self confidence is up

I know it’s hard for you to talk to anyone right now, but how much do I wish I could tell you this: love isn’t everything. You don’t always have to live on the feeling of being in love. You are not a half of a whole seeking for your perfect other half; you are whole. You could be capable of creating masterpieces if you tried to reach for the sky. So please don’t get stuck in your hopeless circle, waiting for love - you are so much more than that person you said you are.
If you take any step, no matter how small it is, towards achieving your dreams then you will surely find the right path and reach the abundance that lies in store for you.
—  Steven Richards

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After being overweight most of my life, sometimes I recognize the girl in the left picture more then I recognize the girl looking back at me in the mirror now. I’m used to always having to wear control top pantyhose to try and hide my stomach rolls in a sweater dress. I’m used to walking out of stores empty handed and frustrated after not being to find anything that fit me. I’m used to my family trying to make gentle and subtle hints that maybe I should go workout more or watch what I’m eating. After losing 100 pounds though, none of that is a problem anymore! I no longer have to rely on shapewear to make me feel confident in an outfit 😜, I went shopping at Francesca’s this weekend and could pluck a small off the rack with no worries if it would fit or not, and my mom just told me last night that she really does think I’m inspirational and it melted my heart a little ☺️People tell me that online all the time, but hearing it come from your MOM really means something - especially when for so many years she really just wanted me to get healthy and I felt disappointed in myself that I wasn’t. No one can make you decide to lose weight: no matter how many comments or concerned remarks I got from family or friends or my doctor, it was ultimately MYSELF that had to make the decision to take control of my life and get healthy and it has seriously been the absolute best decision I have ever made for myself 😍💕

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You are doing so great!

Thanks for the inspiration @stateofstudy :)

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You choose to be insecure, how you say? Well you’re the one who believes the words people say. You’re the one who tells yourself negative things. Really start loving yourself tell yourself you’re beautiful. Give yourself compliments even if you don’t believe them. Look in the mirror every morning and say “you’re beautiful”, point out the things that you like about yourself. Instead of pointing out the flaws you have. Look at your perfections even if its just something little. Love yourself! It Boosts your confidence. Love yourself or else who will? No one else’s opinion should matter but your own. Who cares what they say be yourself and love yourself
—  Ladies please listen

Give yourself more credit on all that you do, even the little and seemingly insignificant accomplishments in life. You are doing such a good job of being you :))

When you start doubting yourself, remember everything that you’ve faced, all of the battles that you’ve won, and all of the fears you’ve overcome.