Got Excess Skin after Weight Loss? What’s Next.

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 Got Excess Skin after Weight Loss? Your Weight Loss Journey  Continues With Slimpressions Shapewear Let's talk about a growing issue; lose, sagging excess skin after weight loss.  You’ve skipped dessert. You’ve made healthy food choices. You’ve gone the extra mile…literally. Blood, sweat and tears may be the understatement of the year. Your weight loss journey has not been easy and you’ve lost a few stones along the way. We know losing weight is no small undertaking. #beenthere Congratulations! After the countless sacrifices you’ve made in order to lose weight, you should feel overjoyed right? Unfortunately, many women are not as happy as they thought they would be after shedding some pounds because they struggle with...

 Got Excess Skin after Weight Loss? Your Weight Loss Journey  Continues With Slimpressions Shapewear

Let's talk about a growing issue; lose, sagging excess skin after weight loss.  You’ve skipped dessert. You’ve made healthy food choices. You’ve gone the extra mile…literally. Blood, sweat and tears may be the understatement of the year. Your weight loss journey has not been easy and you’ve lost a few stones along the way. We know losing weight is no small undertaking. #beenthere Congratulations! After the countless sacrifices you’ve made in order to lose weight, you should feel overjoyed right? Unfortunately, many women are not as happy as they thought they would be after shedding some pounds because they struggle with loose skin common after weight loss. Although sagging skin after weight loss is common, it can be really deflating. According to the Huffington Post, excess skin is just one of the “5 Things No One Tells You About Losing Weight”.  www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/09/weight-loss- no-one- tells-_n_6277682.html The struggle is real and it is one we know it all too well. Loose skin can be really embarrassing. That’s a big reason why we created Slimpressions , the best shapewear for excess skin (in our humble opinions). Let’s face it. Many women are not in a position to have excess skin removal surgery for a couple of reasons – plastic surgery can be pricey, it can be quite painful, recovery time is significant and typically it requires multiple surgeries to remove sagging skin from all of the problematic areas. There are certainly many perks to skin removal surgery and the advantages are clear. Done and done. Many women have found Slimpressions body slimmers to be their go-to sagging skin solution and a wonderful alternative to plastic surgery (or at least until they go under the knife). We like to say that Slimpressions is Real Shapewear for Real Women TM . Unlike the “special occasion” shaping brands on the market, Slimpressions was designed for women on their weight loss journey who desire an all-day solution to help them smooth out lumps and bumps. Slimpressions is more than simply shapewear though. Slimpressions is confidencewear TM . We designed our line of moderate slimming solutions to be comfortable enough for all day, every day wear. We believe women have the right to look and feel their best Monday through Sunday, not just on Saturday nights. What makes our designs so comfortable? We leverage a patented technology to create a seamless torso. Unlike many “cut and sew” garments that force every body type (regardless of any loose skin) into a consistent mold/pattern, our seamless designs conform to every body shape. So regardless if she’s an hourglass, pear, etc. Slimpressions works for her. In addition, our products are longer than most traditional shapewear styles. Slimpressions were designed to sit on the hips to work with a woman’s body to stay in place and minimize untimely roll-ups so common in other brands. Our product selector will help you find the product that's right for you. Make no mistake. Shapewear is a temporary, body shaping solution to tackle excess skin. There’s no question your silhouette will look slimmer and sleeker with Slimpressions body shapers. Who doesn’t want to look thinner instantly, after all? For us, it’s all about looking and feeling your best about yourself and enjoying the milestones along your weight loss journey. #support #thickandthin Blessings, Amy Pedersen Slimpressions’ Co-Founding Slimpressionista www.slimpressions.com

Dressing Room Drama

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Dressing Room Drama For years, shopping was a stressful and, sadly, a bit of an emotional chore rather than a source of pleasure as it was for all my skinny friends.  Just the drama of going into a dressing room was awful. Like a roller coaster, my pants size has gone up and down (as has my weight) over the years.  Add my height to that and you can imagine the dressing room drama I experienced trying to find something to wear.  Half naked and feeling vulnerable in these unforgiving dressing rooms, I’d criticize myself for not being X or being way too Y.  I no longer beat myself every time I enter a dressing room now and here’s why…I now know the problem is the fashion industry; not me. The reality is clothing is designed for a select...

