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Mood today and tomorrow and everyday

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“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”– Lucille Ball ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For the past few months I have poured my heart and soul into a project that I am wildly passionate about. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Food freedom. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So many of my friends, clients and listeners are struggling with ending emotional eating, dropping body shame, and losing weight for good. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ People are tired of being tired. Fed up with feeling fat. Done with dieting. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If this resonates with you, if you’re feeling this way, you are not alone. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you want tools, practices, and strategies that create lasting sustainable change, I’ve got your back. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you are ready to love yourself, love your body, and love your life, this is for YOU! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Check out my brand new free course: 5 STEPS TO FOOD FREEDOM. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Are you ready to end emotional eating? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Drop the body shame? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And lose the weight for good? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Let's do this! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ➡️ FreeWeightLossCourse.com ⬅️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "If we are creating ourselves all the time, then it is never too late to begin creating the bodies we want instead of the ones we mistakenly assume we are stuck with." - Deepak Chopra

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2020 vibes

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As I’ve aged, my little booty has gotten fuller and has recently been kissed with cellulite. Overnight. Day 1.. what the WHAT?! This lighting in here is terrible! I need new bulbs. Week 2... 😏 Dimples looking cute in my VS cheekies. I’m a damn woman! And with finally enough life experience, I earned this dimpled cellulite and feel quite fabulous. “My beauty marks of life have arrived”, that’s how I feel. Like a 13 year old girl who finally got her period. I don’t feel I will be judged in a swimsuit this summer like I would in my younger days. I feel like my side eye would proudly say, “This is what a woman looks like. Go ahead, keep looking at alllll this life. This is real. This is what comes with a life long healthy lifestyle, a TON of hard work, and life you can be proud of.” With my body change has come experience and growth and mind change. And the only correlation between the two is time. I am so much wiser, patient, and have almost mastered the art of perspective. I will take what’s inside my head over a perfect body ANY day. And God love the woman already here, all these beautiful creatures who arrived before me. They’ve known it all along, but you just don’t get it until you arrive on your own. You want to “pick someone’s brain”? Talk to an older woman, who spends much more time than you’ve ever been aware of, thinking and holding her tongue. This skill has the stigma of weak or subordinate. Do not confuse how she appears with what she’s actually doing. The wisdom and insight she can spill out would blow your mind and be of MUCH more value to your life than, well obviously a “body” and the all-consuming efforts of having the perfect one that, lets face it, will never truly be good enough for you. AND can ALSO be much more valuable than any business man “can I take you to lunch” spill-your-secrets-to-success brain-picking session. If you disagree, you just “aren’t there yet”. So support these women anyway while you have them. Cherish them, listen to them, learn from them. . . #bopowarrior #bodyimagemovement #bodyimagewarrior #bodyimagequotes #bopoquotes #bopoqueen #cellulite #embraceyourself #embracethejourney #supportwomen #womenempowerment

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Just a Sunday reminder that you are beautiful exactly the way you are ✨ Be kind to yourself today and listen to what your body needs - not what society thinks you need in order to look good, they are only out to profit from your self doubt. #bopoquotes #bodypositivequotes #lovetheskinyourein #bellylove #sundayselfcare #selfcaretips #selflovequotes

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Everything that we know about weight, shape and body image has been learned. These things can cause us to have negative beliefs about our bodies and have a detrimental impact on our mental health. The only thing that truly matters is that you feel good and comfortable in your own skin. Screw societies beauty standards and be kinder to yourself. Would you think these things if it wasn’t being shoved down our throats 24/7? 💓 #fuckbeautystandards #bodypositivequotes #bopoquotes #bodyposi #weightandshape #bodyimage #positivity

