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Weigh Yourself By What You Are Most Proud Of #WeighThis @LeanCuisine

Weigh Yourself By What You Are Most Proud Of

Earlier this year, Lean Cuisine kicked off the #WeighThis campaign, which encouraged women to ‘weigh’ themselves on what they were most proud of instead of their physical appearance. I was asked to come up with my story – what I was most proud of about myself. And can I be honest with you? I looked at my computer screen for a very long time before coming up with my answer. I couldn’t give myself a pat on the back. I couldn’t congratulate any of my accomplishments. It was really hard for me to appreciate any efforts I’ve made in the past.

Realizing that was a true lesson.

But I had to give my answer. I had to come up with something and it really forced me to look within. So, I started to type and this is what I submitted:

Being a work-at-home mother can sometimes be looked down upon. I think most people assume I waste my hours away on soap operas and girlfriend luncheons. What they don’t see are the countless hours I put into building my business and the blurred lines between my personal and professional space. I give my entire self to my brand and my family. There’s no shutting it off. It’s 100% every waking hour of my day. If I’m not on a conference call, then I’m creating content and if I’m not doing that then I ‘m working with my children on their homework. A work-at-home mother never clocks out – not even for a bathroom break because the kids are coming along for those as well! But I wouldn’t change my life for anything in the world. I love being with my children all day long and I also love drowning in deadlines. I thrive on the pulse of entrepreneurism.

After I wrote my answer and sent it in, I took a step back and exhaled. I did this. I do this on a regular basis and I AM proud of myself for being a successful entrepreneur and mother and wife.  I’m also proud of myself for loving every single thing that I do and for embracing life to the fullest.

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Yesterday, I headed to Grand Central Station to check out the Lean Cuisine #WeighThis Installation that is on display. When I walked in, I was surprised at how emotional I became. The wall featured a handful of submissions from women all around the world. It showcased all the things that they were most proud of. And I couldn’t help but feel that perhaps this might have been the first time they allowed themselves to be proud of themselves as well.

This is definitely something I am going to work on by the way.

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Lean Cuisine asked me to be a part of their video and I had to talk about my experience. Of course I cried because what would a moment of me on camera be without me falling apart? What is WRONG WITH ME? UGH.

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When it was all said and done Audrey McClelland and I put our mark on the #WeighThis installation. Together. It meant a lot to do that with my best friend and business partner.

Share Your #WeighThis Answer on Social Media!

Write how you’d like to be weighed and tag it with #WeighThis. Want to read what other people are saying? Be sure to search the hashtag. I just love this campaign. The number on the scale does not define us!
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*I’ve teamed up with Lean Cuisine to help spread the word about their #WeighThis campaign

Vera
Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of LadyAndTheBlog.com. She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.