Dressing Room Drama

For years, shopping was a stressful and, sadly, a bit of an emotional chore rather than a source of pleasure as it was for all my skinny friends.  Just the drama of going into a dressing room was awful. Like a roller coaster, my pants size has gone up and down (as has my weight) over the years.  Add my height to that and you can imagine the dressing room drama I experienced trying to find something to wear.  Half naked and feeling vulnerable in these unforgiving dressing rooms, I’d criticize myself for not being X or being way too Y.  I no longer beat myself every time I enter a dressing room now and here’s why…I now know the problem is the fashion industry; not me. The reality is clothing is designed for a select few.  Unlike celebs, most of us don’t have the luxury of tailored clothing customized just for us.  As a new designer, I learned there was no universal sizing standard.  Manufacturers have their own sizing and labeling systems.  Typically, designers base their cuts on a traditional hourglass figure.  And how many of us have those?  A study of over 6,000 women conducted by researchers at North Carolina State University indicated only 8% of women have an hourglass shape.  Eight percent!  Yet most clothes are designed for these incredibly lucky ladies. Obviously, women come in a variety of shapes and sizes, regardless of their weight.  There are many terms for the various body shapes - pear, apple, spoon, hourglass, oval, rectangle, diamond, well-endowed, etc.  Of course, that’s just the beginning.  Then there’s the height factor. Tall and petite women find it even more challenging to find apparel that fits.  Yay us! So when faced with the decision on how to manufacture Slimpressions®, we considered all the options.  We could have certainly taken the easier (and cheaper) path and created a cookie cutter, templated shapewear line featuring spandex pieces sewn together designed around an hourglass mannequin like so many other companies do.  And we could have certainly chosen overseas factories known for their cheaper prices and, candidly, poorer quality like many others in the industry. However, we chose to leverage a high-end patented seamless technology to manufacture our confidencewearTM.  Why?  This approach allows Slimpressions to conform to every woman’s body type, regardless of their shape, helping them look slimmer and feel more confident.  Made in North America, our designs comfortably sculpt a woman’s body to smooth out loose skin and give women a sleeker silhouette.  We embraced moderate compression for every day wear instead of the heavy shapewear artillery (think old-school girdles and corsets) reserved for a few short hours on special occasions.  We just value oxygen and blood flow too much for that! Knowing how the fashion industry works now, I’ve learned not to beat myself up when shopping for clothes anymore.  Instead of blaming myself for not having a perfect body, I recognize the nuances of the industry.  I now approach each shopping trip as a treasure hunt instead of thinking the problem was me.  I go in with limited expectations and am pleasantly surprised when I find something that fits right.  Further, I’m super loyal to the companies that “get me” (and my size) and have created great pieces that I feel really good wearing.  By accepting who I am and the limitations of the fashion industry, I enjoy shopping again.  With this insight, I hope you can too. Blessings and Positivity, Amy Blankenship Pedersen Co-Founder, Slimpressions For more positive messages, please join us here subscribe

Shapewear for the WLS Journey

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Shapewear for the WLS Journey; Real Shapewear for Real Women Women come in all shapes and sizes.  We believe women's shapewear should too! Looking for the right shapewear line after weight loss surgery? Slimpressions is the shape wear brand of choice for WLS post-ops across the globe. What makes Slimpressions so special?  Three words. Comfort. Fit. Quality. Slimpressions uses a patented technology to leverage various weaves within one comfortable, streamlined body slimmer. The ribbed midriff provides extra compression and structure to smooth and shape loose and excess skin.   Our body slimmers conform to every body shape,  rather than displacing loose skin in places it was not intended to go like with other brands. The result?  ...

Shapewear for the WLS Journey; Real Shapewear for Real Women

Women come in all shapes and sizes.  We believe women's shapewear should too!

