…It manifested itself in the thought that I had to be thin to be a good person, to be acceptable to society. I chose to see my chubbiness as the critical defect in my being.Read More Perception and Body Image
special…We all have a definition in our heads of what that means and when we don’t reach it, we feel like we have somehow failed.Read More Body Acceptance- What Is Normal?
Not struggling with food has given me a new awareness of what it means to be healthy. I don’t have to be “thin” to be healthy or good looking. Health and beauty come in every shape and size.Read More Body Image -Perception or Reality?
…I stopped judging myself and started seeing my behavior for what it really was – a habit born out wanting to ‘fit in’ and the stress surrounding that. This was a giant first step in changing my life. If I can do this, you can too.Read More Power Of Habit or Bad Hair Day?
…If being my best means that I am skinny, but my mind is constantly on my body and weight, how is that my best?Read More The Bathing Suit Test
…emotions and feelings are very complex subjects, and trying to explain that fat is not a feeling just complicates things even more. Only by embracing my experience of feeling fat could I learn to recognize other emotions and get some meaning back into my life.Read More What ‘Feeling Fat’ Means To Me
…I can still trust my body without expecting it to be any certain size. This attitude allows my body to function at an optimal level.Read More Broken and Blessed
My body may have lumps and bumps, but it has kept me alive even when I tried to force it into someone else’s mold. It is perfect imperfection in its function and design and I appreciate every inch of it. It is the representation of me on this earth. And whether it is thin or fat or in between, I love it enough to present it to the world in the best way I can, but I respect it enough to allow it to look and function the way it was meant toRead More Perfect Imperfection