Sometimes words aren’t enough…

Posted by Lipglossiping On November - 14 - 2010

I’m a very open person and never mind sharing more intimate details if I think they may be useful to someone else who finds themselves in my situation.  Heaven knows the nights I’ve spent trawling Google looking for people I can relate to in terms of hairy chins, diet struggles, inability to draw straight lines with liquid eyeliners or hunting down moon-faced chicks who’ve scored themselves flattering hair cuts I could copy.

I don’t *know* any of these women of course, but they somehow make me feel less isolated, more supported… connected.  I still write things on here that I probably wouldn’t tell my mother… which is stupid really ‘cos for all I know, she could be reading (hi Mum!).

I guess what I’m trying to say in my own wildly convoluted way is thank you for your kindness, encouragement and affirmation on Friday.  I wrote the post about my weight really late on Thursday night and then cringed my way through Friday whilst having a ‘shouldn’t have posted that’ wobble.

So whilst words really aren’t enough.. they’re all I have and I want to use them to say a big thank you from the bottom of my heart.

9 Responses to “Sometimes words aren’t enough…”

  1. LeanneOCD says:

    That was such a brave post, that probably lots of people can identify with. I know I could. You’ve done an amazing job Charlotte. Well done to you x

  2. Leah says:

    It was a very brave post, and whilst your original post *just* failed to make me tear up, this one didn’t. Oopsy. We’re pre-mascara, so it’s OK 😉

    Well done on the weight loss, it’s probably THE hardest addiction to beat, as we can all live quite well without booze or drugs, but no one can live without food. x

  3. Nicole says:

    Your previous post was just so honest and open, and it took lots of courage to write it. But that’s what we have come to expect from you, and why you have so many followers, and why your’s is one of the only ones I check 5 times a day!

    Because not only do you show us pretty things, but we feel that we are all closer to you, like we really are your ‘friends’, because we get to really know you. Because you tell it how it is, and you aren’t afraid to share the good things and the bad…and so many people can relate to the hairy chin, fluffy hair, diet struggles and wonky eyeliner that you are more human, more real, and more loveable, than the blonde, tanned, thin, straight eyeliner chicks (not that I have anything against them!).

    So thank you for sharing with us, because I am sure that post will be inspirational for many looking to say goodbye to obesity.

  4. Nathalie says:

    I think that was an amazing and brave post and well done for you for sharing it :) I’ve adored your blog ever since I found that post about the hair removal treatment with your video, because for once, I’d discovered someone who I could relate to. I’m 16 years old and have PCOS and a hair chin and it really gets me down sometimes, how waxing or bleaching won’t help long term and it just makes my self confidence drop -a lot. In a way I look up to you because I haven’t got anyone to relate to when I get down about these things as no one else in my family has it, it just sometimes makes me feel better actually knowing I’m not alone. I know this isn’t what this post is about but still, I say thank you to you for sharing stuff like that because it’s inspirational and not a lot of people have the courage to do so. xxx

  5. Debbie says:

    The reason I love your blog is your honesty and straight forward approach, because I get the feeling that you write as you would speak I feel like I know you, so glad that you had the courage to write what you did on Friday and that the response confirmed that it was the right thing to do. The blogging community on the whole is such a supportive place and I think its lovely to be able to share in someone’s joys and triumphs.

  6. liloo says:

    aaaaaaaaaand you got me crying again.
    loving your blog and very grateful for all you want to share with us. I have been a bad blog reader lately and been absent from commenting. very sorry about that xxx

  7. I loved that post. You expressed how a lot of people feel but are afraid to say themselves.

  8. Wordbird says:

    Charlotte, because you are brave and write about these things, people like me feel better about themselves.
    Thanks to you (you, yes YOU!) I am finally getting my beard lasered and I am looking forward so much to not having to shave every morning and not ducking my chin or wincing when I hear my stubble rasp.

    So thank you for being so honest. It’s what makes this blog special.
    (And you’ve even got me considering that couch-to-2K thing. Eeek!)

  9. Rachel says:

    I second, third, fourth all the comments here about your wise words and brilliant blog. I love your honesty, your wit and your courage. You should be proud and we are just the lucky ones to share a small part of you on this blog. I heart you… Thanks for making me feel normal, I too have a hairy chin :(

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