Monday, February 14, 2011

"Baby, I Was Born This Way"

In case you’re not a fan of Lady Gaga (which clearly I am!), the title of today’s post comes from her brand new single, “Born This Way”. Like all her songs, it’s super-catchy and upbeat. But it has an amazing message that I think is very important for all of us, but especially those of us struggling with/recovering from EDs to hear.
If you haven’t heard it yet, check out the video below. I’m just gonna share a few very inspirational lyrics here:
“There’s nothin’ wrong with lovin’ who you are”/She said. “Cause He made you perfect, babe.”
I’m beautiful in my way, / ‘Cause God makes no mistakes/I’m on the right track, baby/I was born this way.
Don’t hide yourself in regret, /Just love yourself and you’re set/I’m on the right track, baby/I was born this way.
See, told you they were good! I really needed to hear this song today, after yesterday’s post. I’ve been feeling so down on myself for that and even before that. Why can’t I just love myself? Haven’t you ever noticed that the happiest people aren’t the prettiest or the skinniest—they’re the ones that love themselves the most. I believe self-confidence is one of the best accessories you can have. No matter what you look like, you’re meant to be that way because God doesn’t make mistakes. Everyone is beautiful in their own way! I should accept myself and my body just the way it is—not the way my ED thinks it should be.
I’m choosing to be happy and healthy…how about you?


  1. I completely agree! Some of the happiest people I know are overweight, or just not really physically pretty. But they love themselves and their lives, so they are happy.

    Good for you Ash for choosing happiness and health. Those are waaaay more important than pretty or skinny any day!

    I don't really like this song...yet. I didn't like bad romance, telephone, or alejandro when they first came out and now I LOVE them. So I think in time, I'll like this one too!

  2. loved reading this after your last post....this is exactly how we need to think about whatever number is on the scale...we were born (to be) that way ... cause we weighed like 8 lbs and stuff when we were Keep your chin up girl.

  3. What a great song! I love it! It's so true that the happiest people are those who look outside themselves. Whether it's because they love themselves or because they are so busy loving other people. When I was struggling, I realized that if I threw myself into serving other people and community service that I spent a lot less time focusing on myself which meant less time thinking about being unhappy with my body. Anyway, let me be a voice of hope at the end of the tunnel reminding you that healing does take place. :)

  4. Hey Girlie, I just wanted to let you know that I tagged you in an award on my blog! Check it out when you get a chance!


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