Empowered Swaggerette: Valerie Bertinelli

In a new interview with People Magazine, Valerie Bertinelli speaks about the pain of growing up in front of the cameras amid criticism and pressure. Now, at 60 she’s found self love and acceptance as an empowered woman.

Image: People Magazine


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The “One Day at a Time” actress reveals when her issues with food started, saying, according to “Today”: “The very first time I became really aware of my body, I remember my fifth-grade teacher patted me on the belly and said, ‘You might want to keep an eye on that.

Bertinelli insists she no longer puts as much pressure on herself: “I don’t weigh myself as much anymore. I’ll put on some jeans once in a while to see how they feel. Why do I have to know the number I am?”

– People Interview excerpts

I remember when the 2009 cover came out  I wished so badly I could wear a bikini. I had put on so much weight under some serious depression, my bikini days way behind me. Over a decade later I’m accepting of the body I have and proud of the woman I’ve becomeimage111

While I know this happens to men and women, the pressure on women is a lot tougher starting when we’re little girls. Adults need to become conscious of the pressures and body shaming we put on little girls who grow up seeing themselves as flawed instead of unique and beautiful.

I hope celebrities of all sizes keep sharing their stories so women everywhere will never feel alone.



Curves N The Newz: Amy Schumer Defends Her Weight: ‘I’m 160 Pounds and Can Catch a D**k Whenever I Want’

I couldn’t make up these news stories if I tried. For all the intensely serious stories surrounding us curvy girls, I had to post this because I really enjoy Amy Schumer’s sense of humor. Talk about a true Swaggerette!


I’m probably, like, 160 pounds right now and I can catch a d**k whenever I want,” she quipped, as the crowd clapped. “Like, that’s the truth. It’s not a problem.- Amy Schumer, Glamour U.K. Woman Of The Year

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Amy Schumer Defends Her Weight: ‘I’m 160 Pounds and Can Catch a D**k Whenever I Want’.

Woman ‘Physically Sick’ After Her Anorexia Photo Used In ‘Amazing’ Weight Loss Story

If you had any doubt that our culture has a disturbing issue with weight, this is one of those examples of it going terribly wrong. This saddens me deeply that something like this could happen to promote weight loss. Are we that obsessed with looking a certain way, sites are willing to go this far?!

Body image is a serious issue on BOTH sides of the spectrum. Whatever size we are we have to be conscious of how exterior influences are effecting us.

Not what you think

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Woman ‘Physically Sick’ After Her Anorexia Photo Used In ‘Amazing’ Weight Loss Story.

If you Drink Warm Lemon Water Every Morning for a Year (Here’s What Will Happen)

13. “Water with lemon aids in proper functioning of the nervous system (as lemon  has a high content of potassium). Depression and anxiety are often the result of low levels of potassium in the blood. The nervous system needs a sufficient amount of potassium to ensure sustainable signals to the heart.”

via If you Drink Warm Lemon Water Every Morning for a Year (Here’s What Will Happen).