50 Self-Love Quotes To Empower You To Be Confident No Matter How Much You Weigh

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I would be lying if I said: “I have never been insecure about my body or weight.” The truth is I have. I think at one point or another we all wished we could be as skinny as our friend who seems to get all the guys, not realizing she had her own insecurities too.

I’ve yet to meet a woman who is 100% percent confident in her body or who does not have a single desire to change something about it. I’m even still learning how to fully love my body regardless of what the scale says.

As women, we go through several physical transformations ranging from puberty and all the way to menopause. It’s incredible to see how our bodies are able to transform and create life. So of course during these transitions, your weight is going to fluctuate. But your confidence or self-worth should not be a direct result of the number on the scale.

Your weight is ever-changing, but your worth doesn’t have to be.

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My journey of body acceptance has had its ups and downs. But I can truly say it was completely worth it! Believe it or not, when I was at my fittest, I wasn’t the most confident. I would constantly think of ways to get more toned because I wasn’t internally satisfied with my body. I thought it could be so much better because I was comparing my body to other fit girls. I was literally working out two hours a day, five times a week, and at the time I loved it because I could eat whatever I wanted.

Unfortunately, once I stopped working out as much my unhealthy eating habits started to catch up to me. Now that I’m at the heaviest I’ve ever been, I’ve never been more confident and appreciative of my body. Don’t get me wrong, I still have fitness goals. But my priorities have just shifted to fully loving my body, every step of the way. Now I eat healthy because I love the way it makes me feel and I workout because I enjoy it.

I started loving myself flaws and all, and you can too.

When you realize you are more than a number on a scale and more than how you look, you will start to see how beautiful you are regardless of what the scale says. Your body goals should be first in foremost to be healthy. Health looks different for everyone. You could weigh the same as someone and look completely different.

Our bodies are beautiful just the way they are because we are beautiful on the inside. Inner beauty is far more valuable than physical beauty.

It’s really important for us to love the body we’re in no matter what. It’s the only body we get. In those moments you aren’t feeling too confident, read these self love quotes about confidence at any weight to get an instant kick of self-esteem.

1. Your opinion of yourself is the only thing that matters.

“Life is too short to waste any amount of time on wondering what other people think about you. In the first place, if they had better things going on in their lives, they wouldn't have the time to sit around and talk about you. What's important to me is not others' opinions of me, but what's important to me is my opinion of myself.” ― C. JoyBell C.

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2. Be bold enough to love yourself.

“Dare to love yourself as if you were a rainbow with gold at both ends.” ― Aberjhani​​

3. Your body isn’t the problem.

“My BODY isn't flawed, your thinking is. #UniquelyMe” ― Stephanie Lahart​

4. Love yourself through the process.

“I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.” ― Brené Brown

5. Embrace who you are.

"I happen to be very confident in my own skin. It takes time to get to that place, but it’s all about embracing yourself and your body," ― Christina Aguilera

6. Celebrate what makes you different.

“If you celebrate your differentness, the world will, too. It believes exactly what you tell it—through the words you use to describe yourself, the actions you take to care for yourself, and the choices you make to express yourself. Tell the world you are one-of-a-kind creation who came here to experience wonder and spread joy. Expect to be accommodated.” ― Victoria Moran

7. Find the power to call yourself beautiful.

“I am so beautiful, sometimes people weep when they see me. And it has nothing to do with what I look like really, it is just that I gave myself the power to say that I am beautiful, and if I could do that, maybe there is hope for them too. And the great divide between the beautiful and the ugly will cease to be. Because we are all what we choose.”― Margaret Cho

8. You are more than a number on a scale.

“For young women, I would say, don't worry so much about your weight. Girls spend way too much time thinking about that, and there are better things…what makes you different or weird, that's your strength," ― Meryl Streep

9. Loving yourself for who you are is empowering.

“Most females are dissatisfied with how they look and battle with countless insecurities, not realizing that you look most beautiful when you think you don’t. I wish that women and girls all over the world knew just how uniquely beautiful that we ALL are. Loving yourself for who YOU are is empowering! There’s great freedom in being unbothered by other people’s opinion of you.” ― Stephanie Lahart​

10. Women are works of art.

“I believe that all women are like works of art. Like art, women come in different colors, sizes, and forms. And like works of art, every woman is unique, beautiful... and should be appreciated and treasured as such.” ― Tia Fanning

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11. Be comfortable in your own skin.

“Forget about self-image and self-judgment. It's about self-love, and no one teaches you that at school. No one teaches you that if you accept and love yourself, nothing and no one can touch you. This is the only face and body you're ever going to get, so be comfortable and happy in it. Own it. Own every aspect of who you are and present it to the world with the utmost pride.”― Connor Franta​

12. View your imperfections as assets.

“I don’t like to think of my hips as a nuisance, but more of an asset. I mean, if this were, like 1642, my whole birthing hips would be worth many cows or something.” ― Julie Murphy

13. We are perfectly imperfect.

“Lighten up on yourself. No one is perfect. Gently accept your humanness.” ― Deborah Day

14. Your true identity isn’t defined by others.

“Others can't always define your true identity. They see what they 'want' to see but beyond your mess, God sees the beauty He created and still thinks it's good!”― Chinonye J. Chidolue

15. Women are gorgeous no if and or buts about it.

"Females are like the most beautiful, gorgeous creatures in the world. I think that we're gorgeous no matter what size we are." ― Alicia Keys

16. Your dress size doesn’t determine your worth.

“I AM NOT A WOMAN WHOSE SELF-WORTH COMES FROM HER DRESS SIZE.” ― KRISTEN BELL

17. Be proud of your body.

“THE FEMALE BODY IS SOMETHING THAT’S SO BEAUTIFUL. I WISH WOMEN WOULD BE PROUD OF THEIR BODIES AND NOT DISS OTHER WOMEN FOR BEING PROUD OF THEIRS!” — CHRISTINA AGUILERA

18. You are ok, just the way you are.

“It’s all about accepting yourself the way you are. If you want to work towards a better you in whatever regards… do it. But you’re okay just the way you are today," ― Tess Holliday

19. Be true to yourself.

“Stay true to yourself. An original is worth more than a copy.”― Suzy Kassem​

20. Your self-worth should come from you.

“Dear young woman, do not place your sense of beauty and self-worth, upon the plastic pedestal called "what other people say to you", "what other people think about your photo", "how many 'likes' your pictures get", "how many guys tell you that you look sexy", "how skinny can you be?". ― C. JoyBell

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21. You deserve your love and affection.

