Too Big for My Britches: How I Let Go of Body Shame and Became Proud of Simply Being Me (and How You Can Too) by Stacey HawkinsToo Big for My Britches: How I Let Go of Body Shame and Became Proud of Simply Being Me (and How You Can Too) by Stacey Hawkins

Too Big for My Britches: How I Let Go of Body Shame and Became Proud of Simply Being Me (and How…

byStacey Hawkins

Paperback | March 29, 2016

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The quest for body perfection is exhausting and merciless.

Have you ever looked in the mirror and wished parts of your body were "better?" If you're like the rest of us, you yearn for an awesome body and spend an exorbitant amount of time and energy creating plans, programs, and diets, hoping to become happier. Then you find yourself failing once again, and once again you beat yourself up. After all, no perfection equals no happiness, right?

Our struggles are the same no matter what our body types, and we are relentless in our pursuit of perfection because we believe that being imperfect means being inadequate. The messages that bombard us every day only reinforce our inadequacies, causing us to become desperate to do whatever it takes to become flawless. After all, how can we be happy or live a great life if we're less than perfect? We keep striving to reach what can seem to be an unreachable goal because deep down, all we really want is to be happy.

But what if we have it all wrong? What if personal happiness actually comes from our imperfections and not by erasing them?

After decades of struggles, author Stacey Hawkins found the path to happiness by embracing her imperfections. Through sharing her story, Stacey empowers readers to do the same.

Title:Too Big for My Britches: How I Let Go of Body Shame and Became Proud of Simply Being Me (and How…Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.41 inPublished:March 29, 2016Publisher:Storehouse Publishing, LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1943106053

ISBN - 13:9781943106059


Table of Contents

ContentsIntroduction 1: What Little Girls Are Made Of 2: Food, Glorious Food 3: Fitting In 4: The Debutante 5: Living the Good Life 6: Letting Go 7: Wake Up! 8: Shock 9: Pulling It All Together 10: Believe and Receive 11: The Future Is Now Resources About the Author: Stacey Hawkins

Editorial Reviews

"Priceless and transformative real-life wisdom! If you're ready to let go of painful shame because of the way you see your body or your relationship to food then you need to read Too Big for My Britches by Stacey Hawkins. Her courageous and heartfelt story is uncensored and raw. It gives real words to the feelings experienced alone and in silence and like a distant light of hope she carries us through to the other side. This book will be a tool of change for the scores of women, and frankly men too, who read it. It is life-changing. I only wish I had it as a resource when I counseled so many women who shared a similar story struggling for a similar conclusion." KEITH LEWIS, Former Executive Director MISS USA (California, New York, New Hampshire)"Having little time to read anything, I literally could not put down this book! Stacey's story is compelling, real, and raw. Her story is "Everywoman's" story: the climb from believing the lie that we are not enough to pure grit and defiance, which allows us all to believe in our own strength and magnificence. What I wish for each and every girl and young woman growing up is that they learn that there's no such thing as being "too big for our britches" -- that each of us is born to rise to our own greatness. Yes: that we literally DARE to be glorious and fantastic. This is a book I recommend to women - and men - who need to be inspired to live up to their best selves, their highest potential and possibilities. Thank you, Stacey, for giving us a book which inspires and guides others to be their authentic selves!" SHEILA PEARL, Relationship Coach, Author of Ageless & Sexy: The Magic of Sensuality"As an integrative life coach specializing in helping women understand and remove shame from their bodies, I recognize how a book like this can truly inspire and change lives. Stacey's story is compelling, motivating and is a flame starter to any woman's journey to reclaiming her relationship with food and self-love. She gets what it means to feel "less than" and provides helpful, practical, and loving guidance on breaking through to a happier, more rewarding and fulfilling life. Bravo!" PAMELA MADSEN, Sexuality and Relationship Consultant, Seen in the New York Times, Huffington Post, Oprah, and NBC"As a health and wellness coach that specializes in helping women and mothers, this book is a MUST-read. Why? Because this is not just another diet plan or diet book; in fact, it's not that at all. It's a real-life story and expression of what can happen with a positive mindset and attitude shift. Too Big For My Britches is compelling and transparent. Stacey shares how she lost an incredible amount of weight and used this battle to change her life and inspire others to do the same. Her story will make you laugh, cry, and feel empowered. After reading this book, it's clear that Stacey lost the weight, but her journey allowed her to gain so much more-self-worth. For anyone struggling with weight loss, body issues, or simply a lack of self-confidence, this book will not only get you excited to make positive changes but to jump on a treadmill, whip up some healthy meals, and start loving yourself again." LIZ CORT, Fitness Professional, Founder of, Owner of Fitness Fusion Studio, Diamond Advocare Coach