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This Woman Becomes Fatter, But She Feels Happier And Healthier Than Ever

This Woman Becomes Fatter, But She Feels Happier And Healthier Than Ever

How many times have we been on a high when the weighing scale showed us to be a few pounds lighter or felt absolutely disgusted with our bodies when it was the opposite? Far too many, and I am sure you’ll agree. Somewhere down the line, thin has become beautiful, and curvy now defines fat!

Women’s bodies are no longer a thing of beauty, but rather something they measure their self-worth. If they are reed thin in appearance, they are beautiful and worth it, and if they are plump, curvy or rounded – well then they have no right to feel beautiful.

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Let’s Meet Megan

And this is exactly the kind of vicious cycle that beautiful Megan Jayne Crabbe was caught up in. A self-confessed recovered anorexic and recovered self-loather – Megan now has her website that advocates being body positive and not being too concerned about your appearance or your rolls of belly fat.

From being literally on her death bed due to her anorexia, Megan switched to binge eating, hating herself when she gained weight and had failing health when she lost it (the weight). After self-loathing and abusing her body for years, Megan finally discovered the secret to happiness – that it’s not related to your appearance, your weight or the dang weighing scale.

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    The Important Stuff

    Megan managed to make a body positive transformation; instead of changing her body, she changed her mindset. She chose health over the so-called definition of beauty and is now at her happiest – with her self-proclaimed and advertised belly rolls, softness and thunder thighs.

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    This is not to say that she got overweight or obese to an unhealthy level – she merely eats like a normal woman, exercises like a normal woman and finally, is a very beautiful, healthy-bodied normal woman; who loves her body with all its nature-made imperfections.

    Positivity Over Appearance

    As Megan puts it on her blog succinctly, “The scale can only give you a numerical reflection of your relationship with gravity. That’s it. It cannot measure character, beauty, talent, purpose, possibility, strength or love.”

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    So that’s it, this was the before-and-after showing that there’s one thing far more precious than the transformation in appearance. And that is a transformation in your thought process – and an ability to love yourself, no matter what…

    Featured photo credit: http://www.bodyposipanda.com/ via instagram.com

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    Last Updated on September 17, 2019

    10 Simple Ways To Always Think Positive Thoughts

    10 Simple Ways To Always Think Positive Thoughts

    Positive thinking can lead to a lot of positive change in your life. Developing an optimistic outlook can be good for both your physical and mental health.

    But sometimes, certain situations arise in life that makes it hard to keep a positive outlook. Take steps to make positive thinking become more like your second nature and you’ll reap the biggest benefits.

    Here are 10 ways to make thinking positive thoughts easy:

    1. Spend Time with Positive People

    If you surround yourself with constant complainers, their negativity is likely to rub off on you.

    Spend time with positive friends and family members to increase the likelihood that their positive thinking habits will become yours too. It’s hard to be negative when everyone around you is so positive.

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    2. Take Responsibility for Your Behavior

    When you encounter problems and difficulties in life, don’t play the role of the victim. Acknowledge your role in the situation and take responsibility for your behavior.

    Accepting responsibility can help you learn from mistakes and prevent you from blaming others unfairly.

    3. Contribute to the Community

    One of the best ways to feel good about what you have, is to focus on what you have to give.

    Volunteer in some manner and give back to the community. Helping others can give you a new outlook on the world and can assist you with positive thinking.

    4. Read Positive and Inspirational Materials

    Spend time each day reading something that encourages positive thinking. Read the Bible, spiritual material, or inspirational quotes to help you focus on what’s important to you in life. It can be a great way to start and end your day.

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    5. Recognize and Replace Negative Thoughts

    You won’t be successful at positive thinking if you’re still plagued by frequent negative thoughts. Learn to recognize and replace thoughts that are overly negative. Often, thoughts that include words like “always” and “never” signal that they aren’t true.

    If you find yourself thinking something such as, “I always mess everything up,” replace it with something more realistic such as, “Sometimes I make mistakes but I learn from them.”

    There’s no need to make your thoughts unrealistically positive, but instead, make them more realistic.

    6. Establish and Work Toward Goals

    It’s easier to be positive about problems and setbacks when you have goals that you’re working toward. Goals will give you motivation to overcome those obstacles when you encounter problems along the way. Without clear goals, it’s harder to make decisions and gauge your progress.

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    Learn to set SMART goals to help you achieve more.

    7. Consider the Consequences of Negativity

    Spend some time thinking about the consequences of negative thinking. Often, it can become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

    For example, a person who thinks, “I probably won’t get this job interview,” may put less effort into the interview. As a result, he may decrease his chances of getting the job.

    Create a list of all the ways negative thinking impacts your life. It likely influences your behavior, your relationships, and your feelings. Then, create a list of the ways in which positive thinking could be beneficial.

    8. Offer Compliments to Others

    Look for reasons to compliment others. Be genuine in your praise and compliments, but offer it frequently. This will help you look for the good in other people.

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    9. Create a Daily Gratitude List

    If you start keeping a daily gratitude list, you’ll start noticing exactly how much you have to be thankful for. This can help you focus on the positive in your life instead of thinking about all the bad things that have happened in the day.

    Getting in the habit of showing an attitude of gratitude makes positive thinking more of a habit. Here’re 40 Simple Ways To Practice Gratitude.

    10. Practice Self-Care

    Take good care of yourself and you’ll be more equipped to think positively.

    Get plenty of rest and exercise and practice managing your stress well. Taking care of your physical and mental health will provide you with more energy to focus on positive thinking.

    Learn about these 30 Self-Care Habits for a Strong and Healthy Mind, Body and Spirit.

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