Instagram post by @laura_fights_back Laura ๐Ÿ’•

I hate my body and the part of my body I hate the most is my stomach. I've always wanted a flat stomach and it's always been something I've never managed to achieve. No matter how many sit ups I do or how much weight I have lost I've always felt like I have too much fat and I hate it. But I'm getting to a point where I am learning to accept my body. Losing more weight isn't going to make me like my stomach any more, it's not going to make me any happier and it's not going to give me the flat stomach I so desperately crave. So after years of keeping it hidden because I'm ashamed of it, in the garden today I sunbathed with it on show. The only person that would have seen me would be my neighbour but the fact I had it visible outside my own home is a huge thing for me. Maybe one day I will feel comfortable enough to have it on show in public but for now this is a big improvement โ˜บ๏ธโ˜€๏ธhope everyone's had a fabulous weekend ๐Ÿ’•#mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #ed #edwarrior #edsoldier #edfighter #edfam #edfamily #edrecovery #recoverywarrior #ana #anawho #anorexia #anarecovery #anorexiarecovery #recovery #eatittobeatit #nourishtoflourish #foodisfuel #foodismedicine #edwontwin #eatingdisorder #eatingdisorderrecovery #recoveryisworthit #recoveryispossible #prorecovery #realrecovery #healthynotskinny #strongnotskinny #nevergiveup

32 Comments

  • 7w ago foreverdamaged26 foreverdamaged26

    Love yourself for who you are, by what you look like. Sent you a DM to try cheer you up :)

  • 7w ago jess_king51 jess_king51

    Thats the part of my body i hate the most too, second to my arms. I try to do so many lower ab workouts but i just cant seem to get the perfect shape. Maybe theres no such thing as a perfect shape anyways โค

  • 7w ago thenourishrevolution thenourishrevolution

    You are so beautiful! I know exactly how you feel, but I promise losing weight or obsessively exercising will not be the answer. Just remember that your worth is not determined by beauty standardsโค๏ธ

  • 7w ago ellestackfitness ellestackfitness

    Such a positive step in the right direction.. proud of you! I really love this post. Iโ€™ve always hated my stomach too!! But you are absolutely right.. and having a flat stomach does not make us better people. You are beautiful just the way you are ๐Ÿ’•

  • 7w ago bchin22 bchin22

    Youโ€™re very brave!

  • 7w ago bella_mary28 bella_mary28

    Girl!!! Ur brave and amazing. Step by step your becoming stronger and stronger as each day goes by. Your an inspiration to many young females out here going thru the same exact thing as you! Continue to love urself and u body that God gave you and he will continue to give you the strength you need. Believe me there are parts of my body I donโ€™t like but I love myself and will continue to work on myself. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  • 7w ago missprissfitt missprissfitt

    ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

  • 7w ago sing_it_pretty_sue sing_it_pretty_sue

    Baby steps. One day at at time. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

  • 7w ago scorpiohawk86 scorpiohawk86

    โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

  • 7w ago annapixieholmes annapixieholmes

    Keep strong! It's a tough journey but there is a light at the end of the tunnel ๐Ÿ’—

  • 7w ago laura_n_fitness laura_n_fitness

    Laura- I used to have the same insecurities too! My stomach is definitely the body part that Iโ€™m most insecure about. Iโ€™ve been able to figure out what foods make me bloated and avoid them selectively when I know I want my stomach to be flatter... still tho at the end of the day, itโ€™s accepting who you are and still loving yourself :)

  • 7w ago thebareessentials.bc thebareessentials.bc

    Body image is so hard. Just had a major meltdown about this very thing yesterday

  • 7w ago alexbardyntosello568 alexbardyntosello568

    โฃ๏ธ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŒธ~You are very brave & beautiful! I donโ€™t think you are seeing what we are all seeing & feeling about you! You are sincerely gorgeous, inside & out!~Wishing you a beautiful Monday!~๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŽตโฃ๏ธ

  • 7w ago ___discover___ ___discover___

    I know this too well. My belly always seems to stick out no matter what position and it makes me want to lose weight even more๐Ÿ˜ฅ

