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Stripped Down

So, I’ve been going through everything I have ever written, picking out the good stuff and compiling it into one large document for my book. Once I finish transferring everything over, I will organize it, add to it and give it flow. The other day I hit the 100,000 word mark!


Do you guys remember my Boob Job posts? I had totally forgotten about that, which means my boob job totally worked! For those of you who weren’t around, I shared how I had really struggled with what my boobs looked like and how I would be embarking on a quest to learn how to love and accept them. It was so difficult at first because I kept them hidden from Andrew. I’d put on a bra the second I got out of the shower and I’d even keep it on during sex!!! So the first time I marched around our bedroom naked with my little streamers flowing, I felt like I was going to die.

Not only did I not die, but I grew to accept them and DARE I SAY IT? Over a year later, and I actually love them. I love my funny little boobies.


They have churned and swelled with the ins and outs of my life. Alongside my heart they have grown to epic proportions with love and nourishment, turning themselves inside out with the expense of it all. Despite at times feeling deflated and used, all I have to do is look at the love around me and I am reminded of their goodness. I have nothing left but adoration for my lovely little plums, and I’ll parade them around without a lick of shame.

How do you feel when you walk around naked? Or do you not walk around naked? How come?

Do you notice that your body image directly relates to how you carry yourself physically, emotionally and spiritually?



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  • Andrea October 6, 2016, 5:55 pm

    I have a horrible body. Not anything anyone would call seksi. However, I also kind of don’t give a shit about being nekkid. I mean I’m uncomfortable in my skin and all. But, having said that, it is what it is. I’ve been on a nude beach many times, sometimes participating. Sometimes not. I can tell you those people who participate don’t give a shit either. *fist bump*

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com October 7, 2016, 7:58 am

      Nude beaches are not about sexy; they’re about freedom. But the cool thing about freedom is that it’s sexy. 🙂

      You are beautiful.

  • Megan@ meg go run October 6, 2016, 6:53 pm

    How many pages is that???

    I am glad you love your books. It’s amazing what a woman’s body can do. I walk from bathroom to bedroom or bathroom to laundry room naked and our doesn’t phase me one bit. I know I am not the best naked thing but I’m not horrible either so it’s all good!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com October 7, 2016, 7:57 am

      I’m not sure how many pages, but I wouldn’t count pages because when I paste the pieces into the document I sometimes leave big spaces between each entry.

      I’m so glad to hear you’re okay walking around naked! I’m not surprised though. You seem like a healthy strong person now (after having gone through your body struggles years ago!).

  • Susie @ SuzLyfe October 7, 2016, 8:28 am

    I want in on helping you edit that book. Did you know I was a contributing editor on a published book? Yet another one of my miscellaneous hats.
    I am 100% fine with being shirtless or pantless or both, but I require underwear. I think that comes from years of a) Crohn’s and b) having big boobs. But I am more like that now than when I had big boobs or when I first met Alex. He is way more of a prude about me (being shirtless) and other people seeing me than he is of himself! He walks around in his underwear all the time.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com October 7, 2016, 9:46 am

      Yeah that’s normal though; he’s protective of you! The editing gig doesn’t surprise me in the least. You are VERY well-written, especially for being so young. I’ll take all the help I can get!

  • Ana October 7, 2016, 8:46 am

    I went back and read the boob post, and I am very glad that you are ok with your boobs now!

    I walk around naked after the shower, when my son is at his dad’s. Roger freaks out because he has the windows open, and I say there is no way anybody will be able to see anything, and besides, we all have the same body parts, some things are just bigger than others.

    When I was in college I was very self conscious about my body… people thing that because one is skinny, we are very confident of our bodies, but I used to hate seeing my bones! It made me feel less womanly… but now I embrace it… my body is strong and it capable of so much.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com October 7, 2016, 9:49 am

      YES about the skinny part!!! TOTALLY! In the summer I saw my rib cage in a photo of me jumping on a trampoline and it got me all upset for days. SO DUMB. But then I can’t talk about it because people think I’m stupid for fussing about being too skinny as if it’s super easy to just put on weight and look sexier. IT ISN’T!!!! Fat people can tell skinny people that they’re too skinny but do you think skinny people can tell fat people they’re too fat? ALL HELL WOULD BREAK LOOSE.

      • Ana October 7, 2016, 10:06 am

        I don’t talk to anybody about my weight or insecurities on my bones… even my own sisters don’t want to hear it. My younger sister told me once that I’m not allowed to clothes shop with her, because I make her feel bad about her size! and I was hurt! I would NEVER insult her or her body. She is a smart, confident woman, and the size she wears is in no way a measure of her awesomeness.

        • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com October 7, 2016, 6:45 pm

          ^^^^^^ that comment got me all choked up. 🙁 My heart kinda broke a little. Most people really do not understand that skinny does not equal everything. It’s very, very, VERY frustrating.

          • Jenny October 8, 2016, 7:34 am

            Yes to this!!! People seem to think nothing of saying things to me like “Do you ever eat?” and “How much do you weigh?” Comments like this are obviously not complimentary. What if I asked heavier people if they ever stopped eating?
            My eight year old daughter still hates wearing clothes and is naked in the house 100% of the time (unless someone comes over, then I have to make her get dressed.) One time when I asked her to put on some clothes she said “But then you can’t see my beautiful body!” Ha ha… best response ever. We joke that she’ll live in a nudist colony someday.

            • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com October 8, 2016, 7:43 am

              Your daughter is fantastic! I bet you had a huge influence on her body image and that’s such a gift to be able to pass along to our daughters (and sons).

              Nudist colonies seem like so much fun; it wouldn’t be the worst place to end up!

  • Ange // Cowgirl Runs October 7, 2016, 12:05 pm

    I live alone, so I’m constantly walking around naked, or, at the very least, not wearing pants because I LIVE ALONE LALALALALA.

    This means when I have company, I have to remember to close the bathroom door when I pee (why close it, I live alone!) and not wander around in the nude.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com October 7, 2016, 6:44 pm

      That’s actually a good point. Toddlers make nudity and bathrooming very much a public gathering, and so I gave up having a relaxing poo about oh, 16 years ago.

  • Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets October 7, 2016, 1:37 pm

    There you go! Rock out with your boobies out.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com October 7, 2016, 6:41 pm

      I still love your dancing pregnant boobies video on Instagram the very best ever.

  • San October 22, 2016, 4:56 pm

    So happy to know a woman who is ok with her boobs!

    I don’t mind walking around naked (at home)… I am from Europe, after all, but oddly, I prefer to sleep in shorts and a top/shirt.

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