Why Lose Weight?

My mom once asked my why I needed to lose weight… The answer was, I am technically obese for my body shape, or at least that’s what the doctors say. So last year I was on a mission to lose weight, I became so obsessed and stressed over it, I gained weight. I checked the scale constantly and it controlled my life.  Image result for scale

IT IS SO HARD! It is hard to be healthy, I have cheat days where I eat a donut or two, have more than one corn dog, have a few shots of vodka, but for the most part I can’t eat that stuff on a daily basis. I wish I could.

One day my mom asked me why I don’t just buy bigger pants and eat whatever I want… I didn’t have an answer for that. I wanted to fit the blonde skinny stereotype everyone thinks I should be. I wanted to be “pretty” not necessarily healthy. Why can’t plus size be beautiful in our society?

Ever since that day, I have decided not to focus on being skinny, or being a size two. I’ve decided on focusing on feeling good about myself, being confident, and I think all women should have this mind set! I still work out a few times a week, I eat what makes me feel good, and I still get my steps in. I’m just not focused on the scale anymore. That is ten times healthier than I was, and there is no where to move but up.

I can go shopping in the normal lady sizes now, I have lost weight with out realizing it, and the scale is not controlling my life anymore. I am less stressed, and I am having more fun in my life than ever before.

If you’re ever feeling down about yourself, if you don’t feel good enough, if you have self image issues please talk to me! I understand how that feels, and it can seem hopeless, but it isn’t, you just need the strength to get through it, and I will always be there for anyone who asks for help!


31 thoughts on “Why Lose Weight?

  1. Thank you so much for sharing! I believe you are beautiful no matter what size you are, but you definitely have to make sure you take care of yourself so you are around for many years! Being plus size (to me) is beautiful, but there are some health issues that can arise if you do not take precautions. I am NOT saying “you have to be skinny to be healthy” because I do not believe that to be true, but being plus size can cause other health issues later on if your weight does increase…I hope that makes sense, but anyways I think by not focusing on the scale you are definitely happier and just enjoying life! =D

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  2. You have absoutely the right approach to weight loss and being healthy – this is borne out by the fact you’ve lost weight and feel better about yourself. You’ve done it for yourself, to feel healthier and happier and it’s working. Best of luck with everything and thank you for the follow

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  3. “Ever since that day, I have decided not to focus on being skinny, or being a size two.”

    Nice line. Coming to this realization made me feel so much happier about life — concentrating on feeling healthy and happy is SO much more important than being a specific size. Rock on!

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  4. I am 40 and i have four grown up girls…and its not easy to be fit and healthy..but i am still fit…i run i do yoga and i occassionally go to the gym…i guess this is goin to be a lifetime commitment to ourselves…i am so glad to ready your story.

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  5. I grow up in east Asia where people love skinny people. Even I have been living in America for 10 years now, that mindset just sticks in my head. I am so glad that the world now encourages people to have tone abs and fit body, and educate people the correct way to lose weight. I am trying to do more exercise and keep my balance diet. I think I just need to make myself love exercising XD

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  6. This is ao related to me!My mom alwaya bugs me because I look huge.At some point of time i felt that “is being fat such a big problem!” There were days where i cried even! Doesn’t matter i started loving myself in the way I’m! I’m happy with what I’m now!anyways nice post🙂

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  7. One of the most discouraging things I can think about is the fact that Levi jeans (which I like to wear) only go up to size 40 in men’s. Even then, only about 3-4 styles come in that size.

    That, along with a hoard of other things in stores are unable to be worn by me, so I just wear what I already have.

    I like the post, and it is quite motivating. That’s the whole reason I’m on WordPress now, to work on my blog and let people share my journey. I am glad you made progress, and hope you keep it up!

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