I posted the above picture to a fashion social media site last weekend. I wore this outfit to a causal bar around the corner from my house with my boyfriend. I’m usually not one to show off my stomach, but my boyfriend said it was cute and lately I’m a huge fan of crop tops. I wasn’t going to put this picture on the blog because I only got one decent shot, but I was surprised by one of the comments made on this picture and I figured I share it with you guys.
I wrote a post a few weeks ago sharing my weight loss story (read that full post here). Long story short, I just recently lost over 25 lbs. I am proud to announce that I am a size 4 and weight 137 lbs (I’m 5’8). Now there may be places in the country where that is considered fat, but not in my world. I personally didn’t even think I was fat 25 lbs heavier, so I was really surprised when someone commented on this photo, “too fat, sorry.” I’ve never really understood the whole “be rude to people who you don’t know online” thing. So when I read it I was like, “whoa sister… since when am I considered fat?” I would hate to see what she would have said 6 months ago.
The main reason that I wanted to share this is because I know I’m not fat. I may not be the prettiest, or the skinniest, but I am confident in myself. I may or may not have commented back telling her, “if she thinks I’m too fat she has major problems,” but to be honest, in this culture I am considered fat by some. The thing is, I really don’t give a shit what other people say! I am perfectly happy with the way my body looks and that’s all that really matters. Hopefully we can all learn to love ourselves and then maybe, just maybe we can all be nicer to one another.