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We're not going anywhere. Reposted from @frannamstyle (@get_regrann) - #Repost @_sonia_tremblay • • • • Sorry for those who believed that fat girls would end up being discouraged from asking for inclusion. We are still here :) We will continue to ask for fair representation. We will continue to work so that everyone can feel part of society 😎 . . . . . #bodypositivemtl #wefatgirlswill #mtlfatbabesquad #dixoctobre #inclusion #bopoquotes #diversite #diversity #bopo #allbodiesaregoodbodies #psblogger #fatisnotaviolation #losehatenotweight #weightstigma #fatphobia #donewithdieting #antidiet #nondiet #fatisnotabadword #fatbodiesaregoodbodies #fatpositive #fatpositivity #fatactivism #fatisnotaninsult - #regrann

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✨💖🖕🏼my body isn’t a joke🖕🏼💖✨

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#Repost @_sonia_tremblay • • • • • • Montreal, Quebec (English version below) Désolée pour ceux qui croyaient que les fat girls allaient finir par se décourager de demander l’inclusion. On est encore là :) On va continuer de demander une représentation équitable. On va continuer de travailler pour que tout le monde puisse se sentir une part entière de la société 😎 / Sorry for those who believed that fat girls would end up being discouraged from asking for inclusion. We are still here :) We will continue to ask for fair representation. We will continue to work so that everyone can feel part of society 😎 . . . . . #bodypositivemtl #wefatgirlswill #mtlfatbabesquad #dixoctobre #inclusion #bopoquotes #diversite #diversity #bopo #allbodiesaregoodbodies #psblogger #fatisnotaviolation #losehatenotweight #weightstigma #fatphobia #donewithdieting #antidiet #nondiet #fatisnotabadword #fatbodiesaregoodbodies #fatpositive #fatpositivity #fatactivism #fatisnotaninsult

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(English version below) Désolée pour ceux qui croyaient que les fat girls allaient finir par se décourager de demander l’inclusion. On est encore là :) On va continuer de demander une représentation équitable. On va continuer de travailler pour que tout le monde puisse se sentir une part entière de la société 😎 / Sorry for those who believed that fat girls would end up being discouraged from asking for inclusion. We are still here :) We will continue to ask for fair representation. We will continue to work so that everyone can feel part of society 😎 . . . . . #bodypositivemtl #wefatgirlswill #mtlfatbabesquad #dixoctobre #inclusion #bopoquotes #diversite #diversity #bopo #allbodiesaregoodbodies #psblogger

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Nobody gets to tell you what you should or shouldn’t eat. Only you get to decide that 💪🏼 #bodypositivity #bopoquotes #bodyposi #food #selflovequotes #loveyourself #loveyourbody #edrecovery

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Health and beauty marketing campaigns thrive because they are made to make us feel insecure so we buy into certain products. No number on the scales will ever define you 💜 learn to accept what you’ve been given. You are beautiful just the way you are 🤩 #loveyourself #fuckbeautystandards #strengthquotes #bodypositivity #bopo #bopoquotes #weight #youarebeautiful #loveyourskin #happy #positivity

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Beauty is not about your measurements. Beauty is not about the number on the scales. Beauty is not the number of likes you get. Beauty is not social media influencers who edit and facetune their photos for “perfection”. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Beauty is you, comfortable in your own skin. Be you, because you’re beautiful 💜 #bodyconfidence #beyoutiful #selfloveclub #bopoquotes #beautystandards #beautiful #selfacceptance #beautyquotes #loveyourbody #fucksocialmediastandards

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✨💖Will Never Not Share This When I See It💖✨ happy saturday!!

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The words I live by. 🍑🖤🤘Do you have a personal motto?⁣ ⁣ #wordstoliveby #motivationalquotes #bopo #bopoquotes #bodypositivity #bodypositivequotes #suckless #alternativecurves #alternativeplussize #personalmotto

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fixed it ✍🏼⚡️ [real talk here, your life doesn’t “start” once you’re on a diet. The life you are living now started the moment you were born and the things you have achieved ALREADY are magnificent and valuable. Learn to appreciate and value yourself and every size you experience during life, and don’t equate weight loss with “starting” your life. You are fully capable of being anyone you want to be or to go for those dreams you want to create RIGHT NOW—no matter your current jean size.] ⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️ #bossbabe #bossbabeco #diet #diettips #healthyliving #bopoquotes #bodypositive #bodypositivequotes #beforeandafter #beforeandafters #meme #memes #funny #truthbomb #bodyposipower #recovery #edrecovery #eatingdisorderrecovery #bedrecovery

