2 years ago I was Fat…And I had spent the previous 6 years of my life beingFat. It wasn’t an opinion, or up for debate. I wasn’t towing the line. It was a fact. No one had to say it out loud, I didn’t have to step on a scale, I was fully aware of it at ALL times. I was Fat, and every day that I woke up, I was reminded of that one simple fact. When I walked in to the bathroom, when I buttoned up my size 42 pants, and when I looked at everyone around me, I knew it was true.

2 years ago I was Fat. But I found out that as the weight began to come off, my self image was left unchanged. 5, 10, 20, 50, 80 pounds later and it seemed like every time that i looked in the mirror I was the same Fat kid that I saw so many times before. As I hit goal after goal, I was never happy with myself. I was still Fat, at least in my own mind. Even to this day I struggle with my self image on a daily basis. I still have to force myself to be comfortable in my own skin. Of course I could still stand to lose a few pounds, and tone up through exercise, but that is not the point here.

My question is Where do WE draw the line? At what point can we just be content and happy with ourselves. Be happy with life. It is so hard to live in a society that tells us that we have to look a certain way, have a certain amount of money, or own a certain item to be happy. Guess what, these things don’t bring happiness. Maybe for a short time, but I don’t believe that you can be truly happy in this world until you are first happy with with yourself.

When this site was started just a few weeks back, we dreamed of a place where people could come together and share their stories. Where people could motivate each other to keep going, to get healthy, and to lose weight. It has been amazing so far. But I want to add one more thing to that list. I want this site to promote being happy with yourself regardless of where you are on your weight loss journey.

Love yourself for who you are, and push yourself to be the person that you have always wanted to be.

-@kodyroth

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