Self-Love and Body Shaming; All In a Trip to See My Doctor

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   3   3SharesSelf Love and Body Shaming A while back, I shared a picture on Instagram of me in a bathing suit from my trip to Mexico. I talked about how I was body shamed by a couple sitting at the pool who was laughing at me and making fun of my body. I talked about how other people who do not know you or what you have been through have no right to sit there and judge you. When we were on vacation in Mexico a few weeks ago, it was the first time I had worn a bathing suit in a long time, and it had been even longer since I wore a bathing suit without a cover up. I was nervous to take my cover up off and to walk into the pool or walk on the beach. I still felt like that same 500 pound girl…then it happened. A couple sitting by the pool started laughing and pointing at me and making fun of me as soon as I took my cover up off. So what did I do? I took a deep breath, smiled and walked into the pool. That was a huge moment for me. I had changed. I was not the same girl anymore. Yes I still have a lot of loose skin, I may still feel insecure at times, and yes I may still get made fun of. To be honest, yes it bothered me. But I was not going to let people like…


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True Beauty is Found Within Yourself || Gal Meets Glam Collection Launch

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            I know I always say, losing weight is so much more than just losing weight.  I say it all the time because it is so true for me.  Losing over 300 pounds has taught me a lot about myself.  It has taught me not only healthy habits and how to live a healthier lifestyle, but it also taught me just that…that losing weight is so much more than just losing weight. When I was on my journey, I used to only focus on the number.  I used to be so obsessed with how much weight I lost, and how low the number was getting.  I depended on that number in order to determine my weight loss success and happiness. But what I did not realize, is that while I was transforming on the outside, a bigger transformation was happening on the inside.  A transformation that I would not fully learn or appreciate until I stopped depending on what that number said. I eventually realized that my weight loss journey was more than just about losing weight.  It changed from wanting to lose weight, to wanting to have a better relationship with my body, myself and with food.  It turned into not depending on the number on the scale to determine how I felt about myself.  All of the decisions I was making were to better improve my overall mental and physical wellbeing and getting me towards living a life that was my own, a life I had…


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Woman Crush Wednesday || Q & A Featuring; Jocelyn of Dress Me Blonde

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       I believe that along this journey called life, we sometimes meet people who are placed in our path for a reason.  They are either meant to be in our lives to help us, guide us and in some capacity make us stronger. I am so grateful for everything and everyone who I have crossed paths with on my journey.  Some I would not like to pass by again, but others I feel so thankful that for whatever reason they are in my life and a part of my journey. With all of that being said, I would like to share with you my Woman Crush Wednesday, or just crush every day to be honest.  I have NO IDEA how we found each other in this huge World, but I remember when Dress Me Blonde (Jocelyn)  started showing me support on my Instagram.  I remember she stood out because of the amount of love she was showing me.  When I went her page, I was shocked. This may make me sound crazy but she was one of the first “fashion bloggers” to follow me and at the time, me only being a weight loss page I was blown away that someone like her found inspiration and motivation from me…ME!  I used to look up to fashion bloggers and hope to someday be able to not only buy their clothes but eventually share with the world my love for fashion too.  Being over 500 pounds, I never thought that fashion blogging would…


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Sephora Spring Bonus Event 2018

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        I love when Sephora comes out with their Bonus Events! It is a great time to stock up on some of the necessities, PLUS treat yourself to some new items that you have your eye on. Along my weight loss journey, I used to treat myself to new makeup products A LOT. This was my go-to “reward” when I hit certain goals or milestones. Setting small goals along the way, and treating myself to new items helped me stay on track and keep going. I would often times get a new lipstick or eyeshadow palette, or even just something small like a fun new nail polish color, or face mask. Being a makeup lover can be hard, especially when a different brand every day is coming out with something new. But when Sephora has sales…it helps you feel a little less guilty about treating yourself. I wanted to give you my top picks from this sale and share with you some of my favorite go-to items that I love stocking up on, as well as some treats that I have had my eye on. I wanted to just share a fun post with you guys and again share more of me and more of my passions, and makeup is one of them. Before we get started on my top picks, I am going to leave all event details for you guys so you have all the info if you choose to shop too! If you do pick up some…


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