I’m just this girl who has been overweight forever, and I don’t even know how to handle it any more. I’m so sick of the whole dieting schtick, but mostly I’m sick of feeling ashamed of myself.

“Everything is permissible” is how I motivate myself; the rest of that quote is “but not everything is beneficial.” I’m not here to workout or lose weight because I have to, but because I choose to. Everything is permissible–eating a whole pint of Ben and Jerry’s, avoiding working out, stopping at McDonald’s–but not everything is beneficial. Instead of responding to my cravings by telling myself “no, you can’t!” I say, “you can, but it’s not beneficial.” It helps me feel like the choice is mine, not society’s and not my craving’s.

It’s going to be a bumpy road. And I’m not your workout guru. But I’m just going to write about my experiences because I can. It helps me 🙂


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