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8/2/12

I am Proud of My Size Link Up #9


Fatkini time! I have been looking forward to wearing this bikini ever since I ordered it from Simply Be. What's that? A 300 pound woman shouldn't be buying or wearing a bikini? Sorry, can't hear you! I am too busy being fabulous. I went to Chunky Dunk again and meant to take photos while I was there. But I didn't. So I will recreate the scene for you!

 

Before Rachele loved herself, she would have hidden and been embarrassed.


But now that Rachele loves herself, she is happy to have arrived in her bikini. She waves at the beautiful people already in the pool. She can't wait to join them now that she is confident and realizes her own beauty.

 

In the interest of not hiding parts of my body or angles, here is a peek at my secret dimples. I have always had them. They were passed on to me by the women in my family and I love them! Now you have seen it all.


God bless Simple Be for making a bikini in my size. There are not many places in this world where you can get a bikini in size 24 that isn't high waisted. Oh, and I didn't keep it away from fire. It has been on my smokin' ass.


Bikini, you are not scary! You are not just for a specific shape. You don't intimidate me with your little triangles and lack of belly coverage. I don't see fangs and slime anymore when I see you. I have conquered the beast! I want to squeeze you and love you! I want to take your photo and frame you and add you to my accomplishments. Because you are really just a sweet little kitten with tickly whiskers.


What have you conquered?

My mission:
All sizes are beautiful! Don't be ashamed of your number or keep it from living your life and doing what you love. There is no perfect or wrong size. It doesn't determine our worth and nobody has the right to judge someone's health by their size. So let's show the world that every size can be happy and that we are not ashamed!

How to participate:
I would love to see all different sizes represented in this link up. Whether you are a 0 or 32, participate! This is a weekly feature so each link up will be open for one week. You can add your link anytime during the week. All genders, sexes and non-genders are welcome to join in. Use whatever sizing you are most familiar with. You can link up with me every week with a new post or join in every once in a while! The rules are simple. Post a photo of yourself on your blog, being stylish that week. Post a full body shot, so head to toe! State your size in your blog post or with a graphic on your photo. No diet talk, weight loss talk, negativity or any type of body shaming allowed. This is about being happy with your size and shape, not because it is socially acceptable, healthy or better than others. Then come back here and add your link using the link tool at the end of this post.


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- Rachele

61 ♥ COMMENTS ♥:

Launa said...

Truly an inspiration !
Beautiful :) 
Launa in Ponderland

Becky Bedbug said...

Oh Rachele, you look incredible! This post really made me laugh "It has been on my smokin' ass!" Haha! 


You go and rock that swimming pool! 

Oh, and I have secret dimples too! Dimple lovers unite!

Beckyxx

http://www.beckybedbug.com

Helena said...

you be smokin'. I'm so impressed with how you have taken charge of how you see yourself, I hope more chicks can do the same.

Yaga said...

I love the 6th picture. So energising! Hope you'll have lots of opportunities to wear that beautiful bikini!
love, yaga

Joanna Mucha said...

You make me very happy, thanks :*

Stacey said...

You look amazing! I love your new bikini - the stripes are hot! I can't wait for Summer to come back to Australia now so that I can rock my bikini too!

SimplyyMayra said...

Superdeedooperdee inspiring! I love your bikini, you wore it well! I have dimples too! Tootles!

~SimplyyMayra

LollyLikesFATshion said...

You ROCK that fatkini! Well done you for putting yourself out there and being an inspiration to other ladies and gents with body issues. I myself will be taking the plunge next week with a tankini. Sadly no fatkini can hold my gigantic boobs. x

Loren Cline said...

I had a discussion with my boyfriend the other day that I think 'back dimples' are the sexiest 'non-private' part of the body. And that I think they are equally hot on men and ladies.
Yours are equally adorable.
Love the bikini.

Megan Anderson said...

Lookin' amazing, as always! And I love your sassy writing style, have I mentioned that? Go you!

Kim said...

You are an inspiration, lady! :) GREAT bikini - you look fabulous! :)

vashelle nino said...

"What's that? A 300 pound woman shouldn't be buying or wearing a bikini? Sorry, can't hear you! I am too busy being fabulous."

Haha!!  Love it!

amyschmamey said...

Inspirational. You are fantastic and that bikini is awesome.

JesTheMilitantBaker said...

YAY RACHELE YOU DID IT! I'm so proud of you:)

Ju-Ju Swagger said...

You really made my day and are an inspiration to all women! Reading a post like this really accentuates your beauty and moves me to change the way I think about myself. You are so brave to do something you fear. You're right, you tamed that bikini and look what a nice bathing suit it turned out to be. :)

Nicole Veerman said...

Rachele, you are the best. Such a hero. Your confidence and self-love is so inspiring. I hope that woman around the world are seeing this and reading this and realizing for themselves that they are beautiful, no matter what their size. You look gorgeous, as you always do. Embrace that bod of yours and that adorable bikini! I hope you have many more amazing swimming experiences this summer.

Twiggy Hall said...

Love, love, love! The striped bikini with the red hair is AMAZING! I am such a sucker for stripes - just bought a striped bikini myself from Old Gravy. :) You look fantastic!!!

Derek NJ said...

You go on with your bad self!

Derek NJ said...

You go on with your bad self!

Jennifer said...

You look great! The bikini is adorable and it looks really nice on you. Your self confidence is amazing and very inspiring!

Salena Lee said...

I love that you did this and you made me LOL at the part where you did not keep it away from the fire.  Hilarious!! =)  You are amazing, thank you for sharing your awesome self. =)

Helen said...

You look amazing! The bikini is stunning too. I've done the swimsuit, but I don't think I'm ready for a bikini yet. Well done girl. Truly an inspiration!

lesa said...