Looking for the right shapewear line after weight loss surgery? Slimpressions is the shape wear brand of choice for WLS post-ops across the globe. What makes Slimpressions so special?  Three words. Comfort. Fit. Quality. Slimpressions uses a patented technology to leverage various weaves within one comfortable, streamlined body slimmer. The ribbed midriff provides extra compression and structure to smooth and shape loose and excess skin.   Our body slimmers conform to every body shape,  rather than displacing loose skin in places it was not intended to go like with other brands. The result?  Women look slimmer and feel more confident.  Slimpressions:
  • Make you look like you’ve lost even more weight by smoothing and sculpt any loose skin while enhancing your body shape’s best features.
  • Slim and sculpt without sacrificing important things like oxygen and blood circulation. Comfortable enough to wear all day, every day!
  • Body shapers have a lot of stretch that conforms to your shape and supports you where you need it most.
  • Have a wide range of sizes that support you at every part of your weight loss journey.
  • Body slimmers conform to every body type – Straight, Pear, Spoon, Hourglass, Top Hourglass, Inverted Triangle, Oval, Diamond.
  • Are longer than most. Slimpressions body briefers were designed to sit low on a woman’s hips and works with her body to stay in place.
So what do you have to lose? Give us a try. If what you select is not perfect for you, you can always return or exchange your Slimpressions.  We’re not happy until you are happy! Learn more about our no risk money back guarantee.
Comments from a few WLS post-ops...
  • “I tried a bunch of compression garments and slimpressions are my favorites. More expensive, but better.” – plum21
  • “It (Slimpressions) holds you in well, but you don't feel like you're suffocating.  I like that it's long enough that you can pull it down over your hips... it stays tucked into pants.  It doesn't roll, either....” RNYBeauty
  • "The top is a 3/4 sleeve scoop-cut top (The Have Nots) that you step in to.  It lands on your hips, or close to it, and holds in the muffin-tops, back rolls, arm flab, and gives a tiny bit of cleavage assistance.  – Melting Mama
  • "As a 5+ year gastric bypass post-op who has not had reconstructive surgery, my wardrobe includes many pieces from Slimpressions.  I love that there's solid compression but every piece is extremely comfortable - I wear Slimpressions shapewear daily!  My favorite is the Skinny Mini - the perfect cami-style top!"   www.divatauniablog.com
  • Slimpressions are the bomb! What do you think of yours?
As seen in InStyle, Redbook, Woman’s Day and highlighted (in a good way) on What Not to Wear, Slimpressions meet the needs of women looking for unique everyday shaping solutions. No matter what kind of bariatric surgery you chose -  gastric sleeve, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RNY), Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (lapband), Sleeve gastrectomy, VSG, or Duodenal switch, Slimpressions confidencewear has you covered. Shop now for styles to help you look slimmer instantly!

On a Weight Loss Journey? Want to See Immediate Results?

If you're anything like us, you've probably resolved to make some changes this new year.  Most of us start each year with the commitment to improve in some way - Whether it's to drink more water, to get organized, or to strive for more BALANCE in your life, people tend to begin the new year with a renewed spirit and optimism for the future. The most common new years resolution is to lose weight.  Change isn't always easy though, especially when you don't see immediate results from your efforts.    No matter how you accomplish it, losing weight is not easy.  Whether you opt for the traditional diet and exercise route or you've decided that it's time for bariatric surgery (ie adjustable gastric banding, gastric bypass surgery (Roux-en-Y or...
If you're anything like us, you've probably resolved to make some changes this new year.  Most of us start each year with the commitment to improve in some way - Whether it's to drink more water, to get organized, or to strive for more BALANCE in your life, people tend to begin the new year with a renewed spirit and optimism for the future. The most common new years resolution is to lose weight.  Change isn't always easy though, especially when you don't see immediate results from your efforts.    No matter how you accomplish it, losing weight is not easy.  Whether you opt for the traditional diet and exercise route or you've decided that it's time for bariatric surgery (ie adjustable gastric banding, gastric bypass surgery (Roux-en-Y or RNY), sleeve gastrectomy, biliopancratic diversion, etc.) weight loss requires a commitment and for most of us, is not at all easy.  To me, losing weight is a journey.  I don't just talk the talk.  I walk the walk.  My own weight loss journey has been a bit of a roller coaster.  At times I'm up.  At times I'm down. At times I'm docked in the station waiting for another "go" moment of inspiration.  Know that regardless of where you are on your personal  journey, you can  feel confident when you wear Slimpressions.  No matter if you've put on a few extra pounds or if you have lost lots of weight and want help smoothing out any loose skin, Slimpressions shapewear is right for you.  There's nothing like a little immediate gratification for your hard work, right?  Check out these Before & After results.  Not sure what product is right for you?  I'd encourage you to check out our Product Selector to help you choose.  We created Slimpressions for the less-than-perfect body.  No matter your body type (straight, pear, spoon, hourglass, top hourglass, inverted triangle, oval or diamond), we have something for you.  Unless, of course, you're Barbie...Slimpressions is real shapewear for real women. Blessings, Amy Pedersen Co-founding Slimpressionista

