Thank-you for sharing this piece! It has just slapped me in the face with everything that I am actually missing out on now with my kids because of how I currently feel about my body. No one in my family knows these feelings, but as I have an 11 year old daughter I am keeping them to myself. If she did know that I have avoided doing beach days with them because of how I feel about looking in a swimsuit what kind of example does this set? Now after reading this it is very clear not a good one and not a message I would condone. Thanks Tiare, I too should be proud of my body and what it has done and not feeling like I have to justify that to others. You’re right, no one is really looking or judging, and if they are, they don’t sound like my type of people anyway!