People ask me, “Why on earth are you so comfortable flaunting yourself in such a tight dress like that? It’s so revealing, you shouldn’t expose yourself like that. It’s not like you have the right body for it anyway… How do you deal with the judgement?” It’s because I’ve been far far worse and I know that my body is god damn beautiful exactly the way it is. Whether it’s at 270 pounds (left) or 158 pounds (right), it’s perfect. And I will flaunt it however the hell I want to.
Guuuurl you are rocking that dress! :D You seriously look amazing.
clean eating and exercise got me this far. My journey is not over yet.. it’ll never be over.
A healthy lifestyle is the route i’m taking.
highest weight: 175 give or take
current weight: 132-135 lbs
the first picture is my before at 130 (05/08/2012). the second picture was taken on 06/01/2012 when i weighed 127lbs. the last picture was taken today on 10/23/2012 weighing in at 124. NUMBERS AREN’T EVERYTHING! it took me forever to lose 6 pounds because of all the VEGA$$ trips & the month long vacation when i didn’t give an eff about what i was eating & didn’t exercise. now, i’m back at it & i’ve been running at least 2 miles 4-5x/week, lifting 2-3x/week & eating everything in moderation. LOL. 8 months until bikini season, guuyys!
Before and During I don’t worry about the scale anymore so I’m not sure about my current weight. In my before picture I was weighing about 180 lbs. Spinning and Body Pump classes have become my new hobby!
I went to the mall, and a little girl called me a terrorist.
My name is Ela. I am seventeen years old. I am not Muslim, but my friend told me about her friend being discriminated against for wearing a hijab. So I decided to see the discrimination firsthand to get a better understanding of what Muslim women go through.
My friend and I pinned scarves around our heads, and then we went to the mall. Normally, vendors try to get us to buy things and ask us to sample a snack. Clerks usually ask us if we need help, tell us about sales, and smile at us. Not today. People, including vendors, clerks, and other shoppers, wouldn’t look at us. They didn’t talk to us. They acted like we didn’t exist. They didn’t want to be caught staring at us, so they didn’t look at all.
And then, in one store, a girl (who looked about four years old) asked her mom if my friend and I were terrorists. She wasn’t trying to be mean or anything. I don’t even think she could have grasped the idea of prejudice. However, her mother’s response is one I can never forgive or forget. The mother hushed her child, glared at me, and then took her daughter by the hand and led her out of the store.
All that because I put a scarf on my head. Just like that, a mother taught her little girl that being Muslim was evil. It didn’t matter that I was a nice person. All that mattered was that I looked different. That little girl may grow up and teach her children the same thing.
This experiment gave me a huge wakeup call. It lasted for only a few hours, so I can’t even begin to imagine how much prejudice Muslim girls go through every day. It reminded me of something that many people know but rarely remember: the women in hijabs are people, just like all those women out there who aren’t Muslim.
People of Tumblr, please help me spread this message. Treat Muslims, Jews, Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, Pagans, Taoists, etc., exactly the way you want to be treated, regardless of what they’re wearing or not wearing, no exceptions. Reblog this. Tell your friends. I don’t know that the world will ever totally wipe out prejudice, but we can try, one blog at a time.
this is so perfect in absolutely every single way.
I have been stuck for a couple months at 140lb-138lbs. But I’m tried of dreaming of being thin. No more games! This is me at 139lb on October 21st. My goal is to be 135lb by November 21, then 130lb. Hopefully these pictures will be a reminder of where I was, where I am, and where I need to be.
A reminder of the past will keep me motivated for my future
Kiwi fruit covered in dark chocolate
Your goal is worth the sacrifice.
Looking to the past is a great motivation for the future