It's all well and good when actresses and actors tell you to love yourself. Queen Bey is all about that feminist, body positive power. However through no fault of their own, it's hard to hear "love yourself" from someone who inherently has a socially accepted SLAMMING body. Which is why I fucking love Melissa McCarthy. She has been every size under the sun, and understands better then most what's it's like to be judged by your size. And you know what, she doesn't give a fuckkkkkk. Check out 5 of her AMAZING quotes about body imagine.
It is imperative that we women epically remember that there is no need to change for anyone. People love you for you, and if someone doesn't, you don't need them. They'll find someone else who will fit their picky standards.
When dieting and trying to lose weight, it's always good to realize that there are bigger priorities. Like having some of your best friends birthday cake, ripping shots when you get a promotion or even taking a break from the gym for a much needed Netflix and chill day. Your weight should NOT control how you enjoy your live.
Constantly believing that things will be better once you lose a certain amount of weight is the ONE THING that is actually stopping you from getting what you want now. You are good enough now and that will not change if you lose or gain any weight.
After being my thinnest my senior year and then gaining 30 pounds and now trying to get back to my senior year body I can seriously relate to this. When I was at my smallest it still wasn't enough for me. Being healthy isn't being the smallest, it's loving your body at any size.
And the best part about Melissa is that she doesn't make you feel stupid for stressing about your size. It's normal (unfortunately) to always want to be smaller. It's nice to hear that with age, and a lot of self love, the number on the scale will not be controlling you anymore.