I’m getting TONS of reblogs on this; more than anything I’ve ever posted before! Let me add a bit more information for those of you reblogging. I am 5’3, 24, and lost the majority of my weight within a year. I have been maintaining and focusing on fitness the past half year. I lost my weight through calorie counting, primarily, while focusing on a healthy, balanced diet with enough protein. For exercise, I lift heavy weights. Any other information, please check out the links on my blog.
Oh, and for those of you reblogging with comments implying I did this to fit the media’s warped ideals for beauty or because of men, with all due respect, you are wrong. (Thank god for Google Translate, since most of the comments like this are in Portuguese). I was not teased for being big, or told I was not beautiful. I lost weight because I was unhealthy and miserable, and my quality of life was degrading daily due to my unhealthy lifestyle. My goals have always been to be fit and healthy, and to make myself the best me I can be. I didn’t do it for the guys, for the attention, or for any other superficial reason. I don’t think I was ugly before, and I don’t think I’m necessarily more beautiful now. However, I feel healthy, radiant, and confident now, and losing weight has indirectly put me on that path.
This is seriously amazing work. You’re the same age and height as me! & I love the response to the haters.. work it girl!
So inspirational! I agree with what she said. It’s not about conforming — it’s about being happy with your self, but most of all, it’s about living a healthy life!