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✨✨ 5 SPOTS LEFT ✨✨ . You have just over 24 hours to secure your place for my Summer Body Freedom group coaching program at the early bird price (saving you $100!). Ends Sunday November 3rd 11:59pm AEDST. Payment plans are available. Will you be joining me? 🍍☀️🌴

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THIS is two pictures side by side, NINE MONTHS apart that shows a major physical difference. I’m learning so much about macros, flexible dieting, strength training and mental health and this is the outcome! My body is toning out despite what the scales are saying. Ideally I’m not where I want to be yet but from January where I was a size 22 and October where I’m currently hovering between sizes 16-18. This is what makes me realise that negative trolls are just that, trolls and to always trust in how YOU feel rather than the opinions other people voice. Wear that cropped shirt, your favourite shorts or your swimsuit and just smile the negativity away because at the end of the day, you are you and that is NOTHING to be ashamed of! #transformations #littlegoesalongway #slowprogressisgoodprogress #anytimefitness #ormeau #bopoquotes #healthybodyhealthymind

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✨💖I’ll Never Stop Sharing This💖✨

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Just Love and Accept Yourself the way You Are!! 🌸 . . . #thecurveflaunter #quoteoftheday #word #bodypositivity #bodypositive #bopo #bopoquotes #loveyourself #spreadlove #acceptyourself #beproudofyou 🎀

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Who else is obsessed with @shrillhulu?! Who wants more episodes? FYI Aussie babes, if you weren’t already aware, Shrill is now streaming on @sbs_australia for your viewing pleasure 🥰 And on that note, if you weren’t already aware ‘Shrill’ is based on the memoir of the ever so lovely @thelindywest - so if you need more Shrill in your life, grab a copy of her book 📚 If you’re like me and have fallen head over heels for @aidybryant like I have (aka Annie in Shrill), I found this quote from her that I can resonate with 100% 🙌 Is your negative body image/fatphobia holding you back from your goals and dreams? Because it totally doesn’t have to, babe! 💕

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#RoseGoldGoddessChallenge 🌹 . Day 3 - Sarasvati - Goddess of the Arts, Creativity, Intuition helping you bring magic & beauty to the earth. 🌏 . I used to feel like I had no creative ability until I realized I was comparing myself to others. Once I let go of that and embrace the ways I am creative it just flows through me. . 🌊 Ways I tap into creativity are meditation, yoga, dance the occasional painting & writing. When I give myself time & space and trust my ideas then I feel in total alignment with this goddess & myself! . 👸 🗣️REPEAT AFTER ME: I AM AN INTUITIVE GODDESS . 🧜 🖌️👩‍🎨💃How do you creatively express yourself? Share below! . #zumba #danceitout #sarasvati #goddessesunite #selfacceptance #theworkisneverdone #innerwork #trustyourself #womensupportingwomen #bodypositivepower #bopoquotes #bodyposipanda #bellylove #authenticaf *Choreo by @tracy_zumba

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Just in case you’ve forgotten! ✨ . . You are worthy of love, success, happiness, respect, intimacy, growth, friendship, dreams ETC. regardless of how your body appears. You are amazing and I am proud of you.

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THIS 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼

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This is just too perfect. My new self-acceptance mantra: I am a cheese. It is impossible for me to to be loved. #cheeseislife #selfacceptance #bopo #bopoquotes #cptsdrecovery

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If you're working hard to change your outside without FIRST loving yourself inside and OUT you won't make any lifestyle progress. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ One of my favorite parts of coaching is reading personal development every day! Just 15 to 20 min. (If you need somewhere to start, my favorite is Girl Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As coaches we learn to love ourselves first no matter the day and then work hard to be the very best version of ourselves we can!

