An average-sized woman who was obsessed with weight loss and once considered finding surgery to find happiness, has revealed that she is now the most confident to show her physique in bikinis – despite cruel trolls if & # 39; whale & # 39; is labeled.
Megan Fisher, 28 from Pennsylvania, has never had the confidence that her body grew up and did not have the confidence to approach boys because of her low self-confidence.
After graduating, Megan, now living in Brooklyn, New York, lived in an unhappy relationship when she was living with her boyfriend at the time and was in a job as a bank employee, which she didn't like.
Inspiring: Megan Fisher, originally from Pennsylvania, grew up with low self-esteem because she said she never had confidence in her body
Struggle: the 28-year-old said she never had role models of sufficient size to look up to as she grew up, striving to lose weight
Difficult: she tried countless fad diets in the course of her teens and early twenties, including Atkins, keto, paleo, Isagenix and admitted that she was even trying to starve herself
Since she was fourteen, Megan thought the key to happiness was to lose weight and tried countless fad diets in the course of her teens and early twenties, including Atkins, Keto, paleo, Isagenix and even starving herself.
Instead of trying a different diet and getting rid of the car, Megan decided to leave her boyfriend and job and move to New York in 2014.
Although it is the scariest thing she has ever done, the Megan & # 39; s movement changed life when she learned to be independent and discovered her passion for teaching.
Change of scenery: in 2014 she decided to leave her boyfriend and job and move to New York City
In January 2014, Megan was pre-operative for a gastric bypass, which was scheduled for the following month when she discovered Tess Holliday and the positive exercise.
She realized that she too could be happy and confident in her body of size 22 and 302 pounds and did not have to lose weight.
Since this realization, Megan feels her most confident when wearing one of her 50 bikinis, crop tops and short shorts that show off her incredible curves and divide her body positive photos. Instagram encourage other women to remove their insecurities in the body and to love themselves.
While she has received a flood of support that says she has inspired other women, cruel trolls have given her a & # 39; whale & # 39 ;, & # 39; cow & # 39; and told her she will die early.
Megan, however, will not be put off and will continue to place her life in her best life.
& # 39; My life before moving to NYC can be described as boring. "I was unmotivated to make changes in my life, mainly because of fear and therefore very unhappy," Megan said.
Sad: "I was at least one fad diet a year since I was in eighth grade," Megan said
Changing life: despite the fact that she admitted the move was scary, Megan says moving to New York changed her life because it completely changed her view of her body
Realization: After there were never women in plus size to look up to, Megan Model Tess discovered Holliday plus the positive physical movement of the body when she moved to the city.
Inspiration: Megan says that seeing Tess was so confident in her skin that she realized that she could also be happy with her figure
& # 39; I was in a miserable job as a bank cashier making low wages. I lived with a friend in a relationship that wasn't good for me. I was not happy with my body because I did not know what happiness was.
& # 39; I would never have worn a bikini before I moved to New York and found my new way of thinking about self-love. In high school I was so self-aware of my body and really believed that I could never have a boyfriend until I lost weight.
Acceptance: this helped her realize that she could be happy with a weight of around 302 pounds, as she saw other women in different shapes and sizes embracing their bodies
& # 39; I was too scared to talk to high school boys because of my feelings about my body at the time, & she added.
Megan explained that she never had role models of more than enough size to look up to when she was growing up.
& # 39; Of course, I had people with a large size in my life that I loved, but they were constantly trying to lose weight myself, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; I have never had anyone so tall and so successful and say: & # 39; your current body is not only good, you can celebrate, celebrate, & Tess did that for me.
& # 39; I was at least one craze diet a year since I was in eighth grade. I have tried Atkins, Keto, Starvation, Isagenix, Paleo and more. I didn't even have gastric bypass surgery for a period of two weeks but luckily I found the body's positivity movement during my pre-operation, which gave me the courage to cancel the operation.
& # 39; By knowing how much Tess helped me with my journey, I realized that when I post pictures of myself with normalizing things, society says that fat girls cannot do such as wearing a bikini, cropping, traveling, dating nice men, walking, being fashionable, being happy and eating in public, that I could help others too.
& # 39; My goal is to be the role model I needed when I was younger & # 39 ;, she said.
Goal: & # 39; My goal is to be the role model I needed when I was younger, ”says Megan, who regularly shares pictures of herself with bikinis to help inspire others said
Daunting: Megan said the first time she stepped on a beach in a bikini that she & # 39; notices & # 39; but she said the experience & # 39; liberating & # 39; felt
Positive message: Megan has more than 9,000 followers on Instagram and dedicates her time to showing society that fat women can do anything that anyone else can
Megan continued: & # 39; I first went with my family to the beach on a small lake in a bikini, so it was a kind of step to a large public beach.
& # 39; The first time I did that, it felt liberating. I got a few looks, but I was so happy that I didn't care why they were staring at me. & # 39;
Inspiring: the 28-year-old is regularly flooded with messages of support from people who say they are inspired to slip into a bikini after seeing her messages
Megan has more than 9,000 followers on Instagram and dedicates her time to showing society that fat women can do anything that anyone else can.
She is regularly flooded with statements of support from people who say they are inspired to slip into a bikini after seeing her messages.
Trolls attacked Megan after seeing her messages and called her cruel names, as well as men who told her that she would be grateful for their attention because she is a larger woman, she treats these people by blocking them.
& # 39; Now I think some men believe they can report fat girls and that we are obliged to talk to them just because they give us attention, but they are so wrong.
& # 39; Fat women don't have to settle for a man, we have a lot of great options & she said.
& # 39; I think one of the hardest things on the internet has been trolling that certain photos of me will find and say hateful things that call me a whale, a cow, telling me I'm dying or that I promote obesity.
& # 39; At this point it is over and my health is between my doctor and me. I block all the trolls, but I had a post that was viral of the movement @I weigh where I was not responsible for moderating the comments and it was hard to see how far we as a society should go with our mentality of fat people who just enjoy their lives.
Worth the effort: & # 39; If I can inspire a woman to try a bikini, or wear a crop top, or try to do something that scares them a little, then I believe my work is worth it & # 39 ;, Megan said.
Backlash: Despite the fact that she receives a lot of positive feedback online, she has also received responses from cruel trolls who mention her names as & # 39; whale & # 39;
Trust: she does her best to ignore the comments, as she said: & # 39; If someone does not pay your bills, they have no say over what you do with your life & # 39;
& # 39; I currently live my best life and post it online so that everyone can see it. I try to travel at least five times a year and post about my experiences as a plus-size girl, whether it is about my flying experience, solo travel or the best food to eat abroad.
& # 39; I also post my outfits that I wear and label each piece so that my followers can see fashionable pieces that are available in their sizes.
Revived! I love to show my skin. If you don't like it, you can look away, & Megan said
& # 39; The plus size community on Instagram has done a great job helping each other to find more and more trendy stores, so we don't all have to wear the same clothes and styles of the same size. & # 39;
Megan advised her words of advice with others and encouraged others to ignore the opinions of others and focus on themselves.
& # 39; I really am my most confident in short jean shorts with a crop top or in a bikini. I love to show my skin. If you don't like it, you can look away, & she said.
& # 39; If I can inspire a woman to try a bikini, or wear a crop top, or try to do something that scares them a little, I believe my work is worth it.
& # 39; I think some of the best advice I can give others is, first of all: if someone doesn't pay your bills, they don't get control over what you do with your life.
& # 39; If it makes you happy, go for it. You really can't make everyone happy, even if you carry a large paper bag that hides all your curves, so why not wear something that makes you feel great? & # 39; she added.
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