I think some people need to look at this situation in a different way.
That is me in the picture, happy as can be. According to my BMI last week, I was obese. I have lost six pounds, and now I am overweight according to my BMI. I wear a US size 12/14. I have stretchmarks, my stomach pokes out, and I have cellulite.
But I have learned to love myself just the way I am. In the past, I have suffered from anorexia (for about 7 years), but I decided that enough was enough. So for the past year and a half, I’ve been learning to love my body. I knew I was never gonna be as skinny as I used to be, and I had to be okay with that before I could do anything else.
Pages like GPC help me love myself NOW, even though I am losing weight. Learning how to love myself has been an important process. I have done this in an effort to keep myself from relapsing so I wouldn’t “hate myself thin” like I used to. Loving yourself is important no matter what, even if you’re trying to change! I am not trying to change right now because I don’t like myself, I just want to be active and healthy and losing weight comes along with it, and that’s the kind of thing that loving myself has motivated me to do. It may not be for everyone, but my health has been declining recently, so I NEED to do this. But pages like this one keep me sane, they let me know that I am beautiful even if I don’t lose weight and even if my stretchmarks never fade; all that matters is my health and happiness.
Maybe that will help some dumb Anons put everything into perspective :)