  • 7w ago beautifulmeofficial beautifulmeofficial

    Hello brave and gorgeous lady! You have organs inside your body that will not be flattened ..give them room, itโ€™s perfectly fine AND normal for a belly to protrude:)

  • 7w ago krista_laughlin krista_laughlin

    Hey honey I know you donโ€™t see it but I want you to know, your stomach is beautiful โค๏ธ

  • 7w ago divinevibe_ divinevibe_

    Yes ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ Just read a few of your post and can relate in some senses, you are so brave. So many more betters days are coming your way hun ๐Ÿ’•

  • 7w ago nutbutterfreedom nutbutterfreedom

    I definitely can relate, still struggling with the same problem of wrong self perception and not accepting my body as the way it is ๐Ÿ™ˆ but you are so incredibly strong and brave! Keep going, the fight is worth it and you are more than capable of finding freedom! you're beautiful, inside and out ๐ŸŒธโค

  • 7w ago spillchat spillchat

    <3

  • 7w ago myironbrotherhood myironbrotherhood

    Whoooooo!!! Love this post, totally support you finding your way! I was the opposite growing up, I was a 250lb fatass 14year old kid!! The point is, you can do it!! Life is about busting through the challenges!! Youve got a great figure!

  • 7w ago swimming_with_goldfish swimming_with_goldfish

    Well done on your recovery. Itโ€™s a lifelong process that you will win. You are beautiful and deserve to be happy, ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • 7w ago autumn_is_my_jam autumn_is_my_jam

    You don't need a flat stomach to be healthy or happy. Judging from other pictures you look amazing. You have a beautiful #smile ๐Ÿ˜. Don't ever lose that, please. You are worth being happy.

  • 7w ago fainek fainek

    Wooooow! ๐Ÿ’—!!!

  • 7w ago powertothemind powertothemind

    you are beautiful. weight does not define who you are! keep strong gorgeous ๐Ÿ’›

  • 7w ago liluyelani liluyelani

    I get it. I too have always wanted a flat stomach. I have big boobs/butt with a kangaroo pouch. God couldโ€™ve ended after the first two ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿฆ‹ and kept the โ€œfanny packโ€

  • 7w ago friends.with.faith friends.with.faith

    Please know that Jesus loves You , so much and is hurting as much as you are by seeing you experience this dark patch in your life. Please Hun feel free to message me, and we can talk , or you can ask questions or vent or ANYTHING! Thereโ€™s so much more for you than this, and HE LOVES YOU! X

  • 7w ago oh_its_kaitlin oh_its_kaitlin

    Do you know why a females stomach can never be fully flat?? That little ponch? That's not fat. It's your uterus. You're welcome.

  • 7w ago gardeniaproject gardeniaproject

    We live in a culture that defines "health" as a flat stomach when that's not true at all. You can be putting all sorts of garbage into your body and have a flat stomach, and even have abs sometimes! Being healthy is so much more than having a flat stomach and day by day, people are slowly beginning to realize that. If you keep the focus not on gaining/losing weight but on being truly respectful to your body, THAT is when you will feel your happiest. You are beautiful! โค๏ธ

  • 6w ago mentalhealthyogics mentalhealthyogics

    I feel that way about my legs. They never have been, nor will they ever be, skinny. But I try to take pride in the fact that they are strong. Sometimes, just changing our perspective or how we perceive ourselves makes all the difference. I know the struggle is real, but You are strong๐Ÿ’ช You got this lady ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • 6w ago oh_its_kaitlin oh_its_kaitlin

    @jess_king51 that lil ponch isn't fat, it's you're uterus. Yw

  • 6w ago queenbtrfly_ queenbtrfly_

    This is beautiful and I can realte to you. As women we always strive to achieve a "certain thing" but may feel it is completely unattainable. I'm fighting to get "my little voice" to stop the negative chatter. It can be an endless cycle but it's worth every ounce of my efforts. Hugs sweet girl! Have a blessed day ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’ž

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