Would you rather die than bear your thighs? I used to feel that way, but I don’t anymore. For years I would never have done anything to reveal to the world that I have fat thighs. I was too ashamed. But now I know that’s a line of BS that I told myself to keep myself small. Not anymore. No doubt about it. Those thighs are still with me, but the shame is gone. I love my legs and I stand proud. Want to know how you can transform your shame too?

Why? I’m not bathing suit thin. I’ve got plenty of fat on my body. There’s no hiding that fact. But that won’t keep me hiding anymore.

Because my message of promoting self-love and body acceptance to women is so much bigger than my little thoughts of shame.

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Andrea_bathing_suit Would you rather die than bare your thighs? I used to feel ashamed of my fat legs, but I don’t anymore. No apologies here.

Just recently I shot a video of me wearing my bathing suit and put it up on my website.

Years ago I would never have been so vulnerable to allow anyone take a photo of me showing my fat, let alone voluntarily shoot a video of me wearing a bathing suit. Not without a gun to the head, and then maybe not even under those circumstances. I might have chosen death over shame.

Anyway I would never have done such a crazy thing for fear of showing the world that I have fat thighs. No doubt about it. Those thighs are still with me, but the shame is gone. I love my legs and I stand proud.

Why? I’m not bathing suit thin. I’ve got plenty of fat on my body. There’s no hiding that fact. But that won’t keep me hiding anymore.

Because my message of promoting self-love and body acceptance to women is so much bigger than my little thoughts of shame.

So whenever I get a case of the willies, and I still do, I know exactly how to transform that fear energy to kick-butt confidence so that I have the courage to do whatever I want. No more hiding for me. How ’bout you?

What parts of you have you been trying to cover up and hiding in fear? I’ve learned that the way we treat our bodies is an indicator for the way we show up in life. Do you want to stop hiding? Have you been playing small because you’re obsessed with thinking you’re too big?

Today I’m a proud plus size woman and I’ve overcome years of feeling small and invisible because I stopped treating myself like crap and letting the opinions of tiny little minds define how I feel.

I want to teach you how to do the same so that you can put on a teflon suit and begin to shine your light, reinventing parts of yourself and just plain having more fun.

Last week on my weekly free Sexy At Every Size call, Kate, a mom of two beautiful girls who has survived cancer, was feeling insecure about meeting a new guy and starting over. She had been obsessing about the size of her stomach, and she kept telling herself, “I’m just a fat cow.” She was worried that when her date met her and noticed the size of her stomach, he wouldn’t want anything to do with her.  By the time we ended the call, and I asked her, “What do you want this guy to know about you?” Her confident reply:

“I’m a survivor and I’m beautiful, no matter what he thinks of me.”

So when you look in your mirror today, or step on your scale, flip a page of a magazine, or try on a pair of jeans that don’t fit, and you end up feeling all kinds of fat and ugly inside, I want you to remember that you have a choice. No matter what size you are, you don’t have to feel ashamed of your body anymore. I’m here to help you.

I want to invite you to come to this week’s Sexy At Every Size call and get the same kind of relief that Kate, Melissa, Shelley, and Rose have been enjoying. Confidence. There’s nothing quite like it. Click the link below if you’re ready to stop hiding and start shining.

Sexy At Every Size

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Today I woke up quite early, around 5:00 a.m. I ran right into my office and began finishing up the tasks that I had left over from yesterday. I have been working on a new article and a survey. It’s for women to take to determine if they are obsessed by food and weight. I know I used to think about food and beat myself up over not having the perfect body, before I learned how to eat intuitively and handle my stress with Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT, a powerful stress relief technique based on the ancient science of Acupuncture. Thanks to EFT, now I’m more at peace with myself and my body more than ever.

Anyway, before I knew it, the clock said, “7:00 a.m.”

My tummy rumbled and I felt the sensations of what I now know to be hunger. Yet I paused for a moment and realized that my body has acclimated itself to having breakfast or my first meal of the day around 11:00 or 12:00.

Knowing this, I paused at the top of the stairs and asked myself, “What do I really want?”
Then once I got the response, I knew that I was exhausted and what I really wanted was to go back to sleep. It’s so nice to have the luxury of having my own business that gives me the opportunity to make up  my own hours and sleep whenever I want to.

Now I notice there are so many times during my busy day when I feel those initial stirrings of hunger and instead of automatically jumping up and raiding the refrigerator or pantry, now I stop and ask myself, “What do I Really Want?”

I’m continually amazed by the range of options that I now have available as I delve deeper and deeper into loving myself more and moving beyond food obsession. Now instead of eating, I know that I can stop my crazy day and remember that I am the boss so I can take a break and do something different. I can turn on some music that I love, go for a walk, read a book, listen to an audio CD, I can even clean if I want to, I can call a friend, take a nap, watch television, pet the cat, learn some new software, write. There are so many more choices that I never even thought about because I always thought that I was hungry.

So let me ask you. How would you feel about taking an extra moment today when you get that first hit of what you may call hunger, and stop what you are doing and ask yourself, “What do I really want?”

If you’re a gal who’s struggling with emotional eating, and feeling lost in a sea of food, then come check out my free discussion board, The Juicy Woman Forum. There you can find an article that I wrote that lists 170 things that I thought of that you can do instead of eating when you’re not hungry.