I have basically never been very comfortable with my size, but who has? I have always been curvy and curvy is a good thing.
Last year after going on the contraceptive injection, I put on nearly 4 stone in less than a year. That was pretty bad, and sent me on a downward spiral and I basically just felt pretty shit! I didn’t want to go out or socialize because as silly as it sounds, I just thought everyone would look at me and be like “oh my god look how FAT she got!”. And to be honest, I don’t think any of my friends would think like that, but that’s what I thought.
Luckily, after coming off the injection, I started to lose the weight and still am now. This was also down to walking EVERYWHERE and drinking lots and lots of water. That is pretty much all I did, and it seems to just be slowly and healthily falling off me now.
Now though, I don’t care. I really don’t. I am quite happy with my skin right now, and no I’m not tiny, I’m no way perfect and I do have the wobbly bits, but that is what makes me me. I think it’s a shame how society has made us believe we have to be size 0 to look good, or we have to starve ourselves to be pretty. WE DON’T! No no no. I look at curvy girls and think wow! She looks like a proper women. Because we all ARE proper women (sorry to sound like a raving feminist there).
My point is, life is too short to worry about what size you are. It is more important to aim to be healthy and happy than trying to be skinny and ending up being miserable because you can’t eat what you want. Confidence is something that takes time to grow, but learn to love yourself and tell yourself positive things every day and you will get there. I am not going to sit here and lie and say “I LOVE MYSELF!” I don’t adore myself at all, I still look at myself and think…”urgh” some days, but that is going to happen, everybody has their bad days.
SO don’t ever stare at yourself in the mirror and look at all the bad things you think of yourself, look at the good and embrace them! And if you really want to slim down then do it the healthy way.
Be happy and healthy 🙂
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