Shout out to all my curvy girls – Shorty thick with it…I like my girls BBW!
I wanted to get a little personal and discuss weight and appearances.
Ever since I can remember I have been on some type of diet, whether it’s juicing, shakes, Banting, paleo, no carbs, soups, and even pills. You name it I’ve done it.
My mentality has always been “What have I got to lose? Besides the weight?” We’ve all done it, looked for that quick fix and hoped in 7 days we’d lose 10kg. I’m no dietitian nor am I an expert on dieting, however, I do think I’ve lived my fair share on enough diets to know what’s right and what’s wrong for my body and its health.
In the space of almost two years, I have managed to lose about 20kg and KEEP IT OFF!. The most important thing to me. That is truly the hardest part of any diet or lifestyle change. You see how I see it is, the longer you take the better your chances are of keeping it off. I’m in no race to get to the finish line, and in retrospect is there ever a finish line? Are we ever satisfied?
Yes, yes I know if I gym 5 days a week and eat healthy with no cheats I can and will reach my goal sooner than I think. But why? Like I’ve already mentioned; I have been on a diet my entire life, this time around I’d also like to enjoy a glass or two of wine with my girls, have a cupcake on my birthday and eat butter popcorn while watching my favourite movie. I still want to live. And if living means I don’t fit the status quo, well then I’m not too phased.
Don’t get me wrong I’m not dismissing others who are able to do so, nor am I dismissing myself, I’m just saying I am 100% completely satisfied with taking my time. I have come to terms with the fact that I am not that girl who wears a crop top and short shorts, neither am I that girl that has the perfect bikini Instagram selfie. I’m always going to be a little bit bigger and I’m absolutely fine with that, in fact, I am embracing that. (I’ve recently watched Bridget Jones Diary so I think I’m channelling my inner Bridget here – hey she still ends up with Mr Darcy)
Instead, while I continue on my slow and steady journey I chose to rather focus more on other aspects of my appearance that I love. I get my nails done once a month as this makes me feel like a sophisticated woman. I take pride in my appearance and always try to look put together and at my best (obviously this is not always possible, as we are all entitled to our off days; when sweat pants and a ponytail is all the worlds getting from us). Basically what I am trying to say is that we should stop making such a huge fuss about weight. As Demi Lovato says – Don’t be scared cause I’m your body type.
Look the way I see it is, there’s always going to be someone prettier, thinner and smarter than you. Stop competing with other woman and instead empower each other for each one’s individual attributes. If you can love yourself and the body you’re in, the confidence will ooze and no negative energy will pull you down.
A quote I live by, by Dita Von Teese – “You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there’s still going to be somebody who hates peaches.”
JUST be you! Remember life’s too damn short! Do what makes you happy!
I am very excited to share this look post in particular with everyone, as it features this “steal the show” seventies inspired mustard blouse. I bagged this beauty from HM and was quite surprised I found something that fitted me to be very honest. I haven’t had the luxury of shopping overseas so I didn’t know what to expect with HM sizes. Considering I have only been once when mayhem hit after the opening 2 weeks ago, I was pretty impressed with what I saw and the type of international standards on the rails.
Top / Blouse – HM
Leggings & Sunglasses – Cotton On
Wedges – Fashion Express
Chains – A gift
Photography by Tegan Smith