My heart breaks for the girl on the left. She lost 85lbs after living a life of obesity and emotional eating. Along her journey of weight loss, she lost her truth. She was consumed with fear of getting ‘fat’ again. Controlled by macros and would sacrifice REAL LIFE experiences to stay ‘safe’ in her bubble. She was in denial of looking sick because she was steadfast for reaching a ‘societal ideal’ of SKINNY. Even if that meant pretending to be sick on holidays to avoid food. And being weird as shit when it came to eating out. Grub sisters, if this speaks to any of you, you are not alone. But I need you to hear me LOUD and crystal freaking clear. You are not your circumstances. Being present on a holiday, enjoying your families hard cooked meal and being surrounded by love is not going to derail your life. What are you going to remember when your 40? Staying locked inside on holidays? or that bomb ass sweet potato pie your mom spent hours preparing to make you feel loved? COME ON NOW. Stop being stuck in your own head. You will not blow up overnight from enjoying yourself. .
This girl on the right...now SHE is someone I can vibe with. She’s been through some shit, put on some HEALTHY weight, muscle and learned self love and being loved is so much more valuable than looking stage lean the rest of her life. She lives a LIFESTYLE of moderation NOT deprivation and chooses PRESENT over PERFECT. Being your own kind of perfect and authentically you. I’d rather be a few pounds heavier loving MY LIFE over fitting a size 4 again, just sayin’ Let go of being THAT GIRL and be the girl you wanna kick it with, eat with and be best friends. Deal? Deal. Love you, Queens. Now go hard on some banana pudding, I know I am!🙋🏾♀️