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Love your Body

It has occurred to me that I have lost sight of why I started this blog, to try to open the eyes of the world that big women are beautiful! Also, for big women to see their true beauty while I also learn to love my body the way it is.

I still love blogging about being a mom and family life, but I want to focus back on my mission, for people to accept plus size people.

I have a lot to say on this topic so I may be a bit scattered brained, but bare with me.

I can honestly say that I love being a plus size woman. Am I happy with my body 100% of the time…no. I would love to lose about 50 pounds and get in better shape so that I can take better care of my my disabled daughter. Will I ever be skinny?? No. Nor do I care about being skinny. Not that there is anything wrong with being skinny, I was just not meant to be a smaller woman.

I have always been on the chunky side, since I was a child. I was a very active kid , I played sports and took dance. I ate what every other kid was eating, but I gained weight more than the other kids.

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When I was in 5th grade, kids at school really started making fun of my weight. I was then aware that I was different, and of coarse different always has to be bad, right?? So, I started countless diets, battled depression, and even hated going to school.

As a child, I should not have had to deal with body image issues, no child should!

God made us all different, we are not meant to all be the same size and weight.

People are having weight loss surgeries and going on extreme diets, so that they can fit in with society. Now, I know some people have to lose weight because of health problems, do skinny people not have the same health problems??

My mom had gastric bypass years ago because her Doctor said losing the weight would make all her health problems disappear, my words, but same meaning. She lost the weight, but still has heart problems and high blood pressure.

I am done trying to fit in with society, yes I want to be healthy and I CAN be healthy and plus size. I am meant to have curves and junk in my trunk and I am gonna own it!

This message is not just for plus size women. Society puts an unrealistic standard on what a woman should look like. Some of you may have body image issues and not be overweight.

This is for all of you woman reading this. Love your bodies the way they are meant to be, own and flaunt it! Show the World we come in all shapes and sizes and ALL sizes are beautiful!

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Plus Size Active Wear

Did you know that department stores now have plus size mannequins displaying active wear for women? I think it is great! It shows the world that plus size women care about fitness too!

Now us plus size women need to show the world how good we look getting in shape.

Finding plus size clothes that you can feel comfortable in while working out has always been a challenge, but now there are so many more options for us big girls.

Check out these fat girl approved active wear!

Flowing Racer back tanks are a must, I hate having my sweaty clothes sticking to me.

I love tummy control active pants! These are so cute and they have a spot for your phone!

So many colors to choose from!

This Tunic Sweater looks so comfortable and comes in several colors!

Gotta keep the girls secure!!

I cannot wait to try these more big girl friendly active wear and who knows i might actually enjoy working out in them!

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Less Stress Weight Loss Tips

If you are anything like me, the less stressful weight loss can be, the better.

Recently I have felt sluggish and tired, feeling like the extra Holiday weight is weighing me down. Now, I am not one for strict diets and gym memberships, but I do find myself needing to lose some weight. I will not have unrealistic goals, just to be in better shape and feel better.

My ultimate goal is still to love my body image just the way I am, so I do not plan on being skinny, just more fit and healthy.

With all that said, I reached out to my readers for advice on simple weight loss tips. I received some great advice and can’t wait to try these less stress weight loss tips.

Drink plenty of water!

Drinking water is by far the most important factor in losing weight and being healthy. Sugary drinks weigh you down and will actually take away your energy.

I suggest getting a water bottle that keeps track of how much water you drink because I lose track of how glasses I have drunk.

Check out this water bottle from Amazon, you can even add fruits to make your water more enjoyable.

 

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Eating Healthier 

You don’t always have to be on a a strict diet, just add in more healthy food options. One of my readers suggests Mediterranean food options and I am intrigued to learn more about this.

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Fitness

As I said before I am not one to be in the gym showing my struggle to everyone, but there is other fitness options.

I personally like dance workout videos, but you can do most fitness routines from the comfort of your home. Try yoga, get some small weights, just make up your own fitness routine.

