Some of the ugly truths about extreme weight loss....... •The smaller I am, the more my skin sags. •The deeper my stretch marks are. •I'll always have what appears to be a "muffin top", but is really the excess skin that squishes over the tops of my pants and would require surgery to remove. •It's not "pretty" by really anyone's standards. •It took me years and years to love myself and truly embrace who I am and celebrate how far I've come, rather than picking apart all of what I used to believe were shortcomings. •And I no longer give a fuck about anyone else's "standards". •At this time, I have no plans or intentions of having surgery. •People constantly tell me they think I should, because I've "worked so hard and I deserve it". •People will try to sell me It Works wraps "to tighten my skin" on this very post. •Half the shit being marketed and sold today couldn't even exist or successfully sell if it weren't for the fact that so many people hate themselves.
Y'all. Listen to me.
You are strong; you are beautiful. You are not the number on a scale or the size of your jeans. Your imperfections do not make you broken or less, but rather signify a battle and a journey only YOU have fought and only YOU could possibly understand - and the only person you really need any fucking acceptance or validation from in all of this is YOU. And I promise you that forgiving, accepting, embracing, and loving yourself will get you a hell of a lot farther than hating yourself EVER will. So go ahead and keep your wraps. Tonight I'm definitely not interested. 😉 Happy Sunday, beautiful people!! 💜