Today vs 3 years ago.
A lesson dramatic weightloss taught me: how you feel is 1000% more important than how you look. Generations of women have been conditioned to believe from our first moments of awareness that our value is determined by our attractiveness, that our body shapes determine whether we are worthy of love and respect, and many who dared to exist outside a very narrow definition of "beautiful" in this culture grew up having virtually no sense of self-worth or self-esteem. Obviously, this doesn't lead to all women growing up with weight or body-image problems; speaking for myself, however, these beliefs planted the seeds of self-loathing and self-destruction that flourished into full-blown mental illness in adulthood, and the extra weight I carried was the direct result and major symptom of that. If you're struggling with body image issues or feeling discouraged about the number on the scale or what you see in the mirror, I have this to say to you: Love yourself first. Love yourself now, whoever you see looking back at you, whatever stage in life you are at. I have transformed my life completely in the past three years, but not by only changing my body. I changed my mind. I finally decided I was worth it. I chose to love and radically accept myself exactly as I was, and only then could I begin to take the steps to restore myself to physical and mental health. #facetofacefriday#postvsg#weightloss#transformations#selflove#selfcare#wlscommunity#ketolife#wlsjourney#f2ffriday#thenandnow#beforeandafter#fattofit#fitfam#healthandfitness#mentalillness#recovery#depression#bodydysmorphia#eatingdisorders#ednos#mentalhealth#effyourbeautystandards#loveyourself#nevergiveup
So I’ve been sick, Cecilia too, and I’ve been so down in the dumps, just feeling sorry for myself, overwhelmed with being a homeowner and wife and mom, but I’m working on pulling myself out of it. I’m down 33 pounds in a month, and I’m finally able to eat some actual food, so that’ll help lol. Almost the weekend! #postvsg#selfcare#momlife#ittakestime
I ordered a pair of @judybluejeans online on a whim... I’ve never been one to wear jeans- I’ve always been too fat and they were uncomfortable and actually painful around my stomach, because that’s where I carry a lot of my weight. Anyway, since I reached my post-pregnancy weight of 165, I thought I’d give jeans another shot. The lady only had three pairs available.. sizes 3, 7, and 13. I thought to myself, “ok self, let’s get the 13s and make them our goal jeans. 🤨” y’all I get these beautiful ass jeans today in the mail, slip them on, and I’ll be damned!!!!! They fit like a friggen glove! I wore them for the rest of the day today and they are so comfortable, too. Being fat consumed my life and it’s how I’ve always identified myself (hello, my username). But I’m not fat anymore. I’m healthy and so, so incredibly proud of myself. I walked around all afternoon/evening, telling each family member, “OMG THESE ARE SIZE 13 AND THEY FIT 😍🤩” lmao. I’m serious. I probably drive them (and y’all) crazy, but this shit never gets old. If you’re stuck, stalled out, or even just starting, I hope this can give you a little but of motivation to keep on keepin on. 💪🏻 #weightloss#vsg#vsgcommunity#vsgjourney#150lbsdown#bcgoaldigger#goaldigger#size13#judybluejeans#judyblue#wls#wlscommunity#wlstransformation#vsg4yearsafter#postvsg#sleevesurgery#sleevelife#wlsfam#wlssupport