Just 18 months ago starting out to get myself better was a scary process. The level of panic I felt just considering a life without a diet was all consuming. The only life I could envisage was one where I ate myself into an early grave. In my mind it was giving up and letting food take over my life, my definition of the ultimate failure!
Whether your part of the LGBT community or an Ally its worth a look. This book looks pretty inspiring. There are so many young people who need support or just to know they are accepted. June is Pride month in the US.
Wise words, have a look.
Yesterday some wonderful people who share this journey with me gave me words of encouragement and helped pick me back up. I feel better getting up this morning and while out I saw a little sign…. Continue reading
Always worth sharing when you find inspiring women discussed in an article. I think they all look stunning.
A couple of years ago, I wrote a post about some hits and misses in plus-size fashion, particularly for a couple of celebrities, such as Rebel Wilson or Melissa McCarthy.
Well, let me tell you, lately it seems like plus-size ladies are getting it right. Really right. In fact, these women are slaying it!
I was inspired to write this post when I saw the bottom right photo of Melissa McCarthy from the People’s Choice Awards earlier this week. I used to hate when stylists, or maybe it was Melissa herself, I’m not sure, covered her up in way too much drapey fabric. I was like: Show her body! Well, she seems to be embracing her curves more often lately, and she looks amazing!
Next up is a blogger who I have admired for a long time: GabiFresh. She always looks chic … in fact, that word doesn’t even do enough justice…
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It’s been a long road but my year is almost up. Continue reading
Another great source of inspiration!
Weight can be a touchy subject. Like a lot of women, I struggled with body image as a teenager and through most of my 20s. It didn’t seem to matter how thin I got, I felt just as dissatisfied with my body whether I was a size 14 or a size 2. I was an obsessive about counting calories, working out, and weighing myself daily. Society tells women that small=feminine, and despite being 5’9 I still was fixated on an arbitrary (and impossible) weight that I thought I needed to be. I was never over weight; just a tall, “corn fed”, German girl, battling with my weight as it yo-yoed up and down. At 30, I went through a series of difficult, life altering events, and was struggling with major depression. It felt like I hit rock bottom, and I lost my motivation to do all of the active things…
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So much in this blog post that joe public could do with reading. I agree with everything and sadly started out the same way. I wanted to fit in and have ‘that’ body. It’s hasn’t got me anywhere positive. Yet the cycle is still being created now, it’s frustrating and deeply unhealthy.