere I go since I am so open and outgoing and I love it!
    3. my boobs!: Ok so I know this one sounds a little strange but I was blessed with an abundnant rack and I have to say that I love the way I fill out my clothes! Plus it helps that my fiancé adores them too!

    Thanks Katie, for making me stop and think about the things I love about myself. There are a lot more but these are my top three….

  64. Jennifer says:

    Hmm…three things I love about myself? 1. That I am a great story teller in the sense that I can tell true stories in a way that makes people really appreciate them. 2. That I remember where I came from and the values that my family instilled in me. 3. That I have no fear of public speaking, which is a very important part of my life and career.

    Katie, thanks for a great post and for inspiring me to do this “exercise.” I can be really good at thinking of things I don’t like rather than things I do. Thanks!

  65. John Dove says:

    Katie, I noticed several of the low carb recipes use Whey powder, be it vanilla or whatever.
    I am having a horrible time figuring out which one is best or at least better tasting and still low carb. Can you help me??? Hope so. Love your recipes. I have them printed up everywhere and have tried several and OMG! Thanks, John Dove