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How do I explain this? . I've caught myself criticizing other women. The girl in the office that she's thin and petite, but she still thinks she has to lose weight or get a tan. And why does she always wear jeans and looks insecure? And the woman on the street who decided to wear a really short '90s skirt and draw the attention. What's the point of this unfashionable choice? . I'm ashamed of these thoughts. I have no right to judge people this way. Each and every one has the freedom to be whatever they like to be. And walk in their own path, slowly, faster, right or wrong. It's good to acknowledge this and acknowledge our mistakes, cause we'll know better next time. . Strangers or people that I know, sorry if I've been like this to you. You are unique and beautiful in any way. Love yourself more as you should and I'll love myself more too. 🌻🌻🌻 . The background was shot by mistake. I was on my break outside and I was about to take a photo of the sky. I had left my phone on my lap for a moment with the camera on and the next thing I knew was that my thigh combined with the burning sun had this amazing color. So I had to make it a random memory. . #cellulitpeople #togetherwethrive #feminism #feminist #bodypositive #bopo #bopowriter #bodypositiveblogger #bodypositivemovement #grlpower #girlpower #loveyourself #loveyourbody #selflove #bodylove #youdoyou #bekind #pink #selflovequotes #bodypositivequotes #bopoquotes

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Stop letting other people’s opinions about your body dictate the way you live your life. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ At the end of the day the only opinion that really truly matters is what YOU think of yourself. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you are constantly wrapped up in the comments that people make it will take 10x as long for you to learn to love your body as it is. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Most of the time body confidence and self-love isn’t just about learning to love your body, it’s also about unlearning and rejecting the restrictions and “rules” that society, our family, friends, peers, coworkers, etc., put on us. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Focus on what YOU love about your body and work from there. 💗

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“Social media is the new bathroom scale👇🏼 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Whether or not you’re still weighing yourself on the reg, I know you’ve probably realized what a mind F it is 🤦🏼‍♀️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Maybe you’ve joined the movement and tossed it all together 💃🏼 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ LIBERATING ya? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Except we crave comparison. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A way to measure how the rest of the world views us. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So instead of crossing your fingers for a number that feels right 🤞🏼 you hold your breath and zoom in and out of any pictures that’s posted😳 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Or scroll through your photo stream from years ago longing for the body you had🙏🏼 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (p.s. were you even happy with it then?) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m not going to pretend that I don’t catch myself doing this from time to time 😑 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But I do want to open the dialogue and encourage you to look past your body and look at what’s around you 💕 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ How you were feeling in the picture. Who was beside you. Which precious memory were you capturing... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Because life goes by fast 💨Our body’s are just a vessel to move through it.” . Repost from @katelyn.parsons

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Ni a tu pareja, ni a tu madre o padre, ni a tu doctor, ni al mundo entero. Cuesta un chingo de trabajo interiorizarlo, pero qué bien se siente cuando le das a tu cuerpo el lugar que merece en este mundo. - #feminist #feminism #feministquotes #BoPo #BoPoQuotes #unapologetic #unapologetically #feminismo #womenempowerment #womenempowermentquotes.

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A midsummer hex on diet culture ✨🧙🏻‍♀️🧙🏿‍♀️🧙🏽‍♂️✨ The only scale I’m using this summer is the one to accurately price my bulk foods at the grocery store

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When I was younger I always thought that “confident” and “skinny” went hand in hand. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I had a crap self-esteem most of my life. I could never attain being thin, so in my mind I could never be confident in my fat body. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When I started my body positive journey, I still held this belief. I felt uncomfortable in my skin. Always thought the worst of myself and my body. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It wasn’t until I started expressing my journey through social media that it hit me— confidence doesn’t exist in a specific body type, it’s a matter of mindset. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I will still the same size, maybe even a little bigger, but I started to feel confident in my Instagram photos. I wore outfits that I never would have dreamed of rocking before. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You can be confident when you’re fat. You can be confident when you’re thin. Who knew? I wish this was something that I was taught when I was younger, would have saved me a lot of heart ache ✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Share this with someone you think needs to hear this! Let’s keep spreading positivity 💫

