size 18 us

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always know, go and grow where the love is.

We joyously found ourselves lost among the wildflowers of the Superstition Mountains in Arizona and blended right in.

Dress: ASOS Curve (US size 18)
Cardigan: Macy’s
Flower Headband: my personal garden, lol jk. Claire’s honestly 😂

Heidi Nicole Photography

♡ fat is not a bad word. fat is the opposite of skinny.
it is not the opposite of beautiful, cute, or lovely.

feel good being you. people are going to look and evaluate you regardless– but their perception of you does not invalidate your self-worth or value. If you are constantly living for others, you will exhaust yourself hoping to please too many people with equally as many unique corresponding ideas of what beauty is. When you live in a way that makes you proud, comfortable and happy– that doesn’t harm you or anyone else– then your ways don’t need to be further validated, defended or compromised. You are not wrong.

be kind, be strong, feel worthy. ♡ thank you all for empowering me to keep learning to love myself, and to share this love with others.

anonymous asked:

Hey, I am interested in a few things from boohoo that you've linked, and if you have time I was wondering what you would say about their (plus)sizes? According to their size outline, I'm 1 or 2 sizes above what I would be in some stores irl, but I don't wanna buy too large! I hope you haven't covered this already, I tried to look for it on your blog and didn't see anything! thanks <3

their sizes are listed in UK sizing, which is a few sizes off of what US sizing is. so, if i’m a 22, i might buy a 24 or a 26 in their stuff. i have bought some of their stuff in smaller sizes though, and if what you’re getting is slightly oversized or something that stretches it might still fit. i bought a cardigan in a size 20 (a US size 18) and even being a size 22/24 in US sizing it still fit me well. 

i’m planning on doing a big video review of their stuff as soon as i get a chance so i don’t want to go super in depth, but i really like their stuff so far, even though some items are a big hit or miss (like with my first order, ¾ things were really good, but that ONE thing was like. literally made out of ugly halloween costume fabric which was not great–i know when i first unboxed it that was the first thing i touched and i was just like HOLY shit this does not bode well–but everything else was really nice, lmao)

hopefully that helps you enough to make an order tho! i would definitely take your measurements and see where you fall on their chart, in UK sizes, rather than go off your US size just to triple make sure that you’ll be good, but i’ve got a second package from them coming this week so i’m definitely really into them! they have a lot of stuff you wouldn’t normally see in plus sizes (especially stuff that isn’t fit & flare) and for really really good prices, which is a win-win! 

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Can you see it?
The worst is over.
The monsters in my head are scared of love.

Fallen people, listen up.
It’s never too late to change your luck.

So don’t let them steal your light–
don’t let them break your stride.
There’s light on the other side,
and you’ll see all the raindrops falling behind–

it’s a revolution. ☀

Diplo – Revolution 

Captured by an angel caught in human form,
Heidi of Heidi Nicole Photography!

julie-patoolie submitted: 

 November 2014 vs May 2015

Starting weight: 235lbs (heaviest was 258) size 18/20 US
Current weight: 167lbs size 10/12 US
Goal weight: 140lbs

I’m 5'5".
Before I ate way too much crappy, sugar loaded, processed foods. Now I’m watching my macros (50% protein, 25% carbs, 25% fat) and eating lots of veggies, fruits, poultry and fish. I also went from little-to-no exercise to doing 30-45 minutes of walking in the morning everyday along with bootcamp style workouts 5 days a week. I’ve recently started running in the past month and have done a few 5K’s and hope to start training for a half marathon.

I used to always make excuses for my lack of physical activity and poor food choices but now I’m able to tell myself that all those excuses are bullshit! Haha! Getting physically healthier has made me mentally healthier.

—- SEND in your own Before and After weight loss progress photos HERE.

HOW I LOST 20 POUNDS IN ONE MONTH!

Context: I was 260 pounds, 5'5 and size 18 jeans& XXL shirts!

(Currently Jan. 11th 2015, I am 181 lbs, size 11 jeans & L shirts)

-Used to eat out about 6 times a week (sometimes twice a day!) 

-Never worked out

-I’m a receptionist (On my butt for about 8 hrs a day)

-I’m a college student (On my butt for another 4 hrs)

…..Basically i was a couch potato, & the stereotypical FAT GIRL.

My freshman year of college i gained like 15 lbs, putting me at 260…

******JUNE 2014….WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY BEGINS**********

Steps i took…

1. Limited eating out to twice a week

2. Drank 1.5 gallons of water everyday 

3. Started drinking my breakfast…..green smoothies! 

4. Tried eating as healthy as possible!

5. Walked for about 40 minutes a day 7 days a week! 

Not a whole lotta effort, 20 pounds in ONE month….5 lbs a week!!!

(Keep in mind I was OBESE)

I guess what i’m trying to say is that, it’s actually not THAT hard to start….The cool thing about our bodies is that they’re really eager to lose all the weight…so just about any notable effort you put in, you’ll more than likely see a positive result. Our bodies were made to move! Just make sure to actually DO SOMETHING.

it’s about 80% diet & 20% exercise…..and lots of discipline.

Its not easy, but it’s worth it. 

You guys can follow me on IG @theperksofbeingadouchebag (I post a lot of my meals and daily activities….also i’m not douchebag, I just thought it was funny. hahaa)

I’m an actual  curvy girl, with a good bust, small waist and big hips, basically an idea hourglass-figure (I’m not saying this in a boasting way, but it is what it is and it’s actually relevant.) In most stores, I’m a 3 or 4 MAX. 

It annoys me though, that fat people, who are way into size 18 and beyond, use the word “curvy” as an identifier when they’re clearly not. I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with that, but if they’re as proud of their bodies as they say they are, why not actually refer to themselves as fat instead of hiding behind a false label of"curvy" while making people think its full of fat women trying to pass as something they’re not. 

Again, I have nothing against those that are overweight, but it’s annoying because they’re vastly different things body types and it just perpetrates this idea that curvy=fat.