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Jess
(@fatgirlifts)

3 Minutes Ago

Went 2 of 3 flights without needing a seatbelt extender, and then I hit the small regional plane. It boggles my mind what a difference there is in seat width and seatbelt length between different planes - even some with the same airline.

thanks for sharing this @phillippa.diedrichs ❤️

I have been very honest in the past about my struggles with body image. For me it has been the hardest part of recovery. Do I miss being in a smaller body? Yes. I miss being able to go clothes shopping without the leaving in tears, I miss being able to have photos without caring what they look like, and I miss looking in the mirror without having to cover myself up. But what don’t I miss? The hunger, the grueling exercise workouts, the misery, the unhappiness, the obsession with food- missing out on social events, holidays, relationships, my work and most importantly I missed me- the me who got lost in her ED. So not only did I gain weight, but I gained my life back, I gained ME back! And nothing can beat that. But still the struggle was real. Why is this? Society values thinness and tells us that we are “better” when we are in a smaller body, but the one thing I have learnt is  that is utter bullshit. Our self-worth has NOTHING to do with our body shape and size. We are incredible people. Our body weight or shape does not define who we. So how did I start to recover my body image? I approached it from a place it from a place of self-care and I decided that I don’t have to love my body, but what I can do is respect. Thius meant treating it with self-care, nourishment and kindness. It meant letting go of the negative self-talk and all the destructive behaviours. Once I started respecting my body, I was able to enjoy life again, I was able to get my life back- the one I has lost to my ED. Imagine what your life would be like if you had body peace? How free would you feel? Body respect gives us freedom, it lets us live our life again. If you’re not quite ready for body love, or struggling with your body image, then give body respect a try instead. It will give you your life back. I promise. ................................................................................................. If you would like some extra support with this step, you can join my intuitive eating and wellbeing program- link in this bio if you would like more details, or feel free to DM me anytime😊

To the boy at school who told me I’d be “perfect” if I were just a bit taller so I could distribute my weight because I had a pretty face. To the boy who saved my number on his phone as “Rhino” and made me call him so could see my name pop up. To the boy who told me I could jump start a Boeing 747 with my thighs. To the boy who called me a fat bitch in the tuck shop line. To the boy who told me the only thing my lips were good for was “x” I really enjoy following you all on Facebook and seeing how your lives have played out. Some of you are happily married with beautiful wives and daughters. My biggest dream would be to one day speak at her school or write a post that makes her feel beautiful or makes her see how marvellous she really is and to ignore what those bullies say to her each day. It’s amazing how things turn a full circle. Thank you for equipping me with the tools to heal others and make this world a kinder place. I wouldn’t take back the pain I felt and the tears I cried if I could ❤️ #purpose #ilovemylyfie #noregrets #bodyposi #fullcircle #circleoflife #healer #healed #payitforward

Big Meanie
(@crispoems)

10 Minutes Ago

“So here’s a poem about gaining 20 pounds” thx @marcelynthehuman for the show and the pic! #queerpoet #barbie #phillypoet #phillypoets #bodyposi #queeraf

If you walked in and I was looking at you like this, what would you do? Tell me the story. #truestory #milf #bustybrunette #sexpositive #bodyposi #feminism #podcasthosts #curvygirl #thickwomen

Ever wondered what me and @laurenxthompson15 talk about when we have a sleepover? Well today's video is perfect for you. We recorded a muckbang where we talked about everything from the movie that we just watched @marypoppinsreturns to the heat wave last summer! Don't miss out. 🍟🍔 PS. Sorry about this festive photo the thumbnail didn't match my theme 😂 - #muckbang #bestfriend #bodypositivity #bopo #dumplin #ashleyfaith #mcdonalds #bodyposi #bopowarrior #heatwave #midnightmuckbang

Happy Friday y’all! It’s the last weekend before i have to return to uni for spring semester and i am so happy, yet so sad! • Yesterday wrapped up week two of @livefitelle’s booty guide, (I’ve put an inch and a half on my glutes in two weeks, y’all THIS IS MAGIC) • Sorry I’ve been SUPER inactive for a few days, I’ve been really bad about forgetting to record or take pictures at the gym! • • • • • #fitness #fitnessmotivation #gym #gymmotivation #nike #preworkout #fitgirl #fitspo #workout #workoutmotivation #gymtime #beauty #bodyposi #yoga #feelsgood #thrive #fitfam #healthy #lifestyle #progress #fullbodyworkout #newyear #fit2019 #gymshark66 #mealprep #bootygains #glutes #inspiration