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Self-love > Self-hate, double tap if you agree🖤

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My body ain’t nobody else’s business 🙌 Beautiful words by @l.e.bowman.poetry 💜✨

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🌸 A very important reminder in light of *that* telegraph article about the @nike plus-sized mannequin 🌸

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✨💖Needed This Reminder Today!💖✨

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•“You’re not fat, you’re beautiful”• . Ermm no hun, I am fat. Fat means overweight, which I am. But you do realise I can be beautiful as well as being fat, right? Nowhere is it stipulated that these words are incompatible or that if you’re one of these words, you can’t be the other. Society has fallen into the habit of using ‘fat’ as a negative adjective, used in the same context as ugly and unattractive and often used as an insult. But guess what. Fat means fat. Insult me with it all you like, it’s true, but it doesn’t stop me being beautiful. Stop letting people tell you that you don’t look fat, you look beautiful instead...because you can be both!!! Next time you say “ugh I feel fat today”...think about it. Do you really? Are you sure you don’t just feel unattractive, lazy or frumpy instead. Stop using fat to describe negative feelings. We all do it, but the sooner we all stop using the word in the wrong context, the sooner it loses power as an insult. Fat means fat, nothing more!

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You can be your own secret weapon. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ How? Simply by believing in yourself. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Don’t believe me? Just look around. People thrive on tearing other people down. The last week or so on the internet has show us that. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sometimes you’re called out for valid reasons. Sometimes you’re not. As someone who stands for fat positivity, I’m often called out in my DM’s simply for daring to exist. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So how are you a secret weapon? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Because a lot of the time the cowards in your DM’s or in your comments expect their words to hurt you, to tear you apart, to fracture your belief in yourself. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But guess what? If you have a solid belief in yourself, if you know who you are as a person and why you are doing whatever it is you are doing— they cannot break you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sure, their comments might wound you. And that’s okay. That makes you human. But I beg you, get back up. Don’t let people tear you down. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You have a purpose in this world. Wear your belief in yourself like a suit of armour, and achieve whatever it is you set out to do. ⚔️

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✨💖There’s a HUGE difference.💖✨

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Repost: @smarttwenties now @samlaurabrown Self love. Something I am actively trying to inject into my life whenever I can. On my down days I still really struggle with self deprecation and feelings of worthlessness. But everyday I'm challenging my old ways of thinking. My old ways of constantly bashing myself and my body. And instead reminding myself that my weight is not my worth. My size label is not my worth. My stretch marks, and folds and uneven skin tone are not ugly or gross or unnatural flaws in need of fixing. I am good enough. I am worthy of self love. And I'll slowly unlearn the negative cycles. #bopo #bodypositive #selflove #selfcare #iamenough #iamworthy #mentalhealth #cycles #dietculture #effyourbeautystandards #bodypositivequotes #bopoquotes #reminder #love #lovemyself

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-||Español abajo||- Tonight we will have some friends coming over and we will have some wonderful cocktails crafted by @mau_mvh and we’ll talk about the basics of Instagram fir Business. It’s going to be simple and sweet and I will lead the discussion. This relates to my post in an interesting way: although I am a well-versed IG connoisseur, I have been too nervous to share too much of my knowledge with others because of the language. I have been waiting for a long time to “get better” at speaking in English to an audience but I never seem to reach a point where I feel truly comfortable doing that. Until now, that I ‘ve decided to just do it. I have my notes ready, I have a ton of information written down and I know that is OK to have an accent, it’s fine to speak slower and to repeat yourself if someone didn’t understand what you are trying to say. Same thing happens with self-image: we are waiting for our body to shrink or to stretch or to look a certain way for us to start doing something called living. Don’t be like me before tonight. Be better and start right now wearing the clothes you love, not just the ones that disguise the shape of your belly ir your arms or whatever part(s) of your physique you don’t feel confident with. Or just talk to someone you have been thinking of getting to know, or write down those ideas for a project. And give yourself the opportunity of feel happy 😃 • • #guapologa #guapologia #selflove #bopo #bodypositivity #bodyneutrality #justdoit #bopoquotes #selflovequotes

