One day I realized fat was in my head and that I had to start loving my body regardless of the number inside the fold of my pants.
I'm not the weight I was in high school but I'm also not the same person I was in high school -I hated my body even then and I was 4 sizes smaller.
Last summer I was hit by a car while riding my bike and when I was immobile I gained a significant amount of weight and I was more concerned about the number on the scale than my foot; it was a rather dark time for me.
This My Body Gallery website has helped me get some grasp on reality and that I'm not disgusting and neither are other women my size, in fact one women was to stunning I cried.
I want to love myself, I want to spend less time in the mirror calling myself names I wouldn't ever allow anyone else to call me.
This is a long process.
Height: 5'10" Weight 197lbs Pant size:14, Shirt L, Pear Shape
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