Gaby
(@theironflower)

24 Minutes Ago

This is my body’s happy weight- when I’m not restricting, dieting, or binging. My tummy sticks out more than ever before and my face is rounder. It’s taken me nearly a year to not get totally upset by seeing this body in the mirror, but this squishier, more dimply body has made me happier, more independent, and more free than any disordered eating, diet, or restriction has. • • • • #bodyposi #bodypositive #edrecovery #eatingdisorder #mentalhealth #recovery #depression #anxiety #mentalhealthrecovery #selflove #selfcare #bodyconfidence #mentalhealthmatters

Enjoying my last couple warm days in Florida then it’s back to New York on Monday🥰So much for flying back on Sunday🙃Excited to get back to my happy place despite the brutal cold weather that’s about to hit❄️☃️Exciting news on the horizon too🙈Can’t wait to share! • • • • #florida #newyork #bloggersofinstagram #lifestylebloggers #blogger #blog #newyorklife #grateful #aerie #aeriereal #tattoos #dailyblog #dailyblogger #brooklynnyc #nyclifestyle #dontquityourdaydream #bodyposi

It’s always bikini season @cheyenne_dehier!!! 💦 💦 💦

Slowly but surely reducing my fat ⏳it takes time to get rid of fat and my waist and tummy area is where i hold most of mine😭trying to be consistent and I am seeing slight results from eating well and training consistently 6 days a week🏋🏽‍♀️trying to keep motivated even though I’m only seeing slight results🙌🏼slow and steady wins the race 💗 lol why is my bun so big...time for a chop I think✂️

Guys, I am SO excited to share with you a little bit about what's going on in my life! 💕 I am absolutely OVERJOYED by some of the wonderful things going on for me. . 🍩 I FINALLY got my copy of Just Eat It, and let me tell you, it's a banger! I am loving every second of it and I'm so happy to get back into reading for pleasure. @laurathomasphd is a genius. . 🍩 I'm starting intuitive eating coaching with @sarahherstichlcsw next week and I'm SUPER excited and so ready to take this monumental step in my journey toward wellness. . 🍩I feel like I'm finally on the path to loving myself, my body, and my relationship with food. Take that, diet culture! 🙅 . 🍩 What are YOU joyful about this week?! . #bodypositive #bodypositivity #bodypos #bodyposi #bodylove #bodyconfidence #everybodyisbeatiful #everybodyisabikinibody #allbodiesaregoodbodies #selflove #selfacceptance #fatacceptance #edrecovery #edwarrior #haes #healthateverysize #intuitiveeating #ie #nomakeup #allnatural #saggyboobsmatter #effyourbeautystandards #curvygirl #curvy #bopo #lovemybody

Friendly reminder that not every day has to be perfect.⠀ ⠀ It’s okay to have days when you’re not feeling your best & all you wanna do is crawl into bed and watch Netflix under a warm duvet. 😴⠀ ⠀ It’s ALSO okay to have days when you’re so completely energized & motivated that it almost seems like you’re on drugs - but you’re just so, so happy - because LIFE! 🙌🏼😭😍⠀ ⠀ That’s the beauty of it all. We are all constantly changing and evolving into the people we were meant to be. There will be incredible days and difficult days and everything in between. And sometimes it’s hard. Sometimes, we need a bit of time to recharge the battery. It is physically IMPOSSIBLE to be operating at our absolute best 100% of the time. ⠀ ⠀ So, give yourself that downtime when you need it. Rest. Stretch. Read a book. Cuddle. Make some tea. Watch reaction videos on YouTube of people getting puppies for Christmas while you cry your eyes out. And most of all, LOVE YOURSELF, through it all - through the highs and lows, through the good times and the bad. 💞 ⠀ ⠀ Because you are absolutely PERFECT in every phase & stage of your journey. ✈️🌍 ⠀ ⠀ Remember: YOU are writing the book, so enjoy every single chapter.⠀ ⠀ Happy Friday, babes! Wishing you so much success, strength, happiness, health & love! Let's end this week off strong. 💪⠀ ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ ⠀ #bodypositive #bopo #bopocommunity #bodyposi #selflove #selflovejourney #wellnessjourney #selfconfident #selfworth #selfworthmovement #loveyourcurves #loveyourselfie #strongerthanyesterday #betterthanyesterday #strongerthanever #bodylove #bodylovebabes #selfacceptance #selfacceptancejourney #selfconfidence #loveyourselffirst #strongereverafter #weightlossjourney #fitnessjourney

