Today I wanted to talk about my body, well, more about my feelings towards my body.
A bit of history.....
I've had a mostly a negative attitude towards my body for as long as I can remember. I have always been big, not just plus size, but tall. I've been pretty much 6 foot tall since I was 16..... That was me. The tall girl who was also fat and I kinda just accepted the label, but never my body. I had an amazing group of friends at secondary school, and my size never really affected our friendship, I was the mother of the group, which I didn't mind. I like people and I've inherited a caring and giving nature from my wonderful mum.
I would live in jeans and long baggy tops, I saw them as what I should be wearing at my size. I then got into a relationship, not a great one, but one where, if possible, I was made to feel worse about my body. I became more withdrawn socially. I lost touch with my school friends, and even my best friend, which was horrible. I should have got out of the relationship earlier, but I didn't. As soon as I did, a massive weight was lifted (no pun intended!) and within a few weeks, I had got my confidence back, and my best friend!!
I then met a man, a wonderful man, who loved me for me, including my size :) He would tell me how beautiful I was, how sexy I was and how he loved me and my body. At first, it felt a bit weird having someone say that after 23 years of no one saying it.... it still feels weird now, I have to be honest, but I'm trying to embrace it more now.
I wanted to share my story with you as I have just started accepting who I am and I feel that anyone, no matter if you are a size 8 or 28, should feel like a woman, a beautiful woman. And I have found SOOO many 'Plus Size' bloggers of the last week who are amazing! Their confidence and acceptance of their bodies have really inspired me to share my fatshion and body acceptance with you all too. Just because I'm a size 26, doesn't mean I can't look nice in a dress, or a strappy top or skinny jeans.
I look good in everything! Now that was hard to type still, but I wanted to write it as it is how I want to feel. Not just today, but everyday I wanted to feel that no matter what I put on, I'll look nice, because I am me :)
I found this quote and I wanted to share it with you.......
'The only reason I'm fat is that a tiny body couldn't store all this personality!'
Thanks for reading.