Embracing My Natural Size: Confronting My Negative Body Image Follow Up By @NowWithNicole

My Jeans Finally Fit!

March is Women’s History Month. In honor of all of my beautiful sisters out there who are struggling with body image issues, I wanted to do a follow-up on my previous post, Brownies, Slim Fast, and Water Challenges: My Battle With a Negative Body Image By @NowWithNicole. In that piece, I discussed a lifelong battle with eating disorders and a negative body image. I addressed the many obstacles I faced as a child, teen, and an adult with coming to love and accept me for who I was. I also discussed finally coming to terms with and embracing my natural size.

Ever since making this decision it has made a world of difference in both my confidence and appearance. It really is true that when you look good on the outside, it puts a little added spice to the fabulous you that is on the inside. That is why I encourage all of my sisters to love you, embrace you, and lead a healthy lifestyle that is not based upon another person’s views. The only downside to my new revelation is that there are so many other women who are also my size that it has become harder to find clothes that fit. That’s a better problem to have than the former.

The following are a few pictures of me and my jeans that actually fit. Some of them are even skinny jeans that properly surround my stomach and do not show any butt crack.

This article is a follow-up to my Brownies, Slim Fast, and Water Challenges: My Battle With a Negative Body Image By NowWithNicole. I hope it encourages and inspires you. For more, you may find me at NowWithNicole.com.

These are a pair of my new skinny jeans that don’t squeeze out my stomach! 2/19/2015

This article is a follow-up to my Brownies, Slim Fast, and Water Challenges: My Battle With a Negative Body Image By NowWithNicole. I hope it encourages and inspires you. For more, you may find me at NowWithNicole.com.

Me in my white jeans. I like the tight ankle look after so many years of “boot cut” jeans being the only option for curvy girls. 2/19/2015

Nicole in comfy and cute jogger jeans. Embracing my natural body size and gaining a positive body image. Read more of my story on my blog at NowWithNicole.com.

Yes, to the Jogger Jeans. They fit! 2/19/2015

Nicole in white jacket and jeans that fit. Embracing my natural body size and gaining a positive body image. Read more of my story on my blog at NowWithNicole.com.

I’m a fan of white. I don’t care the season. 2/19/2015

Nicole in patchwork pants and heels. Embracing my natural body size and gaining a positive body image. Read more of my story on my blog at NowWithNicole.com.

Patchwork jeans and heels. I’m a fan. 2/19/2015

Do you have body image issues that cause you to make unhealthy choices all in the name of quieting the outside critics or the voices in your head? Please share your story in the comments.

In honor of Women’s History Month, let’s make history by changing that story.

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