i’ll be issuing a reminder mid-march (the 18th) for those that are participating in the #fatbitchinterviews and haven’t submitted their response. if you can no longer participate, please do let me know ahead of time — if at all possible. and finally, to all those that are participating: thanks so much! i can’t wait to see all your beauty and read your experience. 💖

✨10 year challenge✨ ⠀⠀ Admittedly this isn’t actually 10 years as I couldn’t find a decent picture lol. More like 6/7 years, during which I have gained: ⠀⠀ ⭐️ Around 3 stone 🤟 ⭐️ A pair of tits 🤪 ⭐️ A truckload of self-love 🥰 ⠀⠀ In all seriousness though, when this first picture was taken I was in the worst place with my depression and genuinely didn’t think I would ever feel ‘normal’ again. ⠀⠀ It’s taken years of work, setbacks and perseverance, but I can honestly say that I’m in a position now that I never thought I would get to. I’ve been in a bit of a funk recently, but I think it’s important to keep perspective and realise how far I’ve come in the big picture. I never thought I would know what it feels like to truly love myself and feel confident in my own skin. My mental health will always be something I have to keep working on, and setbacks are normal. The important thing is to keep moving forward and pushing past the difficult patches 💖 ⠀⠀ To anyone who feels like you’re never going to love yourself, or that things are never going to get better, I know it’s a cliche but with time, it IS possible❤️❤️❤️

head tilt game strong af 😂🤘🏽 workout was a success, now time to relax...happy friday friends! • • • • • • • • #fitspo #fitnessmotivation #quoteoftheday #gymlife #fitgirls #fitchick #weightlifting #gainz #shelifts #girlswholift #selflove #bodyposi #positivemindset

last night was awesome.. trying to live my best life 2019 at least the lighting hid how red I was 😂 #revivethelive

the problem with me trying to keep a decent feed is that you get this kinda mug like a week after i had it on aka check my stories lol

i give myself bad bitch of zorro vibes

Shannon Wiffen
(@shannon.model)

1969-12-31 16:00:00

What would change if your goal was to simply love yourself more? ⁣ ⁣ Perhaps you’d have more space up in you head once all the negative bullshit was gone.⁣ ⁣ You would walk into the party with more confidence⁣ ⁣ You’d be brave enough to try ‘that thing’ you’ve always wanted to do⁣ ⁣ You’d feel lighter and more buoyant as you let all that baggage fall away⁣ ⁣ One of the greatest acts of self love is to treat your body well. At our Teen Bootcamps we support you and lift you up so you can feel stronger and more athletic but also happier and more confident. ⁣ ⁣ You can’t hate yourself thin, but you can definitely love yourself strong.⁣ ⁣ Join us for 2019 and begin your journey to self love. We’re currently taking bookings for St Ives, North Narrabeen, Boronia Park and Lane Cove⁣ ⁣ Your tribe awaits you. ⁣ ⁣ #selflove #werisebyliftingothers #bodypositive #teenfitness

wELP i just totally failed that test haha ... ha

(@muvasabrinag)

1 Hour Ago

loving my body & my self all while trying to better it 💗 #bodyposi #plusqueen 🥳

Dark house calling me home Listing all the sins for which it still wants me to atone