Try to work out every other day for 1 hour, switching between weights and cardio.

Check these great fitness products to start working out from home.

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Smaller Portions

So we all know how life goes, we get busy and it is so much easier to cook unhealthy foods. When your faced with unhealthy options, portion control is essential. I need to learn portion control more than anything. Learn when your body is content and not overly full.

Portion containers are a helpful tool to use until your brain adjusts to the smaller portions.

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Vitamins and Supplements

I have learned that there is no easy weight loss pill that will magically take away your hunger or shed those pounds faster, but taking vitamins does help your body. They can give you extra energy, help your skin and nails, and regulate your body.

A good multivitamin is the best to have, when I take mine regularly I can feel a change in my body.

There are so many vitamins and supplements that are beneficial and do so much for your body.

  • vitamin c
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Coconut oil
  • L-Arginine
  • B-12

I have heard so many good things about Moringa Seeds that I am adding them to my Amazon cart! They have so many health-promoting qualities!

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I hope some of these weight loss tips can help with your weight loss journey. I know I am a little more excited about starting my journey to a healthier life, with these less stress weight loss tips!

 

 

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Fall Plus Size Fashion

Fall is finally upon us, well not here in Texas, it is still hotter than hades. But I know it is coming!

I love everything about Fall. The leaves changing colors, the cooler crisp air, and pumpkin spice everything!

When it comes to Fall I think my favorite part is the Fall Fashion. Getting to wear all those great Autumn colors…burgundy, mustard, green and all those browns. Getting to pull out those sweaters from the back of the closet for those cool Fall nights.

So lets talk about some Fall fashion! I have found some really great online boutiques that have great plus size clothes. The boutique I will be featuring in this post is Glitzy Girlz Boutique. They have tons of really cute plus size fall clothing. I have chosen a few of my favorite fall pieces to feature.  

Curvy what you seek Mustard Plus Size Top

https://www.glitzygirlzboutique.com/
$39.95

 

This cozy knit top is just adorable! You could pair it with jeans and leggings and look amazing sitting by a Fall bonfire

Thankful and Grateful Tee

https://www.glitzygirlzboutique.com/
$29.95

This super soft mossy green tee is the perfect Fall shirt. Pair it with some jeans and an utility vest and you are ready for the pumpkin patch.

Curvy Desired Utility Vest

https://www.glitzygirlzboutique.com/
$28.95

I love everything about this outfit! Of coarse you can get all pieces on Glitzy Girlz Boutique website, but I wanted to show this vest that would go perfect with the tee mentioned above.

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cup Graphic Tee

https://www.glitzygirlzboutique.com/
$23.95

I am just in love with this rust colored, super soft graphic tee. I can honestly see myself wearing this with some jeans and a cardigan, as I sip on my pumpkin spice coffee.

Hayrides Graphic Tee

https://www.glitzygirlzboutique.com/
$23.95

So here is another graphic tee that I adore! I just had to show an option with some flannel, I love flannel. This rust colored graphic tee would go perfect with some flannel, jeans and some brown boots.

Curvy Steady as she goes Mustard Cardigan

Curvy Kael Dark Wash Plus Size Denim Jeans

Wayland Bronze Bootie

https://www.glitzygirlzboutique.com/
Cardigan $38.95 Dark wash jeans $49.95 Bronze Booties $59.95

Ok so I love every part of this outfit from the Soft flowing kimono with rich harvest shades to the dark denim jeans. You could pair the Cardigan with any fall color tank and be ready to hit the town.

Curvy Kaede Light Wash Plus Size Denim Jeans

https://www.glitzygirlzboutique.com/
$21.95

I need these jeans in my life! I could totally see myself rocking these jeans with a graphic tee or a tunic with a kimono. There are so many options with these super cute denim jeans. 

I hope you enjoyed my favorite Fall Fashions from Glitzy Girlz Boutique! I cannot wait to do some Fall shopping.

