As much as you all know I love makeup! I still have days where Evie meets the world bare faced... This was one day this week that is exactly what happened. I think it is so important as women tombs comfortable with our natural beauty that we don't always cover it up! I think that we need to thrive being ourselves so we can super thrive when we go the extra mile. I have struggled with my skin recently to the point I was about ready to throw up my hands and give up. However I got decimated to figuring out a routine. Still open to suggestions , but I have gotten a better out come of the updated regiment. I'm happy with it without make up and am trying to learn to be more confident no matter the situation. I know with relationships insecurities can totally ruin them , so having someone in your life that washes all your insecurities away is priceless. I just like to encourage those in these type relationships to use them to help your self and not just fully lean on and depend on them form security ! I have been learning so many lessons lately on self discovery and being ok in my skin... I just want to give a little piece of that to everyone! Xoxo🎀 #beyourownbeautiful#nomakeup#nofilter#nobodyshame#fightinganxiety#fightingdepression#movingon#survivor#plussize#plussizelife#besecure#selfieforselflove#selfie#glassesgirl#bunheadlife#bodypositive#bodypositivity
It's all about being prepared 🤓 Whenever I'm at my sister's house and don't know if I'll be going home by dinner time, I bring my own food! So I know exactly how many calories I'm eating and what's in my food 🤗 Today I brought a chickpea coconut curry 💕 and I'm still working on perfecting those #vegan brownies 😝
I've been self conscious of my thighs since the day a classmate yelled "Bye Thunderthighs!" as he hopped off the school bus. 😶 That was the 6th grade - amazing how a single flippant moment sticks with you. 🙄 Anywho, I decided to give the @leggingsofthemonthclub a go to help get me out of my black leggings comfort zone. Well they got the memo - go big or go home! Pineapple leggings!!! 😂😂😂 At first I thought, "Oh hell no," but gotta get out of that #comfortzone sometime. So here we are....and they also apparently know about my intense post cardio cravings for 🍍🍍🍍Here's to trying something new!
I went to my cousin's wedding last night! It was an amazing and beautiful time...
But you know what was Not amazing? Finding and deciding to wear this dress. 👗. I had to wait till the day of to go find something to wear because being a typical girl nothing in my closet was good enough, or fit like it was supposed to because I've been loosing weight💪 wohoo right? Wrong. I went to four stores and almost gave up hope BUT the last store I went to I found this gorgeous thing! I loved it when I first saw it on the rack, tried it on, sent a dressing room selfie to my friends asking for their opinions. I even went out of the dressing room to ask a stranger her opinion because I wanted it to be just perfect 🤗 She was nice and gave me some good pros about the dress, but I saw her hesitation and glances towards my stomach. I told her I was okay with my stomach "pooch" and I didn't mind it but I wanted to make sure it wasn't too fitted for a wedding. She told me I should get a second opinion from a store employee walking up so I did. The employee, an older lady, looked at me and before I could even finish asking "Do you like this dress on me?" She cuts me off and says "I don't think this is the dress for you, I don't like it at all. We have a lot of other dresses that would look prettier on you that are upstairs."
If anyone knows JCPenny, you know their plus sizes are upstairs. Keep in mind this woman didn't even know what size this dress is.🤔
It's a 12 btw😮 Never before in my life do I remember wearing a 12.🤗 so I was pretty amazed it zipped up but, I'm not sure if it were her words that hurt me or her look of disgust that hurt me more and lead to me immediately tearing up and walking back into the dressing room. When I slammed my door shut, I heard the nice stranger telling the employee that I had really liked the dress and she did too. The employee told her "A girl her size shouldn't wear things so tight and she should pick a different style to hide herself." WHAT. You want me to Hide this body I've worked so hard for? She doesn't know me/my progress but as a big F.U. I walked passed her with receipt and bag in hand otw out. 🖕
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Pues qué queréis que os diga, a mí me ha dado mucho gustito volver a sacar las medias y los botines. Los veranos en Madrid ya son lo suficientemente largos como para que empiecen ahora en abril. Look de comida familiar y totalmente in love de este vestido, que creo que en verano voy a ponerme a tope con sandalias. Tenéis en la bio enlace directo a las prendas ❤ y en un ratito... al cine a ver a Chris Pratt 😻😻
Do you have those annoying items of clothing that are too short as a dress & too long as a top? Turn it into a swim suit cover up! Summer is the season of NO PANTS. 😆 PS- This is a #latergram , I'm hella busy today but I wish I was poolin' it!
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What I eat it's not gonna be related with a fuc*ing scale (!)
What happens when you go back fighting alone? When nobody says "I love you" but you only have to love you?
What happens when it's just you and your two kilos more, you and your almost healthy weight, you and your body change? What happens? Are you still able to recover?
Are you still able doing what you love? 👆🏻🍩 Are you still able eating for pleasure? Are you still able going on?
I want to believe yes: I want to believe that what I eat or how much is no more related with an hospital scale. I want to believe that I've learnt more than "just" recovering from my ED, I want to believe that I've learnt defeating it and demolishing diet culture even at an healthy weight. I want to believe that it's possible breakin the scheme 👊🏻
I want to believe that we are more, I think I have become more. I want to believe I gained self love and a fuc*ing carefree eating behavior: not only a healthier body, but an healthier mind.
I do believe that, or at least I gave my best today to 🙌🏻 and what about you? 🙋🏼 Recovery allows you more than surviving, it allows you loving, living, being wiser, looking at the world with different eyes 🙏🏻 Recovery took me time, strength, pain and passion.. but gave me back way more ❤️
Love this woman!
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My face when I crunched the numbers and found out some infuriating Body Positive truths. Over the course of a weak, I compiled all the top post images under the #BodyPositive and #BodyPositivity hashtags. There were 98 unique images represented. Of those 98 images, 62 of them were of THIN, WHITE women. None of them were of people who identified as trans or disabled. Of those 98 posts, 29 of the accounts who posted the image using the #bodypositive or #bodypositivity hashtag blatantly promoted weight loss and diet culture. If this doesn't infuriate you, you should start asking yourself if you actually understand what Body Positivity is, who it's for, who it should center, and what its goals and purpose are. We need to start amplifying the voices of those that have marginalized bodies. Check out @themilitantbaker's latest blog post for some amazing accounts to follow and like and shower love upon (link in bio) 😡😡😡 #bodypositive#bodypositivity
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I've been having some serious arguments with myself the past few days. I want to be kind with myself, to be accepting and loving of all my parts. And then I get into a dark dark mood, where my entire self worth is taken up by a feeling of not fitting in. I struggled with binge eating disorder for a long time, not knowing what it was, but feeling broken and knowing there was something wrong. My thoughts compulsively went to food. When I would eat next, what I would eat next. And at the same time I hated myself for it because i could blame those thoughts for the thug I hated most about myself: my body. This morning I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror and thought, "I am a large woman." I said it sadly, but I say it now with kindness: "I am a large woman. I am large like so many women I admire. I am large and I take up space." It's a nice thing to acknowledge with love and a sense of hope. #bodypositive#largewomen#bingeeatingdisorder#feelinglarge#bekindtoyourself