Thursday, December 29, 2011

Tipping the Scales

So it is no secret that in the fashion world, looks tend to matter. I've known this from day one, but still people feel the need to remind me of it.

I'm not sure if any of you have heard, but there is a new MTV show called Chelsea Settles. MTV cameras follow around a young woman named Chelsea who is obese and trying to make it as a fashion stylist in LA. However no one takes her too seriously because of her weight. Now I don't watch this show religiously or anything, but catching it from time to time made me realize that I need to make some changes: my weight.

Growing up, I never liked the way I looked, at all. I hated my hair (natural), my skin color and especially my weight. I've done a lot of growing up since then and I have come to love myself, but I still know I need a lot of work, there is always room for improvement.

I've been talking about getting healthier ever since I entered high school and it has been a crazy roller coaster ride ever since. It was a lot easier the first few years because I played volleyball for the school and we trained year round, therefore, I had someone forcing me to watch what I ate and work out, and even though I wasn't the smallest girl on the team (I was actually probably the biggest) I was okay with that weight, at least I would be now.

I'm through playing games though, I have nothing better to do over break, but drive myself to the gym so I might as well start a routine and continue it when I get back to school. This weight is coming off and this time, it's for good.

I'll post updates and what not, mainly ones that have to do with the cute new clothes I'll be able to fit into and things like that, wish me luck!


  1. I completely understand what you mean. For a while I didn't like the way I looked either. It wasn't until I looked in the mirror and forced myself to compliment myself every morning when I woke up (I hope you don't think I'm crazy). After complimenting myself for a few weeks, I started seeing myself in a way better light. I love your blog! It's so real and honest. That's what people really want to read. Keep up the great work:)

  2. I've always been unhappy with my weight and I've always been quite big. Last summer I went on the Dukan Diet and I lose a stone in a month! And then the weight stopped dropping off so I quit and gained a few pounds.. But I'm going to start it again and hopefully lose about another stone! :)