This week I’d like to speak about something that bothers me when it comes to discussing my weight. And that is having people tell me that I should just be happy because I am a beautiful person.
I know I’m a beautiful person, both inside and out. BUT, and this is a huge but, just because I may be beautiful doesn’t mean that I should be okay with how big and unhealthy I am.
Even if everyone in the world told me I am absolutely gorgeous at 202 lbs, is that supposed to make me want to stop trying to lose weight? Of course not. I don’t want to lose weight only because I’ll look way better in clothes (although that’s a huge motivator), I do it because being 200+ lbs at 5’3″ is incredibly unhealthy.
I am not setting a good example for my kids and I am only making myself more prone to the diseases associated with obesity.
I don’t want my kids growing up thinking that being this big and unhealthy is okay. And if I remain this big as the girls get older, why in the world would they ever listen to me about the importance of eating fruits and vegetables and steering clear of junk food? One of my goals as a parent is to lead by example.
So while I appreciate people trying to make me feel better about all the weight I’ve gained, I’d much rather be encouraged to eat healthier and exercise, than be told I should just be happy with the way I am because I am beautiful inside and out. Wouldn’t you agree?
Btw, I lost 3.9 lbs this week just with portion control. Yay!
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