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.
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!