Dealing with being body shammed

Good evening guys, It’s 4:54 PM on a Wednesday and I finally felt like writing today. (YAY!) Today’s topic is kind of a storytime/inspirational blog post. Body Positivity. Let’s start with the numbers. I am 22. I weight 117lbs. I’m 5’5 with a fast metabolism. Those numbers may sound great but only this year, I was finally able to accept those numbers and I’ll tell you why.

”Healthy emotions come in all sizes. Healthy minds come in all sizes. And healthy bodies come in all sizes.”

Cheri K.

That’s me.↑ That’s the first time I have snapped a photo for the public of my quote-unquote body. No swimsuit photos or sexy pictures ever etc. why? I personality didn’t care too much for my weight and look. As a kid, I was severely bullied. Mostly for two things, my weight and my complexion. When it came to my weight, I was always “too small” for people. Due to my fast metabolism, I was able to maintain 112 lbs from a young age up until I had my daughter at 22. People were so brutal when it came to my weight. I got called every skinny or tiny object in the world for something I had no control over.

One of the worst things that happened was; a girl in hs who was my ‘Friend’ came over to me at breakfast while I was talking to a friend and picked my wrist up, placed her two fingers around it and joked about how I was so skinny that she could wrap her fingers around me in front of the group of kids standing around. Everyone laughed and I felt extremely small. Mind you we were the exact same size but that’s not the point. That moment set me off. After that, I started to stress eat and of course, it didn’t change my weight. In my head, I was gaining weight but in reality, I was still 112lbs. I even started obsessing over weight machines. To get body shammed constantly at any size can do things to you mentally. People should really understand this.

Honestly, what is the point in body shaming? I’ll wait…..There is no point. Everyone has there own unique healthy shape and should be able to enjoy it without someone telling them to change it or eat less or wear this or blah blah blah. Like nooo, sweetie who are you?? What authority told you that your say of my appearance I was valid? No one. It took me a long time to figure this out and millions of women and some men are still trying to get there. One day at a time. I hope one day we don’t have to figure this out and every person can just feel amazing in their own skin.

You as a human being deserve nothing but the good things in life including high confidence and a real positive atmosphere from the time you wake up until the time you go to sleep. You don’t need anyone to give you that. Look in the mirror and learn the worth of the person that stares back. The person that stares back is the only one that can give you those good things you deserve like confidence and a positive atmosphere. You. You are in charge. You are beautiful. You are smart. You matter. You are worth it. Remember this and make it happen.

The App I Use To Clear My Mind Every Morning: Calm [iTunes & Google Play]

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