THIS IS NOT A BEFORE/AFTER POST.
ALL OF THESE PICTURES WERE TAKEN AT THE EXACT SAME TIME.
I just wanted to illustrate the fact that while a lot of us look at pictures of celebrities and models and wish we had their “thigh gap”, all is not as it seems.
We all know about how the images we see are distorted using Photoshop and how the people we see have spent hours in hair, make-up and wardrobe; but have you ever thought about the angles their photos are taken in?
Push your hips forward, your highs will touch. Push your hips back and stick out your bum-say hello to a thigh gap.
Celebrate your thighs, no matter their shape. They’re what gets you from A to B.
WHAT MATTERS IS YOUR HEALTH.
i honestly tried hard to scroll past this.
like, really fucking hard i’m sorry
I scrolled past and almost made the worst decision of my life.
But then I went back and reblogged the fuck out of this masterpiece of a photo
this is why i love tumblr so much^
I could never get Pumpkin or Charlie Brown to do this.
So here is my final before and after photo. I have not reached my original ‘ultimate goal weight’ of 52kg/115lbs, but I’ve decided that I don’t really want to anymore. It was not easy to lose those 5 kilograms. It took me 10 months. 10 WHOLE MONTHS. It should have only taken me 2-3 months, but because I started out eating way too little my metabolism slowed down and I plateaued. Then, in order for my metabolism to recover, I had to start eating a whole lot more, which caused me to gain all the weight I lost, and so then I had to lose it again… please, if you don’t know my story about this already, read it here: http://shedding-away-the-insecurity.tumblr.com/mystory It might just save you an extra 7 months of frustration in not losing weight… which I had to live through myself. I started this blog at the time when I realised I had to start eating more in order for my metabolism to heal. Those seven weeks following that of gaining weight were some of the toughest weeks in my entire life. But then, when I started to lose weight again, I was able to lose weight at a rate of almost 1 pound a week, whilst eating so much more food than I could before. And I broke through my plateau. Not in scale weight, but in measurements and body fat. Which matters more anyway, right? And so now I am the fittest, healthiest, and slimmest I have been in my entire life. In these last few days I have really changed the way I see things in terms of my body and weight loss. I have realised that it is NOT about becoming a number on the scale, because NUMBERS DON’T MEAN ANYTHING. It’s about becoming healthy and fit and accepting and loving your body for what it is- you can change some things, but you may not be able to change the things your genes determine: like how I have thick thighs to match my wide hips (the only bad part about being an hourglass) and if I want really thin legs I have to get thinner all over- which means losing a little too much off by chest for my likings. But most of all, it’s about becoming completely confident and happy with who you are and what you look like. So no, I have not reached my ‘ultimate goal weight’, but I have reached something much much more: total happiness, fitness and confidence with my body. And it feels amazing.
UPDATE: I know I said I was done losing weight… but that all changed several few weeks ago when a few things happened that made me reconsider. You see, I did go through a stage of thinking that I didn’t want to lose any more weight. But then, because of that, I kind of stopped being as strict about eating healthy and exercising, and so I slipped up quite a bit and gained a bit of fat around my tummy. Then, after a beach party, I was looking through photos of myself, and I felt pretty uncomfortable about the way I looked in a bikini. So I decided that I was not yet ready to try and maintain my weight, and that I needed to get back into by healthier eating habits and exercise routine again for a while, and just wait a little longer before I decide I’m ready to stop losing weight.
My current goal is to be happy with my body and to not want to lose any more weight by my birthday. I’m not setting a goal weight, because I really don’t care what the scale says. I’m setting small, achievable goals in terms of measurements. My first goal is to lose half an inch off my waist and hips, so my measurements are about 34-24-35. By my birthday I’m hoping to have a waist measurement of 23-23.5”, and a hip measurement of 34.-34.5”. But it doesn’t really matter if I don’t, what does matter is whether or not I’m happy with my body by then. :)
PLEASE STOP ERASING OUT THE STORY WHEN YOU REBLOG!!! The whole point of this post is IN THE STORY not the photo!