Before I became a nutritionist, I was (and still consider myself) a writer. I was filled with fear. Convinced I would never amount to anything a as a writer, I didn't try. I didn't publish. I decided I lacked the intelligence and the talent required to pursue a PhD, or more advanced training in creative writing. I passed over workshops and opportunities to have my work seen. Apart from blog posts, I stopped writing much of anything. Diets are distractions. While I knew there had to be more to life than food and body, the incessant preoccupation with both distracted me from my own deep-seated self-loathing and uncomfortable feelings. Recovery meant shining a light on all of the things I'd kept hidden to keep myself safe. As tough as it was, it's been worth it, and it's one of the main reasons I do this work. . Most everyone I've ever worked with has said a variation of the same thing: I want to do something meaningful. I want to be noticed. I want to do something important. But also: I'm afraid of failing. I'm afraid I won't live up to my potential. I'm afraid I'm too behind. You know what? I believe you have a gift. I believe you are special, and have something unique to offer the world. And I think, dear reader, you're right on time. #intuitiveeating #intuitiveeatingjourney #haes #healthateverysize #edrecovery #antidietproject #antidiet #riotsnotdiets #riotsoverdiets #effyourbeautystandards #selfcompassion #bodykindness #bodypositive #bopo #nourishnotpunish #embracethesquish #losehatenotweight #lifebeyonddieting #thelifethief #selfcarenotselfcontrol #balancednotclean #allfoodsfit #foodisfuel #prorecovery #bodyposi

How many years did I hide my body, bury it under layers of clothing. Wearing things far too big or simply not leaving the house at all 💕 For so long I thought that existing in a body like mine made me unworthy. I did everything I could to hide it away from the world in an effort to appease society, because bodies like mine shouldn’t be seen right?! 💕 WRONG I’m done hiding. As much as society will have you believe bodies like mine don’t exist I’m here to show you they do & they’re thriving baby! Every body deserve to be seen, to be heard and to be damn right respected! Our bodies don’t equate to our worth but they are infinitely glorious so why would you wanna hide them? Be you unapologetically and the world will start to notice just how glorious you are too💕 #bopo #bodypositive #bodypositivity #nowrongway #bodyposi #effyourbeautystandards #embracethesquish #gay #gaymer #gayguy #gaycub #gaybear #chub #gaychubby #selflove #selfcare #malebodypositivity #malebodypositivitymovement #bopowarrior #boporevolution #bopobabe #allbodiesaregoodbodies #everybodyisbeatiful

Jamie 💜
(@jsfab40)

2 Hours Ago

Fierce Fitness Family Flex Friday! How many Fs do I need to describe this photo? ALL of them! . ▪ This woman absolutely sets my heart and our community on fire DAILY! Her beaming smile, infectious inspiration and that darn try ONE attitude LIFTS us all to soaring heights. Taking a moment today to return the favor. . ▪ Here are photos just 3 months apart 🤯 can we talk about #gains hello bazookas! Beyond that is the confidence and positive mindset that others are taking notice of. Blessed to call this stranger from 2017... Friend. Please help me show her some love. Drop you favorite supportive emojis below. . . . #plussizejourney #bodyposi #plussizefitness #inspiration #motivator #flexfriday #fitnessforall #fithasnosize #fitfam #teamphoenix #bopo #bopowarrior #beautyatanysize #effyourbodystandards

Please Read!.....................Riddle me this: Journey without it and you will never prevail, but if you have too much of it you will surely fail. Answer-> Confidence. . While there are plenty of those who lack the confidence to stand up for themselves and seize opportunities, there are also plenty of people out there who overestimate their abilities and bite off more than they can chew. To ensure a reasonable level of happiness in life and achieve as much as you can, you have to live between these extremes and learn to strike the right balance between the different values that you govern yourself by. Unfortunately It is easier to pretend to have your life in order, than to admit that you need guidance.  It is easier to embrace the mask of humor than to admit that you are confused and discouraged. Battling with body dysmorphia I struggle with confidence and security and I hid my struggles in humor. Publically admitting my struggle was my first step towards battling it, and by promoting my body positivity initiative and making these posts, I have started to change some of the smaller negative thoughts and emotions I have, and by doing that I am working on changing the larger thoughts and emotions that I experience. Im learning to appreciate who I am and how I look and feel. I hope to inspire and encourage others, regardless of their struggles to do the same. To embrace who they are and love themselves and or do what is neccessary to effect positive change. . #bodypositivemovement #cosplayisnotconsent #cosplaypositivity #bodyproud #bodypositive #bodyposi #bodyimage #bodydysmorphia #batman #theriddler #bodyconfident #ednygma #dccosplayer #dccosplay #dccomics #dcvillians #gotham #suicidesquad #loveyourself #bodypositivity #harleyquinn #bodydysmorphicdisorder #batmanandrobin #catwoman

Taking a much needed rest day today😌 After heavy deadlifting on tuesday, hitting 315lbs on hipthrust AND rock climbing yesterday, my body is very sore EVERYWHERE and I am overall exhausted😫 I’m squatting tomorrow morning so my body needs to (attempt to) recuperate before then! What are you guys up to this weekend?!