Making Your Weight Loss Goals Public

As we begin another new year, 'tis the season for setting resolutions.  Weight loss, eating right and exercising more are the most popular goals for people each year, however, within weeks (if not days) we tend to fall into our old patterns and let these resolutions slip away.   Studies show that when you make your goals public, you are more likely to stick to them.  Not only do goal-setters have a sense of accountability when they make their goals public, but they also feel supported by others.  We loved this story about how one man is making his weight-loss goals public.   So are you ready to tell the world what your goals are?  If you'd like support from your fellow Slimpressionistas, let us know what your new year's resolutions are (...
As we begin another new year, 'tis the season for setting resolutions.  Weight loss, eating right and exercising more are the most popular goals for people each year, however, within weeks (if not days) we tend to fall into our old patterns and let these resolutions slip away.   Studies show that when you make your goals public, you are more likely to stick to them.  Not only do goal-setters have a sense of accountability when they make their goals public, but they also feel supported by others.  We loved this story about how one man is making his weight-loss goals public.   So are you ready to tell the world what your goals are?  If you'd like support from your fellow Slimpressionistas, let us know what your new year's resolutions are (weight loss or otherwise).  We're here for you Slim Sisters!    Blessings, Amy Pedersen and Jennifer Daniels Co-Founding Slimpressionistas Slimpressions Shapewear

Let’s Lose Weight In 2013, Shall We?

As you know, here at Slimpressions, we believe that every woman is beautiful and that shapewear can simply enhance that beauty.  We also believe women should embrace their bodies and treat them with love and respect by eating well, staying active and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.   Amy's good friend Heather K. Jones has a powerful tool that can help you do just that in 2013.   Heather is a registered dietitian, a health journalist, and the author of several nutrition books.  She specializes in weight management and behavior change therapy, and she has spent the last 15 years assisting people who struggle with diet and food issues.  She even works with Bob Greene, Oprah's personal trainer.    Her new Diet Type eBook series will help you t...
As you know, here at Slimpressions, we believe that every woman is beautiful and that shapewear can simply enhance that beauty.  We also believe women should embrace their bodies and treat them with love and respect by eating well, staying active and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.   Amy's good friend Heather K. Jones has a powerful tool that can help you do just that in 2013.   Heather is a registered dietitian, a health journalist, and the author of several nutrition books.  She specializes in weight management and behavior change therapy, and she has spent the last 15 years assisting people who struggle with diet and food issues.  She even works with Bob Greene, Oprah's personal trainer.    Her new Diet Type eBook series will help you tap into the power of your personality to help you lose weight or maintain a healthy weight.    How does it work?  We're sure you’ve heard of the personality tests that millions of people take each year to help them find the right job or career path, or even the right love match online.  Heather uses this proven method to help people find the right weight loss and health approach.    Be sure to take her quick personality assessment and find your Diet Type today by clicking here.    Once you take the free test you'll receive a FREE Diet Type introduction eBook with more information about how your personality affects the way you eat, exercise, and approach weight loss.  More good news! Heather is currently offering a New Year discount of 30% off the entire Diet Type series!   Order now and you'll receive all four Diet Type eBooks, including the Diet Planner, Diet Player, Diet Feeler, and Diet Thinker eBooks (valued at over $100.00) for a one-time fee of 26.00.  Plus you’ll receive two additional Diet Type eBook bonuses – the Diet Type Jump Start Meal Plan and the Weight Loss basics.   So how do you know if the Diet Type books are right for you? ·      If you would like to put an end to overeating and dieting once and for all, Diet Types is right for you.  ·      If you want to understand your issues with food, Diet Types is right for you. ·      If you want to use the power of your own personality to lose weight, Diet Types is right for you.    We believe these products will make eating a joy instead of a battle. They will help you use your own personal power to gain control of your health, and here at Slimpressions we are all about helping you be the best you, YOU can be! To find your Diet Type, place your order and receive your FREE bonus gifts, please go here now. Happy New Year Slimpressionistas! Amy Pedersen & Jennifer Daniels Co-Founders www.slimpressions.com

We’re Celebrating Jen’s 40-ISH Birthday and YOU Get the Presents!

