Deciding to no longer hate your body, to lift your self confidence and appreciate who and what you look like now is the best decision you could ever make.
However, making that decision and actually following through is one of the hardest things you will ever do.
It’s incredibly difficult to change the way you think about yourself and how other peoples perception of you affects your emotional state.
There will be days where it’s easy and you feel on top of the world.
There will be days where every other thought is something negative.
- I hate myself
- I look horrible. How can anyone be attracted to me.
- I’m worthless
- I’ll never accomplish anything in life
You get the picture.
It’s on days like these where a support system, no matter the size, is invaluable.
There are many places you can go to find support:
- Your friends or family
- Local support groups in your community
- Internet community/forum groups.
You can also find support groups on social media.
For instance, there are a ton on Facebook. Listed below are 41 groups that I have found where you can go to safely talk about what being plus size means to you, your good and bad experiences, to hear the experience of others, to discuss topics related to your size, to learn about business that cater specifically to plus size people, etc…
Take your time checking out the groups listed to see if there is one just right for you. If you don’t find one, don’t give up. There is one out there for you.
- #PlusSizeScope with 238 members
- 30+, Fat & Fabulous with 221 members
- Anything + with 953 members
- Baddest Curvy Natives with 348 members
- Body Positive with 741 members
- Body Positive Athletes with 644 members
- Confessions of a Curvy Girl with 3,155 members
- Curvy Figures with 6,360 members
- Curvy Girl Guide: Curvy Girl The Community with 5,003 members
- Curvy Girls Social Fun and Chat with 762 members
- Fat & Weight Science with 281 members
- Fat Acceptance Cloud with 414 members
- Fat Babes Gettin It! with 73 members
- Fat Forward with 417 members
- Fat Lib with 368 members
- Fat-Positive Fitness & Wellness with 467 members
- Fat Studies with 1,504 members
- Fatlandia with 871 members
- FatSew with 315 members
- Flying While Fat with 2,303 members
- For Fats Sake with 5,562 members
- For the Love of Self, Joy and Success with 3,107 members
- Hello, Beautiful with 5,243 members
- Inked and Curvy Girls with 1,665 members
- Journey to Self Love Challenge with 11,039 members
- Learn to Love Yourself with 1,071 members
- Living Life Plus Size with 3,959 members
- My Self Image: a social experiment with 840 members
- Plus Confidence in You Group with 1,155 members
- Plus Size Acting Network with 225 members
- Plus Size and Proud with 19,101 members
- Plus Size- Bloggers and Youtubers with 101 members
- Plus Size Business to Business Network with 875 members
- Plus Size Net-Workers with 465 members
- Plus Size Pregnant Moms & After with 1,394 members
- Promoting Body Confidence for Women with 329 members
- Rad Fatties with 887 members
- Self Love Tribe with 202 members
- The Curvy Revolution with 12,609 members
- TooFat Uncensored with 308 members
- Women’s Self Love Project with 726 members
*The member counts are subject to change at any time due to new members arriving and old ones leaving.
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- Have you made the decision to love who you are today? How has it been going for you?
- Do you belong to a Facebook Group or any other type of support group for this?
- What has been your most positive or negative experience with Body Confidence, Body Positivity and/or Self Love?