I have personally struggled for years with my own body image, resulting in some harsh criticism of myself. When I first starting listening to Adele's beautiful music, I thought that she was like every other female musician: fashionable and tiny (disclaimer: there is anything wrong with women that are small, because every woman is beautiful, I'm just expressing my own struggles, and how society forces the need to fit into a "correct" body size onto women and girls today). I was so surprised when I discovered that Adele and I are about the same size. Even then, I never thought that I would be comfortable or happy with my body until I was down to x-size or x-weight.
Over the past week, I have realized that I no longer want to beat myself up trying to conform to the "correct" body size. I have had piles of "goal-clothing" stacked up in my closet for months, and I have decided to get rid of it all, and move on. I'm tired of being held back by what society dictates, and to start loving my body, because God made me in his image, his perfect image. And to him, my body is perfect.
Therefore, I am Abbey Elizabeth, and I am not size: 6, 8, or 10. I am size: curvy.