I took this in one shot and was feeling myself so here's the booty 🍑

Ducks in a row: Have you got them? 🦆 I’m feeling so good heading into this weekend feeling like I DO for once! 😂 Anyone else have an organized, motivated, successful week this week? 🙋🏻‍♀️ Who has plans to get those ducks in line next week? We’ve got this! 💪🏻 PC📸: @gerriwhitley #lularoe @lularoe #lularoedeanneskirt #stelladotstyle @stelladot @seeeyewear #wearehappyplace #ducksinarow

#flashbackfriday (is that still a thing¿ lol) to when I wore this shirt almost a year ago *for the last time* bc I thought I looked fat in it🤮 crazy how much my confidence has changed in a year!!!! Finally decided to wear this shirt again and I’m so happy I did bc I ROCKED IT💃🏽 It’s okay to have some skin hanging out of your shirt/over your pants. YOU STILL CUTE It’s okay to feel uncomfortable when doing something for the first time aka going to the gym or trying new workouts. YOU STILL KILLIN IT It’s okay to not know everything. NO ONE DOES It’s okay to ask for HELP~gym peeps are nicer than ya think lol. It’s okay to not be okay sometimes just don’t let it affect your whole day!! POSITIVE VIBES ONLY Tell me ONE thing that your confident about or something you’re working on! *for me it’s not letting the girl in the mirror effect how I look/feel sometimes. We all have those days where we feel like we look bad but ya don’t!!

Our luggage is lost and I’d be willing to bet that I’m the only person in all of London wearing *this* much pink in January. Fine with me 🤷🏻‍♀️ | 📷: @thephilthyprofessor | #london #londonfashion #dcblogger #plusmodel #andigetdressed #iglondon

Baby Kaydee vs Ye Olde Lady Kaydee ( jokes....but crikey 😂 ). Jumping aboard the #10yearchallenge bandwagon because who doesnt love looking at everyones cringey old photos from a decade ago. 2009 Kaydee was many things. She was recovering from her battle with anorexia. She went to uni for a semester, couldnt hack the life change and came back home. She moved in with her first serious bf only to find he was a cheating piece of shit. She turned 18 and had many drunken nights making up for her goodygood teenage years. She had fun. She learned a lot. She failed at many things but grew so much. 2019 Kaydee is also many things. A mum of three of the most beautiful, cherished children. Finally about to complete that longawaited Bachelor degree. A business owner with big dreams. A homeowner and renovator. A bit porkus, but happy and getting so much healthier. One hundred times more confident. Strong and loyal and many other qualities that I am proud of and have worked hard on perfecting this past decade. Ive got a few grey hairs gathering momentum but its all good! May the next 10 years bring a shit tonne more happiness, healthiness and confidence in every aspect of my life. Bitch knows she got a lot more growing yet to be did 😂😘

been dreaming about this bralette for a long time

Mind the business that pays you..

Hap Fri!

Serena 2019 Starting 2019 off with something old with someone new. Few more to come from this set and much more with Serena as the year goes on. #nikonphotography #jreidstudios #blackandwhitephoto #nikond750 #model #creativelighting  #christmaslights Posted @withrepost • @jreidstudios #bodypositive #feelingfestive #greenhair #festiveaf #gettinglit #loveyourcurves #youdoyou #embraceyourself #allbodiesaregoodbodies #holidayshenanigans #yourbodyyourbusiness #bodyposi #tb #latergram

🧚🏻‍♀️gay

When your chapstick falls between the seats 😑 #tgif babes! photo by @kiddokidder

(@cuteinstatummys)

