“I can’t pinpoint the exact moment when I started worrying
about my weight and overall appearance when I was growing up, so I guess it’s
just always been a part of me even when I was a child.
To be quite honest, my
weight used to be such an issue in my family and it keeps on bothering me to
think about it since it’s such a superficial thing to point out. It’s not that
I was overweight, I was just chubby.
counting the calories I was ingesting by the time I was 16. I wouldn’t really
eat more than 500 calories a day and I hated myself for eating dinner. I cried
a lot during that year.
Then, I met a guy and he told me I was heavenly, he made me feel good about
myself since nobody else would and it’s through his validation that I learned
to hate myself a bit less.
So here I am today, a healthy 150 pounds with a curvy hourglass figure
and a somewhat killer confidence. I learned that if other people could think
that I was beautiful, so could I, and people usually won’t tell you that you’re
pretty or sexy unless they mean it. Obviously I still struggle to this day but
I am more confident than ever before in my life.”