i'm really sorry about the lack of updates to this blog.
I’ve been doing some things lately to focus more on my mental health, and as positive as this blog is, running it at this time in my life wouldn’t help, because if I’m not in a good place, I can’t be encouraging and helpful to others.
Hopefully in a few weeks I’ll get some things sorted out and be back before you know it.
This blog is so inspirational. Thank you. I don't think I'm the only girl with low self-esteem who saw this and thought a little better of myself.
You’re welcome :)
I’ve struggled for so long with my weight and my self-confidence because i’ve always had these images of impossible thinness shoved down my throat as ‘beauty’. I’m never going to be a size two, or even a size five and probably not even a size 7.
I am a big girl. I have big hips and wide shoulders.
I’m proud of those hips. I love the fact that I have curves. They make me look like a real woman.
I know at this point, though, i’m unhealthy. It isn’t about how I look, it’s about how i feel. So i’m just trying to improve my health, and show girls that big can be beautiful along the way.
I started this blog because, like so many girls my age and younger, i’m frustrated.
Frustrated by my weight.
Frustrated at the lack of positive body images.
Frustrated by the lack of good role models.
Frustrated by the idea of ‘beauty’ that is forced down our throats.
So i started this blog because
a. I want to inspire other girls like myself to be healthy and happy.
b. I want to track my progress on my own journey.
So this is a prog-blog/inspiration blog.
Let’s just get one thing straight, though:
This is not a thinspo blog.
I will not be posting images of size zero, size two girls. That isn’t to say those girls aren’t beautiful, because they are- when they’re naturally that small.
But when a girl starves herself to be a size zero, she looks skeletal and ill.
I won’t be putting things like that on my blog. You’ll probably be seeing a lot of images of young girls like Aislinn Paul, Jessica Tyler, America Ferrera- girls who are beautiful, average-sized girls.
Girls that I would love to look like.
I’m overweight. I know i’m beautiful, but i’m also very unhealthy. I want to live a long, happy life and i know I won’t be able to if I continue like this.
So here’s the start of my journey. I hope you join me!