3 Hours Ago

Kenzliee said she’d send more if this gets soy of likes lol . like and follow for more! ##sexy #midriff #croptop #model #bellybutton #panties #cutegirl #bikini #swimsuit #selfie #cute #cutetummy #tummy #follow #shoutout #navel #sfs #teen #bodypositive #bodyposi

repost @intuitiveedgecoaching *** if in the curve of perfect neck you find a tiny snap, or in the reach of perfect leg you find a tarnished lap; if in the gentle slope of brow you find a subtle crease, or in the length of slender arm you find a shortened reach; if in the haunted gasp of night you find a quickened breath, or in the frenzied blush of youth you find a perfect breast; if in your upturned palm you find a desperate heart of teeth, then take a fervored grasp and cast a slivered nod to me. . . . . "nod to me" from a book of my poems circa 2013. . . #friday #tgif #bodylove #curves #haes #bodyposi #selflove #selfloverevolution #radicalselflove #healing #growth #selfloveisthebestlove #selflovechallenge #onlinecourse #coaching #lifecoach #inspiration #intuition #evolution #spiritualawakening #lawofattraction #loa #askbelievereceive #worthy #selfworth #divinefeminine #divinetiming #lifecoaching #lifebydesign

I'm going to be attending a leather conference this weekend! I'm super excited, and of course my camera will be coming with me. Keep an eye on my story for some preview photos throughout the weekend! I'm going to be busy, but I'm also going to take toooons of photos. . Enjoy this photo of my favorite bad-ass model @kittycatklawz wearing a (vegan?) leather harness and a bra as sharp as she is ❤

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You are loved. You are not alone. Repost to spread the word. 🙂 ( It's from: empowear.co _______________ Act like a lady think like a boss💪🏻💕Tag your Lady Boss friend🌷 - - - - - - - - - . . . . . . #manfeminist #helpfeminist #feminism #strongwomen #equality #feminist #womenempowerment #empowerment #ladyboss #strongwoman #womensupportingwomen #womensmarch #likeagirl #womenempoweringwomen #equalrights #genderequality #activist #wonderwomen #bodyposi #feministart #feministfair #femaleequal #womenfairy #womennasty #womenempowers #protectfemale #appareltee_feminist

Want to know how to make numbers matter less 👇🏼?⁣ _⁣ ⁣ 16 has been my number since my first year in college.⁣ _⁣ ⁣ 16 was my number because it was the biggest jersey they had.⁣ _⁣ ⁣ I used to joke about it. I was the overweight athlete and laughing it off was my way of coping.⁣ _⁣ ⁣ Unfortunately, my jersey number started out as my identity.⁣ _⁣ ⁣ As the years went on, I realized my love for 16 grew and started to mean much more than my size.⁣ _⁣ ⁣ 16 was a CCAA academic ALL-STAR.⁣ _⁣ ⁣ 16 was a gifted athlete that broke @lakelandcollege records.⁣ _⁣ ⁣ 16 was a captain and a leader.⁣ _⁣ ⁣ 16 was much more than a number to me.⁣ _⁣ ⁣ And that's how it should be.⁣ _⁣ ⁣ Letting numbers define us should never be a reality, but it happens so often.⁣ _⁣ ⁣ Next time you think a number defines who you are...⁣ _⁣ ⁣ Think about what and who it's allowing you to be.⁣ _⁣ ⁣ An all-star. A leader. A mother. An amazing friend.⁣ _⁣ ⁣ Love that number for the life it's given you.⁣ _⁣ ⁣ And let it go.⁣ _⁣ ⁣ If this resonates with you please let me know with a 🙋🏻‍♀️ below! I'd love to connect with you ❤️! ⁣ _⁣ ⁣ #formerathlete #exathlete #retiredathlete #overweightathlete #collegeathlete #selfcompassion #selflove #selfappreciation #bodykindness #bodypositivity #everybodyisbeautiful #bodyposi #allbodiesaregoodbodies #losehatenotweight #healthateverysize #haes #dietculture #dietculturedropout #antidietdietitian #antidiet #nondietdietitian #nondietapproach #healthywomen #healthygirls #activewomen #athleticwomen #onlinenutritioncoach #onlinenutritionist

All are welcome 😈💜 📸 @the.whiterabbitt

if in the curve of perfect neck you find a tiny snap, or in the reach of perfect leg you find a tarnished lap; if in the gentle slope of brow you find a subtle crease, or in the length of slender arm you find a shortened reach; if in the haunted gasp of night you find a quickened breath, or in the frenzied blush of youth you find a perfect breast; if in your upturned palm you find a desperate heart of teeth, then take a fervored grasp and cast a slivered nod to me. .... "nod to me" from a book of my poems circa 2013. . . #friday #tgif #bodylove #curves #haes #bodyposi #selflove #selfloverevolution #radicalselflove #healing #growth #selfloveisthebestlove #selflovechallenge #onlinecourse #coaching #lifecoach #inspiration #intuition #evolution #spiritualawakening #lawofattraction #loa #askbelievereceive #worthy #selfworth #divinefeminine #divinetiming #lifecoaching #lifebydesign

