The shape of a person’s body does not define their mind

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When I was growing up, I wasn’t the fittest kid. My grandparents really pampered me to a point where eating well wasn’t really a mandate. Obesity runs in my family and conveniently I have made peace with it by never even trying to eat healthy.

How it all began

I’ve always been bullied and given horrible names for being “fat”. I didn’t have a single friend at school because my self-esteem was too low to be friendly and open up to people about how I felt. I wasn’t very tall in school, and that made me look fatter than the other kids. I was about 4 feet tall and weighed 80 kg. People laughed at me to my face and I didn’t say a word. Because, how could I? Society had established the fact that big = ugly. That’s how we perceived everyone. Just to prove a point, I’ve made it my life’s mission to lose weight.

What changed?

After my horrible school life, I decided that I wouldn’t let that happen again in college. Now, during this vacation, I have eaten a healthy diet, exercised, and done everything I can to lose a good amount of weight. I’m sure I was depressed, I didn’t know that. Once I lost 25 kg over a period of two years, I met the same kids who bullied me and of course they didn’t even recognize me. They had no idea how they marked me.

What I realized is that we define people by their shape and size. I am the same person I was when I weighed 25 kg more. I didn’t talk to a lot of people back then, and I don’t interact with a lot of people now. The only difference is that they called me “bitter” then, and now they call me “pretentious.”

It’s amazing how much your appearance can change what people think of you. Today, I pledge not only to never judge anyone on their form (because I know how hurtful it is), but I will not let anyone shame me or anyone. else around me. Nobody has the right to comment on my body except me. You might not realize how a lousy comment about their body could negatively impact them for the rest of their lives. Also, I pledge to love my celluloid and my love handles because it’s part of who I am. It reminds me how real I am. I’m curvy and I love it!

#it ​​ends with me
#it ​​ends with me

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