Hi everyone! I have gotten down to 160lbs after weighing my highest at 210lbs, a 50 pound loss (I’m 5″7)! I was feeling pretty pumped so I went out with a friend in my college and shared my accomplishment. My friend was supportive and congratulated me as I spoke about how I incoporated intermittent fasting into my routine and how I was counting my calories, and then a random stranger came up to me and said “what are you, anorexic or something?”
I was shocked. I’m not going to lie, those words crushed me. It felt like she took away my right to be happy for losing weight. I was devasted for the entire week and felt tempted to binge every day, but I didn’t even binge once. For that, I am proud. I even posted on reddit when I was severely depressed reaching out for help and everyone was super supportive. This helped me realize that I did something amazing, and I shouldn’t down play that.
I suffer from body dysmorphia and that incident triggered me to the max. Suddenly I hated my body and thought I hadn’t changed at all. But then I took a progress pic and compared it to the beginning of my journey at 210lbs and I can see a difference.
I want to share this to people who’s family/friends/strangers try and put their weightloss down. Please realize that this is your own journey and that no one will live in this body other than you. Treat it with care and lose the weight for yourself. Don’t let anybody stop you from getting to your goal. It might be hard sometimes, but I promise it’s worth it. ❤