I’m 5’8 and just hit my lowest weight of 160lbs! I was doing a little spring cleaning and found this dress in my closet so naturally I decided to see how it fit. I was so pleased to see that it wouldn’t even stay up! Don’t get me wrong, I would love to be able to keep it because I think it’s really pretty but getting rid of it is so much more satisfying! I bought it my senior year of high school for senior pictures and it was a two person job zipping it up. By senior year I had figured out that my self worth didn’t have anything to do with my weight. That’s why you see a genuine smile in that first picture. I was happy. But I’ve always deserved better than to have to strategically dress to hide things or to get winded walking up the stairs. I made the change because I wanted to feel better. I wanted to be healthy, but I’ve always been beautiful. If there’s anything I want women to realize it’s that big or small you’re absolutely beautiful. Wanting to make changes or not liking things with your body is so understandable but you have to be doing it with the right mindset. Go into it loving yourself and I promise you you’ll succeed.