In honor of our Co-Founding Slimpressionista's 40-ISH birthday, enjoy 40% OFF sitewide through midnight on 12.27.12.  Hurry though!  There are limited quantities of select styles/colors/sizes. Happy Birthday Jen & Happy Slimming Slimpressionistas!
In honor of our Co-Founding Slimpressionista's 40-ISH birthday, enjoy 40% OFF sitewide through midnight on 12.27.12.  Hurry though!  There are limited quantities of select styles/colors/sizes. Happy Birthday Jen & Happy Slimming Slimpressionistas!

‘Twas the Night Before the Holiday Party

'Twas the night before the holiday party, when all through the air Everyone was chattering about what they would wear.   Her stockings had runs and not a lick of support; Her sweater was too tight and her skirt was too short.   When all of a sudden she recalled a site; Slimpressions was the name, order she might.   She browsed The Top Sleekret Collection and The Bottom Line. She settled on The Have Nots and a Long Leg Shaper; She knew she'd be fine.   She walked into the party stylish and slim; The women with envy, the men sang a hymn.   With Slimpressions - Oh, what a sight; Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!    
'Twas the night before the holiday party, when all through the air Everyone was chattering about what they would wear.   Her stockings had runs and not a lick of support; Her sweater was too tight and her skirt was too short.   When all of a sudden she recalled a site; Slimpressions was the name, order she might.   She browsed The Top Sleekret Collection and The Bottom Line. She settled on The Have Nots and a Long Leg Shaper; She knew she'd be fine.   She walked into the party stylish and slim; The women with envy, the men sang a hymn.   With Slimpressions - Oh, what a sight; Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!    

The Shapewear Evolution

As with many industries, the shapewear business has evolved.  Bye, bye girdles!  (And thank goodness!)  The denim industry, for example, began in the 18th century with a need for a durable fabric for laborers. In the 19th century, Levi Strauss began a wholesale business, answering the need for strong clothes for gold miners. The denim industry has expanded over the years into a staple for westerners, rebels, hippies and fashionistas. Hundreds of companies have launched and succeeded as a result. ‘The old mass market has segmented, fragmented, shattered into a multitude of mini, micro and niche markets’* and the same thing has happened in shapewear.  Gone are the days of the girdle and gone are the days of only one shapewear company.  ...
As with many industries, the shapewear business has evolved.  Bye, bye girdles!  (And thank goodness!)  The denim industry, for example, began in the 18th century with a need for a durable fabric for laborers. In the 19th century, Levi Strauss began a wholesale business, answering the need for strong clothes for gold miners. The denim industry has expanded over the years into a staple for westerners, rebels, hippies and fashionistas. Hundreds of companies have launched and succeeded as a result. ‘The old mass market has segmented, fragmented, shattered into a multitude of mini, micro and niche markets’* and the same thing has happened in shapewear.  Gone are the days of the girdle and gone are the days of only one shapewear company.  Today's woman longs for more.
Many shapewear companies focus their designs and marketing efforts on the special occasion. Whether it’s a wedding, reunion or red carpet event, these shapers were designed for women with just a few pounds to hide knowing they will only be worn for a few hours.  There's certainly a need there.
 
Often referred to as “Real Shapewear for Real Women”, Slimpressions is for women who have lost/need to lose fifteen pounds or more and would like an all-day solution to camouflage their "extra".   That's right Barbie...Slimpressions is NOT for you.
 
At Slimpressions, we focus on looking good and feeling good every day.  We treat every day as a special occassion and believe that women have the right to shine Monday through Sunday, not just on Saturday nights.  Our shapewear features moderate compression so you can BREATHE and still look good and feel confident all day, every day.
 
What makes our designs so comfortable? We use a patented technology to create a seamless torso. Unlike traditional “cut and sew” compression garments that force every body regardless of their shape into a consistent mold/pattern, our seamless designs conform to EVERY body shape and style. So whether you’re a woman with an hour glass, pear, apple, spoon, etc. body style, Slimpressions confidencewear works for you. (We don’t subscribe to the “stuffing a round peg into a square hole” approach. We think too highly of things like oxygen.)  Further, our body shapers are longer than traditional shapewear styles. They were designed to sit on the hips to work with the woman’s body to stay in place and minimize untimely roll-ups common in other brands.
 
Just as women have a variety of jeans in their closets, women now have a variety of body slimming solutions to choose from.  Shapewear is like jewelry, as I always say.  Not every piece works with every outfit...or for every occasion.  Treat yourself to Slimpressions when you want to look and feel your best whether your going to the grocery store or presenting the quarterly report.  Confidencewear, indeed.
 
