Imogen Thomas: My Battle With Body Image
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
My body and weight has always been a concern for me. I know people might look at me and think that I have the great body and that when I mention my issues, they assume I am just seeking attention. But to me it's real.
I have always had issues with my body and as I get older it has become more of a concern. When I was Miss Wales, I was a size eight. While I don't weigh myself, I know that my weight has increased. At its worst, I was well over a size 12. That's a 50% increase; the same as someone going from a size 12 to size 18. Psychologically that amount of increase would have an impact on any woman.
I know many women have issues with their bodies, I certainly do. I don't like my hips and I have cellulite. And, there are times I despise my body and, although I know I'm not fat, I do think that I need to reduce my weight to feel happy - and that's the thing isn't it; feeling comfortable about yourself.
Now I don't think we should all be a size zero because I genuinel
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