Oh Honey. I think you're lovely.
I saw the link you posted to your tumblr with notes from your "nutrition" class. I love following your tumblr but I maintain a tidy dash with no body negativity-- that blog is pretty shaming of fat bodies and the nutrition information you're being provided is, frankly, pretty incomplete and is about 10 years behind modern research. It also confuses correlation with causation when discussing presence of body fat.
I would never police anyone, let alone a stranger's, body or decisions-- I just hope that you find a better source for your nutritional information. I've had a really great experience with Ellyn Statter's How to Eat program and Michelle Allison (http://fatnutritionist.com/).
I know that I don't know you, at all, but I wish, for myself, that I had made peace with my body before I tried to change it and so I find myself wishing that for you, too.
Best of luck.
hmmm please point out where i shame fat bodies on that blog because i dont believe ive posted any negativity whatsoever.
I’m pretty sure my information is current as it is a class i am taking right now and i dont see the benefit of the professor teaching us stuff from ten years ago…
things are gonna start getting crazy in school. i havent been a full time student for like...3 years or so..
just started my 3rd and 4th class of the semester.
i’m mostly likely gonna be posting mostly personal stuff on here whenever i think of something i want to blog/tell you guys about, and not spending much time scrolling tumblr looking for stuff to reblog.
i apologize in advance but i need to sort my priorities.
“If you’re questioning whether or not you really want to be free, to let go of an eating disorder, or the hope of losing those five pounds, know that contrived beauty cannot earn you the true love you desire. Your beauty comes from knowing who you are. You are God’s beautiful creation, the one His heart desires. He is gazing at you with a love in His eyes that is so powerful He cannot contain it. You make His heart burst with joy. And He is so proud to be your Dad.”—AM I BEAUTIFUL?
With a status quo that pushes for a selfish, Darwinian mindset, there are few who ignore the call. There are few who compete with the fittest while holding the hands of the less favorable. They stand like lighthouses in the dark,…
<3 you are awesome Kevin, I am honored of this award
“When you look at the crucifix, you understand how much Jesus loved you then. When you look at the Sacred Host, you understand how much Jesus loves you now.”—Blessed Mother Teresa (via my-crazy-catholic-life)
My names Lance Pono Ordonio Constantino. I am 5 feet 8 inches. I have caramel colored skin. I weigh somewhere between 270-290 pounds. I have very chubby cheeks. I don’t have a white smile. I have a small gap on the sides of my two front teeth. I have a pretty big butt. I have love handles and have moderate manboobs. I have my birthmark on my right thigh that is shaped like the island of Maui. I have a large scar right above it. My width of my neck is smaller and dis-proportioned to my body. But…I love it.
I love my body. When I change, I look in the mirror, not to make sure I hide my flaws, but to tell myself that I look good.I never used to think so. I used to hate my size. I used to feel insecure and hated my teeth. I often tease myself in front of people so I can save them the breath. I thought I was ugly. Somewhere between now and then, it changed. How? I STOPPED CARING.
Yeah I am overweight but it really doesn’t matter as long as I know I’m healthy. It doesn’t matter if you are underweight, overweight, obese or skinny. Who cares what your flaws are as long as you love yourself. Sure I can exercise more, eat healthier and be more self conscious. But I am happy. Sure it could be nice if I had a flat stomach with abs, a perfect jawline or white teeth. But no matter what size I am, I will ALWAYS LOVE MY BODY, because it’s the only one I have.
I am strong. I love my body and I will take care of it when and however I please. Everyone should do the same. I am beautiful just the way I am, and so are you. Don’t base your life and your happiness on what society thinks is beautiful and what you should look like. We all have flaws, we are not perfect, but as long as we know that, we can be proud of what we have and what we can be. That’s all that matters. If we can do that, then we become bigger than anything that comes at us. Love yourself first. That’s all that counts.
Whether you are 13, 25, 36, or 85* Whether you are skinny, ‘normal’, or overweight Whether you are african american, asian or caucasian Whether you are blonde, brunette, copper or bright blue. Whether your butt is flat or round. Whether your nails are painted bright or plain and bitten down. Whether your eyes are bright blue, chocolate brown or murky green. Whether your collar bones show or not. Whether you wear lacey underwear or cotton ones Whether you’ve had your first kiss or never been kissed. Whether you have curvy or stick thighs. Whether you wear one pieces or string bikinis. Whether you are hourglass, pear or triangle shaped. Whether you have defined cheek bones or smooth, soft cheeks. Whether you wear jewlrey or your wrists go unadorned. Whether your hair is cropped to your head or down to your butt. Whether you are a size two or twelve. Whether you wear skirts or camo pants. Whether you eat a whole bag of chips or half a bag of carrots. Whether you look like the photoshopped women in magazines or you are your OWN woman. Whether you are wearing makeup or not. Whether your breasts are large or small, whether your nipples are large or small, dark or light, perky or flat. Whether you have a a full waist or a stick thin one. Whether you take a good picture or think you look like a hot mess in every one. Whether you have a small, medium or large frame. Whether you have a boyfriend or girlfriend or if you’ve been single all your life. Whether you are any of these things or anything else. Whether you wear fashionable clothes or wear sports gear every day. Whether you see it in the mirror or not. Whether you wear heels or sports shoes. Whether you love a man or woman. Whether you have a gap between your lovely thighs, or you have beautiful healthy legs. Whether your lips are thin or full. Whether you have a New York accent or a british one. Whether you go to the gym everyday or miss a few. Whether you have a six pack or a flat belly. Whether you have curly, straight or tasseled hair. Whether you believe this or not.
Don’t punish yourself just because you see something you dislike in the mirror. Don’t punish your body for years to come. Don’t torture your body by depriving it of nutrients it needs to grow.
Don’t think when someone says this to you, that they don’t mean it. These words are powerful. They are you. And you choose to take hold of their power, or to ignore their truth in favor of society’s standards.
You weren't born simply because one day you are going to be special to someone. Yes it's true, one day you will find that special someone, but remember you were born because you've always been and will always be special to God.
I just watched your video on body image and I just want to say that even though you know you're beautiful, I want to say you're beautiful. And I mean you are very beautiful. And a lot of dudes don't like skinny girls, what's with the idea that we like skinny girls lol. Anyways, I love the fact that you are beautiful and repping God at the same time.
Our Father, Who art in heaven Hallowed be Thy Name; Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.
Girls, you shouldn't rely on boys flattery to make you feel gorgeous. You need to be comfortable in your own skin and learn to love yourself. Confidence is one of the most attractive assets a girl can have. Don't forget that.