Blessings,
Amy Pedersen
Co-Founding Slimpressionista

21 Ways to Love Your Body

I had the honor and privilege of co-hosting Diva Taunia's radio program last night.  The topic was about body image and self-esteem....something I'm passionate about.  Why?  I too have had challenges loving myself for who I was starting as a child.  (I'll save that for a future blog.) The reality is our company was inspired by a very embarassing moment for me...all because of my own body issues.  I was waving to a friend one day as we dropped our kids off at preschool.  She's a great gal (despite the fact she has ZERO body fat on her.) :)  Although I had stopped waving my hand, my arm kept on jiggling.  Now, I knew I had bat wings but for the first time, I saw that someone else spotted that dreaded wiggle.  I called my sister-in-la...
I had the honor and privilege of co-hosting Diva Taunia's radio program last night.  The topic was about body image and self-esteem....something I'm passionate about.  Why?  I too have had challenges loving myself for who I was starting as a child.  (I'll save that for a future blog.) The reality is our company was inspired by a very embarassing moment for me...all because of my own body issues.  I was waving to a friend one day as we dropped our kids off at preschool.  She's a great gal (despite the fact she has ZERO body fat on her.) :)  Although I had stopped waving my hand, my arm kept on jiggling.  Now, I knew I had bat wings but for the first time, I saw that someone else spotted that dreaded wiggle.  I called my sister-in-law and now business partner, Jennifer Daniels, and we laughed about the whole thing. Our search online for an arm slimmer was fruitless and the idea for Slimpressions was born. Occassionally, someone will ask "YOU wear Slimpressions too?"  Of course I do!  In fact, those that ask that question have never seen me not wearing Slimpressions!  I practice what I preach.  I wear them every day to look better in my clothes and help me feel more confident.  As much as I love sharing the line with others, I laughingly say it's really all for me.  :) Body image issues can be a challenging thing.  One resource that Taunia shared on air was called "20 Ways to Love Your Body" by Margo Maine, PhD; a resource from NationalEatingDisorders.org.  I loved this and wanted to share.
1. Think of your body as the vehicle to your dreams. Honor it. Respect it. Fuel it. 2. Create a list of all the things your body lets you do. Read it and add to it often. 3. Become aware of what your body can do each day. Remember it is the instrument of your life, not just an ornament. 4. Create a list of people you admire: people who have contributed to your life, your community, or the world. Consider whether their appearance was important to their success and accomplishments. 5. Walk with your head held high, supported by pride and confidence in yourself as a person. 6. Don’t let your weight or shape keep you from activities that you enjoy. 7. Wear comfortable clothes that you like, that express your personal style, and that feel good to your body. 8. Count your blessings, not your blemishes. 9. Think about all the things you could accomplish with the time and energy you currently spend worrying about your body and appearance. Try one! 10. Be your body’s friend and supporter, not its enemy. 11. Consider this: your skin replaces itself once a month, your stomach lining every five days, your liver every six weeks, and your skeleton every three months. Your body is extraordinary--begin to respect and appreciate it. 12. Every morning when you wake up, thank your body for resting and rejuvenating itself so you can enjoy the day. 13. Every evening when you go to bed, tell your body how much you appreciate what it has allowed you to do throughout the day. 14. Find a method of exercise that you enjoy and do it regularly. Don’t exercise to lose weight or to fight your body. Do it to make your body healthy and strong and because it makes you feel good. Exercise for the Three F’s: Fun, Fitness, and Friendship. 15. Think back to a time in your life when you felt good about your body. Tell yourself you can feel like that again, even in this body at this age. 16. Keep a list of 10 positive things about yourself--without mentioning your appearance. Add to it! 17. Put a sign on each of your mirrors saying, “I’m beautiful inside and out.” 18. Choose to find the beauty in the world and in yourself. 19. Start saying to yourself, “Life is too short to waste my time hating my body this way.” 20. Eat when you are hungry. Rest when you are tired. Surround yourself with people that remind you of your inner strength and beauty.
I think this is amazing advice and I'd like to add one more. 21. Wear Slimpressions every day to look and feel your best.  Women don't call Slimpressions "confidencewear" for nothing.  :) Here's to loving your body and having a healthy self-image! Blessings, Amy Pedersen, co-founding Slimpressionista