Wednesday, November 12, 2014
I posted this today on Facebook....the video is amazing for so many reasons. I also included my original comments about the video below....please note...the comments are not directed at anyone in particular and I have not been picked on for posting....the video just flashed me back to comments I have overheard from people throughout my life.
"I posted this last night right before I went to bed and didn't comment on it....I needed a bit of time to gather my thoughts on it.
First of all...while he is clearly uncomfortable...he is also happy with himself and proud of his accomplishment. Deservedly so, I might add.
I would also like to point out for those who may not look past the skin....he has a six pack abs, gorgeous pecks, and beautiful biceps. He also has giant muscles in his thighs.
Foe those who cannot look past what is on the outside....you are missing the beauty that is within. Not only his muscles, but speaking as someone who is has about the same total amount to lose and only halfway to goal....you are missing the beauty, strength, resolve, and courage that is on the inside.
As an overweight person...I don't need you to beat me down, your judgement, nor your opinion about my body. You have no idea what I have overcome or what I conquer every single day of my life.
As a person, however, I do appreciate your effort to understand and accept me on my journey as I accept you and yours."