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I know how it feels being told that I am fat. Believe me.

I feel like I’ve got a flabby belly, while all my friends have flat stomachs.

But my friends always make me feel beautiful by telling me not to compare myself with anyone else. That loving myself the way I am is where true beauty comes from.

I started to think that I needed to lose weight, but they came in and helped me to see myself for who I really am.

At one point I even thought of taking diet pills, but after I searched the internet about its effects, I immediately changed my mind.

Not only is it unhealthy, but most of the diet pills that you can find are not even registered with the Medicines Control Council. All medicines available to the public must be registered with MCC, which checks if they are safe or not to use on humans.

After reading this, I thought to myself “my body is too precious for me to put it in danger”.

So I took my journal and started writing a journey to learning how to love myself. I use the journal to remind myself that I’m beautiful, smart and kind!

Step 1 – I start to make healthier food choices, like eating an apple for a snack instead of a kota. Plus an apple is R2 and a kota is R10, I get to save some money for more fruits. Yay for me!

Step 2 – I joined a traditional dance group in my neighbourhood. My friends told me about it and I thought I should at least give it a try. From the beginning I felt like I belonged as everyone is welcoming and even if you don’t know how to dance like me, they will teach you. We do different types of dances, like Zulu, Venda and my favourite, Setswana. Other than making me energetic, moving my body has also boosted my mood and helps me sleep better!

Step 3 – I see a different me. Every time I look in the mirror, I see a powerful and confident girl. In my journal I write what I appreciate about myself every night. Like, “I appreciate how my I’ve improved my dance moves”, “I can dance” or “I appreciate the way I look, I am beautiful”. And in the morning I wake up to recite these to myself in the mirror. This has helped me to see myself as a beautiful girl inside and out. I have accepted myself for the way I am because no one else is like or will ever be like me.

I am so happy to say that I feel beautiful in my own skin, and every girl deserves to feel the same way too!

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aishamagade

I am ... To unmotivated 😭😭😭😭

Aug. 11, 2022, 7:19 p.m.

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Samantha_64

Me too😭😭😭😭😢

I honestly haven't made peace with the fact that I'm thick or bigger compared to other girls, I've never been skinny, I don't want to be but I just want to be fit, I wanna be able to look in the mirror and feel confident as ever. I hate that I can't wear whatever I want because I won't feel comfortable. I once went for modelling classes, I didn't fit in nor did I feel confident about myself. Every girl had a slim waist and looked amazing in shorts and tang tops. I really love being a model but I would have to lose a lot of weight. Hopefully one day I'd have enough money to join the gym and pursue my passion.

March 20, 2022, 9 p.m.

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Hi Springster. Don't give up on modelling at your size. There are agencies that offer placements for plus size modelling too. You just need to research reputable agencies and see which ones you can join. You're beautiful girl. Do you boo!

Nomzamo don't give up your dreams of being a model, thick babes are like so in right now and there are many modeling agencies you could join.

Hey ...look you don't have to exercise love ...God made you like that ..I'm a model too .I'm in an agency that has all types of gals so if you interested hit me up

Honestly speaking I exercise sometimes and eat healthy not just to have a nice body but to keep myself energized and eating healthy also helps with skin

March 20, 2022, 8:59 p.m.

Hie guyz I am new and people say that I am too fat I can't even get a boyfriend

March 20, 2022, 8:59 p.m.

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Hi Roc, thanks for sharing your comment with us. there'll always be mean people who will try and make you unhappy by saying mean things. Having a boyfriend has nothing to do with being skinny or fat but about finding a friend who loves your soul and mind and not just your body. Know that you are beautiful and you deserve to be happy.

Hie guyz I am new and people say that I am too fat I can't even get a boyfriend

March 20, 2022, 8:59 p.m.

Yoh....guys..uhm a skinny gal...bt with big belly...and I want a flat stomach..I heard about sit ups Bt I don't know how to do them....and planks...please help🙇

March 20, 2022, 8:59 p.m.

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Hi Pozki. Thanks for sharing your comment. Sit ups are a great way to target belly fat but your diet is important too. Bodies are built in the kitchen not in the gym. Cut out fatty, sugary treats and supplement them with veggies and fruits, don't drink too much fizzy drinks and replace it with drinking two litres of water a day. Try 30 minute cardio workouts 5 days a week like jumping jacks and skipping rope. Losing weight takes time and gradually if you stick to it you will notice a change in your appearance and you'll have loads of energy too. Good luck!

Hi girls.... Im quite skinny but i eat unhealthy food and hardly do any exercise and i dont gain weight... should i still consider exercising even if im so skinny ?

March 20, 2022, 8:59 p.m.

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Hi Springster, exercise is always good for you, it is even better when paired with healthy food. Eating healthy can be hard but we suggest starting small, drinking water and have one vegetable and fruit at a time and then you can improve when time goes by.

Yes I agree with the user Gabi too. I believe that exercise sometimes is not about losing weight but about stay mentally and emotionally healthy which can help boost your confidence as a person.

wow! girl you make me proud... by the way I too am starting regain confidence after I tried make some exercises, and now my body is coming into shape yay!!

March 20, 2022, 8:58 p.m.

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Hi zingce_L. It's great to put in hard work and get results so keep at it and love your body it will love you back.

Hy guys I'm saying this in confidence because I know what I am talking about ...excises a very healthy and for gals they make their body look gud ,put their shape well ....I'm healthy my body is on point .

March 20, 2022, 8:58 p.m.

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Hey Poshy, thanks for your comment. We agree, exercise is important not only for looking good but for feeling good too. High five for looking after yourself and working out.

Wow. This is great. Many of us girls such as me go through this too. I'm glad to know I'm not the only one. Thank you

March 20, 2022, 8:58 p.m.

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U and me both darling

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I used to have a flat stomach. But now I've gained weight I feel big and can't wear my favorite clothes

March 20, 2022, 8:57 p.m.

Needed this....thanks springster

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

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You're welcome Springster!

Needed this....thanks springster

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

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You're welcome Springster!

Hi everytime i try this ppl keep running me down then i just give up please i need help because i have nobody supporting me and i dont know what to do because i have 3months to loose some weight and abouslutly nobody standing behind me

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

Yes you are been beauty look you self I like you body

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

Ever since i was born i all was masterbaiting even i am doing it .i dont know why ...so hooping someone could help me plz

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

Taking care of your health is gud because you will achieve something in that confidence,trust most importantly life goal's we as girl's always feel unsafe because of what people do and say I used to to be called names like faty,gwinya and all those stuff but I told myself that I will not take that in my heart because I know I'm beautiful just the way I am and as they say your scars are you as as beautiful Thank you Anini is my nickname

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

Hi everyone can I please ask how does one get rid of cellulite and stretch marks?

March 20, 2022, 8:54 p.m.

I'm Not Sure Where You From I'm From South Africa & I sell the products...WhatsApp me on zero seven one three five five five five four one to order😉

March 20, 2022, 8:54 p.m.

Can anyone share a remedy to have a flat tummy??🙏🙏plz

March 20, 2022, 8:54 p.m.

Can anyone share a remedy to have a flat tummy??🙏🙏plz

March 20, 2022, 8:54 p.m.