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25 February 2020

I Stopped Giving A Sh*t About My Body Flaws And I'm Happier Now

I had my annual MOT at the hospital earlier this month. In other words, it was my annual review where they go over my health over the past 12 months and carry out every single test they can possibly think of on me.



Anyway, at the review, I got weighed, as I do at every appointment I have at the hospital. I got told by my dietitian whilst putting my shoes and socks back on that I had lost weight. Now, to normal, healthy people, this would be seen as a triumphant moment. In my case, a little panic set in. I kind of knew the reason why I had lost weight, purely because I wasn't eating enough. I haven't been dieting or anything. If only I could. A lot of things have been happening in my life lately and it's meant that I haven't felt like eating much. I've made a little promise to myself that I'll put a pound or two back on before Easter.

I Stopped Giving A Sh*t About My Body Flaws And I'm Happier Now


What I've realised lately is that I've stopped giving a fuck about my body insecurities and imperfections. I may have a belly roll, chunky thighs and bingo wings, but there's not much I can do about that. Why not just embrace them and just be content with how my body looks?



The relief that I have felt letting all that shit go has made me happier. In a way, I feel more confident now. I may have a weird bra size, I may not be able to wear bralettes with my boobs hanging out over the top. But I'm happy. I may not be able wear a crop top without my belly seeping over my jeans/shorts/skirt/trousers. But I'm happy. I may not be able to wear a mini skirt without seeing my thighs wobble. But I'm happy. Saying that, there's nothing to stop me from doing these things is there?!

I Stopped Giving A Sh*t About My Body Flaws And I'm Happier Now


I'm just going to throw on whatever looks good. It's ok to have imperfections and flaws. Who has the perfect body anyway? One word that I would use to describe my body is - warrior. I've bared plenty of battle scars from Cystic Fibrosis. It may not show so much on the outside, but on the inside, my body is battling hard to keep me as healthy as possible. Ok, the medication may have a big part to play, but mental health is also a big factor. CF may have given me body hang ups over the years, but I'd rather have them and feel well in myself than the opposite.





Find a positive word to describe your body, don't focus on the imperfections. If I was to say one good thing about my body, it would be my feet. I like my feet, they don't give me any problems (except blisters in the summer) and they don't look half bad. They look even better when the toenails are painted. For you, it could be your boobs, arms, arse or even your elbows.





Like I said near the beginning of the post, I will try not to panic too much about my weight. It just means I need to eat a few more KFC's. A win-win all round really.




I Stopped Giving A Sh*t About My Body Flaws And I'm Happier Now

28 comments:

  1. This is such a empowering blogpost! Being happy is what is most important, everyone has different body flaws and we should all just learn to embrace them all. <3 Love this!

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    1. Thank you Lucy! You're right, we should just learn to love and embrace our flaws because we all have them!

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  2. I've definitely learnt to accept my body moreso over the past year but I still hate my CF belly and small boobs!
    Hope the other annual review results come back okay!

    Olivia | www.heylittletulip.wordpress.com

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    1. Oh I hate my CF belly! It's the one thing that I wish I could get rid of along with CF! Thank you lovely, my annual review follow up is in a couple of weeks time x

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  3. Girl, you are SO gorgeous. I'm so glad you're on a journey to loving your body as you deserve all the love and self respect in the world. x

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    1. Ah Sophie! Thank you so much! This really means a lot! x

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  4. You look incredible! And I'm pretty sure you would at any size. It's weird for me, I know what I weigh give or take a pound or two, and I'm happy with it, but it fills me with dread every time a medical professional wants me to hop on the scales so her making a comment about losing weight would have probably sat really badly with me. I have so much respect and admiration for your attitude here, it's so inspiring. And that 'this is me' attitude is something we could all do with a little more of. I hope you're enjoying that extra KFC! x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Sophie! I'm not a fan of people commenting on my weight, the only people I will allow to talk about my weight are the dietitians at the hospital! I shall enjoy my extra KFC bargain buckets! x

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  5. I can’t actually remember the last time that I weighed myself because I’ve always thought that I go by the way I feel about myself not my weight. I have been feeling a bit down about myself recently but this post definitely helped! X

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    1. I'm glad this post has helped you lovely! x

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  6. Girl you are gorg! I'm super self-conscious about my weight and certain parts of my body (hello thighs) but after reading this, I'm looking at how I should be proud and embrace the flaws/imperfections I think I have.

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    1. You should be proud and embrace any flaws/imperfections you may have Anna!

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  7. First off, you look amazing! Red really suits you! No one should feel ashamed about their body, we are individuals not clones!

    Ellyn x | Life Of A Beauty Nerd

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    1. Oh Ellyn thank you! You're right lovely, we're individuals, not clones! The world would be a bit boring if we were all the same! x

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  8. You look amazing Lucy! Red suits you so much, I'm quite self conscious but as I've got older it's not as bad at all! X

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    1. Thank you Kayleigh! I'm glad to hear that you don't feel as self conscious as you used to be! x

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  9. You look amazing and I'm so pleased you've reached a place where your happy within yourself. These kind of blog posts and messages are so inspiring and motivating. Thank you for sharing x

    Kate | thelittlecrunch.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Kate! I hope this post has inspired you! x

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  10. I love this mindset and positivity, it's so true that we all have our flaws- its just a shame that social media shows so much that appears 'imperfect' and adds to the pressure and feelings of inadequacy. I definitely need to work on this mindset myself.
    Soph - https://sophhearts.com x

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    1. Thank you Soph. That's one thing I do hate about social media, it likes to show people's imperfections, which is just wrong x

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  11. I absolutely love your positivity - it's so inspiring! It's certainly something I need to work on myself but I like to think I've gotten better at it over the last few years! That babydoll you're wearing is also gorgeous - the red definitely suits you! Xx

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    1. Aww Amy thank you! I'm happy to hear that you have gotten better at the way you see yourself! xx

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  12. I honestly hope that one day I find the same kind of confidence for my body! I actually chatted about my body dysmorphia in therapy yesterday and it made me realise that I have a long way to go. That said, I've taken the first step! Plus, you are so pretty!! That colour really suits you! <3

    Daisy xoxo | TheDeeWhoLived

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    1. I'm sure you will Daisy! You've taken the first step, that's the main thing! xx

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  13. Great post Lucy! I go through waves of having a lot of body confidence and then suddenly feeling insecure but over the years I'm finding myself being more confident. It's fab to see so much positivity in this post :) x

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    1. Thank you Faye! I go through phases like that too, but I've gotten a lot better over the years! x

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  14. I'm very happy for you and your post in incredible ❤️ I stopped thinking about my weight and now I'm incredibly happy. I workout and eat more. I've never had problems but I always watched 1kg more, 2 more than my perfect shape. WHO CARES! I always look the same and they weight doesn't define me.

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