Some of you may have heard of 21-year old Kylie Bisutti, a Victoria's Secret model that quit the job to honor both God and her husband. I think that is great and a very admirable thing to do. You can read more on it here.
Kylie said she stopped modeling lingerie because her body is a sacred thing and she wants to save it for her husband. Another part of the reason was inspired by her 8-year old cousin. One day she told Kylie, "You know, I think I'm going to stop eating so that I can look like you." Kylie says that it broke her heart. She states, "Thousands of girls think that being beautiful is an outer issue when really it's a heart issue."
What do you guys think? Leave me a comment and let me know! :)
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Sunday, December 4, 2011
I'm not perfect, but then, again, who is? A lot of times I feel like the one who has to be strong and be there for everyone and never mess up. The truth is, it's unrealistic to have that kind of expectation for myself. It hurts me to see my friends who are struggling with eating disorders, their parents, or whatever, but it isn't my job to fix that. Sometimes all you can do is pray and trust that God has a plan for you and the people in your life. As I write this post, two people come into my mind. I can't say their names, but please be in prayer for them. Short post, I know, but I'll be updating again soon. : ()
We Are Never Alone,
Saturday, November 26, 2011
This is probably the most inspirational video I ever seen in my life. Dia is living proof that recovery from eating disorders IS possible! It really IS! E.D. is not the boss of you and you do not have to live in bondage anymore! Healing is an ongoing process, but the first step is just letting go and giving it to God. Trust that He is in control and you don't have to be anymore! One of my favorite recovery quotes is this: You have a choice. Sick little girl who misses out on everything. Or real girl who lives. Try it.
We Are Never Alone,
Thursday, October 27, 2011
So much has happened since my last post, but with much thought and consideration, I've decided to re-start this blog. I want this to be a place where girls can come and connect while encouraging each other, especially if they are struggling with an eating disorder or any other issue that is effecting them. Ever since I got back from the hospital, I've met so many people in my life who are battling anorexia, or just feelings of doubt and insecurity. Hopefully this blog will be an inspiration and encouragement to some of you readers! :)
I look forward to posting again soon. Check out this video by Mercy Ministries!
We Are Never Alone,
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Welcome to the blog! The main purpose of Beautiful To Him is to fight eating disorders by helping each girl realize how unique and beautiful she is. What is an eating disorder? It is when a person begins to see herself as "fat" or "not pretty" and makes an unhealthy attempt to lose weight.
Last year I went to the hospital because I could no longer eat. I didn't have a true eating disorder, but I started having very painful stomach aches. In the process of healing, the doctors moved me to a unit that would help me learn to eat again. There I met many girls who were dealing with a problem a little different from mine: an eating disorder. One of the girls that I will never forget was (because I can't say her real name), Vionca. Vionca was quite older than me, but she was about the kindest girl I've met. I remember she was the first person to smile at me and the first person to give me a friendship bracelet. The time I'll NEVER forget was when we both got to meet David Archuleta together! When Vionca shook his hand, she nearly ran into the wall from nervousness!
But what really broke my heart was her eating disorder. Once a staff asked Vionca how she was feeling, and she said "stuck." The lady asked her, " How long have you been stuck, Vionca?" Vionca replied, " Five years." That's a long time to be stuck.... stuck with a monster, stuck with an eating disorder.
Now Vionca is doing much better and I hope God will bring us together again one day. I met so many other girls on that unit who were all so beautiful, but also stuck. I still have faith that there will be a rainbow at the end of the storm for each one of those girls. As Vionca says, "I believe rainbows are a sign of God." This blog is for Vionca, "B &B" (if you are reading this right now), "Ally," "Sharly," "Kiarra", "Anastasia," "Laura," and so many others!