Glossies Made Me: The “I Weigh” Movement

Posted September 7, 2018 by shooting in Discussion, Personal / 24 Comments

monthly magazine finds

It’s the first Friday of the month and that means it’s time for Glossies Made Me Do It, with myself and Ashley of Happy.Pretty.Sweet. Inspired by something in a magazine lately? Write a post about it, and link up with us!

The Magazine: September 2018 issue of Glamour 

My inspiration for this month’s Glossies Made Me Do It came from the magazine Glamour, which I really love. It’s the September 2018 issue, so you can find it in stores if you’re curious. It has the hilarious and wonderful Tiffany Haddish on the cover, in case you’re out looking.

The I Weigh Movement

Actress/Activist/Writer, Jameela Jamil (you might know her from The Good Place), created the I Weigh movement because she was tired of women only weighing themselves based on the scale number, or what they saw in a photo. In this issue of Glamour, Jameela shared an essay all about the movement and why it was important for her to create.

I Weigh: Measure yourself in more than pounds. How do you weigh yourself? Learn more #ontheblog #iweigh #glossiesmademedoit Click To Tweet

Jameela writes, “That’s why I started a campaign to show women how I weigh myself: in achievements and experiences, not pounds.” Beautiful concept, right? I was really inspired by this essay and what Jameela has created on social media with other women sharing how they weigh themselves. You can find all of this on the I Weigh Instagram (which I, of course, follow!)

The I Weigh Movement

In honor of the photos on the I Weigh Instagram page, I wanted to share my own. These are the things that I define myself as and love about myself…and none of them have to do with how many pounds I weigh, because that’s not the only means of weighing yourself.

Tell me: how do you weigh yourself?

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24 responses to “Glossies Made Me: The “I Weigh” Movement

  1. I love this! We should absolutely weigh ourselves in the things we are and the love we have – I would be mother, wife, daughter, friend, blogger, singer, reader, feminist, unicorn. 🙂

  2. What a great movement. And an important message. I’m going to do something thinking on this and see how I do abs how I should weigh myself.

  3. I haven’t heard of the movement before but a beautiful way to promote positive body imagine by being more than just a number on a scale. Society is so hell bent on putting a label on everything these days, telling us what we should look like, who we should be, any movement taking back that power for women is wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing Lauren, definitely going to check it out ♡♡♡

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  4. Jen

    I absolutely love this and hadn’t heard about the movement. Weighing in like this is really powerful. Well done and thanks for sharing!

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