Dear CeCe: Should I Tell my Daughter to Lose Weight? (Part 2)

This week, I got a note from the Mom of an 18 year old plus size girl. I can tell that the mom really wants the best for her daughter and maybe wants to try and shield her from the hurt that the world can bring. The subject of parents wanting their kids to lose weight is never going to go away. One of my more popular posts is Should I Tell My Plus Size Daughter to Lose Weight. I wrote that post a few years ago and today I’d like to re-visit it (we’ll call today’s post Part 2 of this conversation). I firmly believe that I should be the person I needed when I was younger. Thankfully, I have…

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Dear CeCe: How do I Embrace my Tummy Fat?

Dear CeCe, I was looking at your pics and you wear the cutest outfits. I am working very hard to fall/grow in love with my body, specifically my stomach. I notice you don’t hide your belly. All of my outfits as a rule, must camouflage my belly. I don’t like how it protrudes and extends and shakes when I walk. But its a permanent part of me. Short of literally getting it cut off, it will remain with me. So tell me have you ever had an issue with this part of your body? Thank you for your time! Love ya, Cheryl Hi Cheryl! How funny, I have two similar questions in my Instagram DM’s, with summer being here I…

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Dear CeCe: I Found My Office Crush on a Dating Site… Help!

Dear CeCe, I love your blog! You really inspire me! I am in need of a little advice. There is a guy at work, whom I work with closely. Everything he does says he likes me. Even my coworkers say that he has a crush on me. He comes to see me with a huge, enchanting smile on his face almost daily for things that could be handled via email, he calls me nice names like sunshine…he even took me on a nice lunch where he proceeded to tell me intimate-datey details. I am really falling for this guy and it’s making me crazy. Why hasn’t he asked me out? Could it be the taboo of office relationships? In an…

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Dear CeCe: I’m Confident, Single & Struggling. Help!

Hi CeCe! I have a question/need some advice. I’m having a hard time because I’ve fought so hard for the confidence I have, but the fact that I’ve never had a boyfriend is making me feel sort of undesirable! I’ve never really had the confidence to have boyfriend but now I do and I’d really like that experience! I’m wondering what I can do/where I can go to meet someone. I’m just not sure what to do! I’m going to be 21 soon and I’d love to find someone to share things and experiences with! Any advice you can give would be so awesome.  -J Hi J, First of all, I love that you’re telling me that you have confidence–…

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Dear CeCe: Should I Shut Down My Online Dating Profile?

Dear CeCe, First let me say I love your blog. I only found it recently but have devoured every single dating post. I really need your advice because I’ve become quite disillusioned with online dating. After hearing great things from my non PSP friends I signed up a couple of months ago on POF and Tinder. The problem I’m having is that most guys are only after one thing. Some of them are blatant and come out and say it, which I almost prefer so I can move on quickly. But i’ve had others that I’ve talked to for weeks, thinking we’re going to meet up only for them to send me d*ck pics which immediately ended things for me.  Related:…

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Dear CeCe: I’m Ready to Get Healthy… Where do I Start?

Hey CeCe! I’ve been battling with my weight for years now, along with pcos and hypothyroidism. Every time i get started, I end up giving in to what my body wants rather than needs. What made you look in the mirror & decide to do what you’ve done? -Hayley (via Twitter) Hi Hayley! For me, “getting healthy” is not a single decision that is made once in the mirror. Getting healthy is a series of tiny decisions made over and over again throughout my day. Consistent tiny decisions helped me lose 55 pounds and more importantly, got me to a better place with my PCOS, irregular periods, eczema, acne, etc. Extreme dieting makes me feel isolated, like I can’t go anywhere but the…

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Dear CeCe: How do I Love Myself?

Hello Cece! I want to first and foremost tell you that I love your blog. I always look forward to reading your posts. I’m writing because I am in a crisis; been so for years. Looking back at my life, I realize I never loved myself. I’ve been overweight all my life and never looked at myself and thought I was amazing. It’s a hard pill to swallow but it’s true. At one point I lost 80lbs, everyone said I looked fine but I never felt that way. Thus, I’ve gained most of that weight back. I have been depressed since I’ve been in middle school, I’m 28 now. I feel like a loser and I know I have a…

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Dear CeCe: How Are Things with Robert?

I was with Mr. Man the other day, when I got a comment on my instagram account. I miss your story telling ;-)) on the blog (massive hint on Robert stories, cough cough! ! Lol!!) I laughed and showed the comment to Robert, who smiled. This was probably the fifth comment I’d shown Robert via twitter/facebook/email, etc. asking how things are with him. “What are you going to do?” he asked. “I dunno…” I said,  slipping my leg under his. “In the beginning, there was so much to write about because, there was all this Um… Are We Dating?? tension. Now I’m like happy and stuff, and that seems a bit– I dunno… boring?” Robert looked at me for a minute……

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Dear CeCe: How do I Start a Successful Blog?

Dear CeCe! I love your blog! I really want to start my own blog, but I’m not sure where to start. Do you have any advice for starting successful blog? How to get noticed? How to get people to my site? HELP! -SD Hi SD! I’m flattered that you’d ask me for advice on blogging. In the grand scheme of things, I definitely consider myself a baby blogger, but I have learned a lot the past few years. I am passionate about blogging, I love it and it has become a huge part of my life which is something I didn’t expect. I’m going to answer some of the questions I get asked most often about blogging here and hopefully…

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Dear CeCe: I’m Still a Virgin… HELP! #CurvyConvo

Soooo suddenly, my email inbox is full of letters from Plus Size Princesses who are also riding the “V Train”.  As you may have noticed, dating & relationships is usually what I stick to, but the amount of “Help, I’m still a virgin!” emails I’m getting tells me that we need to talk about this… so I’m going to step out of my comfort zone and answer two letters that I feel all of the virgins can relate to. Everyone’s view of intimacy is different, and there’s no perfect answer that will fit everyone, so please feel free leave comments and offer guidance to these girls if you have it. I’ve gone into much more detail in the YouTube Video Below: Letter…

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