that's really well said! sounds like you're doing well with it all!
i'm a binge eater, and it takes so much effort to not binge at all.
I think this outfit looks really nice on you...that makes a great style of bikini top for you...the colors and pattern works perfectly for you.
wishing you all my best!
I photographed a lot of people last year for an art show about body acceptance, and everybody, no matter what their body type, had issues. This culture has promoted an impossible ethic where we're supposed to look like models in the magazines - when in fact, even they don't truly look like the finished product.
The lesson is simply to accept your own beauty. It's okay to strive for healthy changes, but to be aware when a quest to be "better" becomes unhealthy, either physically or mentally.
You look beautiful to me.
I couldn't agree more. I saw a video on youtube were some girl took a photo of an over weight women and shrunk her down to a model size, she then took a photo of a model before being touched up and touched her up exactly like in the magazine photo, you saw every move she made in photoshop that changed the girls into someone they aren't.
Thank you so much for your comment it means the world to me
Our sense of self beauty is a complex issue - a huge part of it seems to come from societal pressures, the way it seems people THINK you should be, and the way culture portrays beauty. Most of us don't see it (our own beauty) with rational or realistic eyes, finding fault where others might not see anything (your stretch marks, maybe?), or being embarrassed with aspects that people do notice (big boobs)
Best possible approach, no matter what size or shape you are -- carry yourself with strength and dignity, head held high, shoulders back.
It must be about the greatest ongoing challenge of being an adult.
oh ya, it defiantly is. on top of all the other responsibilities we have, my parents always complained about how easy it is beginning a teenager now a days, I just graduated and I can tell you the way my parents described their highschool life SOOO different. They never really had these body issue problems like they do today, I've had a few friends commit suicide from body image and being bullied. My dad was popular in HS but my mom wasn't. I've asked about all that stuff. My parents can't think of any suicides my mom never remembers her or any or her friends truly hating their body enough to hurt them selves. I have friends that cut. I don't think people realize how bad the world is getting.
year ago kids didn't make it to adulthood because of diseases now a days its because kids are getting bullied or grow up in bad homes and can't take it so they take their own life. Its become ridiculous and I refuse to let that be me.