my, name is Ali, i am 225lbs, i love your blog!!!! i wish i had as much confidence in myself as you and all the lovely ladies that post to your blog do. any advice on how to gain more confidence??
Hey Ali, Thank you so much my dearest.
There is no magical thing that I can say that will make you more confident straight away (I wish there was), but it’s something that you will find out on your own.
Personally I eliminated a lot of negative people out of my life which was a good start. People who were bringing me down or made me feel bad about myself. I gave up reading a lot of those trashy magazines and started reading things on the internet and blogs who focus on body positivity instead of body shaming.
I used to only wear a lot of black clothes because I felt like it hid my body, but now I wear so many colours and it makes me feel happy, and confident.
I stopped buying clothes in smaller size because it used to make me feel good if I could fit into a certain size, and now I buy clothes that fit me and look good on my body and not worry about the sizing on the label. I started shopping online for a bit more variety than you can find in shops- my favourite one is ASOS but I have gotten a few things from Torrid and Dorothy Perkins which are lovely too.
It is possible to love yourself and be happy. Just set small goals for yourself. You can get there, we’re all here for you to help and talk to if you need it.