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I am fat. Yup, but I’m also a daughter, a sister, a girlfriend, a lgbtq-ally, a friend, a Hashimotos warrior, a bopo-babe and the list goes on!! . . The thing is that although I am fat, it’s not the one thing that defines me. When we take ownership of the word, it can no longer be used against us, cause us harm or define self-worth ❤️😎✌🏻 . . . . #selflove #selfworth #bodypositive  #bigandbeautiful #honormycurves #celebratemysize #nobodyshame #beproudofyou #selfworthmovement #strength #motivation #foodforthought #healthyhappylife #mindandbody #wellbeingworrior #nontoxicliving #healthymindset #youarepowerful #bodypositive  #bopo #fat #myjourney #miamigirls #quotestoliveby #quotes #selflovequotes #bopoquotes

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"You're a big lady. You need this statement necklace." Those are memorable words a vintage shop owner told me when I when I was about 17. _ I was shopping with my best friend at an amazing vintage store. The atmosphere was so well curated and so Amalie that I *almost* could forget that I couldn't dream of fitting into any of the clothes. But some of the vintage jewelry *might* work for me. _ I do love a good statement piece. But that wasn't what I was looking for at that time in my life. I told the woman no thank you, but she pressed on about what would I *should* wear while showing all the pretty and delicate pieces to my best friend. _ It was such a minor "incident" in the scheme of things people have been said to me. In terms of the unsolicited advice I have received about my body this comment shouldn't have even registered. It took a long time for me to figure out what bothered me so much about that specific interaction and why it is so memorable. _ First, I think I honestly felt a little betrayed. I LOVE vintage (one of my first jobs was as a vintage clothing buyer). I thought whoever owned this store would be some sort of kindred spirit. We both saw value in things that other people did not. She had vision, but not when it came to me. I was just A Big Lady, which she had said with some disdain. - And that brings me to the biggest reason this encounter has always stuck with me. Fat girls and young women are rarely given the privilage of youth and innocence. - I was 17. I looked 17. I am tall and large and have a round face (but not a baby face). My entire adolescence everyone thought I was much older than I was. I was getting called ma'am by about 15. If I had a dollar for every time someone called my friend or older sister "Miss" and in the same breath turned to me and said "Ma'am". And I noticed it happened with a lot (but not all) of other fat girls. I was regularly asked if I had kids or was married when I was 16. And this wasn't happening to my thin friends. People are generally nicer and more helpful to young people, and that was never my experience. People are charmed by youth and a little gentler with it. (Post finished in comments)

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Today I had an initial meeting for extensive group therapy for my Borderline Personality Disorder. It felt odd to be in a room full of strangers, all with the same condition. What trials we must have been through, what experience and emotions we could have shared due to our 'disordered personalities' I left the meeting feeling unsure as to whether this type of therapy would be helpful or if it was right for me? I did take a positive in making an initial step. Those of you with personality disorders or who suffer with mental health conditions know how difficult it can be to reach out for help. So pat on the back and gold star for me. Happy Thursday everyone ♥️ 📸 @mcanphotography_ltd MUA @xxmakeupbystephaniexx

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Friday Kisses! It's been an up and down week for me. But I try to focus on the fact that I know that the down moments don't last forever. So if you're feeling low...know that this too shall pass. #fridaykisses #upanddownweek #weekendhasarrived #depressionsufferers #bpd #borderlinepersonalitydisorder #bipolar #anxiety #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthuk #bodypositivityisajourney #bopoquotes #bopouk #feelingblue #tipstohelpmemtalhealth #thistooshallpass #helpthroughthehardtimes #trytofocusonthegood #mentalhealthmatters

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Just a reminder. And to add, you're not meant to stay or aim for the weight you were in high school well into adulthood either.

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