Head over to https://www.glitzygirlzboutique.com/

Check out their amazing Plus Size Fashions and don’t forget to sign up for e-mails. They give great promo codes in their e-mails.

Happy Fall!

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Body Insecurities

Body insecurities can affect more than just plus size woman. I think a lot of woman have issues loving their body. Whether it be you think you thighs are too big or your butt is too small. There is always something we wish we could change about our body’s.

I have been overweight most of my life and I cannot remember a single time I have truly loved my body. My stomach is too big, my arms are flabby and the back fat just disgusts me. I think after 35 years, that needs to change.

I have let my body insecurities control my life. Going shopping for cute plus size clothes is a nightmare! Finding plus size clothes that doesn’t look like I am a ninety year old woman is so frustratingly hard. Once I find something that looks age appropriate, problems arise. For one, when I finally find a 3x and try it on, it fits more like a 1x. Plus size clothes are rarely sized correctly, which irritates the heck out of me. Second, if by chance I find a 3x that fits like a 3x those unflattering mirrors make me look like a frumpy hag. So I usually leave the store without purchasing anything.

Sweating is another insecurity that affects my life drastically. I don’t know if it is because I am overweight or if I am just a sweater (my doctor would tell me its the weight for sure), but I do sweat more than a normal person. It is very embarrassing. Talking to other people while I wipe the sweat from my upper lip bothers me severely. I worry about what they think of me, do they think I am disgusting? Do they see that sweat butt imprint I just left on that seat I was sitting in? It is something that definitely makes me want to stay in the comfort of my home.

I am tired of letting my insecurities control my life. I do not want to be limited to what I can do and achieve in this life and I will definitely not let it take away from making precious memories with my children.

So what I am doing about it? I have not been to an amusement park in years! I let my insecurities about my body tell me that I cannot do it, but I CAN! This October I am taking my daughter to Disney World for her birthday and graduation gift to her. I have promised her this trip for so many years and I cannot tell her no anymore. She worked so hard for her accomplishment in graduating , so I am going to work hard for her. I am not going to worry that my face may be drenched in sweat. I am not going to worry if I fit on the rides. I am not going to worry about anything, except having the best time ever with my family.

Don’t let insecurities control your life! Life goes by so fast and you need to enjoy every minute of it.

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Welcome to Perfectly Imperfect Plus Life

Welcome to my Blog Perfectly Imperfect Plus Life!

Perfectly Imperfect Plus Life is a blog I created to promote Self Love and No Body Shaming.

Over the years, I have discovered so many other topics that I enjoy writing about. While this blog does still focus on body positivity, I also like to share on many other topics. Such as, Family, Holidays, Fashions, Crafts and DIYs, and so much more.

My only mission with my blog is to INSPIRE.

My blog is not about money, I may share affiliate links of products I trust or good deals, but you will never see tons of promotions on my blog.

Check out the About me tab if you would like to learn more about me!

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About me

I am a Texas native and a mother of two wonderful kiddos. I am married to the man I fell in love with a age 16 and we now have been together over 20 years.

My family

My children are my world! I became pregnant with my daughter at 15, so I have been a mother for all of my adult life. My daughter Ciara, has Cerebral Palsy, which effects her ability to walk and speak. She can light up a room with her smile and she never complains about her hardships. My son, Leland, is a normal teenager with an attitude. He is definitely a “mama’s boy”, and constantly makes me laugh.

My Perfectly Imperfect Plus Life is about showing life is not perfect and nobody is perfect, but we can love ourselves and our lives no matter how imperfect.

Of coarse my blog will not be serious all the time, my imperfect life can be crazy, and I hope to share some of that craziness with ya’ll.

If you are into plus size fashion, plus size beauty trends, crafty mom ideas, special need moms, or dealing with anxiety. Then you should definitely follow my blog. It may seem a little crazy, but hey that is how my brain works. I am all over the place!

I hope you all enjoy my posts and can join me in being perfectly imperfect and loving it!