Hey I have referenced this organization twice in the blogs and thought I would add it here as a resource. Can't put a web site here so yall will have to google body positive coupled perhaps with size acceptance.
Body Positive explores taking up occupancy inside your own skin, rather than living above the chin until you're thin. It is a set of ideas that may help you find greater well-being in the body you have.
And here is some of thier bibliography which is awesome and very very helpful for anyone being smart enough to explore this side of who you are - this is only a fraction of the books they list....go for it.
Bennett, William, and Gurin, Joel. Dieter?s Dilemma. NY: Basic Books, 1992.
Berg, Francis. Health Risks of Weight Loss. Hettinger, ND: Healthy Weight Journal, 1995.
Bernell, Bonnie. Bountiful Women. Berkeley: Wildcat Canyon Press, 2000.
Brumberg, Joan. Fasting Girls. NY: Penguin, 1988.
___________, The Body Project. NY: Random House, 1997.
Cagnon, Denise, and Groves, Gail. Her Wits About Her: Self-Defense Success Stories by Women. NY: Harper and Row, 1987.
Cooke, Kaz. Real Gorgeous. NY: Norton, 1996.
Dixon, Monica. Love the Body You Were Born With. New York: Perigee, 1996.
Foreyt, John, and Goodrick, Ken. Living without Dieting. Houston: Harrison, 1992.
Foster, Patricia (Ed.). Minding the Body: Women Writers on Body and Soul. New York: Anchor, 1994.
Fraser, Laura. Losing It: America?s Obsession with Weight and the Industry that Feeds on It. New York: Dutton, 1997.
Friedman, Lenore & Moon, Susan (Eds.) Being Bodies. Boston: Shambala, 1997.
Gaesser, Glenn. Big Fat Lies: The Truth about Your Weight and Your Health. New York: Ballantine, 1996.
Gottlieb, Lori. Stick Figure: A Diary of My Former Self. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2000.
Hall, Lindsay. Full Lives. Carlsbad, CA: Gurze, 1995.
Hillman, Carolyn. Love Your Looks. NY: Fireside, 1996.