Dannielle’s Story : I Was Always A Bigger Girl.

Dannielle’s Story : I Was Always A Bigger Girl.

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Growing up I wdannielle-post-photo-white-3as always a bigger girl, and I endured constant torment throughout school for my size. It certainly took its toll, and I would always try and hide my sadness through my humour.

At my largest I was wearing a size 24 when I decided it was time to do something about it.

In just over 2 years I turned my life around and lost a little over 60kg. What I didn’t realise is that despite losing weight, the very self-conscious person I was as a big girl was still with me.

I was also left with excess skin and stretch marks. I’m now 32, married, and a mum to a beautiful 10 month old little boy. It has taken motherhood for me to finally embrace my curves and imperfections, and put on my cossie and feel confident and comfortable!

I’m certainly no swimwear model, but I’d much rather be a mum, a wife, and a woman with a real story to tell who can hopefully inspire others to step outside of their comfort zone and pop on a cossie.

Here’s to sunshine, sand and fun times with my family.

Dannielle. x



2 Responses

  1. Leanne

    Just thought I would drop a little note here to say – this website is such a fantastic idea. Go you!

    Thanks Anita, Thanks Jen and Thanks Dannielle – for putting it out there and looking great. I cannot count the amount of summers that I missed boogey boarding with my kids when I should have been out there with them.
    We can’t go back – but we can go forward – in the water, in the surge, on the sand and in the pool!

    Thanks again.. Heres to a long hot summer..

    • Anita McLachlan

      Thanks Leanne. Your comments really mean a lot to us and our ‘mission’. The girls are fabulous for putting it out there. I know so many women will relate to their stories. Happy summer and here’s to your #cossieconfidence . Anita x