Body Image and Clothing Size

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So, most of you are probably off work or school for Memorial Day today – but as I am not in the US today, it’s business (schoolwork) as usual around here.  I am still thinking about all the wonderful people who have served the country, never forgotten.

I still have one more exam this week (yay for weird Swedish schedules), so I haven’t been taking that many pictures and such, but I took a little study break to record a video blog about something that has been on my mind lately:

How clothing size can affect our body image.

**please note: this video is NOT meant to offend anyone, no matter your shape, size or body type.  I understand that people can be overweight or underweight and still healthy, and that is just the natural condition of their body.  These are just my personal experiences, and are not meant to be taken as law.**

I started thinking about this because I realized that I have held onto clothes that I bought at a time when I was much smaller, at a time when I had over-stressd my body and not eaten enough.  Since that time, I have always gone to stores and attempted to try on that smaller size that I could once fit into, only to be disappointed again and again.

Then it hit me – I was only making myself miserable.  If I look good and feel good and am doing right by my body, than size is nothing but a number.

Have you had any experience where size numbers dictate your self-esteem?

Any other thoughts to share on this topic? I’d love to hear your comments.

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6 thoughts on “Body Image and Clothing Size

  1. Kat @ a dash of fairydust

    Oh my god,thank you so much for this,Rachel! I SO needed this today,really… You don’t know how you literally saved my life.
    Everything you’ve said is just so right and there’s nothing,nothing I could add here.
    Thank you,thank you,thank you. <3
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    1. Rachel Post author

      Wow, Kat, I’m flattered! This is definitely something I feel very strongly about, I’m glad I put it out there. I hope you’re doing okay, dear!


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