That’s me. BUT, I am also so much more than what you see. This is what I see.
This is my stomach. It is maybe NOT what all people think is perfect, but I think it’s still beautiful. Why does beauty have to be ONE thing?
I’m not really skinny, I don’t have a flat stomach. I gained weight when I was little because I had Hashimoto’s Disease and Graves Disease, which affected my metabolism and ability to lose weight. I had to go to the doctors every week and get blood taken, and take medicine. It was a real problem with my thyroid. That’s why I’m not skinny.
Don’t people think I WANT to be skinny? That I wouldn’t like to have a flat stomach, perfect butt and nice boobs? Don’t people think I hate going in the dressing room and not having things fit? I’m not a size zero. I’m not even a size 6. I’m way bigger than that.
I am also so much more than my size.
I’ve been teased about my weight since I was in second grade. I learned to ignore it but it still bothers me. I’m aware I’m fat. When people tease me for being fat, I think “why do you care, you don’t have to live inside my body?”
It’s MY life. I’m plus size. That doesn’t make me mean, sad, lazy, piggy, or dirty. It makes me a teenager who is just not small. It means I’m a lot like most 13 year old girls. I like to laugh, to smile, to chat with my friends, to take photos, to listen to music. I’m also a cheerleader. I love to sing. I know that I need to lose weight, not to make anyone else happy, but because I know that it’s not healthy for my body to carry this extra weight. And I will, but not to make other people happy, but to make ME happy. It won’t be easy, but I’ll do it for myself.
I hope that others can read my blog, especially other overweight girls, or girls who feel different, and can realize that just because you’re not the same as everyone else, you can still be great! Whenever you are yourself, you’re terrific. Be your own version of terrific. Be YOURSELF.