Hello, my lovely followers and readers of my blog! I hope you haven’t missed me that much! 😉
I hope you are all okay and if you aren’t feeling ok. Just remember that’s it ok not to be ok and I hope you can get the right support you need and if you want to talk please remember that I’m here and the correct charities are here to support you!
Today post is about being classed plus size and I wanted to talk about fashion.
I had so much hatred towards my body for so so long. But we were born with our bodies and why shouldn’t we love them?
Yeah, I’m not size 0 and I don’t claim to be. I wanted to be a size 10 for years on end. I hated the way I looked. But that’s what I’ve learnt with recovery you need to be at peace with yourself and you need to accept your imperfections whatever they are.
I was talking about my Mum with my grandma. She battled with her weight and mind at my age. She had an eating disorder. She hated the word fat. She cried every time the doctors spoke about her weight. She had Type 1 diabetes.
I guess why my gran was concerned about me as I was a teenage girl and I was showing signs of mental illness which my mum was showing. But I was showing signs of a mood disorder and psychosis.
I am classed as plus size. That doesn’t bother me anymore, I use to be so bothered about my weight and I use to call myself fat every single day. I am fat and so what? My medication has played part in the weight gain as it a side effect of taking Quetiapine & Paroxetine and I’m not upset about that because I need that medication to keep my moods stabilized and to help me continue my life.
I have off days where I sometimes feel shit about myself and that’s totally normal. I’m still human. I breathe like you do. It doesn’t matter what size I am. It doesn’t matter whether I have black or red hair. It doesn’t matter whether I have a nose ring or not. Because I am me. I am worth it. I am proud of my body.
Once I’ve saved some pennies in my piggy bank, I am planning to do more fashion related posts. I will be getting some clothing brands hauls and I’ll write about them and I will be posting the items I’ve got on my Instagram!
Some of the brands what I will be testing are:
- Fashion Nova
- ASOS Curve
- Boohoo Plus
- New Look Curve
- Forever 21 Plus
- Pretty Little Thing Plus
- Yours Clothing
- River Island Plus size
- Simply Be
- Pink Clove
I want to connect with you. So what brands would you like me to test and review?
Till next time!
With lots of love!
Shannon Diana xx
Mental illness isn’t going to get the last laugh. I am.
I fight for my health and for other people’s health every single day in a way most people won’t understand, we aren’t lazy. We are warriors!
If you don’t feel like talking to yet, I’ll always be here and I’ll help out any way I can. You aren’t alone.
I know how it feels to be pushed aside. But listen, you are amazing and I’m proud of you so much.
Just so you know, it’s okay not to be okay you know, even the happiest person in the universe has their bad days. You can get through this dark hole. I believe in you.
You are loved. You are worth the fight. You are more than your illnesses, you can fight this I believe in you. You are flawless. You are fabulous. You aren’t alone. You are amazing and I’m proud of you all.
You can beat these thoughts. I believe in you. I will always be there for you even if it’s on the internet or email or even in person one day. You are loved. You are needed in this world because you are YOU. You are badass for battling mental illness daily. I care about every single one of you. You are more than enough. You don’t need to please anyone else.
Here is some numbers to contact if you are experiencing a mental health crisis:
Samaritans- For everyone! 24 hours, 7 days a week:
Call this number – 116 123
Email address is Jo@samaritans.org
Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) – For Men! 5pm to midnight every day.
Call this number: 0800 58 58 58
Webpage chat room if you don’t want to phone the link is: Webpage Chat
Papyrus- For people under 35! Monday to Friday 10am to 10pm. Weekends 2pm to 10pm. Bank Holidays 2pm to 5pm.
Phone number: 0800 068 41 41
Text Number: 07786 209697
Childline- For children and young people under 19.
Call 0800 1111 (Number won’t show up on your phone bill)
The Silver Line- For older people
Call: 0800 4 70 80 90
In the US: Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or the National Hopeline Network at 1-800-784-2433
In Austraila- Call Lifeline Austraila at 13 11 14
Other places you could go or ring in a crisis in UK:
- Call your GP- Ask for an emergency appointment.
- Call 111 – Out of hours- They will help you find the support and help you need.
- Contact your mental health crisis team if you have one.
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