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha

22. Beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin.

"To me, beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin. It's about knowing and accepting who you are." ― Ellen Degeneres

23. Your body deserves respect.

"Speak to your body in a loving way. It's the only one you've got, it's your home, and it deserves your respect." ― Iskra Lawrence

24. You can feel beautiful no matter what you look like.

"Feeling beautiful has nothing to do with what you look like." ― Emma Watson

25. There’s room for everyone to be beautiful.

“Another person’s beauty is not the absence of your own.” –Unknown

26. Don’t let your size dim your happiness.

"I smile just as wide no matter my current size because I'm proud of what this body has seen and done and represented," ― Lena Dunham

27. Health doesn’t look the same for everyone.

“Health is different for everybody at a different size.” –Crystal Renn

28. Appreciate your body.

“I’ve learnt to appreciate my body, because it’s taken me all the way here and will take me to the end.” ―Clémentine Desseaux

29. Speak to yourself with love and compassion.

"By speaking of ourselves in a positive and affirmative fashion and finding ways to eradicate self-hate, by speaking kindly about ourselves and those around us, we can foster a sense of love and compassion powerful enough to restructure our society’s entire perspective of 'body love,” ― Jessamyn Stanley

30. Beauty is outside the box.

“Girls of all kinds can be beautiful—from the thin, plus-sized, short, very tall, ebony to porcelain-skinned; the quirky, clumsy, shy, outgoing and all in between. It’s not easy though because many people still put beauty into a confining, narrow box…think outside of the box.” –Tyra Banks

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31. Kindness makes you the most beautiful person.

“Kindness makes you the most beautiful person in the world no matter what you look like.” –Unknown

32. You are worthy enough to feel sexy.

"I am allowed to look sexy, feel sexy, and be in love. I am worthy of all those things. And so are you." ― Mary Lambert

33. True liberation comes from self-acceptance.

“Accept yourself: flaws, quirks, talents, secret thoughts, all of it, and experience true liberation.” ― Amy Leigh Mercree

34. Act like you’re confident and you’ll become confident.

“Confidence is a habit that can be developed by acting as if you already had the confidence you desire to have.” – Brian Tracy

35. Decided that you are beautiful today.

"One day I decided that I was beautiful and so I carried out my life as if I was a beautiful girl. It doesn’t have anything to do with how the world perceives you. What matters is what you see." ― Gabourey Sidibe

36. Love yourself in the fullness of who you are.

"Most important, in order to find real happiness, you must learn to love yourself for the totality of who you are and not just what you look like." ― Portia de Rossi

37. Be proud of your imperfections.

"I don’t look in the mirror and go, ‘Oh, I look fantastic!’ Of course I don’t. Nobody is perfect. I just don’t believe in perfection. But I do believe in saying, ‘This is who I am and look at me not being perfect!’ I’m proud of that." ― Kate Winslet

38. You are the beholder of your own beauty.

“People often say that ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder,’ and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder.” ― Salma Hayek

39. Speak your confidence into existence.

“I always feel confident. I never allow myself to not feel confident. I try to tell girls to wake up, say, 'I’m going out there, I’m gonna kill it today, I look f—ing amazing.' And that’s just what it is. You talk it into existence." ― Amber Rose

40. Beauty is achieved from the inside.“

"We try to conquer not feeling beautiful all our lives. It’s a battle that can’t be won. There’s no definition of beauty. The only way to achieve beauty is to feel it from inside without breaking down into individual physical attributes.” — Miley Cyrus

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41. Being brave enough to be yourself is a representation of beauty.

“I can’t think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself.” — Emma Stone

42. Choose to love yourself.

“I had to grow to love my body. I did not have a good self-image at first. Finally, it occurred to me, I’m either going to love me or hate me. And I chose to love myself. Then everything kind of sprung from there. Things that I thought weren’t attractive became sexy. Confidence makes you sexy.” – Queen Latifah

43. Be yourself.

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

44. Measure yourself by your strength and smiles.

“I am beginning to measure myself in strength, not pounds. Sometimes in smiles.”― Laurie Halse Anderson

45. We should normalize diverse beauty.

“In putting these girls on the show and saying, ‘You are beautiful,’ I wasn’t necessarily telling them they were beautiful; I was using them as a vessel to tell millions of girls around the world who looked like them that they were beautiful. This has always been a passion of mine. It’s so nice to see it’s normalizing.”

46. No one can make you feel less than without your permission.

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

47. Beauty comes from you being yourself.

“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself. “― Coco Chanel

48. Don’t seek acceptance and validation from others.

“Your time is way too valuable to be wasting on people that can't accept who you are.” ― Turcois Ominek​

49. You are a phenomenal woman.

"I am a woman / Phenomenally / Phenomenal woman / That's me." ― Maya Angelou

50. You determine who you are.

"I am a woman with thoughts and questions and shit to say. I say if I'm beautiful. I say if I'm strong. You will not determine my story—I will." ― Amy Schumer

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