A Gorgeous Model Who Eats and Blogs About It

My attention was drawn to Robyn Lawley this morning because she is the new face/body of a UK lingerie line for women sizes 8 to 20. Clearly she’s a stunner, and her size (16) doesn’t matter to me nearly as much as how strong and healthy she looks, and how intelligent she appears to be. It’s so sensible how she calls out the idiocy of the term ‘plus size.’ As quoted in an article for The Australian, “I’m a normal size. I wish we could all be known as models, rather than ‘plus-size…” Der. It’s not like the rest of us need to be identified as “Plus Size Communications Specialists.” Down with the qualifier!

Aside from being of sound mind and rockin’ body, Ms. Lawley won me over once and for all with her food blog. Yes, that’s right. A model. With a food blog. Full of pictures and recipes of things that She Eats. And this site is not about all things kale with a side of juice fasts. This is real, sumptuous, delectable Food.

To sum her blog-self up, Ms. Lawley writes:
“There is no love sincerer than the love of food.”
George Bernard Shaw.
I am a self-confessed foodie, I live in New York and I am a model, cooking and eating is the best gift in life and I want to share that gift.

This is a gift in and of itself. One of the truest messages we can send to women and girls who want to look and feel beautiful is Take Care of Yourselves! Food is meant to be savored and enjoyed. It is sustenance, not something to fear or shun in attempt to look like 7% of the female population.

Let’s all share and promote more images and sensibilities of women like Robyn Lawley, and continue to celebrate real health, beauty, and food.


Let Me Be Clear

Oh the feedback I have received about my most recent post!

One thing is for certain: Ladies feel Strongly about topics of weight, dieting, calories, food, etc., etc.

So. Let me be clear: First of all, I have embarked on this calorie experiment primarily because I want to be in my Best Possible Shape before trying to get pregnant. I honestly don’t care if I lose any weight, so long as I am as healthy as possible. This is a Real Honest Truth: Having a baby in your 30’s is usually much harder than having a baby in your 20’s. Considering the insane labor my sister just went through, I am determined to have a strong, kick ass temple of a body with which to house and deliver my (as yet hypothetical) child.

Second, I am in no danger of becoming obsessed with calorie counting or depriving myself of food and drink. After a couple of weeks with this program, that much is Very Clear. I mostly do what I want and then use the little app as a tracking device. Most days I’m pretty spot on (Bit o’ Science for you: When you exercise, your body needs more calories! Isn’t that fun?) and some days I’m a wee bit over, usually because I have an extra glass of wine. No big.

Lastly, I didn’t even buy a scale. I figure I can weigh myself at other people’s houses, because as I mentioned in First of All, I find I’m not in this to lose weight. I look good. I feel good. So far, this little experiment is helping me to look and feel even better. And that’s all that matters.