I mean, I’m not saying that we can enforce this as law or anything. I also might be wrong about this. But:
Just as a general rule, I feel like we should not look at pictures of the breasts or genitalia of people who would rather we not look at pictures of their breasts…
You do not choose your recovered weight, shape, or dress size.
That’s the whole point.
You let go of the ‘control’, and let your body maintain its own optimal size (which it is perfectly capable of, without restriction/calorie counting/workouts ‘just in case’).
this was a really big deal for me to see today.
just a few hours ago, i was in tears about my body again.
ben had to remind me that my body is still trying to rebound from years and years of being sick.
i have gained 22 pounds from my lowest weight… i think about that number a lot. i get very fixated on it. “if i could just lose 5/10/15 of those pounds i would look so much better…” but what i have been losing sight of is that by gaining 22 pounds, i got my life back. i am healthy and happy and strong - actually strong! i can lift and climb and hike and play!
by letting my body heal on its own, without restricting, my body fat percentage, my weight, and my clothing size has certainly increased… but i have a life now. and that is everything.
i’m on vacation i’m on vacation i’m on vacation!
tonight i am getting my SEPTUM pierced and monday is ben and i’s anniversary trip to the coast and i am so happy and excited and in love.