Once again, you look awesome and are such an inspiration! Gorgeous!

Marilyn said...

Yay bikini post!  I have not worn a bikini since I was a little girl but seriously you've inspired me to reconsider. I'm checking out Simply Be now - maybe now that Summer is sorta ending, I can score a deal. :) Thank you!

Arya said...

You look FABULOUS!! Keep rockin' and letting the world know about self love

Jenny Holiday said...

YOU RUUUUUUUUUUUUUULE!!!!  Beyond Beyond!!! 

XOXOXO

Amber Pate said...

Rock it girl! I wore a two piece this year because I just didn't care anymore of what people would think :) Though I never liked regular bikini bottoms an wore the shorts instead (just as short but less wedgies if you know what I mean?) it was still a two piece! You are a beautiful and strong lady so stay strong and keep loving your dimples :)

xo Amber P.
http://theowlsden.blogspot.com

Tara said...

And you looked fabulous in it! Great to see you splashing!

Janet Lopez said...

You rocked this like no other! :D So proud of you Rachele! If only I had your courageous spirit. We'd be unstoppable xD SUPER cute bikini btw (;

WhatWouldMommyWear said...

LOVE IT!!!!

Trisha said...

YAY!!! have a fantastic summer, beautiful lady!

Demetria Mosley said...

I don't have the ovaries to wear a bikini but your confidence and how happy and free you look is urging me to go run and purchase one now. And you're looking damn good tooo!! GO GIRL

Katie Holland said...

You go girl! Love that swimsuit! 

Heidi Corcoran said...

That swimsuit is adorable and you are ROCKIN' it!  And, I have those same dimples in my lower back, I passed them on to my son.  LOL.  It's one of the first things my husband noticed about our new son.  He said "You have the same dimples on your butt mommy has." 

Lindsey Aylward said...

You didn't follow the directions on the tag. It says keep away from fire. And you my friend are EN FUEGO. Thanks for sharing, your confidence is contagious. I am also very jealous of those dimples, I've always thought they were sexy. 

thepreppystudent said...

you are STUNNING! I love that you put the bikini right in the fire! the actually bikini is really cute too! I am your newest follower. I cannot wait to read more of
your posts and hope that maybe you can return the favor and follow The Preppy
Student
. I always comment for every comment left on my page and hope
to start a friendly relationship with your wonderful blog! Have a happy Saturday:)

Mandy said...

You are amazing! I just found your blog through a trail of other bloggers and I adore you. I would also kill for that bikini, I just started wearing one again and am learning to just not give a hoot about how I think I should look in it. 

Sab Rina said...

you're  amazing! I want a tenth of your self confidence! :D When I am back from my holidays, I will make my second outfit post and link up. Love your idea!

Jaclyn rose said...

You look fantastic! I am jealous of your back dimples. Hooray for positive image!!

buberella said...

You look gorgeous!!!

Tera said...

I love this. Have you ever done/thought about doing pin up modeling? You have that look!

bikini swimsuit said...

You are an inspiration, lady! :) GREAT bikini - you look fabulous! :)

Danielle said...

OH my word... when you said the following I laughed so hard it hurt!  You rock! Here it goes: 
Oh, and I didn't keep it away from fire. It has been on my smokin' ass

Kikimama said...

this is the very best thing I have read all day or even all week.  

Alex & Arthur said...

Totally rocking that swimsuit.  You're a very inspirational lady.  Since joing your "Proud of My Size" link-up, I've made it my goal to wear my dresses and skirts without tights this summer.   I've been much cooler and more comfortable this summer thanks to that pledge :)

TLCTrendaLea said...

I now have "secret dimple envy":) Loved this post. 

Liz said...

I love everything about this post!

Hope & Sugar said...

Rachele, you look lovely. Your confidence inspires me immensely. If someone should learn how to have self-love, its from you. Thank you for everything. Lossa love.

Jessica Dodson said...

I just found your blog and excuse me but can you please stop hogging all the beautiful so some of us can have a little :) YOU ARE JUST THE MOST GORGEOUS THING. Gah I love your personality and style! Rock on lady!!

Matt Rollers said...

Ewwww! Disgusting.

keopa said...

you look unhealthy

lynet said...

awesome!!! you are a beautiful woman!!!....you are inspiring women to feel good as we are!! thank you!

Danii said...

Hey Rachele,
I love your blog and would of loved to participate in your link up as i recently purchased my first bikini in 23 years and i am a UK size 18, before I read this blog id of never been seen dead in a bikini as id of been too paranoid of my wobbly bits putting everyone off their tea but now reading this Ive decided to take a stand and broadcast my stretch marks with pride! I had my son 10 months ago and have been struggling with my weight for a number of years!, but I am now slowly starting to accept that I wasn't made to be stick thin! So i thank you for the inspiration you have given many fuller figured women including myself!
- Danii

Trainspotter said...

You are amazing!

Tiffany said...

You are just absolutely amazing. You are beautiful!!!!!

Sherry @ SexyHeffer.com said...

OMG LOL (literally) at I can't hear you! I absolutely love your confidence I am so jelly of it, teach me!!! Love the kini! I am going to have to link up to this next week!!

Sherry

www.sexyheffer.com

Whit said...

You are absolutely adorable :)

picky chicky said...

Not even one bad reply ?

Sarah said...

You have no idea how thankful I am for this post. I am sitting here, crying, realizing that I am allowed to feel beautiful. I look at you and all the other stunning women here and wonder why I have such a hard time accepting myself when clearly, beauty know no size. Thank you for this. I will go and buy a bikini tomorrow. I might not be ready to wear in outside but I will get there. Thank you for changing my life today.

Tiff said...

Your confidence and fabulosity are something I truly admire!

Kyrstin Cordero said...

You are the definition of beauty!

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