I had the greatest honor and privilege today. I got to speak alongside 3 of my (extraordinary) colleagues on a panel presentation/discussion about the Health at Every Size movement as it relates to the treatment of eating disorders. It was so bad ass! For those that don’t know about CTEDS, Central Texas Eating Disorder Specialists, you can check them out at CTEDS.org- what an incredible organization. I hate public speaking with all of my heart (I hid my shaky hands by wrapping them around a cup of coffee). But MORE THAN I hate public speaking, I love inspiring and educating other practitioners about size diversity. I was in such good company. On the panel alongside me was @thecrankytherapist @mollytb and Kathy Kimbrough and they filled the room with no-bullshit wisdom and loving yet hard-hitting info about HAES and EDs. Follow these bad ass ladies if you aren’t already. Big shoutout and so much gratitude to the CTEDS board for bringing this to fruition and for always inspiring me to keep fighting the good fight against weight stigma. Follow these bad ass women as well: @nom_nomaste.llc @rachaelmclellanrd @ttdepi3 @neatherythurmond @thrivecounselingaustin @kailynjopling_rd ED recovery will be incomplete without integrating body acceptance, fat acceptance, and restoring trust and respect in the physical, visceral self. I am decompressing on the couch in my robe and may take a nap before seeing clients later this afternoon. This wraps up my public speak for AT LEAST 2 years so byeeeeee 👋🏼 #fuckdietculture #bodywisdom #bodyrespect #bodyliberation #bodyappreciation #haes #anawho #prorecovery #weightinclusive #sizediversity #fatpositive #anarecovery #intuitiveeating #feminism #intersectionalfeminism #atxtherapist #atxpersonaltraining #edrecovery #edwarrior #eatingdisorderrecovery #bingeeatingrecovery #bodypositive #losehatenotweight #riotsnotdiets #prorecovery #bodyposi #effyourbeautystandards #healthateverysize #haespersonaltrainer

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CW: disordered eating . . let's have a serious conversation that I don't think gets brought up enough but should be brought up. people who suffered from disordered eating, restrictive dieting, or just in general have complications with food cannot just "eat healthy". Health is relative and what is healthy for one person may not be healthy for another. I have a lot of discussions online about how "fat people should strive to be healthy" but eating healthy is inaccessible when your brain transforms food into math and that math into body currency. . . I am trying really hard to incorporate more "healthful" foods into my rotation, but it's hard when I have to force myself to undo the idea that food has moral value. All of this to say, be kind to people when you tell them to "eat healthy" based on your preconceived notions of health.

Your health is like plants. Let me explain 🤗 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ My aloe plant thrives on dry soil, needing to be watered only once a month. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ My snake plant needs to be watered 2 times a week. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And my succulents outside don’t need extra water ever, they get all they need from the moisture in the air and rainfall. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So how are plants like health? We all need different tools, nutrition, movement, support and so much more to maintain our health. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There is no one size fits all approach to your health. That is why diets have failed you in the past. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ That is why you’re considering doing keto to lose weight or you spend all your extra time desperately searching the Internet for what will *finally* work. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But you won’t find that *one* thing that will work for you in the confines of a diet or in another exercise plan. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You need someone you has been in your shoes, someone who knows how it feels to be let down diet after diet, someone who will believe in you when you may not believe in yourself. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I would be honored to be that person for you if you’re ready to break free of the chains diet culture has around you, if you want to ENJOY food again, and if you want to learn how to live in your life, free of dieting while trusting yourself, your food choices, and your intuition. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Click the link in my bio to schedule your FREE Health Re-Evaluation Session. I’ll be waiting for you ♥️ #putyoufirst #freesession #healthyyou

If you want the full process on how to do this, I take you through it in my latest YouTube video on how to love yourself more. “Loving yourself” sounds so vague and everyone online tells you to do it but this video tells you how! Head to Michelle Elman on YouTube or click the link in my bio to watch

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