I’m all for feeling good about yourself. If looking better makes you feel better about yourself, Then go for it. There’s nothing wrong with being beautiful. Hell, I spend an hour on make up ALONE on a daily basis. However, I hate that everyone always assumes that people who are losing weight are doing it solely for looks. Looks may be a part of it, But you don’t know their whole story. I’ll use myself as an example. Yes, I would feel better about myself if I lost weight. I believe I would “look better”. However, That doesn’t mean that there’s anything “wrong” with me now or that I’m “ugly”. Regardless of looks, I need to lose weight. I can never find clothes that fit me at this weight/size. I always have to go out of my way to go to “plus sized stores” to find clothing. These department stores are much more expensive than the average store and 9 times out of 10 I have to buy something that just fits as opposed to what I actually like. A few months ago I sat on my couch and it collapsed. As embarrassing as that is, I admit it. Imagine if I did that to a friends sofa or a relatives. My legs don’t just rub together, They have to walk around each other. I’m constantly chaffing. Do you know how uncomfortable that is? While it’s not entirely true that just because you’re heavier you’ll have joint trouble, High blood pressure, Diabetes and heart failure- You could have that at any weight. However, You’re at a higher risk. Why would you risk that? Especially if given the chance to avoid it. I can’t even do simple tasks like walking up stairs or getting in and out of my car without grunting or busting a sweat. I can hardly cross my legs comfortably.
Why would anyone want to put up with all that their entire life? It would only get worse at that. Eating clean and exercising is great for weight loss, But it’s also good just for day-to-day living. You literally feel good and are healthier, You have more energy, You sleep better, It relieves stress, You feel productive, You’re able to keep up with your kids, Your back and joints aren’t as painful, The list goes on and on. Not to mention your confidence level increased.
There are so many reasons to living a healthy life style and losing weight is only one of those reasons. Unless someone tells you directly, Don’t assume you know why they’re losing weight.
12th week 78. Write your current weight. Have you lost anything in the past week? If not, what are your plans for this week? Again, My weight SHOULD be like 217. I haven’t lost anything in like a month.
79. What was the most recent compliment/comment about your body? Lol, What’s a compliment?
80. Write your current weight. Have you lost anything in the past week? If not, what are your plans for this week? + Today is the last day of this challenge. After writing your stats, describe how you’ll continue eating/exercising from now on! 217 and no. Tomorrow is Friday so the week is almost over, Really. I’m hoping to be eating normally again by tomorrow. I’ve not been doing well lately.
I am so sick of these posts that say things like “Healthy > Skinny” or “Get fit not skinny” or “Skinny girls look good in clothes. Fit girls looks good naked” YOU CAN BE BOTH HEALTHY AND SKINNY. Yes, Among the fitspo/fitblr community more than half of the people on these blogs are trying to get fit/toned. However, It’s okay for someone to strive to be thin and petite if that’s what they desire. It’s not impossible to be thin and healthy as well. You people act like every time someone wants to be skinny that means they’re anorexic. How is someone wanting to be skinny any different than you wanted to be built or someone else loving their curves? It’s not. Personally, When I started this blog I DID want to be skinny. However, As time passed, I became more fond of fit/toned bodies instead and now that’s my goal, But if I still wanted to be skinny…There would be nothing wrong with that. Truth is, I could never be “skinny”. I’m not quiet built for it. Regardless of that, Skinny is not sin. What if someone’s just naturally thin? You’re sitting their body shaming them when they were born that way. If they’re comfortable like that then why are you tearing them down? Not every female who is thin or wants to be thin is conforming to the pressures of the world and “societies” concept of perfection. We all have our own opinions and if someone likes to be small or wants to be small, Leave them be. If they’re not hurting themselves or anyone around them…. What’s it to you? I can even admit that I’ve reblogged things like that before and I look back on it now and realize that I was wrong. I know that when people made these posts they’re not all doing it with the intentions of cutting down thin people, But to promote the fit body type instead, But you should think about what you’re saying before you say it. This is all coming from someone who weighs 217 pounds. By no means am I thin or skinny. I’m not trying to defend “my people”. I don’t believe in shaming any body type. Despite the fact if it’s opposite of mine or not. I can disagree with your habits, But that doesn’t mean you’re any less of a person or that you’re body isn’t “good enough”. I read a post on here once that said something along the lines “I think a lot of overweight people are hypocrites. For some reason, They can tell me to gain weight, But I can’t tell them to lose weight. If they can love their curves, Why can’t I love my bones?” I completely agree with this. No, Not every “overweight” or “bigger” or curvy person attacks thinner girls, But it is something that is common nonetheless. Instead of accepting everyone, We seem to just attack others as a defense mechanism. I’ve heard a lot of girls say things like “Real men like curves only dogs like bones”. You hate it when people call you “fat” or “too big” so why are you turning around and doing the same thing to them? It’s basic manners people. Treat others the way you want to be treated. If someone treats you like crap, That doesn’t mean treat them like crap back. Be the better people and treat them nicely because that’s how YOU want to be treated. Turn the other cheek. If they’re being a dick, Don’t waste your time on them. You can defend yourself without being a hypocrite or being immature like they are. Back to my original point, Quit acting like each time you scroll through someone on your dash who has a thigh gap or visible collar bones that it means they’re starving themselves or that they should want to be fit not thin. I post a lot of muscular/toned women on my blog, But occasionally I reblog a petite woman because I find her body lovely too. No, I am not a thinspo blog or thinspiration, But I can appreciate each body and every body type. As long as you’re healthy, Nothing else matters.
And for the record, Thin girls look good naked too.
I'm actually surprised and your guys' answers. Personally, I would have it removed too. I'm not going to lie. However, When ever I scroll through my dash I constantly see posts about "body acceptance" usually in regards to loose skin and stretchmarks. I have no problem with people having their loose skin removed. Though it seems here on tumblr that you're frowned upon if you try products that fade your stretchmarks or avoid loose skin. My logic is, I wasn't born with these things so what does it matter if I remove them? Also, It's MY body and what I'm doing isn't hurting anyone. So, Why can't I?
POLL: If you lost a ridiculous amount of weight and ended up with excessive loose skin and was given the opportunity to have it removed for FREE- Would you get it removed or would you accept it and look at it as a trophy?