So you probably have larger friends who are doing that whole “body peace” thing. They’re anti thinspo, and against changing the way they look to fit the “perfect body”, molded by society and dominantly the fashion industry. These people believe they’re beautiful the way they are- flaws and all. And don’t get me wrong, there is beauty in the flawed, however there is no beauty in laziness. People like this want to bring the beauty standard down to fit them, but why should it be lowered when they’re not striving for anything? Whether you’re working to fit into a 0 or an 8, you are beautiful because you are doing everything in your power to meet an ideal; You are working to be healthier. Unhealthy living is a bad habit, and hard to reverse, but you’re trying. I commend you for your hard work. With every good/tough decision you make you’re one step closer to perfection. Remember, beauty is subjective, there is no physical mold. Your beauty is in your determination and success, and success is not only obtained at the end of your journey, but also during your journey. Don’t let these people fill you with guilty feelings because you look at thinspo, or crave “skinny”. If skinny is what you find beautiful, then work for skinny; work for beauty. Never forget who you were or what it took to get where you are when you succeed. This is a mind/body journey- learn and act upon it.