some chill positivity from a 1998 Sesame Street book about the letter F
literatilust said: Asking for the pw to the loose skin blog. OMG you are amazing and SO inspiring! I wish you the very best!!
might as well answer this publicly since I keep forgetting the password. it’s wickedloose, I think?
men are just hilarious.
masculinity is the most fragile thing in the entire world
why we need feminism and fat feminists too
sailormoonlover123 said: Hello! I just wanted to say that your blog is absolutely amazing. It is such an inspiration! I've started my weight loss journey a little while ago and its nice to know that there's someone else. I did have a question. How soon did you notice changes in yourself? I've lost some weight according to the scale but I can't see it when I look at myself in the mirror. My friends and family mention that I look thinner. I just get kinda sad that I may not have lost anything and its a figment.
Thanks so much and congratulations on starting! It’s a long, tough road, and this is some tough love: if you don’t learn to love yourself at any size, you won’t ever meet your goals, appearance-wise. It took me a long time to realize that.
For some realness, also, I didn’t notice until I was around 260 lbs down from around 320, your mileage may vary. I remember looking at photos of myself at 40 lbs lost and I was like, I can’t tell at all! But my family and friends did. Still didn’t believe them.
If anyone tells you self-love is easy to learn, they’re wrong. It’s as much of a journey as weight loss. I used to obsess over numbers and regaining anything sent me spiraling into feelings of hopelessness.
I guess what I’m trynna say is: great job starting, learning to love yourself is difficult, but it is rewarding and when. You yourself start noticing changes you’ll be even more elated. I never make promises, but I can almost promise you that. I wish you the best, and don’t hesitate to reach out again if you wanna talk privately.
Wow, OK. Running is much different than lifting weights and I hate it but I guess it’s also OK. I’m not really sure but jogging for three minutes straight was so terrible! I’m on W3D1 of C25K and man oh man.
Also, this guy at the Reservoir (around which I run) gave me a thumbs-up. Twice. While I was walking, not running. I’m not used to not being wicked awesome at stuff and honestly it made me feel self-conscious. At least with lifting I could prove I was strong, but there’s little to compare with running besides speed. And I’m not fast, and I feel dumb.
This whole thing is awkward but me and the fiancé are doing it together so it’s less weird.
I’ve also gotten waves. I wanna be like, “I’m a fat runner, yeah, but I used to be over 100 lbs heavier! I used to be able to deadlift two of you!” but I can’t because a) I’m out of breath and b) I’m much more charismatic than that.
Do any of y’all who are overweight runners feel patronized or am I being super weird?
first side stitches ever aaaaa. also ran sometimes during the walking part so that’s why the miles look weird! 👏👌
championsaremade said: Love your blog, you are gorge, and your progress is amazing :)
Thank you so much dear!
I’m back. And I just bought some Asics, and I’m gonna start running.
Terrified as fuck, but here goes nothing!
Some things to bring up:
Back on keto to regain control. Lost control of my diet and exercise due to job stress and switching jobs for the first time in my life (though I love it, it’s still a huge change!). I’m now an art director instead of just a graphic designer! All very exciting, and also lots of celebrating because of a lot of good things.
And I’ve regained 20 lbs. From a 100+ lb loss originally, it isn’t too dramatic, but it was a wicked blow to my self-esteem. And this is now how I currently look (December 2013):
If anyone is around 200 lbs and is into running, I’ll take all the advice I can get. I’m starting c25k with my fiancé (who used to do track and hockey and such) and I’m pretty nervous but also kind of excited to enjoy summer mornings instead of just drinking a whole lot summer evenings.
Year of the horse!
my boyfriend made this gif of me deadlifting 240# at the meet in october.
remember when i could deadlift 240#? yeah, me neither. but apparently it happened 4 months ago…
UHHH CAN WE TALK ABOUT HOW I JUST DID IT?? deadlifted 240# @ almost 10 lb lower BW than this !!!!
WHO’S A BAD BITCH?? FUCKING ME.
you are bloody amazing
My RL BFF being a total boss bitch
Progress pic — 120+ lbs lost edition! I started losing weight and getting stronger in October 2011, and it’s definitely been a struggle but it’s worth it. I feel better in my own (albeit loose) skin now.
Reminding yourself of how far you’ve come despite setbacks keeps the motivation going! (2013 has been really tough so far!)
I’m really happy I’m going to the doctor tomorrow. I started a medication in October & have since then gained 25lbs in the few months I’ve been on it. I’ve been through this before, & I’m not willing to do it again. I’m sure not every single pound is due to medication, but I have changed my habits…
Homegirl here is having the same weight gain issues with lamictal that I am. I’m also newly on quetiapine which warns dramatically about weight gain being the most common side effect. Managing mental illness along with weight loss has been one of the most difficult parts of the whole “weight loss journey” thing. Ugh.
Keto starting today. Ready to re-kill it even with my schizo medication. Mental illness got me in the mess but I am going to manage it hard. Fuck the haters and pretty much anyone in my way. I’m not letting my 100 lbs grow back no matter how hard my body tries.
FOLLOW DIS GURL
she mah bestie
FOLLOW THIS GIRL SHE MY RL BESTIE ALSO. Keto, heavy lifting, and a “fuck thinspo” mentality. #badbitchalert