My thoughts in the day were taken up with exercise, and walking as many steps as I could. I had a fitbit and the fit bit scales, and I was constantly thinking about food, exercise and how to reduce my weight.
As a plus-sized woman, however, I’m frequently annoyed with stereotypes and assumptions about us. It’s time us big girls spoke up and were heard.
My appetite decreased and as I lost weight, the warped mindset of “If only I were thinner, I would be more desirable” and “if only I were perfect, life would be perfect.” Feeling foolish, I isolated myself, and now I was shopping in the children’s section, something a 5′ something woman should never do.
In some parts of the world, the idea of beauty goes as such: ‘the fairer you are, the more attractive you’ll be’. I’ve had my fair share of struggles and hardship in my pursuit to be confident in my own skin. Using my gift as a writer to inspire people, this is my story – along with three lovely ladies who have joined in my pursuit to break the stereotype.
Because caregivers themselves suffer from their own brand of depression. But its a different kind of depression they suffer from. It’s the kind that they don’t even know they can find help for.
“I don’t want to tell you to hold on. You know you should. I feel like you’re way too easy on yourself, but way too hard on yourself as well – if that makes sense.”
Maybe you should just accept your body the way it is. Those were the words I wished someone had told me long ago, and not after I had undergone some very confusing yet painful times […]